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post image Unwired Planet v Huawei: Is FRAND now a competition law free zone? Not so fast… from

In the Unwired Planet rush,
 have IP lawyers
sidelined competition law
too soon?
The AmeriKat loves prowling law firm press releases and journal articles right after a judgment is released.  The rush to get to ...

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post image European patent troll boom spurs Google, Adidas, Intel & Daimler backed IP2Innovate to demand Commission "get tough with US patent trolls" from

Will IP2I get the Commission to deal with Europe's
emerging patent troll problem?
For years, there has been concern that the advent of the UPC will bring with it the potential to turn the ...

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post image AIPPI Report: Recapping 2016's most important soft IP cases from

The IPKat sitting comfortably...perhaps too comfortably.A couple of weeks ago, AIPPI's UK group held the second of their “Are you sitting comfortably” series.  Members (and non-members) were invited to attend the (aptly ...

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Supreme Court Affirms Causal Requirement for Sanctions under Inherent Power from

In patent litigation, as in all civil litigation, district courts have various means to impose sanctions for litigation misconduct.  Rule 11, Rule 37, Section 1927, and, of course, Section 285 are rule- or statutorily-based means ...

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Civil Society-Led Monsanto Tribunal Finds The Agro-Giant Guilty Of Crimes from

An international civil society tribunal has found that agro-business giant Monsanto conducts activities that violate basic human rights. The five international judges of the Monsanto Tribunal presented their condemning verdict yesterday.

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Supreme Court: Challenging Quick-Look Eligibility Denials from

by Dennis Crouch Broadband ITV v. Hawaiian Telecom (Supreme Court 2017) A newly filed petition for writ of certiorari offers a substantial challenge to the quick-look eligibility decisions that have been so popular among district ...

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IP Osgoode Speaks Series Video: Prof. Frank Pasquale on “A Rule of Persons, Not Machines” from

IP Osgoode would like to thank everyone who attended Prof. Frank Pasquale’s lecture entitled, “A Rule of Persons, Not Machines”, on March 24, 2017 at Osgoode Hall Law School.  The video of the lecture ...

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Discovery Concerning Plaintiff’s Investor Funding, R&D Costs, and IPO Valuation Not Proportional to Needs of Case from

The court denied without prejudice defendant's motion to compel further interrogatory responses regarding investor funding, initial public offerings, and research and development costs because the discovery was not proportional to the needs of the ...

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Towards an EU-wide strategy on Fintech from

The re-posting of this article is part of a cross-posting collaboration with MediaLaws: Law and Policy of the Media in a Comparative Perspective. On March 23 the European Commission organized a conference devoted to institutions ...

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Broad Estoppel After Failed IPR: What Prior Art “could have been found by a skilled searcher’s diligent search?” from

by Dennis Crouch Douglas Dynamics v. Meyer Prods (W.D. Wisc 2017) [2017-04-18 (68) Order re post IPR invalidity defenses].  After Douglas sued Meyer for infringing its U.S. Patent No. 6,928,757 (Snowplow ...

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Judge Koh schedules FTC v. Qualcomm antitrust trial for the first half of January 2019 from

After last week's joint case management statement in FTC v. Qualcomm (Northern District of California), Qualcomm filed a revised proposed schedule on Monday. Judge Koh had denied a stay of discovery and asked Qualcomm ...

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Novartis AG v. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2017) from

By Andrew Williams -- Can a prior art reference that does not contain a teaching sufficient enough to allow it to be used in an obviousness combination nevertheless be used as a background reference for evidence ...

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