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Open Access Week: International Copyright Policy Laundering and the Ongoing War on Access to Knowledge

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eff.org - Between October 20 and 26, EFF is celebrating Open Access Week alongside dozens of organizations from around the world. This is a week to acknowledge the wide-ranging benefits of enabling open acce...

TINA.org Objects to Unhealthy Vitaminwater Settlement

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truthinadvertising.org - When it comes to the battle over the misleading marketing of vitaminwater as a healthy drink, consumers may soon lose an important fight. A proposed settlement pending in federal court in Ohio woul...

Coca-Cola Glacéau Vitaminwater Misleading Advertising Lawsuit - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - Truth In Advertising (TINA.org), a US-based nonprofit organization, is calling on consumers to contest Coca-Cola’s $1.2 million preliminary settlement over allegations of deceptive labeling and adv...

EFF, Internet Archive, and reddit Oppose New York’s BitLicense Proposal

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eff.org - San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with reddit and the Internet Archive, today filed formal comments with the New York State Department of Financial Services opposing t...

HOW To Support a Lawsuit in 140 Characters or Less

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jdsupra.com - It’s not too often that we see a trademark dispute that affects the marketing and advertising community directly (rather than just their clients), but the facts on this one read like answers to the...

Lack of Transparency in WIPO Intellectual Property Discussions Sets Harmful Precedent

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commonfoodnames.com - The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) is voicing its objections to a plan by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to allow approval of a controversial intellectual property (IP...

Consumer advocacy group disputes Coca-Cola legal case

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campaignlive.com - In the same month that Red Bull agreed to payout $13 million over its slogan, Coca-Cola reached a preliminary settlement of a class action lawsuit over deceptive labeling and marketing of its Vitam...

Andreessen Slams Krugman Over Amazon - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - Paul Krugman thinks Amazon is bad for America. He came out swinging in a recent column over Amazon's war with book publisher Hachette. Super investor Marc Andreessen has jumped in with a little sar...

Building Competitive Green Industries

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infodev.org - The report, published by infoDev, a global innovation and entrepreneurship program in the Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness (T&C) Global Practice, recommends actions by the public and private se...

Cyber liability insurance at heart of new lawsuit

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insidecounsel.com - Insurance exists for one primary reason: to act as our safety net when things go wrong. Whether your house is destroyed in a fire or you catch a cold, if you have the right kind of insurance, the b...

Do Good Deeds, Go Unpunished: Legal Pitfalls And Practice Tips For Cause Marketing

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jdsupra.com - Each October, store shelves are filled with pink products and pink packaging in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Businesses across a variety of industries solicit consumers to “join them” in...

Big Tobacco puts countries on trial as concerns over TTIP deals mount - Business Analysis & Features - Business - The Independent

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independent.co.uk - But the Latin American country has unwittingly found itself not just in the thick of that battle, but in the middle of an even bigger fight – that of the rising opposition to international free tra...

Why We Shouldn’t Go Soft on Software Protection

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theglobalipcenter.com - What do a multinational retailer, a visual prosthetics start-up, and a durable goods manufacturing company all have in common? They are all software companies. Software and computer-enabled inventi...

MONDAY MORNING MEMO | October 20, 2014

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primertbr.com - A round-up of the latest news and information you need to know to start your week surrounding all things beauty. Categories: Monday Morning Memo • Tags: Avon, Carol's Daughter, cosmetics industry, ...

UN shows how M’sia will lose big under TTPA

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freemalaysiatoday.com - A United Nations study shows Malaysia’s tremendous net loss under the TTPA. A new paper by a United Nations senior economist has shown damning evidence that should Malaysia join the Trans-Pacific P...

Survey of brand owners shows concern about legal structures in emergin

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INTA

worldipreview.com - The biggest challenge facing international brand owners is inadequate legal structures in emerging markets, according to a global survey conducted by the trademark practice of the law firm Hogan Lo...

WIPO Domain Name Decision: D2014-1462

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wipo.int - 1.1 The Complainant is Aston Merrygold, care of Messrs Lee & Thompson of London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (“UK”), represented by Demys Limited, UK. 1.2 The Respondent is...

