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post image Retromark: a year in trade marks from

Darren MealeFrom former guest Kat Darren Meale (Simmons & Simmons and IPEC DDJ) comes a very handy review of the past twelve months in trade mark litigation. Going forward, we hope to hear from Darren ...

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post image BREAKING: Birss J hands down first FRAND decision in Unwired Planet v Huawei from

The IPKat meets the Unwired Planet judgmentFresh off the press is today's decision from Mr Justice Birss in Unwired Planet v Huawei [2017] EWHC 711 - the latest judgment in the Unwired Planet cases ...

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post image Wednesday Whimsies from

Getting ready for the events!
The WTO is looking for a TRIPS Legal Analyst for the Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division. The position is fixed-term for two years with a possible extension. The ...

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post image Katcall: So You Think You Can Blog? GuestKats and InternKat from

The IPKat is on the prowl for new members of the team. We're looking to fill an intern post and are soliciting Expressions of Interest for GuestKat roles.

The Guest Cat by HiraideGuestKats ...

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post image “Curry favour with Donald Trump'” by granting trade mark rights… seriously? from

This Kat has come across several news reports recently on “China is trying to curry favour with the new American president by granting him preliminary approvals to his 38 trade mark registrations” (e.g. here ...

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Novartis AG v. Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017) from

By Andrew Williams -- In inter partes review proceedings, is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board required to take into account a final district court determination of non-obviousness of ...

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Revocation Of Broadband Rules Ossifying Poor Privacy Practices, Experts Say from

CHICAGO, Illinois - US President Trump Monday signed the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband privacy rules passed by both houses of Congress in March. The decision by Congress and the new administration to ...

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Protecting Fizziness: Osgoode at the 15th Annual Oxford Intellectual Property Moot from

Osgoode Hall Law School’s mooting team recently returned from the University of Oxford, UK, where they competed in the annual Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot. They achieved the highest preliminary round score and made ...

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$1 Billion Valuation of Inventor’s Non-Asserted Patents Excluded as Prejudicial from

The court granted in part defendants' motion in limine to exclude the value of non-asserted patents from plaintiff's inventor under Rule 403. "Defendants move to exclude Plaintiff from discussing the technology or value of ...

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CAFC: Prior Judicial Opinions Do Not Bind the PTAB from

Novartis v. Noven Pharma (Fed. Cir. 2017) This short opinion by Judge Wallach affirms the PTAB findings that the claims of two Novartis patents are invalid as obvious. See U.S. Patent Nos. 6,316 ...

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New IP advocacy group warns: trolls now accounting for 20% of German patent suits from

In mid-December, a new Brussels-based advocacy group named IP2Innovate (Intellectual Property 2 Innovate) made its first announcement. Its members include Google, Intel, Daimler, Spotify, Bull, adidas, Proximus, Wiko, and two other associations (the European Semiconductor ...

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Novartis AG loses to Noven in appeal of PTAB written decisions from

In Novartis v. Noven, the CAFC affirmed PTAB:

The instant appeals concern inter partes reviews of
U.S. Patent Nos. 6,316,023 (“the ’023 patent”) and
6,335,031 (“the ’031 patent”) (together, “the ...

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Buzz on Tesla's Published US Patent Application 2017/0093156 from

Electrek reported on a patent application of Tesla on 31 March 2017:

In a new and updated patent application, Tesla explains how these grid-tied projects are using its Powerpacks and inverters for what the company ...

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Guo v. Lee: registration to practice before USPTO denied to F-1 visa holder from

The initial text of the per curiam opinion:


Jinyang Guo submitted an application to the United
States Patent and Trademark Office for registration to
practice before it as a patent agent representing patent ...

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Rosie Hamlin, author of "Angel Baby," died on March 30, 2017 from

The lead singer of Rosie & the Originals, Rosie Hamlin, died Thursday (March 30th, 2017) at the age of 71. There were some IP issues related to her hit song "Angel Baby."

from wikipedia on Rosalie ...

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UPOV This Week Focuses On International Cooperation System; Benin Curiously Ratifies Twice from

The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) governing body is meeting this week, along with its technical, and consultative committees. On the agenda is a potential international system of cooperation ...

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