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Trade Secrets Cases In The NC Business Court: You Show Me Yours Before I'll Show You Mine

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jdsupra.com - There's a new roadblock for plaintiffs in the Business Court suing over trade secrets.  It was imposed last week by Judge Bledsoe in DSM Dyneema, LLC v. Thagard, 2014 NCBC 50, and it bars the plain...

Mangosteen Health Benefits

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vemmasuccess.com - A Closer Look at the Most Important Mangosteen Health Benefits If you make it a point to stay on top of groundbreaking developments in the nutrition world, then you’ve no doubt been hearing some bu...

Halloween Contacts? Doctors Warn on Novelty Looks - MarketWatch

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Roving Seminars on WIPO Services and Initiatives

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wipo.int - Meeting Code WIPO/RS/IP/US/14 Date and venue November 10 to November 11, 2014 (Boston, United States of America) November 12, 2014 (Princeton, United States of America) November 13 to November 14, ...

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inta.org - INTA’s quarterly Global Report provides regional updates and resources for eight key jurisdictions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle East and North America. Compile...

USPTORTRochester

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inta.org - These roundtables are designed to help the USPTO better understand the needs of those using its services and to offer insights into the USPTO operations.   This unique opportunity to get to know th...

Research suggests consumers are ready to embrace new gTLDs - Blog - World Trademark Review

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worldtrademarkreview.com - A global survey of internet users, conducted on behalf of the Domain Name Association (DNA), has revealed a receptiveness to the addition of new domain name extensions – findings that have a number...

Pain-Free Profits — ANIK, SNY — Investing Daily

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investingdaily.com - If you were an athlete in your school days or an avid golfer or gardener, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve experienced joint pain regardless of your age. As you age, though, the odds of sufferin...

Last Month at the Federal Circuit Newsletter - October 2014

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finnegan.com - DISCLAIMER:  The case summaries are intended to convey general information only and should not be construed as a legal opinion or as legal advice.  The firm disclaims liability for any errors or om...

Bollywood pins hopes on new Maharashtra government to address tax issues - The Economic Times

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economictimes.indiatimes.com - MUMBAI: As Maharashtra witnesses a change of guard today, Bollywood wants the new regime to address the issue of heavy burden of taxation that has stunted the growth of the film industry. Mukesh Bh...

Starbucks CEO throws down gauntlet on mobile payments, says coffee company will have 'major role to play' - GeekWire

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geekwire.com - Starbucks is not messing around when it comes to the tectonic shifts occurring with consumers, especially as it relates to those mobile devices that coffee drinkers are carrying around in their poc...

Talent-Starved Tech Firms Should Be Training Our Returning Veterans - Forbes

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forbes.com - Julie Samuels is the executive director of Engine, a research foundation and advocacy organization for technology entrepreneurship. The unemployment rate for veterans is high. Way too high, especia...

Where they stand: S.F. Supervisor, District 2 - Opinion Shop

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blog.sfgate.com - As part of its endorsement process, The Chronicle Editorial Board invited candidates to fill out a questionnaire on some of the key issues facing the city. Here are the unedited responses of candid...

Spain Passes Much-Debated Intellectual Property Law

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hollywoodreporter.com - After more than a year in the works, Spain passed on Thursday its Intellectual Property Law, with its hotly debated, so-called Google tax that allows for fines on aggregators that show snippets of ...

Synacor Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results Nasdaq:SYNC

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globenewswire.com - The risks and uncertainties referred to above include - but are not limited to - risks associated with: execution of our plans and strategies; the loss of a significant customer; our ability to obt...

Michelle Lee tells AIPLA She Shares Our Conviction - IPWatchdog.com

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ipwatchdog.com - EDITORIAL NOTE: This week the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is hosting their annual meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. Michelle Lee, who is the c...

Practical Law

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RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America - October 31, 2014

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riaa.com - The Recording Industry Association of America is very pleased that the Indian and U.S. governments appear to be moving forward on a path that recognizes our mutual interests in securing the effecti...

3 Steps for Excluding Counterfeit Goods and Protecting Your Brand

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entrepreneur.com - Despite recent buzz around e-commerce giant Alibaba’s record-setting IPO, what is relatively unknown to everyday consumers is that the company is infamous for counterfeit goods being sold on its on...