Every City Can Be a Startup City: The Promise of Entrepreneurship Across America

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medium.com - This summer and fall, we rode a bus to cities in the Rustbelt and the Midwest, visiting communities where startups are thriving. The Rise of the Rest bus tour, organized by Steve Case, was inspired...

Have Drone Will Travel: Slow-Moving Regulators Force Innovation Overseas

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techdirt.com - Drones are leaving the U.S. for greener pastures, according to several media outlets (e.g., WSJ and Bloomberg).  In response to slow-moving U.S. domestic policy on commercial drone use, innovators ...

Royalty monetization nets $42 million as Rush cashes in on MS drug - Tech Transfer e-News - Tech Transfer Central

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techtransfercentral.com - Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, recently inked a $42 million dollar deal for the sale of worldwide royalties stemming from Ampyra, an FDA-approved drug that helps to improve walking ...

ICC BASCAP calls for stronger intellectual property rights enforcement in ASEAN | 2014 | Articles | News and Media

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iccwbo.org - BASCAP’s remarks were delivered at the 4th Philippine Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Summit in Manila, organized by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). The event featured ...

IP Marketplace 2020 and Beyond

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oceantomo.com - Last week provided me with a special opportunity to address the global IP team of a Fortune 500 multinational telecommunications company at their bi-annual strategic planning meeting. I was schedul...

Fake Goods to Be Targeted in China - WSJ

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online.wsj.com - HONG KONG—More than 10 Chinese online retailers pledged Friday to cooperate with Beijing city departments to root out sellers of knockoff goods, amid pressure from the government and the public to ...

WTO Director General Presents TRIPS As Major Tool For Trade Growth

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ip-watch.org - World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevêdo this week hailed WTO’s intellectual property agreement, saying the past two decades show it provides a balanced multilateral foundation for...

Acacia Research Corp (ACTG) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday - Sleekmoney

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sleekmoney.com - Acacia Research Corp (NASDAQ:ACTG) is scheduled to post its Q314 quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 22nd. Analysts expect Acacia Research Corp to post earnings of $0.03 per share and ...

Progress Software to Acquire Telerik for $263 Million - WSJ - WSJ

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online.wsj.com - Progress Software to Acquire Telerik for $263 Million Software Company to Form Cloud Platform for Developers

Notable Stocks: Acacia Research, Littelfuse, Interval Leisure Group, NutriSystem , Cracker Barrel

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marketsinsider.com - Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) : Announced that its O.S. Security subsidiary has entered into a settlement and patent license agreement with Alarm Lock Systems. The agreement resolves li...

The Low-Down: IBM Gets Real

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thelowdownblog.com - IBM Gets Real The impression, for a long time now, was that everything was under control. IBM, the company that employed one word - THINK - to define its approach to business, has had a succession ...

Staples Investigating Credit Card Data Breach — GigaLaw.com Daily News

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gigalaw.com - Staples Inc. is investigating a possible breach of payment card data and has contacted law enforcement about the matter, making it the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberatt...

Three Ways to Attract Women in Technology

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techpoint.org - Editor’s Note: The Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women is October 21, so we couldn’t have picked a better time for this thought provoking piece from TriNet on women in technology. It could be a...

2014 Codev Asia

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cii-innovation.com - Word from Conference Chair The 2013 CoDev Asia Conference, sponsored by CII and Innovationedge LLC, brought together a group of leading experts and advanced practitioners to share their experiences...

Getty Images claims to turn away from controversial copyright tactics, but critics remain — Tech News and Analysis

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gigaom.com - What should happen to people who post random pictures to their blog or website? In many cases, the fallout is harsh: Getty Images, relying on software that prowls the web for unauthorized images, i...

Financial Institutions Bolster Cybersecurity Efforts — GigaLaw.com Daily News

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gigalaw.com - This summer’s huge cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase and a dozen other financial institutions is accelerating efforts by federal and state authorities to push banks and brokerage firms to close some ga...

The Low-Down: Why Marissa Mayer May Still Be the Best CEO for Yahoo

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thelowdownblog.com - Why Marissa Mayer May Still Be the Best CEO for Yahoo The sharks have been circling for a while now. Things aren't going so well for Wall Street, especially the hedge funds. The Feds are leaning on...

'Goodfellas' Actor Sues For $250M Over 'Simpsons' Likeness - 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...

