Patent & IP news for April 6, 2017

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Further briefing on Apple v. Samsung design patent damages, no transfer of Apple v. Qualcomm from

Procedural decisions relating to two major Apple cases have come down this week. With respect to design patent damages in Apple v. Samsung, Apple did not get its preferred way forward (affirmance of prior damages ...

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Tips for non-disclosure agreements with Chinese companies from

In a previous post on IP Spotlight, I provided a few tips for negotiating non-disclosure agreements. In the post, I noted that a “form” NDA should only be considered a starting point. The parties should ...

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UNCTAD Electronic Commerce Week: Exploring How All Can Benefit from

Later this month, the third edition of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development week dedicated to electronic commerce will take place. With a value estimated at US$22 trillion globally, e-commerce is a ...

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Algorithmic Accountability: Prof. Frank Pasquale’s Thoughts on Artificial Intelligence in the Law from

Algorithms are everywhere. Applied to systems like personal assistants, financial exchanges, and self-driving cars, computers now permeate almost every aspect of modern life. But how far should this algorithmic revolution extend into the law? Should ...

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Vehicle Camera System Patent Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 at Pleading Stage from

The special master recommended denying defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings on the ground that plaintiff’s vehicle camera system patent encompassed unpatentable subject matter because defendant failed to establish that the asserted ...

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Bigger Picture, Bigger Frame? Dr. Saptarishi Bandopadhyay’s Recast of Narrative in Copyright and Disaster Photography from

On February 8, Osgoode Hall Catalyst Fellow, Dr. Saptarishi Bandopadhyay, presented his ongoing project that involves the critical examination of the relationship between copyright laws and disaster photography. Bandopadhyay holds a Doctor of Juridical Science ...

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New Large-Scale Initiative Aims To Increase Open Access To Scholarly Research from

The Wikimedia Foundation, Public Library of Science (PLoS), and other publishers and research organisations have announced an initiative aimed at increase the amount of scholarly citation data freely available online, called the Initiative for Open ...

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CAFC in Medicines v. Mylan. Claim term limited to the sole portion of the specification that adequately discloses term from

The initial text of the decision in The Medicines Company v. Mylan :

The Medicines Company (“Medicines”) is the owner of
U.S. Patent Nos. 7,582,727 (“the ’727 patent”) and
7,598,343 (“the ...

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Kansas school principal caught using a fake resume from

A story appeared on NBC News on April 6 about how high school students at Pittsburgh High School (Kansas)
uncovered errors in the resume of the new principal Amy Robertson, leading to Robertson's resignation ...

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