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IP Firm Leason Ellis Settles With Accused TM Scammer - 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...

U. of Chicago Hit With Copyright Claim Over Translation - 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...

The Number of U.S. Patents In Force

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patentlyo.com - The chart above shows the number of patents in-force at any given point over the past forty years.  Each bar represents a snapshot taken on January 1* of the stated year and totals-up the number of...

IP SOLUTIONS BLOG » Thomson Reuters to Host Inside Innovation Event on Nov 6

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ipsolutionsblog.com - Thomson Reuters is hosting an exclusive event and you’re invited! On November 6th, leading U.S. innovators will gather at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA for Inside Innovation: Wha...

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...

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...

China’s New Trademark Law

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INTA

wipo.int - By Mr. ZHANG Mao, Minister, State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), People’s Republic of China Establishing the conditions for innovation and creativity to thrive and improving China...

Think geographic name protection in new gTLDs won’t impact your brand? Think again - Blog - World Trademark Review

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worldtrademarkreview.com - The issue of geographic names took centre stage at the ICANN meeting yesterday, with a GAC session focused on its recent document ‘The protection of geographic names in the new gTLDs process’. Conf...

WIPO calls on national offices to step up goods and services engagement - Blog - World Trademark Review

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worldtrademarkreview.com - Debbie Roenning, director of the legal division of WIPO’s Madrid Registry, has called for increased engagement from national offices with the Madrid Goods and Services Manager tool, in a bid to hel...

High bandwidth costs impede internet penetration in Uganda

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ntvuganda.co.ug - At only 15 percent internet penetration the data service segment of business  is still Uganda’s fresh frontier for new growth in the telecom sector. The challenge according to sector players howeve...

TINA.org Objects to Unhealthy Vitaminwater Settlement

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Truth in Advertising

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 Names New CMO As It Looks to Reinvigorate Brands and Sales

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brandchannel.com - Coca-Cola chief marketing officer Joe Tripodi was at least partially responsible for one of the few bright spots in Coca-Cola's recent marketing performance: The "Share a Coke" campaign, which gave...

Intellectual Ventures and Fuisz Media, Inc. Announce Long-term Intellectual Property Partnership

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intellectualventures.com - Intellectual Ventures™ (IV) and Fuisz Media, Inc. (Fuisz), the innovation leader in interactive video technology, announced today that Fuisz strengthened its existing intellectual property (IP) por...

Vitaminwater Healthy? Coca-Cola Might Not Get Off Cheap on a Settlement Over Its Marketing

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takepart.com - Coca-Cola’s no good, terribly bad couple of weeks appear to be dragging on. The company’s shares tumbled more than they had in the past six years after Coke announced disappointing third-quarter sa...

Nonprofit Educational Use is Fair Use and Trumps Lack of Transformation : Seattle Copyright Watch : Washington Intellectual Property Lawyer : Licensing Attorney Tonya Gisselberg

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seattlecopyrightwatch.com - Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Sage Publications sued Georgia State University (GSU) for copyright infringement.  GSU made scanned materials from plaintiff’s books availabl...

Statistically, your idea sucks - South Africa

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moneyweb.co.za - While stubbornness is a trait of many entrepreneurs, it is also one of the biggest destroyers of their wealth. All entrepreneurs playing in growth businesses should have a reality check from time t...

Patent Docs: GPhA Issues Statement Regarding Proposed IP Provisions of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

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Donald Zuhn

patentdocs.org - The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) issued a statement today regarding ongoing talks between major Pacific Rim countries (including the U.S.) related to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partner...

Knockoff Appeal: Counterfeits Can Boost Sales of the Real Thing - The Atlantic

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theatlantic.com - “In China, people don’t pay for the software,” Bill Gates told a crowd at the University of Washington back in 1998. “As long as they’re going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They get sort...

The Best-Performing CEOs in the World - Harvard Business Review

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hbr.org - The knock on most CEOs is that their focus is too myopic—that they’re fixated on achieving short-term goals to increase their pay. If you studied results produced over the long term, which leaders ...

