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There is a strong Patent flavour to this week’s Around the IP Blogs, including a number of cases from America.

Patents

EPLaw reviews a number of cases that have taken place across Europe recently. First up is a summary of Phillips appeal regarding Philips’ Standard Essential European Patent EP 1 623 511 for a ‘Communication System’. This is followed by a look at the decision of the Barcelona Commercial Court No. 5 in relation to the requirements needed for the granting of precautionary measures in the context of trade fairs.

This Kat is exploring the offerings of a (food) trade fair
Kluwer Patent Blog takes a look at the speed of proceedings in Germany, in particular nullity actions in the post Germany: Why Does So Much Take So Long?.

Patently-O have a number of posts regarding recent developments in US law. This starts with a summary of the mass consolidated suits of Thermolife Int’l LLC  v. GNC Corp.. Next up is a review of how the loss of the Pre-AIA § 102(f) (“A person shall be entitled to a patent unless (f) he did not himself invent the subject matter sought to be patented.”) affects obviousness. There is also a look at the Federal Circuit’s decision in Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. where the Doctrine of Equivalents was found to only apply in exceptional cases. Finally, there is a review of the recent Supreme Court eligibility challenge in Prism Technologies LLC, v.  Sprint Spectrum L.P..

Trademarks

There are a number of posts on the Kluwer Trademark Blog this week with an international outlook. Firstly, there is a review of the Civil Court of Santiago’s ruling in the favour of Catalina Abbot, a famous Chilean artist. This is followed by a look at the Polish Constitutional Tribunal’s judgement that a claim for information in trademark disputes is not constitutional. Finally, they provide a summary of the recent decision of the Calcutta High Court regarding the use of the word “Darjeeling”.

Other

IPDraughts provides a summary of the recent conference on The Contents of Commercial Contracts: Terms Affecting Freedoms arranged by the UCL Faculty of Laws, in particular the general move towards stricter enforcement of contract terms. This is followed by a post on the unwritten rules of legal practice, and whether they can be ignored.

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