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China Inaugurates First Independent Intellectual Property Bureau in Pudong - YIBADA News

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en.yibada.com - A one-stop intellectual property bureau that will handle all of mainland China's legal concerns about brands, patents and copyright was inaugurated on Sunday in the Pudong New Area. According to Ch...

Office of the Chief Information Officer

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uspto.gov - The Office of Program Administration Organization (PAO) is responsible for the management of the overall USPTO IT program. The Office provides the major points of contact for OCIO customers, specif...

French Government Takes 172 Million Euros From Citizens To Pay Publisher For Access To Research Public Already Paid For Once

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techdirt.com - It's all about priorities. Those providing the valuable research will have to learn to do without because the publishers must be paid.

Australia Accuses Tobacco Industry Of ‘Regulatory Chill’ In WTO Plain Packaging Case

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ip-watch.org - Australia this week at the World Trade Organization said the tobacco industry is applying a “well-known tactic” of instilling a “regulatory chill” on WTO members’ efforts to implement plain-packagi...

7th Circ. Slams 'Selfish' $6.5M Deal In Supplement Suit - Law360

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law360.com - 7th Circ. Slams 'Selfish' $6.5M Deal In Supplement Suit Law360, New York (November 19, 2014, 8:16 PM ET) -- The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday shot down a “selfish” $6.5 million settlement negotiated...

Geneva Conference Looks At Internet Governance ‘At A Crossroads’

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ip-watch.org - “Internet Governance at a Crossroads” was the title of the Geneva Internet Conference, which took place in Geneva this week for the first time. The event was held from 17-19 November under the ausp...

Members of the IP community who cite Bessen and Meurer to justify patent reform are clearly not interested in an honest debate - Blog - Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - Maximising IP Value for Business

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iam-magazine.com - Not only are there significant questions to be asked of James Bessen and Michael Meurer about the methodologies they used and the figures they came up with in their two major papers – The Private a...

AUTM | About Technology Transfer Video Contest

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autm.net - AUTM’s Strategic Communications Committee challenges AUTM members. Help spread the word about the valuable work done by technology transfer professionals. Use your networks to promote the About Tec...

67393ER | Live Seminar | Winery and Vineyard Law

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nbi-sems.com - DELPHINE S. ADAMS is a director with Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty. Since 1986, she has practiced in the areas of litigation, land use, and real estate transactions. Ms. Adams also holds a Real Esta...

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unbouncepages.com - By submitting this form I agree to be contacted on topics relevant to this event by Managing Intellectual Property and other Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC group companies (all communications...

New Whitney Museum Building to Open in May - NYTimes.com

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artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com - The Whitney Museum of American Art’s new Renzo Piano-designed building in Manhattan’s meatpacking district is to open on May 1. Adam D. Weinberg, the director of the Whitney, delivered the news at ...

The TTABlog®: ALI Webinar Dec 4th: "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers"

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thettablog.blogspot.fr - Yours truly, aka the TTABlogger, will team up again with Prof. Kenneth B. Germain in an ALI Webinar entitled "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP ...

GSK lawyer says UPC will take ten years to thrive

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World IP Review

lifesciencesipreview.com - A lawyer from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has said the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will take ten years to overcome teething problems. Speaking in a personal capacity, David Rosenberg, vice president of IP...

PLI: Seminars - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015

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Leason Ellis LLP

pli.edu - Intellectual property licensing continues to grow increasingly complex. The legal, regulatory and technical landscape is constantly evolving. Building and maintaining a successful and effective pra...

USPTO Systems Status and Availability

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Buchanan Nipper LLC

uspto.gov - USPTO will perform maintenance on Trademark Trial and Appeal Board VUE (TTABVUE) beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 6 a.m., Saturday, November 22. TTABVUE will be unavailable during the maintena...

New York Second Court to Recognize Public Performance Right in Pre-72 Sound Recordings

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Copyright Alliance

copyhype.com - Almost a month to the day after a California state court became the second court in this fall to recognize a public performance right for pre-1972 sound recordings, the Southern District Court of N...

Acacia Subsidiary Enters into Settlement and Patent License Agreement with NEC Corporation

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Tom Hochstatter

ipwire.com - Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) announced today that its Cellular Communications Equipment LLC subsidiary has entered into a settlement and patent license agreement with NEC Corporation a...

