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Sarah Jeong Pitches Copyright Conspiracy Thriller - The Illusion of More

illusionofmore.com - In what sounds like an homage to Tom Clancy, Sarah Jeong, a contributing editor to Motherboard, presents us with a cautionary action thriller in which the Chinese government could theoretically dis...

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The key to drug prices may lie in the Patent Office

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consumeraffairs.com - Martin Shkreli's brief but remarkable appearance Thursday before the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee has refocused attention on skyrocketing prescription drug prices and why they ar...

Legal Warnings for Small Businesses Using Periscope

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smallbiztrends.com - Periscope is the hot topic among businesses and marketers these days and for good reason. Since Twitter acquired Periscope in March of 2015 for $120 million (before it actually launched), it was ob...

Get Ready: How EU's New Privacy Law Will Affect Your Business

businessnewsdaily.com - In December of 2015, one of the largest and most far-reaching data privacy laws in the world was officially agreed upon and released to the public. The European Union's General Data Protection Regu...

New Study From Harvard and Stern Business School Affirms The Value Of Patents For Startups

inquisitr.com - A new study of patents and their effects on business claims that the U.S. patent system has significant benefits for start-up businesses. “The Bright Side of Patents” by Joan Farre-Mensa of Harvard...

Volume of smuggled, counterfeit products in Turkey above $17 bln

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todayszaman.com - The total volume of smuggled and pirated products in Turkey has surpassed $17 billion, according to the Brand Protection Group (MKG), an İstanbul-based private sector initiative set up to fight ill...

Knockoff-cigarettes pipeline sends man to prison

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sun-sentinel.com - A man who admitted he trafficked knockoff cigarettes with a retail value of about $5.5 million to South Florida via India and Dubai was sentenced Friday to 16 months in federal prison. The case inv...

Countering the Growing Intellectual Property Theft Threat

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fbi.gov - Countering the Growing Intellectual Property Theft Threat Enhancing Ties Between Law Enforcement and Business In 2008, a new federal law creating stricter penalties for criminals who engaged in int...

Counterfeit donkey hides flood TCM market

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shanghaidaily.com - A shortage of donkey hides used to produce a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has resulted in a deluge of imitations, with around 40 percent likely to be fake, say industry officials. Donkey-hide...

Stocks Fall Sharply as Banks, Tech Sectors Take a Beating

nytimes.com - Steep losses in financial, technology and other companies sent U.S. stocks sharply lower in midday trading Monday. The decline followed drops in Europe and set the market on course for its second b...

The Crazy Story of What Really Went Wrong at Target Canada

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canadianbusiness.com - The grand opening of Target Canada was set to begin in one month, and Tony Fisher needed to know whether the company was actually ready. In February 2013, about a dozen senior-level employees gathe...

Huge study finds that companies with more women leaders are more profitable

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qz.com - Advocates for gender parity like to argue that equality is not just about fairness, but also about better business results. New data from the Peterson Institute for International Economics and EY b...

Brooks Kushman Attorney Named IPO Licensing Committee Secretary | Brooks Kushman

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brookskushman.com - Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman attorney Christopher C. Smith has been chosen to serve as Secretary on the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) IP Licensing Committee for the 2016 term...

RCE Statistics - Is There Still a Backlog?

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prosecutionfirstblog.com - When patent prosecution ends in no claims allowed, applicants have the opportunity to file Requests for Continued Examination (RCEs). Of all new utility, plant, and reissue filings received at the ...

Ten Key Board Decisions in 2015 – Part One -

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aiablog.com - As of December 31, 2015, the PTAB had reached a final disposition on 2,749 petitions for inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review of a covered business method (CBM), or post-grant review (PGR)....

Foreign Filing Restrictions and Licenses in Russia – Part 4

natlawreview.com - According to Article 1395 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, if an invention is created in Russia, then an application directed to the invention must be filed in Russia, regardless of the...

US start-up employment and sales growth rates boosted by patents, new research reveals - Blog - Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - Maximising IP Value for Business

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iam-media.com - A new paper entitled “The Bright Side of Patents” has thrown fresh light on the economic benefits that patents bring to start-up businesses. In doing so, it provides a clear response to the grounds...

Library copyright statutes around the world: record global attendance at EIFL webinar

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eifl.net - International copyright expert, Professor Kenneth D. Crews, led a webinar hosted by EIFL on 5 February 2016 on 'Library copyright statutes around the world: trends and developments'. Prof. Crews, a...

Microchip Technology CFO Confident As Company Builds on Acquisition Track Record

blogs.wsj.com - Microchip Technology Inc. finance chief Eric Bjornholt says he uses a variety of tools when integrating the companies the Chandler, Arizona chipmaker acquires–cross-selling, building off his compan...

From Yahoo to Fox, Corporations Slash Workforces to Adapt

variety.com - Both new and old media heavyweights are in the throes of transforming their companies and slashing their workforces as they confront an adapt-or-die moment. This story first appeared in the Februar...

MPAA Forges Voluntary Anti-Piracy Agreement with Donuts - The Illusion of More

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illusionofmore.com - We’re about to start seeing a lot more diversity in web names.  With its slogan “welcome to the not com revolution”, the Bellevue, Washington based Donuts is the largest provider of new domain name...

This Is What Progress Looks Like ~ CreativeFuture

creativefuture.org - A funny thing happens when you ask people to do the right thing. Sometimes, they do. At CreativeFuture, we keep calling attention to the (almost always) unintentional role that advertising from maj...

Securities Law Blog

olshanlaw.com - The Securities Law Blog provides commentary and news on the latest securities law developments impacting established and emerging growth publicly-traded issuers and investment banks, as well as ent...

Tech Will Force Lawyers to Do More for Those Billable Hours

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wired.com - Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have deployed digital tech to change the ways we live, eat, and shop. They’ve aggressively moved into crucial industries like healthcare and fin...

NRT Technology Corp. v. Everi Payments, Inc. (PTAB 2016)

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patentdocs.org - On January 22, 2016, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision denying institution of a covered business method (CBM) patent review in a case captioned NRT Technology Corp. an...

Fighting counterfeits: goods in transit in the EU

worldipreview.com - Reforms to the EU trademark system include amendments to the provisions on detaining goods in transit. While these changes seem positive at first sight, they may be open to interpretation. Chris Mc...

Lions Gate to Restart Talks on Possible Starz Acquisition

bloomberg.com - Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has restarted talks to acquire Starz, according to people familiar with the matter, about a year after buying a stake in the pay-TV network company. Discussions, whic...

Challenges in Life Science Intellectual Property Management - IPfolio

ipfolio.com - There are few industries where the impact of IP management is as dramatic as it is in life science. Pharmaceuticals, medical device manufacturing, bio-engineering and other science-based innovators...

The IPKat: Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

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ipkitten.blogspot.com - Were you away or just too busy to read the IPKat last week? As usual, nothing to worry about: thanks to our dear friend and colleague Alberto Bellan it is #NeverTooLate (now on its 84th edition) to...

From Runway to Replica: Intellectual Property Strategies for Protecting Fashion Designs | JD Supra

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jdsupra.com - Designers like Alexander Wang, Rebecca Minkoff, and Michael Kors are all gearing up to premier their 2016 fall/winter collections this month during New York Fashion Week.  Fashion Week draws more t...

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