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WIPIP SESSION 8.A. — IP Theory (partial)

Ester van Zimmeren, University of Antwerp Exploring Trust Building Mechanisms for Specialized Intellectual Property Courts CJEU patent court hasn’t entered into force, but there are local and regional bodies. Question: will users trust a new court? Trust in the court … Continue reading

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WIPIP SESSION 6.A. Competition and Antitrust

BJ Ard, University of Wisconsin Law School Competition With and Without IP in the Video Game Industry Negative space; a number of lessons. Character protection is meaningful: Pac-Man/combination of elements. Patents can cover some elements/game rules, but most gameplay won’t … Continue reading

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WIPIP: PLENARY SESSION 3 — Why American WIP’ers Should Care About International Law

Jerome H. Reichman, Duke Law School, Duke University Until 1994, there weren’t many options when a nation didn’t comply with IP treaties: complaints and retaliation against that country’s nationals. Then came TRIPS. Arbitration, including damages, became available; winner can also … Continue reading

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IP writing competition for law students

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intentional misleadingness obviates need for deception evidence

Aoki v. Gilbert, 2020 WL 6741693, No. 11-cv-02797-TLN-CKD (E.D. Cal. Nov. 17, 2020) The court explains: “Put most succinctly, at trial Plaintiffs contended Defendants infringed Dr. Aoki’s patents for his pulsed insulin diabetes treatment method; infringed Dr. Aoki’s copyrighted slides; … Continue reading

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failure to disclose influencer payment/review connections is misleading

EIS, Inc. v. Wow Tech Int’l GMBH, 2020 WL 7027528, No. 19-1227-LPS (D. Del. Nov. 30, 2020) The parties make vibrators. EIS sued defendants for violations of the Lanham Act, Delaware common law on unfair competition, the Delaware Deceptive Trade … Continue reading

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it’s difficult to show injury from false patent marking

John Bean Technologies Corporation v. Morris & Associates, Inc., 2020 WL 5666898, — Fed.Appx. —-, 2020-1035, 2020-1081 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 24, 2020) District court ruling that false patent marking doesn’t presumptively cause injury even in a two-player market discussed here. … Continue reading

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patent publication privilege mostly protects licensee against licensor’s false advertising claims

 AU New Haven, LLC v. YKK Corp., No. 15-cv-3411-GHW, 2020 WL 4366394 (S.D.N.Y. Jul. 30, 2020) Summarizing only a few key issues: YKK entered into an exclusive licensing agreement (the ELA) with the owners of a recently issued patent. The … Continue reading

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overstatement of claims in patent case/potential customer liability could be false advertising

Shure Inc. v. ClearOne, Inc., 2020 WL 2839294, No. 19-1343-RGA-CJB (D. Del. Jun. 1, 2020) (magistrate R&R)  Skipping substantive design patent stuff (sorry, Sarah Burstein). The parties compete in the installed audio-conferencing market and have a history of litigation, including … Continue reading

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Innovation, Justice, and Globalization: A Celebration of J.H. Reichman

Harvard Law School Opening Keynote Yochai Benkler, Harvard University How do we understand what we do in our field against the background of profoundly increased inequality and stagnation for all but the top 5%, including an unprecedented increase in death … Continue reading

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