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  Breaking down the Department of the Interior’s proposed changes to FOIA. COMMENTS DUE 1/28/2019 Russ Kick of AltGov2 is again on the FOIA case. This time he’s analyzed the Department of Interior’s proposed changes to their FOIA regulations (and helpfully cobbled together the current regulations with DoI’s proposed changes). Comments on the proposed changes can be submitted electronically by JANUARY 28, 2019. Here’s the … Source: Free Government InformationPublished on 2019-01-18By James R. Jacobs How the shutdown is affecting … Read More

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  European Council Advances SPC Waiver For Generics; Negotiations Coming The European Union Council of member states has approved a mandate for negotiations with the EU Parliament concerning a draft regulation aimed at boosting EU-based generic and biosimilar manufacturing for export by providing an exception to the extended intellectual property protection granted by special protection certificates (SPCs). The mandate brings … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2019-01-16By David Branigan We’re gonna party like it’s 1923 January 14-18, 2019 is #CopyrightWeek, … Read More

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  Autocomplete suggestions: Did you mean ‘copyright infringement’?; Lexology, January 10, 2019 MinterEllison – Nadia Braad and Ruby Ramachandran, Lexology; Autocomplete suggestions: Did you mean ‘copyright infringement’?“We won’t be likely to see a Court consider this particular topic until the value of the copyright is sufficient for a copyright owner to challenge a search engine over the autocomplete suggestions. In the … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2019-01-14By James ‘Kip’ Currier, PhD, JD Government shutdown causing information … Read More

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  Trump’s bizarre statement on China dishonors us all; The Washington Post, January 11, 2019 Dana Milbank, The Washington Post; Trump’s bizarre statement on China dishonors us all “Asked an unrelated question on the White House South Lawn on Thursday, Trump volunteered a comparison between Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) — and the leaders of the People’s Republic … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2019-01-12By James ‘Kip’ Currier, PhD, JD … Read More

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  Krause Named USPTO Deputy General Counsel, Solicitor The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the appointment of a veteran USPTO official to the position of deputy general counsel and solicitor. … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2019-01-10By William New Inside Views: Time To Put A Stop To The Abuse Of Orphan Drug Regulation- The Latest Scandal Ellen ‘t Hoen writes: Today, the Dutch Medical Journal (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde) reported on the case of lutetium-octreotaat, a … Read More

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