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Clinical Trial Data, Motivated Intruders and Freedom of Information
Is anonymised clinical trial data exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act? This was the question facing the UK Information Tribunal recently in Queen Mary University of London v (1) The Information Commissioner and (2) Alem Matthees. Katfriend Eibhlin Vardy (Stephenson Harwood) dissects the case.
Donut maker gored by University of Texas over a fan favourite pastry
Donut Taco Palace in Austin, Texas, is famous for their ‘Longhorns donuts’. These donuts are modelled after the Hook ‘em Horns hand gesture which is made in support of the University of Texas’ Longhorns American football team. These donuts of allegiance satisfied the sweet tooth of many Longhorns fans until last month, when the University of Texas became aware of the situation. They sent a cease and desist letter to the owner of the shop citing trademark infringement. Emma Perot reporting.
SUPER-BREAKING: (Liberal) CJEU says that linking to unauthorised content is NOT a communication to the public unless one seeks financial gain and has knowledge of illegality
Hyperlinks and communication to the public: early thoughts on the GS Media decision
More thoughts from Eleonora on this important decision.
Fujifilm's second Arrow declaration survives AbbVie's strike out application as Humira biosimilar battle rages on
The Amerikat brings you the highlights of Mr Justice Arnold's decision in Fujifilm Kyowa v AbbVie  EWHC 2204
Does David Davis want to ratify the UPC Agreement?
The Amerikat brings you news of a House of Commons exchange between between Cheryl Gillan MP and David Davis (Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union) that hints that the UK might ratify the UPC agreement.
EU General Data Protection Regulation – Part II
Valentina Torrelli discusses the grounds on which the processing of personal data can be considered lawful, the new rights afforded individuals with respect to personal data and the regulation on individual automated decision-making, especially “profiling”.
Changes to the
A collection of rule changes at the UK IPO will be coming into effect via forthcoming amendments to the Patents Rules 2007. There are two batches of changes summarised below, with the first, bigger, batch effective from 1 October 2016, and the second from 6 April 2017. Darren Smyth brings you the story.
Roundup post from Ellie Wilson. Internkat and INTA internship applications open. IPO gender and fashion study, Conde Nast Fashion Law masterclass event.
Linking after GS Media ... in a table
Eleonora brings you a useful table summarising the position of the Court of Justice of the European Union as regards linking to protected content.
Book Review: European Patent Litigation in the Shadow of the Unified Patent Court
By Nicola Searle.
GE seeks to acquire 3D printing technology; will a branding story follow?
Neil Wilkopf ponders the future of 3d printing. Will there (1) continue to be a separate and distinct 3D printing industry or (2) will mutinationals become more and more involved in the manufacture of 3D printing products?
Do you love Paris in the Fall? If you do, come to EPLAW's Europe/Japan day of mock trials!
The AmeriKat understands that spaces are nearly filled, so if you want to know how to obtain (or prevent the obtaining of) evidence of patent infringement be it in Paris, London, Tokyo or Munich and you love Paris in the Fall, you better hurry!
Never too late 110 [week ending on Sunday 21 August] | Life after Cartier - the future of blocking injunctions | Irish Court of Appeal ruling on Article 8(3) InfoSoc Directive | Wednesday Whimsies| Court fees - do you know what to pay? | Good news and bad news for bio-pharmaceutical patenting in the United States | HP? Hewlett Packard? The legacy of brands following a split |
Never too late 109 [week ending on Sunday 14 August] EPLAW mock trials | CJEU "flat rate" reimbursement of legal fees in C-57/15 | Transmission or retransmission? | Judgement in Actavis v ICOS | Collective management of copyright for images displayed by search engines | Corporates and #Rio2016 | Global branding