Librarians and Other Non-Lawyers as Copyright Managers

Copyright law is complicated – even for lawyers – and even for copyright lawyers who deal with copyright issues on a daily basis.  Yet because of the application of the law in a broad variety of sectors, individuals with no […]
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Myriad Patents Now Challenged at the PTO

Myriad v. Gene Dx, Inc. In 2013, the US Supreme Court invalidated Myriad’s patent claims covering isolated DNA coding for the cancer causing BRCA1/BRCA2 by ruling that those isolated genes were unpatentable products of nature. However, the Supreme Court also ruled that the ‘created’ cDNA versions of the genes were patent eligible – or at […]
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IPO Webinars on Global Patent Prosecution

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer two one-hour webinars on “Global Patent Prosecution: Comparing Europe, China, and U.S. Law & Practice” on August 27 & 28, 2014 beginning at 12:00 pm (ET) each day. The first day will feature Philip L. Cupitt, Ph.D of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP; Samson Helfgott of Katten Munchin Rosenman LLP; and Deshan Li, Ph.D. of Unitalen, and the second day will feature Ji Liu of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office; Martin D. Hyden of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP; and Samson Helfgott of Katten Munchin Rosenman LLP….
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Court Finds Patent Invalid; Then Orders Defendant to Stop Infringing

By Dennis Crouch Following the Supreme Court’s equitable relief decision in eBay, many patentees have found it difficult to obtain injunctive relief to stop ongoing infringement – even after final judgment that the patent is both valid and infringed. In a recent decision, the District Court Judge Blake (D.Md.) seemingly flipped eBay on its head […]
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Who Owns the Copyright in Selfies?

Who Owns Selfies: Copyright Issues I only recently took my first selfie; it was a liberating experience and I immediately shared it with my children who laughed and asked, “Really, Mom, your first selfie?” And I thought I was being […]
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