Monthly Archives: March 2011

One Step Towards an EJC Decision on the Patentability of Embryonic Stem Cells in Europe

The following is a contribution from Verena Simpson PhD of Zacco Denmark A/S. On the 10 March 2011, the Advocates General of the European Court of Justice [ECJ] gave an opinion on the interpretation of Article 6(2)(c) of the Directive … Continue reading

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Banning Stem Cell Research — Or Cloning? Or Both?

A front-page article in the Minneapolis StarTribune entitled “Stakes High In Cloning Debate” (March 30, 2011) discusses a bill recently introduced into the Minnesota legislature to criminalize “human cloning.” The article reflects on the confusion surrounding what it is, exactly, that groups … Continue reading

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Microsoft V. i4i – Prosecution And The “Variable Proof Regime”

The Government recently weighed in on this important appeal with its amicus brief, signed by Neal Katyal, Acting Solicitor General. (A copy can be found at the end of this post.) The question posed is simply: “Whether, when the defendant … Continue reading

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Innovation Toys And Analogous Art – Defender Against Hindsight?

There is nothing particularly surprising in the recent Fed. Cir. decision of Innovation Toys v. MGA Entertainment, App. No. 2010-1290 (Fed. Cir. March 21, 2011) (a copy is available at the end of this post), which reversed a District Court finding … Continue reading

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