Sharks, beer, software top innovation list

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skynews.com.au - There are mobile phone-based shark alerts, hardhat-mounted health monitors, waste-saving high-rise building systems and technology to protect embryos during IVF processes. There is even a mozzie-re...

Swedish artists say ‘Pay up’ - The Art Newspaper

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theartnewspaper.com - By Clemens Bomsdorf. Web only Published online: 23 October 2014 Sweden is one of the few countries where artists are meant to receive payment for exhibitions, thanks to a regulation introduced in 2...

Legal Solutions Blog Lessons for the 2015 Proxy Season

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blog.legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com - While concerns about shareholder activism and the influence of proxy advisor vote recommendations remained high, the 2014 proxy season continued the modest trend toward calmer, less contentious ann...

Rubicon Project Announces Record Financial Results - BWWGeeksWorld

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broadwayworld.com - This press release and management's answers to questions during our earnings call may contain forward-looking statements, including statements based upon or relating to our expectations, assumption...

Corporate Counsel Connect, September, 2014 – Thomson Reuters

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info.legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com - OCTOBER 2014 EDITION Connecting the corporate counsel community to meaningful legal insight, case review, peer profiles and best practices. This practical, informative, and insightful newsletter is...

Design Law — Issued this week to Bloomberg Finance...

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design-law.tumblr.com - New, notable or otherwise interesting design patents collected by Sarah Burstein.

Innovation Nation: Intellectual Property and the Global Economy - Bloomberg Government Events

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about.bgov.com - For more than 200 years, the U.S. patent system has fostered the innovation and invention that powers the American economy. But in a rapidly changing global economy, where million dollar ideas beco...

Belgium Chocolate Maker ISIS Forced To Change Brand Name To Escape Customer Fury - International Business Times

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au.ibtimes.com - Ironically, it was last year, the Belgian chocolate maker went for the name-change from its traditional Italo Suisse, to ISIS. Coinciding with that came the rise of Islamist State alias ISIS as the...

Dealing with Misclassified Employees under the FLSA: What Employers Should Do - 1045315

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event.webcasts.com - Dealing with Misclassified Employees Under the FLSA: What Employers Should Do Fred M. Plevin, Managing Partner, Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP Suzanne Brown, Senior Editor, Practical Law ...

Legal Department as Profit Center: Monetizing the Law Department - In House

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blogs.findlaw.com - The first thing you should do is look at your company's business, and what makes it unique. It may be the particular industry, but there will probably be certain practices that prevail. You'll also...

Patent law must retain incentives

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japantimes.co.jp - The government is aiming to amend the patent law so that patents for inventions by corporate researchers can be credited to their employers — not the researchers as under current law — on condition...

Acacia Research's (ACTG) CEO Matthew Vella on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

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seekingalpha.com - Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Acacia Research Third Quarter Earnings Release Conference Call. At this time, I'd like to inform you that this conference is being recorded, ...

5 Questions VCs Ask Startups about Copyright & IP You’ll Need to Answer

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Kunvay

blog.kunvay.com - Situations where potential venture capital investors are grilling start-up management always seems to bring the T.V. show “Shark Tank” to mind. I don’t know how many times I watched as one of the “...

Professor’s Art Career Was Business - Not “Hobby” - for Tax Purposes — Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

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fkks.com - Earlier this month, the United States Tax Court held that the work of a visual artist - who was a full-time art professor - constituted a business, not a hobby, for purposes of the tax law. Result:...

Despite Riches, Venezuela Starts Food Rationing - WSJ - WSJ

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online.wsj.com - Despite Riches, Venezuela Starts Food Rationing Government Rolls Out Fingerprint Scanners to Limit Purchases of Basic Goods; ‘How Is it Possible We’ve Gotten to This Extreme’

China has barriers to innovation as government doesn't want to lose control - Page2 - The Economic Times

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economictimes.indiatimes.com - As for culture, Zhang Hao may have scoured California, Europe and Japan for ideas and developed a robot which can see 3D objects and react in real time. But he's finding human recruits a bigger cha...