Engine — Jobsact

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Julie Samuels

engine.is - The Honorable Mary Jo White, Chair U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 100 F Street, NE Washington, D.C. 20549 We are a diverse group of entrepreneurs, startups, and investors. We represent Ame...

It Takes Two: Social Media Marketing and Legal Working Together

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Collen IP

restaurant.org - This webinar will introduce restaurants to the myriad legal considerations in utilizing social media. Collen IP Attorney Kyle-Beth Hilfer and Firehouse Subs' Senior Director of Brand Marketing Kris...

World's Most Innovative Companies 

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huffingtonpost.com - For politicians, CEOs, tech gurus, and many others, the term "innovation" is a perennial watchword. Innovation is a determinant of competitive advantage and commercial success, and a driver of econ...

Dubai Launches Index To Monitor Intellectual Property Protection - Gulf Business

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gulfbusiness.com - Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED), the government agency tasked with supporting businesses in the emirate, has stepped up efforts to protect intellectual property rights through the ...

Is an Internet Contract Enforceable?

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Jonathan D. Frieden

therouse.com - Though relatively new, Internet contracts are governed by the same well-established legal principles that apply to traditional express contracts. Mutual assent (the parties’ shared agreement to the...

PokitDok Connects to Health Insurers to Accelerate Health Information Exchange

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businesswire.com - SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PokitDok announced today that 152 insurers were added to its growing list of trading partner connections that will dramatically improve the delivery of health-re...

Law360 MVP Awards Go To Legal Aces From 78 Firms - Law360

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law360.com - Law360 MVP Awards Go To Legal Aces From 78 Firms Law360, New York (November 18, 2014, 9:10 PM ET) -- Beginning this week, Law360 will profile those elite attorneys whose successes in high-stakes li...

Patent fee to be reduced by 10% - The Japan News

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the-japan-news.com - Jiji Press The government plans to cut patent application and maintenance fees by about 10 percent in 2016 at the earliest as part of efforts to strengthen companies’ international competitiveness,...

The Low-Down: Whatever Happened to Overtime?

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thelowdownblog.com - Whatever Happened to Overtime? Overtime? People actually used to get paid extra for working more than eight hours a day? Were their employers' children being held hostage? Was it some sort of reali...

UK-China Cooperation on Intellectual Property - Case studies - GOV.UK

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gov.uk - This webpage is about intellectual property (IP) cooperation between the UK and China. For basic information on protecting and enforcing IP in China, please go to the publications section below. If...

BrandVerity's Report on Branded Keywords in Paid Search: Q3 2014

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brandverity.com - What advertisements appear when customers search for brand terms? Who else is bidding on a brand’s trademarks and what can be done to stop it? These questions and others are answered in BrandVerity...

Five Contract Terms Every Writer Should Know

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Helen Sedwick

helensedwick.com - Your words are your creation, your identity, and your currency, and scam artists will try to steal them from you. They’ll hand you a contract and claim “it’s standard. Everyone signs it.” Don’t bel...

Using Your Website to Drive Business to Your Law Firm

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afortiorilegal.com - There is not much point in having a website if no one knows it exists. It can be extremely frustrating to pay a web designer only to find that your traffic level is next to nil, and then be left fe...

Real Patent Reform Should Strengthen Property Rights, Not Weaken Them - Forbes

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forbes.com - Ms. Fiorina is the former chairman of Hewlett Packard and serves as Chairman of the American Conservative Union Foundation. Our economy operates according to one seemingly immutable law: If you inn...

How To Go After Awards And Recognition (And Win) - Forbes

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Judith Szepesi

forbes.com - Just last week, a Director at a well-regarded business school explained to me that she couldn’t get female business students to apply for the annual business plan competition.   Despite her encoura...

Leap of Faith: What to Consider When Launching a Business

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therouse.com - Unless you have a book of business that will follow you, chances are your revenue stream will be low when you first start. Having a financial cushion is essential since your income will be all over...

Crumbs Bake Shop finds layers of rights under a rejected trademark license - Lexology

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lexology.com - As previously discussed here and here, section 365(n) of the Bankruptcy Code offers special protection for licensees of intellectual property. When a debtor-licensor rejects an intellectual propert...

Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

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Mark H. Jaffe

sec.gov - The SEC hosts an annual forum that focuses on the capital formation concerns of small business. Called the "SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation," this gathering has as...

Uber’s Latest Scandal and Silicon Valley’s Grown-Up Problem - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - Uber’s latest scandal is a doozy: A top executive of the ride service reportedly described a Nixonian plan to dig up dirt on journalists who criticize it and sully their reputations. But there is a...

POLITICO Pro: Real-Time Policy & Government News Service

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politicopro.com - POLITICO Pro is POLITICO's policy news service offering indispensable policy news in real time. Our policy coverage areas include: agriculture, campaigns, cybersecurity, defense, education, eHealth...

USMS Asset Forfeiture Bitcoin Sale

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usmarshals.gov - You must deliver the Required Registration Items by email to USMSBitcoins@usdoj.gov . If the USMS determines that you are an eligible bidder, you will receive communication of that fact from the US...

Patent Box – Compromise with Germany

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primaryopinion.com - The UK and Germany have reached a compromise over tax breaks provided for by the UK Patent Box.  The Patent Box allows companies to pay lower taxes on profits from patented products. In effect, the...

Delta to buy 50 wide-bodied Airbus jets - sources

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uk.reuters.com - PARIS/SEATTLE (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus has won a crucial order worth roughly $14 billion (8.94 billion pound) at list prices from Delta Air Lines for 50 long-haul, wide-bodied jets, t...

Opinion: Patent trolls threaten Ky. businesses

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cincinnati.com - Chris McDaniel is a Republican state senator from Taylor Mill. In February, the Kentucky Senate passed a bill to protect Kentucky businesses from the rising scourge of patent trolls. As that bill h...

International ambitions: Eversheds votes to pursue US merger as it expands Africa alliance

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legalbusiness.co.uk - Eversheds partners have heavily backed a move to pursue a US merger with a vote held at the firm’s partner conference in June this year. Meanwhile, its international ambitions have been furthered w...

Ariz. Justices Say UTSA Only Preempts Trade Secrets Claims - Law360

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law360.com - Ariz. Justices Say UTSA Only Preempts Trade Secrets Claims Law360, New York (November 19, 2014, 7:23 PM ET) -- Arizona's top court ruled Wednesday that the state's version of the Uniform Trade Secr...

Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results - World News Report

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world.einnews.com - HOUSTON, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYBX) today announced results for the quarter ended October 24, 2014. Quarterly highlights[1]  Operating results for the second quart...

Kofax Receives Three New Patents for Advanced Mobile Technology

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businesswire.com - IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kofax® Limited (NASDAQ: KFX)(LSE: KFX), a leading provider of smart process applications for the business critical First Mile™ of customer interactions, today repor...

French Court Rules That A Confidentiality Clause Does Not Require Any Financial Compensation to Be Lawful

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Robert Milligan

tradesecretslaw.com - As many readers will know, non-compete clauses in employment contracts are only valid in France if, among other conditions, an employee receives a financial consideration of 40 to 60% salary depend...

FanWars.com Enters Multi-year Shared Liquidity Deal With MGT Sports (DraftDay.com) (:) - World News Report

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world.einnews.com - 11/19/2014 [ACCESSWIRE] MGT Capital Investments' DraftDay.com and Fanwars LLC's FanWars.com join up for larger player pools and larger cash prizes.   Las Vegas, NV / ACCESSWIRE / November 19, 2014 ...

The Venture Capital Investment Syndicate Heat Map

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cbinsights.com - We mapped the investment syndicate relationships of over 120 of the most active venture capital and corporate venture capital investors to see which firms are close to one another and which ones ar...

Innovation 1000 Study | 2014

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Peter Cowan

strategyand.pwc.com - For the 10th year, Strategy& analyzed R&D investment at the 1,000 biggest-spending public companies in the world. In addition to undertaking our recurring analysis of R&D spending trends, we interv...

Va Beach company gets $35 million in patent dispute

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13newsnow.com - NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Beach company has been awarded nearly $35 million in a patent dispute over technology it owns. A federal court jury on Tuesday awarded the money to LifeNet Health fol...

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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.