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The knowledge Forum: The economies of knowledge and development

A talk with Nagla Rizk, Ahmed Hussein, and Samer Attalah

“Knowledge has peculiar characteristics,” said Nagla Rizk, professor of economics at the American University in Cairo. 1,188 more words

Intellectual Property

Sick baby, sick mumma, sick daddy

There’s something oddly special about the first time you are sick the same time as your baby and your husband. There is a kind of sweetness in the cuddles and sniffly noses we are all sharing together. 160 more words


Case Solution for Time Warner, Inc. and the ORC Patents

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Case Name :      Time Warner, Inc. and the ORC Patents

Authors :           Paul W. Beamish, John Adamson

Source :             Ivey Publishing… 223 more words


Google wants to make creepy bunny robots to talk to your kids

Amazon has its black cylinder for you to talk to, and then there’s Jibo, billed as “The World’s First Social Robot for the Home.” Soon Google may have its own voice-assisted robot: a teddy bear. 370 more words

California’s New Scrutiny of Patent Litigation Settlements Will Not Stand Under Federal Law

The California Supreme Court earlier this month issued an opinion that subjects litigants who settle their patent disputes to scrutiny under state antitrust law. The court reasoned that such settlements may create unreasonable restraints on trade. 1,987 more words

Health Care

The EPO closes the broccoli and tomato case

Authors: Birute Daudierene, Senior Consultant at METIDA, dr. Jacekas Antulis, Associated Partner, Head of the Patent Division at METIDA

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has finally decided on combined broccoli (G2/13) and tomato (G2/12) cases. 681 more words


Grace Periods: Patent Harmonisation report from UKIPO

The UKIPO website has published an interesting US and UK study on the subject of grace periods.

The report notes that around 30 countries in the world have a grace period (defined in the report as “A period of time, before a patent application for an invention is filed, in which the invention could be disclosed without its novelty being lost”) but that EPC states have no meaningful grace period to speak of. 395 more words