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[News] Intellectual Monopolies Events Reveal Role of Corporate Shills

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Patents, Copyrights and Knowledge Governance: the next four years

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| Both the United States and the European Union are facing demands to modify 
| policies on patents, copyrights and other forms of intellectual property 
| protection, coming from different perspectives. There are high profile 
| right-owner lobbying efforts directed at higher standards and tougher 
| enforcement of intellectual property rights, and growing interest among 
| consumer groups, academics and many innovative businesses to protect the 
| public domain and retain or even expand user rights. There is also much 
| interest in exploring newer approaches to the support of creative and 
| inventive communities, that do not rely on notions of exclusive rights.        


The Limits of Abstract Patents in an Intangible Economy

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| Meanwhile, the issue has been resurrected in Europe. Three years after the 
| European Parliament rejected a proposed directive after extraordinarily 
| contentious debate, the EPO President has asked the Enlarged Board of Appeals 
| to determine where and how the line should be drawn on computer programs. The 
| UK Intellectual Property Office has announced an economic study of software 
| patents to provide input to the EPO. There is also vigorous debate in India, 
| centered around patent office interpretation of recent legislation.      


Conference on Computer Implemented Inventions

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| The one-day conference is dedicated to exploring the treatment of 
| computer-implemented inventions under patent law in Europe, Japan and the 
| U.S. Renowned experts – Judges, academic and practitioners – from all three 
| jurisdictions will present the case law and praxis of the relevant patent 
| offices and courts in the respective jurisdictions, both with regard to the 
| particularities of obtaining and enforcing patents for computer implemented 
| inventions      



EU accuses Rambus of 'patent ambush'


European Patent Office warns of "Global Patent Warming"

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| The European Patent Office (EPO) is warning of "Global Patent Warming" in
| light of the growing number of patent applications it is receiving. At the
| AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété
| Intellectuelle) Congress that closed today in Boston, EPO head Alison
| Brimelow said that the increasing number of patent applications is currently
| the biggest problem that patent offices face and is slowing down the issue of
| patents.

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