CARFAC » Tools for visual artists

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carfac.ca - Are you a fantastic artist but not sure how to earn money from it? Look no further. Some basic information and guidelines are available for everyone. Detailed info sheets, toolkits, services and di...

Princeton brings on executive in residence as it battles lawsuit over its commercialization program - Tech Transfer e-News - Tech Transfer Central

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techtransfercentral.com - Princeton University’s Office of Technology Licensing has established the position of executive in residence to help the university commercialize its research, even in the midst of a lawsuit surrou...

Dear Rich: Nolo's Intellectual Property Blog: Contract Survivalists: When Is the Contract Over?

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dearrichblog.blogspot.com - Contract Survivalists: When Is the Contract Over? Here's a tip to survive Halloween. Check out more PD Halloween postcards. Dear Rich: We were asked to sign a work for hire agreement to modify a we...

China doubles R&D spend – but that doesn’t mean its innovation dilemma is solved - Blog - Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - Maximising IP Value for Business

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iam-magazine.com - Chinese businesses raised their spending on research and development by 46% over the past year, according to the findings of a newly released study from PwC which attempts to rank the world’s most ...

Innography helps make the most out of patent portfolios

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builtinaustin.com - Founded in Austin in 2007 with seed money from Covera Ventures (called Hunt Ventures at the time), Innography has since positioned itself as a leader in intellectual property business intelligence....

Spain Passes Much-Debated 'Google Tax' Intellectual Property Law

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billboard.com - After more than a year in the works, Spain passed on Thursday (Oct. 30) its Intellectual Property Law, with its hotly debated, so-called Google tax that allows for fines on aggregators that show sn...

The SEC's Carter's, Inc. Investigation Yields Another Insider Trading Case

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secactions.com - Carter’s, Inc. is the investigation that just keeps on generating cases. The investigation has yielded seven SEC actions charging insider trading and financial fraud. Hedge fund manager Stephen Sla...

Why market trends indicate industrial-age companies should be consdering digital IP for the future. - IP Strategy.ca

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ipstrategy.ca - With the shifting sands of patent law, building a patent strategy that will stand the test of both time and legal challenges isn’t getting any easier. And for certain industries it is becoming more...

Banks Demand That Law Firms Harden Cyberattack Defenses - WSJ - WSJ

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online.wsj.com - Banks Demand That Law Firms Harden Cyberattack Defenses Background Checks, System Audits Are Used to Close Potential Back-Door Breaches

The Low-Down: Financial Tech: More Money, More Startups

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thelowdownblog.com - Alright, let's not get all dewy-eyed about financial innovation. That is, remember, what probably caused the financial crisis, along with unbridled greed and stifled regulation. But the good news, ...

U.S. Urges China to Approve High-Tech Trade Deal — GigaLaw.com Daily News

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gigalaw.com - China must move ahead with a global deal to eliminate duties on billions of dollars of technology products or risk upsetting other trade talks, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said. The Un...

The IPKat: Friday fantasies

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ipkitten.blogspot.com - Friday fantasies Forthcoming events. Please remember to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page! There's always something going on there, and you might even find a pleasant way to pass the ti...

Pfizer's third-quarter sales beat estimates, narrows annual earnings guidance - FirstWord Pharma

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firstwordpharma.com - Pfizer announced Tuesday that third-quarter sales slipped 2 percent year-over-year to $12.4 billion, mainly due to patent expiries on Detrol LA, Viagra and Aricept, although the figure beat analyst...

Apotex Inc. v. Sanofi-Aventis - Federal Court of Appeal

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decisions.fca-caf.gc.ca - a)                    An appeal (docket A-191-12) brought by Apotex Inc. (“Apotex”) from a judgment of Snider J. of the Federal Court (the “Trial Judge”) dated May 11, 2012 (the “Liability Judgment...

No Injunction in Cutting Edge Trademark Dispute Between Fertilizer, Seed Companies

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bna.com - Oct. 22 — Cutting Edge Solutions LLC was unable to demonstrate that it had any protectable trademark interest in the “Cutting Edge Solutions” mark, let alone that it was entitled to a preliminary i...

