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Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Apr 28

    What’s the legal basis for plausibility?

    What’s the legal basis for plausibility?
    In the past decade, a new character of the patent theatre has made inroads into the case law of some EU Member States, “imported” from the so-called “EPO case law”. Its name is “plausibility”. The origin of…
  • Apr 28

    Delays for UK ratification Unified Patent Court Agreement and start Unitary Patent system

    Delays for UK ratification Unified Patent Court Agreement and start Unitary Patent system
    The UK Parliament closed down for business yesterday, preceding the general elections of 8 June 2017. It means parliamentary approval of legislation which is necessary for UK ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement will be delayed.…
  • Apr 27

    ‘Inconsistencies between rules Brussels I bis Regulation and Unified Patent Court Agreement’

    ‘Inconsistencies between rules Brussels I bis Regulation and Unified Patent Court Agreement’
    The Unitary Patent system adds to territorial fragmentation of patent law in Europe, rather than consolidating it, by leaving aside non-participating EU Member States. Also, it is based on rules in the Brussels I bis Regulation (BR) and the…
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Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
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DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Apr 25

    T 1955/12: User preferences and a…

    T 1955/12: User preferences and a patentable medical injection deviceIn this appeal from an opposition, the Board discussed the novelty and inventive step of a medical injection device having a housing that can be customized. While in the…
  • Apr 18

    J 23/14 - Pendency revisited: the 6-month period for paying the renewal fee with an additional fee

    J 23/14 - Pendency revisited: the 6-month period for paying the renewal fee with an additional fee
    Just after the Guidelines explicitly indicated that a patent application is still pending for the purpose of filing a divisional until the expiry of the 6-month period for paying the renewal fee (even if that fee is not paid), T 1402/13 ruled…
  • Apr 11

    T 1543/12 - Multiple ranges in claim, are all combinations supported?

    T 1543/12 - Multiple ranges in claim, are all combinations supported?
    Many independent combinations are possibleClaim 1 in this opposition comprises a number of ranges. Individually, each of the ranges is supported by the application, but there may be combinations of the ranges that are not. Is such a claim…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 25

    Copyright Usurped - EU Proposal for a New Copyright Directive

    Copyright Usurped - EU Proposal for a New Copyright Directive
    This article was kindly drafted by Axel Beelen, who writes the blog IP News (focusing on EU and Belgian IP developments). He can also be found on Twitter here. He is also a data protection specialist.In September 2016, the European…
  • Apr 4

    Sine Hominum - The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Copyright

    Sine Hominum - The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Copyright
    When people speak about artificial intelligence, or AI (the development of computer simulation of human behavior), they often think of things like Skynet or a near omnipotent, all-knowing computer entity that will overcome…
  • Mar 27

    Gimme a C! - Cheerleader Outfit Designs Protected by Copyright, Says US Supreme Court

    Gimme a C! - Cheerleader Outfit Designs Protected by Copyright, Says US Supreme Court
    Having discussed the Varsity Brands case in the US Court of Appeals nearly 6 months ago, this writer was quite excited to hear the Supreme Court's decision in the same case. While cheerleader outfits and their designs touch on very few…
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IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Apr 12

    Debate rages over controversial copyright standard for the web

    Debate rages over controversial copyright standard for the web
    New Scientist reports that a new standard that is intended to enable web browsers to deal with digital rights management software is proving controversial. The Encrypted Media Extensions mechanism replaces browser plugins, which have a…
  • Mar 24

    How much intellectual property is a good thing?

    How much intellectual property is a good thing?
    The World Intellectual Property Organisation tells us that it was a Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016 and that there was "strong demand" for international trade marks and registered designs. Applicants from…
  • Mar 9

    Famous Hartlepudian

    Famous Hartlepudian
    When I was an articled clerk (for the benefit of young people, this was what we used to call trainee solicitors) in Teesside (not, trademarksandbrandsonline.com note, "Teeside"), and many of the firm's clients frequented the crown court…
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pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Feb 12

    Umckaloabo ≠ Afrokulabo

    Umckaloabo ≠ Afrokulabo
    Die Zeichen Umckaloabo und Afrokulabo weisen markante Unterschiede auf, die selbst bei identischen Waren und nur durchschnittlicher Aufmerksamkeit eine Verwechslungsgefahr ausschließen. Der Umstand, dass es sich jeweils um lange und…
  • Feb 7

    Diacard = Diacaro Robugen

    Diacard = Diacaro Robugen
    Wenn das Fachpublikum innerhalb eines Gesamtkennzeichens einen Bestandteil (hier „Robugen“) als Herstellerkennzeichnung versteht, dann kann der andere Zeichenbestandteil (hier „Diacaro“) als eigentliche…
  • Jan 29

    BasenCitrate (-)

    BasenCitrate (-)
    Die Wortmarke „BasenCitrate“ ist unabhängig von der Frage, ob das Zeichen bereits sachbeschreibend verwendet worden ist, aufgrund absoluter Eintragungshindernisse schutzunfähig. Sachverhalt Die Entscheidung betrifft die…
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PatSci Blog

PatSci Blog

Covers patents, science, intellectual property, and technology

http://patsci.blogspot.com
  • Jan 19

    Conference in Australia!

