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Major Publishers Mull Legal Action Against Pirate Ebook Platform


There’s something special about professionally produced textbooks. From the information inside to the tactile feel of the paper, textbooks can be items of beauty. Unfortunately, reality rains on the parade more than just a little. Textbooks are bulky, woefully underpowered for mass research purposes, and then suddenly out date for any number of reasons.

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[Guest post] Expected introduction of a full patent examination in Switzerland: Opportunity or burden?

The IPKat

The IPKat has received and is pleased to host a guest contribution by Daria Bohatchuk (University of Basel) on the upcoming Swiss patent reform. Here’s what Daria writes: Expected introduction of a full patent examination in Switzerland: Opportunity or burden? by Daria Bohatchuk The patent law revision is currently underway in Switzerland. On 16 November 2022, the Federal Council of Switzerland proposed a partial revision of the Federal Act on Patents for Inventions (Patents Act).

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What I’ll Be Watching for in the Amgen Oral Arguments

IP Watchdog

On Monday, March 27, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Amgen v. Sanofi, a case with the parties and 27 Amici, including the United States, weighing in on whether and how the Court should address the enablement requirement of Section 112 in the context of genus claims, and in particular, genus claims to antibodies in the pharmaceutical sciences.

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Sunday Surprises

The IPKat

We’re almost at the end of March now. Here are the latest events and opportunities. Calls and opportunities Bill Cornish Memorial Fund A fund to support doctoral researchers in intellectual property at University of Cambridge has been established in honour of Bill Cornish, a seminal figure in establishing the modern study of IP law in much of the common law world.

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IPO Diversity in Innovation Toolkit

Women and diverse employees have the technical skill and knowledge, yet their contributions are not patented at the same rate as those of their male counterparts.This toolkit can help organizations move the needle on achieving gender parity in innovation.

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Knitpro International vs. Examiner of Trademarks through Registrar of Trademarks

IP and Legal Filings

Introduction Appellant “ Knitpro International ” applied for registration of the shape of a knitting needle in Class 26 in respect of ‘knitting needles and crochet hooks’. The image of “knitting needles” is shown herein below: According to Sections 9(1)(a) and 9(1)(b) of the Act, the examiner rejected the application and determined that the mark lacked any unique characteristics.

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Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2023-03-25

Barry Sookman

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2023-03-18 [link] 2023-03-19 Removing copyright information doesn’t necessarily violate DMCA [link] 2023-03-20 Claims for Timekeeping to be an Abstract Idea: “Whether by Quill or by Computer, Humans Have Undertaken Such Timeke… [link] 2023-03-20 UK Intellectual Property Office sets out new guidelines for patent applications related to Artificial Intelligence [link] 2023-03-20 CEO’s Agenda Should Include the Responsible Use of AI [link] 2023-03-20 ‘We are