Campaign for ‘Floating Train’ to Connect New York and Washington Gathers Pace - WSJ - WSJ

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online.wsj.com - TOKYO—Days after the Japanese government approved plans to build a floating train that would halve the travel time between the country’s two largest metropolitan areas, supporters of the technology...

10 Business-Oriented Rules for Achieving IP Lawyering Excellence - IPWatchdog.com

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Matthew Hintz

ipwatchdog.com - One of the best pieces of advice I received before embarking for a senior, in-house counsel role was to “define your role broadly.” An excellent lawyer’s job function – especially within the IP fie...

Lawsuit Of The Day: Facebook Sues DLA Piper « Above the Law: A Legal Web Site – News, Commentary, and Opinions on Law Firms, Lawyers, Law Schools, Law Suits, Judges and Courts + Career Resources

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abovethelaw.com - Biglaw firms love having Facebook as a client. The firms and lawyers that represent Facebook often brag about it on their websites and in conversation. The former scrappy startup is now an S&P 500 ...

Ireland eyes 6.25 percent corporate tax on intellectual property - Irish Times

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uk.reuters.com - DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is considering levying corporate tax at half its standard 12.5 percent rate on profits from intellectual property under a scheme it is preparing to submit to the European...

The Big Gap Between Company Culture and Business Strategy

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Innovation to Profit

innovationtoprofits.com - A new study released by talent consulting services provider Korn Ferry reveals that while 100% of executives from more than 500 global businesses believe company culture is important or extremely i...

Jimmy John's Noncompete Agreement Comes Under Congressional Scrutiny

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huffingtonpost.com - WASHINGTON -- House Democrats plan to send a letter to the Labor Department and the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday asking the federal agencies to look into the use of noncompete agreements b...

SEC Enforcement Actions: Insider Trading Cases

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Mark H. Jaffe

sec.gov - Illegal insider trading generally occurs when a security is bought or sold in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship of trust and confidence while in possession of material, nonpublic inf...

Endeavor IP, Inc. Receives Issue Notice for New U.S. Patent - World News Report

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world.einnews.com - NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavor IP, Inc. (OTC:BB: ENIP) ("Endeavor"), an intellectual property services and patent licensing company, today announced that Endeavor MeshTech, Inc. (...

Please Join Us for an In-Person Seyfarth Shaw Briefing: Trade Secret Protection Best Practices

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Robert Milligan

tradesecretslaw.com - Who Should Attend:  In-house counsel, IT professionals, HR professionals, Privacy professionals, corporate executives, risk managers, and directors. When & Where: This program will be held at three...

The 'George Costanza Defense' to Stealing Trade Secrets

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Innovation to Profit

entrepreneur.com - The unfortunate reality is that your employees present one of the greatest threats to your company's proprietary information and trade secrets. Just by working at your company, they have gained ski...

Kelley Keller on How to Protect Your Intellectual Property (and Avoid Expensive Lawsuits) — Small Business Talent

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Innovation to Profit

smallbusinesstalent.com - As self-employed professionals, all of us own and use intellectual property in a variety of different forms. Intellectual property laws and their impact on our business is an important topic. That’...

The Top City to Start a Tech Company Is Nowhere Near Silicon Valley

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inc.com - Silicon Valley is the most obvious place to start a tech company, right? There are investors standing on every street corner waiting to hand out cash, other entrepreneurs who can teach you the basi...

TransData Licenses Wireless Smart Electric Meter Patents to Telensa Limited - MarketWatch

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Peter Cowan

marketwatch.com - DALLAS, Oct 20, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TransData Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced power and energy metering products for electric utilities and industry, announced today that...

IP Dealmakers – Attendee List « IP Dealmakers Forum

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IP Dealmakers Forum

ipdealmakersforum.com - Partner | 3LP Advisors SVP, Business Development | Acacia Research Group EVP, Litigation & Licensing | Acacia Research Group President | Adapt IP Ventures, LLC CEO | AKT IP Ventures Managing Direct...

Companies that encourage creativity accomplish exceptional revenue growth: Study

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Innovation to Profit

dnaindia.com - A new research from Forrester Research (an independent technology and market research company) has revealed that companies that encourage creativity accomplish exceptional revenue growth than other...

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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.