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Sat Mar 25



Inventors: Ecologist, LCD inventor win Kyoto Prizes
Msnbc.msn.com [INVENTOR]
Two American scientists and an Austrian conductor won this years Kyoto Prizes, the Japanese awards for achievement in the arts and sciences. [...]




Fri Mar 24



PDF of Beijing IP Court Judgment (in Chinese)
Comparativepatentremedies [IP]
Here is a link to a pdf of the Beijing IP Courts judgment in the IWNCOMM/Sony case Ive mentioned on this blog over the last two days (here and here). Again, I thank Professor Haijun Jin of Renmin University of China School of Law for sending this my way, and Ill see what I can do to obtain an English-language translation of the judgment sometime soon. [...]




Fri Mar 24



"What is this thing called love, this funny thing called love"? And while youre at it, what is a covenant not to sue?
IPKitten [COVENANT]
“…[W]hat is this thing called love, this funny thing called love”? (song by Cole Porter) Some topics in IP attract more attention than they deserve, while others are underappreciated. Think about all the academic ink that has been spilled about genericism in trademarks; it seems that the more that is written, the less likely it is that genericism will be found. To the contrary is IP licensing. Most Kat readers can anecdotally confirm that IP licensing is wide-spread. However, there is a surpris [...]




Fri Mar 24



CAFC issues detailed opinion on apportionment and lost profits; apportionment not required when Panduit test is met
PatentDamages [MET]
The Federal Circuit, in Mentor Graphics Corp. v. Eve-USA, Inc. (also including Synopsys, Inc. as a defendant), Nos. 2015-1470, 2015-1554, 2015-1556 (Fed. Cir. March 16, 2017) (Judge Moore authoring), issued an opinion addressing apportionment and lost profits damages.  The case addressed an open question that has gone both ways in district courts:  whether lost profits [...]




Fri Mar 24



The Perks of Being a Coffee Seller - Star Box
IPKitten [COFFEE]
"Coffee Cat" was the punny headline that caught reader Chris Ellinss (Westminster Law School) eye. Chris wrote in to let us know that something was brewing in Swiss Cottage. In a Doppio-and-Goliath fight, Doppio had lost. Yes, a coffee kiosk named "Star Box" was being forced to change its name following action by the coffee giant Starbucks. After the fight, there were grounds on the ground.Looking under the lid of the matter, there are some interesting twists. According to th [...]




Sat Mar 25



Patents: Anti-rape device created
Abc.au [RAPE]
Inventor Sonette Ehlers says women will soon be able to wear a device which would attach itself to the rapists penis by microscopic hooks as he withdraws. "The rape device is a condom, its shaped almost like a tampon," she said. "Hollow inside and the inner wall of it is lined, and there we have got all our technology and little hooks which, upon forced penetration, will attach to the skin of the perpetrator and only a medical doctor can remove it. "Hell have to turn himself [...]

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