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Weekly Roundup of IP News - Week of July 22nd-26th

post Tuesday July 30, 2013

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"Rise of the robots": about intellectual property as well as machines:

If large parts of society automate at the same time, it causes problems. In the end, once those problems have shaken out, society is normally better off for it, but the transition can take generations. The classic example of that problem is the Industrial Revolution.

Tunisia: Creation of Tunis-Based African Statistics and Intellectual Property Organisation Discussed:

The creation of an African statistics institute and an African intellectual property organisation to be based in Tunis were the focus of a meeting held on Saturday, between Prime Minister Ali Larayedh and African Union Commission (AUC) Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Acquires Intellectual Property for Bleeding and Clotting Disorder Functional Antibiotic Drug Candidate:

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMY), which is focused on the commercialization of drug formulations utilizing the FDA 505(b)(2) drug development pathway, today announced that as part of the recently announced Buderer Drug Company Asset Purchase Agreement, Imprimis acquired intellectual property for IPI-120, a novel drug formulation of both tranexamic acid, a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine, and an antibiotic.

How Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel Can Capitalize on Technological Advances:

“Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel for content companies need to embrace new technologies,” says Dean S. Marks, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property, Warner Bros Entertainment, Inc. IP Counsel should work closely with their business counterparts to figure out how to make the most of potential opportunities afforded by new technologies and not view technological advances as just a threat, he goes on to say.

Google buys speech recognition patents:

Google has acquired from the SR Tech Group a portfolio of U.S. patents and patent applications that includes several speech related patents.

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Singapore enters Agreement With China:

In an effort to bolster the relationship and flow of commerce, innovation and investment, China and Singapore have announced an agreement to take steps with the goal of increasing the collaboration between the neighboring countries.

Landmark Patent Ruling in Texas:

Amidst the continued activity of so called patent trolls, a recent United States Court of Appeals decision could signal a change in how the U.S. judicial system rules in cases over patent infringement.

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