Update: Acacia Research Q3 Earnings - Revenue Expected To Rise On A Very Strong Pipeline Of Trials - Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG)

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seekingalpha.com - Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) reported third quarter ended September 30, 2014 (earnings call, press release). Revenues reached $37.2M, up 140% Y/Y. GAAP net loss was $12.4M, or $0.26 pe...

Move Over, Billable Hour; There's a New IP Fee Arrangement in Town

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jdsupra.com - The practice of law has changed greatly over the past decades. We have witnessed great growth in solo and small firm practice, as well as a large movement to in-house practice. We are even seeing g...

Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claims

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chicagoiplitigation.com - R-Boc Reps., Inc. v. Minemyer, No. 11 C 8433, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff R-Boc’s motions to amend its Final Invalidity Contentions with an allegedly new theory ...

UK intellectual property cops pinch pop pickers and pick up a funding package- The Inquirer

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theinquirer.net - THE UK's cybercrime and copyright fighting unit, the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), is having a good year, and a great day. So far today it has arrested two people on suspicion of...

Banner & Witcoff - News & Events

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bannerwitcoff.com - Please click here to read "'Do the Due': Performing Proper Diligence When Assessing IP Assets for Acquisition."

Enforcement of 8(a) Subcontracting Limitations Likely to Increase

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dorseygovernmentcontracts.com - Last month, the Government Accountability Office issued a report at the request of Senator Claire McCaskill, who asked the GAO to review how federal agencies monitor the work performed by subcontra...

Will Fogg Featured in Practical Law The Journal's Expert View Q&A - News Landing - Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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cravath.com - Cravath partner William V. Fogg, Co‑Head of the Firm’s Corporate Department, was featured in an “Expert View” Q&A on the securities market that appeared in the October issue of Practical Law The Jo...

Rosetta Stone loses claim to yellow in court | Business | DW.DE

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dw.de - Germany's top administrative court on Thursday rejected a claim by US software publisher Rosetta Stone to veto dictionary publisher Langenscheidt's exclusive registration of the color yellow as a t...

Audio archive: Marketing Thought Leadership podcast with Erik Pelton - Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC

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erikpelton.com - In 2011, I was interviewed by Linda Popky, the president of Leverage2Market Associates, on her “Marketing Thought Leadership” podcast. We discussed several topics including the practical and legal ...

SEC Commissioner Piwowar On Enforcement Policy

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secactions.com - Commissioner Michael Piwowar, the only economist currently on the Commission, outlined his views regarding enforcement policy in remarks delivered at the Securities Enforcement Forum 2014 last week...

Aereo Can't Use Compulsory License, Judge Says - 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...

The Low-Down: From Apple to Walmart, Successful Companies Are Addressing Climate Change

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thelowdownblog.com - From Apple to Walmart, Successful Companies Are Addressing Climate Change Managers manage. They are assertive rather than passive. They have little time for histrionics or ideology because impatien...

Malaysia Airports Holdings to acquire 100% stake in Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport - Airport Technology

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airport-technology.com - Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB) has announced the acquisition of the remaining 40% stake at Turkey's Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (ISG) International Airport for an estimated amount of €285m. Including...

Lilly misses estimates as drug patent expirations cut sales - Chicago Tribune

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chicagotribune.com - NEW YORK — Eli Lilly & Co. fell short of analyst earnings estimates as sales of its biggest drugs plummeted in what the company has said will be a down year. Third-quarter net income fell 58 percen...

The Low-Down: Bosses Say They Want Critical Thinking...But What Is It - and Will They Really Appreciate It?

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thelowdownblog.com - Be careful what you wish for. In addition to all the other specifications that enterprises now seek in job candidates, evidence of the ability to indulge in 'critical thinking' has become a favorit...

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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.