A Counterintuitive System for Startup Compensation

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firstround.com - When Molly Graham joined Facebook, the company already had 400 employees, but there was no official performance or compensation system in place. There had been attempts, but nothing stuck. The resu...

Stop and Smell the Trade Secrets, Part II: Two Major Companies Voluntarily Disclose Fragrance Ingredient Information

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blogs.orrick.com - Do you know which chemical ingredients create that complex smell in your favorite deodorant, cologne, or perfume?  For years, the answer has been a resounding no.  Historically, the consumer produc...

Are Law Firms Getting a Good Deal on Databases?

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santoniworldwide.com - Due to custom and convenience, some law firms still depend on expensive databases for their research. And while for years this has been sufficient, the costs to access these databases now outweigh ...

Three Inexpensive Steps to Avoid a Copyright Headache

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fenwick.com - Copyright law is complex and can hold a lot traps for the unwary. Oftentimes, companies could avoid these traps by taking a few simple steps that could end up saving them time and money. Many onlin...

REG-Kofax Limited Kofax Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended September 30, 2014 - World News Report

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world.einnews.com - Kofax Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended September 30, 2014 Results Above the Mid-Point Of Preliminary Ranges Previously Announced, Revised Fiscal Year 2015 Guidance Reconfirmed ...

How To Create A Culture Of Productivity | Fast Company

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fastcompany.com - As the CEO of a startup, I’ve realized how important it is to increase productivity while at the same time limiting expenses as much as possible. But this can be difficult to do and at times seems ...

Four Important Data Points on Measuring Your Startup's Customer Happiness

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tomtunguz.com - At some point, most startups will begin to measure their customers’ happiness. Customer satisfaction is an important predictor of loyalty and can foster fantastically efficient word-of-mouth growth...

Are Your Company’s Trade Secrets at Risk? - Deloitte Risk & Compliance - WSJ

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deloitte.wsj.com - A single incident of trade secret theft can cost a company millions of dollars. A research scientist who worked at different times for a large chemical company and a diversified manufacturer admitt...

Tribune Publishing Co. Acquires Wrapports Chicago Suburban Publications; Secures Long-Term Print & Delivery Contract For Chicago Sun-Times - Yahoo Finance

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finance.yahoo.com - Tribune Publishing Company today announced the acquisition of six daily and 32 weekly suburban news and information brands from Wrapports, LLC. The acquired publications – which include the Aurora ...

How To Pronounce Difficult To Say Brands - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - Be it because of a language barrier or just bad planning on the company's part, many people go around mispronouncing high-profile brand names. 

Vinson & Elkins expands litigation practice | IPPro Life Sciences news

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ipprolifesciences.com - Darryl Woo and Mortimer Hartwell have joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as partners in San Francisco. The duo will focus on intellectual property, complex product liability, toxic tort and environmental c...

David Stewart quits Olswang | IPPro Life Sciences news

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ipprolifesciences.com - David Stewart has stepped down from his position CEO of Olswang LLP. Stewart previously served as managing partner of the firm before he became CEO in 2010. Michael Burdon will become CEO effective...

Business warns single patent too expensive

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euractiv.com - National patent offices are attempting to set the price of the unitary European patent at a level too high to attract European companies to use it, European business representatives have warned. Th...

Antonelli Hit With Spending Limits After Patent Filing Blunder - Law360

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law360.com - Select primary interest Aerospace & Defense Appellate Asset Management Automotive Banking Bankruptcy California Capital Markets Class Action Commercial Contracts Competition Consumer Protection Cor...

CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL FIREWORKS. News: Trading Standards Service, West Yorkshire Joint Services

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ts.wyjs.org.uk - West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service (WYTSS) is warning traders and members of the public to be on the lookout for potentially dangerous fireworks. Due to their use in incidents of anti-social ...

Supreme Court: A Web of Post-Issuance Licensing Restrictions

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patentlyo.com - Last year I wrote about the patent licensing decision captioned Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises Inc. (9th Circuit 2013). Kimble involved a patent license agreement tied to Marvel’s web-shooter toy sal...

Dan Ballard

Patent and intellectual property attorney. Husband, Dad, Sunset Watcher. Using patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law to get business done.

Editor's note

This paper provides links to articles for those folks interested in U.S.-based intellectual property matters.