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Does the Irish Court of Appeal in Merck v Clonmel part ways from the CJEU's Santen Article 3 (d) decision?

Last year's CJEU decision in Santen (C-673/18) was an usually clear judgment on a question that had dogged SPC case law for years: whe ...
Does the Irish Court of Appeal in Merck v Clonmel part ways from the CJEU's Santen Article 3 (d) decision? Reviewed by Rose Hughes on Monday, May 17, 2021 Rating: 5

[Breaking News] The Digital Scholarship Institute is launching its activities

The Digital Scholarship Institute is launching its activities by the publication of "The Aequitas Principles on Online Due Process", which ...
[Breaking News] The Digital Scholarship Institute is launching its activities Reviewed by Merpel McKitten on Monday, May 17, 2021 Rating: 5

Keeping up with Dutch patent litigation: second half-year case law review 2020

The DutchKat taking some time in her box to focus on just one thing - the latest half-year patent review (and her pink jingle ball) Last ye ...
Keeping up with Dutch patent litigation: second half-year case law review 2020 Reviewed by Annsley Merelle Ward on Monday, May 17, 2021 Rating: 5

Around the IP blogs

This Kat is ready for her close-up Another week, another voyage around the blogs. Copyright International obligations for criminal liability ...
Around the IP blogs Reviewed by Sophie Corke on Sunday, May 16, 2021 Rating: 5

Sunday Surprises

It's the weekend and this Kat would like to spoil you with some great news ... Webinars It's Sunday! To celebrate the publication ...
Sunday Surprises Reviewed by Magdaleen Jooste on Sunday, May 16, 2021 Rating: 5

Never Too Late: if you missed The IPKat last week

Trade Marks Eleonora Rosati reported on a new CJEU referral concerning the role of intermediaries (in this case, online marketplaces) in t ...
Never Too Late: if you missed The IPKat last week Reviewed by Anastasiia Kyrylenko on Sunday, May 16, 2021 Rating: 5

IP Events at UIC Law: Inaugural IP Master Class Report & Upcoming Events

The AmeriKat has been somewhat preoccupied by her day job over the last few weeks, so is now starting to address her overflowing Kat-relate ...
IP Events at UIC Law: Inaugural IP Master Class Report & Upcoming Events Reviewed by Annsley Merelle Ward on Saturday, May 15, 2021 Rating: 5

Shady's back: Quantifying damages for copyright infringement of Eminem's album

The calculation of damages for copyright infringement is something that this Kat finds to be curious, sometimes sending her into a fuurrry, ...
Shady's back: Quantifying damages for copyright infringement of Eminem's album Reviewed by Hayleigh Bosher on Friday, May 14, 2021 Rating: 5

Damages for patent infringement: the Chinese perspective

Kat friends, Professors Bashayer Almajed and Bashar Malkawi, offer a summary of the current approach to damage calculations for patent inf ...
Damages for patent infringement: the Chinese perspective Reviewed by Neil Wilkof on Friday, May 14, 2021 Rating: 5

Vaccine platforms and limited global production capacity: what is to be done?

IPKat friend, Professor Suma Athreye, offers her thoughts on the pressing issue of limited global vaccine production for COVID-19, and how ...
Vaccine platforms and limited global production capacity: what is to be done? Reviewed by Neil Wilkof on Thursday, May 13, 2021 Rating: 5