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Patent Pooling and its Contribution to Collaborative IP Attempts at Targeting Patent Access
April 09, 2020
Post by Tina G. Yin Sowatzke, Pharm.D.
Tina G Yin-Sowatzke Growing concerns surrounding effective treatment options for combating Covid-19 has sparked global discussion involving the issue of access to innovations directed toward eradicating the novel virus. Recently, the Costa Rican government requested that the World Health Organization (WHO) create a voluntary patent pool to collect patent rights, regulatory test data, and other information to be s.......
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Tenth Circuit: Insufficient proof of access dooms copyright infringement claim
March 04, 2009
Post by Blog Staff
In a recent decision, the Tenth Circuit affirmed a district court's finding of no copyright infringement after a bench trial and the findings for the defendants on related claims. The district court held there was insufficient evidence of copying, specifically that there was no evidence the defendants had access to the copyrighted work. The copyright infringement claim was the basis for claims under the Lanh.......
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Fifth Circuit: Beyonce song does not infringe songwriter's copyright
December 26, 2007
Post by Blog Staff
In a decision last week, the Fifth Circuit affirmed a district court's grant of summary judgment of no copyright infringement. A plaintiff brought suit against the singer Beyoncé Knowles and several parties with whom she is associated alleging that Beyoncé's song "Baby Boy" infringed the plaintiff's work. The district court granted summary judgment of noninfringement based on.......
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