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Weekly Roundup of IP News - Week of August 19th - 23rd

post Wednesday August 28, 2013

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Roche Drops India Patent for Breast-cancer Drug:

Paving the way for local drugmakers to make a cheaper generic version, Roche (IW 1000/85) says it is abandoning a patent for top-selling breast cancer drug Herceptin in the Indian market.

Copyright Warning - Intellectual Property Advocates Concerned About Abuse Of Athletes' Image Rights:

Caught up in the euphoria of Jamaica's outstanding performance at the just-concluded IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, Jamaicans have emblazoned the images of the star athletes on T-shirts, books, walls, and even congratulatory advertisements in the media.

First Solar buys GE’s intellectual property for nearly $84M:

Tempe-based First Solar Inc. said Tuesday it bought the intellectual property of competitor General Electric for $83.8 million in stock, and plans to partner with the company to develop its solar panels cheaper and with a higher capacity to generate electricity.

Nintendo Damages Reduction in Intellectual Property Suit:

Nintendo Co. won a 50 percent reduction of the $30.2 million in damages a jury awarded to a former Sony Corp. employee who claimed the company’s 3DS game and video player infringed his 3-D technology patent.

Intellectual Property: How to Invest in America's Strongest Game:

It's hard to overstate the importance of intellectual property, the creative side of industry, to the United States economy - especially in an era when there is a (mistaken) perception that the United States can no longer compete.

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The Importance of Managing IP in Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures:

The importance of intellectual property and other intangible assets cannot be understated in today’s business environment. One specific segment of business that IP greatly affects the landscape of transactions and commerce is mergers and acquisitions.

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