Category: International

Patentable Subject Matter in Russia

Just a reminder to those seeking patent protection for computer-related inventions, Civil Code of the Russian Federation (as of Dec. 1, 2007), Part IV (PDF), Section IV, Article 1350(1) states that it is possible to have patent protection. Article 1350(1) states that patent protection is available for a technical solution in any area related to […]

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Burden on Art Theft Victims in 1st and 9th Circuits

In at least two recent federal court decisions, the burden for discovery of lost art works has been found to be on the victim of the art theft. The First Circuit¹ stated that summary judgment is appropriate to dismiss a case where a plaintiff does not bring a claim within the requisite statutory time. Museum […]

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Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal To Rule On Business Methods

On November 15, 2010, the Attorney General of Canada filed a Notice (PDF) that the AG will seek appeal of last month’s ruling by Canada’s Federal Court that Amazon’s 1-click shopping idea could be patented. Mr. Justice Phelan of the Canadian Federal Court reasons that care must be taken to apply foreign law to Canadian […]

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