    Conference in Australia!
    In November I was lucky enough to be able to attend another conference! This time in the lovely beachside town of Lorne near Melbourne. For all the details of the conference see the report I wrote for the SCI here. I was able to see…
  • Jan 19

    Highlights from the RSC Law Group’s IP Case Law Seminar 2016

    Highlights from the RSC Law Group’s IP Case Law Seminar 2016
    A couple of months ago I attended the 8th annual RSC Law Group seminar focussing on IP Case Law at Burlington House in London. The day highlighted recent and high profile intellectual property law developments with a particular angle towards…
  • Dec 8

    CRISPR-Cas9 patent battle enters new phase

    CRISPR-Cas9 patent battle enters new phase
    On the 6th of December, the patent dispute over the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool got underway in the first hearing at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A queue of patent attorneys, lawyers, investors, biotech industry…
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Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2017

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2017
    A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2017. Any proposed EU legislation will be subject to Brexit considerations and so may never happen in the UK.EU copyright reform In 2016 the…
  • Jan 2

    Cyberleagle on Surveillance

    Cyberleagle on Surveillance
    For over two years I have been blogging on surveillance, a topic that cuckoo-like has grown to crowd out most other IT and internet law topics on this blog. With the Investigatory Powers Act now on the UK statute book, this seems like a…
  • Dec 30

    The Investigatory Powers Act - swan or turkey?

    The Investigatory Powers Act - swan or turkey?
    The Investigatory Powers Bill, now the newly minted Investigatory Powers Act, has probably undergone more scrutiny than any legislation in recent memory. Rarely, though, can the need for scrutiny have been so great. Over 300 pages make…
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International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
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Kanzlei Hellinger

Kanzlei Hellinger

Covers common German law, tax law, ADR and ODR. By Axel Hellinger.

http://hellinger.eu/en/
  • Jul 4

    Recyclix und die BaFin

    Recyclix und die BaFin
    Update: Die Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht stellt Nachforschungen hinsichtlich Recyclix an. Wie mir aus zuverlässiger Quelle mitgeteilt wurde, hat die BaFin mittlerweile begonnen, in der Sache „Recyclix“…
  • Jun 19

    Smart Contract | Wirksamkeit & Unwirksamkeit von Vertragsprogrammen

    Smart Contract | Wirksamkeit & Unwirksamkeit von Vertragsprogrammen
    Der Smart Contract wird aktuell als bahnbrechende Fortentwicklung des Rechtssystems gehandelt. Die genaue Betrachtung ist jedoch ernüchternd. Vielfach fehlt es an Rechtswirksamkeit des Smart Contract selbst. Neben dieser und anderer…
  • May 29

    Shariff | Die sichere Social-Media-Button-Lösung

    Shariff | Die sichere Social-Media-Button-Lösung
    Ihre persönlichen Daten sollten so gut wie möglich geschützt sein. Daher finden Sie hier nicht mehr die üblichen Social-Media Buttons, sondern die Lösung über „Shariff“. Denn die üblichen…
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European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers European Court of Human Rights documents and information.

http://ecohr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 4

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria
    Turkish artillery hit targets near Syria’s Tel Abyad border town for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers according to activists and security sources, after a mortar bomb fired from the area killed five Turkish…
  • Oct 3

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria
    Turkey’s military struck targets inside Syria on Wednesday in response to a mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory which killed five Turkish civilians, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s office said in a statement. “Our armed forces…
  • Oct 2

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border
    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has urged restraint between Turkey and Syria, calling for calm on the tense Turkish-Syrian border. “We believe both Syrian and Turkish authorities should exercise maximum restraint in this…
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European Union Law

European Union Law

Covers legal issues in the European Union. By Vihar Georgiev.

http://eulaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here. 
  • Jan 28

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi

    The EU Fiscal Stability Treaty: Summary and Analysi
     UPDATE: the approved text of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is available here.  The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is…
  • Dec 24

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear friends, I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
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EU Law Blog

EU Law Blog

Covers European Union law, including antitrust, conflicts of law, criminal law, environment, free movement, fundamental rights, privacy, product liability, and trade.

http://eulaw.typepad.com/eulawblog/
  • Mar 19

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down a very significant Opinion in Case Opinion 1/09 on the compatibility with EU law of a draft agreement which aims to set up a new European Patent Court system. We’ve written about that before.
  • Mar 3

    Court Statistics for 2010

    Court Statistics for 2010
    The Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal have published a summary of their case statistics for 2010. There's good news and bad news. The good news first: The average time for dealing with cases before the Court…
  • Dec 28

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down an intriguing judgment in Case C-137/09 Marc Michel Josemans v. Burgemeester van Maastricht about the right to restrict the access of non-residents to places called "coffee shops" which sell dope legally…
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