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USPTO Should Shore Up Telework Management, Report Says - Law360

law360.com - USPTO Should Shore Up Telework Management, Report Says Law360, New York (August 3, 2015, 9:23 PM ET) -- The National Academy of Public Administration issued a report Friday analyzing the U.S. Paten...

US Patent Office Issues Updated Guidance Regarding Patentable Subject Matter | JD Supra

jdsupra.com - On July 30, 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued updated guidance on subject-matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101, intended to “assist examiners in applying the 2014...

DirecTV Roasted for Bringing "Cookie-Cutter" Piracy Lawsuit

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hollywoodreporter.com - If you read a story about how many times Donald Trump has been mentioned on cable newscasts in recent weeks, chances are the information is coming from TVEyes, a media monitoring service used by po...

Lack of Focus on IP Strategy Destroys $100 Millions in Value - IP Asset Maximizer Blog

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ipassetmaximizerblog.com - As an IP Strategist, I am fascinated by stories from which declining business fortunes can be traced directly to failed patent strategies. Often, the failures can be traced to patent attorney error...

Orphan Works in Canada: Unlocatable Copyright Owners

copyrightlaws.com - Unlike the U.S. and many other countries, Canada has a mechanism in its Copyright Act to help obtain permission to use content in which the copyright owner is unknown or cannot be located. This pro...

Collaborative Search Pilot Program (CSP)

uspto.gov - The USPTO signed two independent collaborative search pilot Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC)s – one with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and another with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)...

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 May Open Door to Employers Wishing to Pursue Trade Secret Claims in Federal Court | Technology Law Dispatch

technologylawdispatch.com - For years, employers have sought access to federal courts for trade secret misappropriation claims against departing employees who have taken the employer’s proprietary information to use in a new ...

Practical Law

us.practicallaw.com - The banking and financial services industry is heavily regulated in the US, and is subject to numerous federal and state legal and regulatory restrictions and requirements. This resource center con...

Copyright Litigation Blog: U.S. Copyright Lawsuit Filings Increase By Over 10% In One Year, Double Since 2010

copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com - U.S. Copyright Lawsuit Filings Increase By Over 10% In One Year, Double Since 2010 Source - U.S. Courts - Federal Judicial Caseload Statistics According to the latest annual report on Judicial Bus...

Fed. Circ. Urged To Revive IP Asserted Aganist US Bancorp - Law360

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law360.com - Fed. Circ. Urged To Revive IP Asserted Aganist US Bancorp Law360, Washington (August 3, 2015, 3:29 PM ET) -- A company pushed a Federal Circuit panel Monday to reinstate a retirement payment patent...

Applicants wanted for the 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa

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africanbusinessreview.co.za - Stay Connected! Follow @AfricaBizReview and @MrNLon on Twitter. Like our Facebook Page. Organisers of the most prestigious business award in African are calling for innovators from across the conti...

The Case of the Missing Designated Agent: Omitting Subsidiaries From Your DMCA Filing May Be Costly

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trademarkandcopyrightlawblog.com - Many of our fine readers are by now well acquainted with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the late-‘90s era addition to the Copyright Act intended to address an increasingly digital cop...

Succeeding in Business: Not Getting Caught Up With The Novelty of Your Idea

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propakistani.pk - Most entrepreneurs are obsessed with the novelty of the idea when planning a new venture. The uniqueness of the idea may give you a head start but it is no guarantee of lasting success. To achieve ...

Today’s Hot Topic: Sponsorship Identification in Advertising | AdLaw By Request®

adlawbyrequest.com - From time to time I like to remind clients of specific network guidelines to keep in mind when developing advertising.  One such guideline involves sponsorship identification. Per the network guide...

Marathon Patent Group's Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries Signal IP, Inc. and Loopback Technologies, Inc. Enter Into Settlement and License Agreement With Porsche Cars North America, Inc. :: Marathon Patent Group (MARA)

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ir.marathonpg.com - LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/04/15 -- Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) ("Marathon"), a patent licensing company, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Signal IP, I...

EXOR Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire PartnerRe For $6.9 Billion

marketwatch.com - TURIN, Italy, Aug 03, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- EXOR S.p.A. (“EXOR”; EXO.IM), one of Europe’s leading listed investment companies and the largest shareholder of PartnerRe Ltd. (“PartnerRe”; NYSE:PRE)...

Digital Wallets and Mobile Payment Platforms Introduce New Patented Technology to Handle Digital Currency - NEWSBTC

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newsbtc.com - Mobile payment platforms and digital currencies have an immense potential to suit consumer spending as a wide range of technology developments and digital products are introduced into the market. W...

New study outlines the billions lost by industry and governments to illicit trade - Blog - World Trademark Review

worldtrademarkreview.com - The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has released its latest study into the economic cost of IP rights infringement, revealing that the clothing, footwear and a...

No, AI won't eat your job, say tech chiefs, and here's why | ZDNet

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zdnet.com - Fears that artificial intelligence will munch through our job prospects and leave us slumped on the scrap-heap may be overblown, according to tech chiefs. There's been much debate about how automat...

Congressmen propose IP tax cut for American businesses

worldipreview.com - A US bill that aims to introduce a tax cut for profits derived from the commercialisation of intellectual property has been introduced to the US House of Representatives. The bipartisan bill, calle...

Hirshfeld appointed new U.S. PTO patents commissioner

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legalnewsline.com - WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline ) - Officials with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have chosen a successor for newly retired Commissioner for Patents Margaret “Peggy” Focarino. U.S. Secretary of Co...

Disquiet on the Set as Shops Try to Ignore Elephant in the Room: SAG Contracts

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adage.com - When Olive Garden sent out a request for proposals in its ad agency search last month, it tucked an unusual item in among the boilerplate criteria: "Experience working outside of SAG agreements." I...

Anatomy of a Marksmen Use Investigation

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marksmen.com - So you hit a stumbling block on the road to registration. Does a mark predate yours? How is this being used in commerce? Does it even exist anymore? You’re on the clock and you need help – and you ...

IP Firm Denied Chance To Improve On Its Malpractice Victory - Law360

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law360.com - IP Firm Denied Chance To Improve On Its Malpractice Victory Law360, New York (August 3, 2015, 8:43 PM ET) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday denied intellectual property firm Stein Law PC's reque...

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