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post image Sir Richard Arnold awarded honorary doctorate of law for his services to IP from

The smile of every new doctorAttending graduation together with fellow 'graduand' Sir Richard Arnold? For the finalist students at Westminster Law School this is indeed what happened earlier this week.
On 12 July, in ...

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post image Weetabix in New Zealand Customs dispute over local rival Weet-bix from

According to The Telegraph, hundreds of boxes of Weetabix have been impounded by New Zealand customs because they allegedly infringe Weet-Bix's marks.   Weetabix is not well-known in New Zealand but a Christchurch-based shop, A ...

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post image Sunday Surprises from

In these July Ides, (bit less famous than March's, but what can we do?) let's look at news, events and everything IP-related!
We start off with an insight on how China clamps down ...

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post image Mock (culinary) trial at INTA 2017 from

Dario PalmasDuring the 2017 INTA Annual Meeting held in Barcelona this year, on May 23 a “culinary” Mock Trial took place.  Dario Palmas from Franzosi Dal Negro Setti has kindly sent in this summary of ...

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post image EU IPO Observatory study finds trade secrets rule the roost over patents in Europe from

The AmeriKat after a night awake reading
trade secret studies
Whether it is due to the ever-changing weather or unpredictable days, the AmeriKat has not been sleeping so well recently.  So when she can't ...

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Layering of Law upon the Injunctive Relief Standard. from

Genband v. Metaswitch (Federal Circuit 2017) At the close of trial, a jury found for the patentee Genband-ruling that Metaswitch infringed all of the asserted claims found in the eight asserted VoIP patents.[1] However ...

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Conference <span class="amp">&amp;</span> CLE&nbsp;Calendar from

July 20, 2017 - "Structuring Freedom-to-Operate Opinions: Reducing Risk of Patent Infringement -- Combating Troubling FTO Results, Overcoming Potential Roadblocks, Addressing Impact of Post-Grant Process on FTO Opinions" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) July ...

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Securus Technologies, Inc. v. Global Tel*Link Corp. (Fed. Cir.&nbsp;2017) from

By Michael Borella -- Over the last 18 months, the Federal Circuit has been quietly shoring up the non-obviousness provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 103 by enforcing the requirement that an obviousness argument entails making ...

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