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It Doesn't Matter Who Does the Lobbying: Trade Agreements Aren't the Place for Internet Regulations

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EFF

eff.org - The Associated Whistleblowing Press released portions of draft text proposed by the United States for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) this week, revealing some alarming provisions that indic...

Update On Ten-Year Campaign To Give Copyright Industry Another Monopoly: WIPO's Broadcasting Treaty

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techdirt

techdirt.com - Say what you will about the copyright industry, but it certainly doesn't give up. No matter how many times a bad idea is fought off, sooner or later, it comes back again. The best example of this i...

Job Opening: Policy Advocate - Public Knowledge

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Pamela Samuelson

publicknowledge.org - Position Summary: The Policy Advocate will play a key role in the development of Public Knowledge’s approach to promoting innovation, consumer rights, and the free flow of information. The Policy A...

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

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The Global IP Center

sbecouncil.org - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Brand Council released a national survey, which found strong agreement among consumers that counterfeit goods are impacting the U.S. economy. Eight in ten resp...

Mei-lan Stark Recaps Her Term as President

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INTA

inta.org - Thank you for a productive and influential 2014. It is has been an excellent year for INTA and we have many milestones to be proud of. We are stronger and more effective, and our efforts have been ...

US-China Commission Puts Emphasis On Wide Range Of IP Issues

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IP-Watch

ip-watch.org - The United States and China yesterday concluded a three-day high-level meeting with numerous outcomes on intellectual property rights, including: local treatment of IP, trade secrets, geographical ...

Iowa company sues sports giant Eastbay over trademark dispute

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TTABlog

desmoinesregister.com - A northwest Iowa company has filed a lawsuit against sports clothing and equipment giant Eastbay, claiming the company is using its trademark in branding efforts. Hadar Athletic filed the lawsuit i...

Skills-Based Education Can Help Solve The Inequality Puzzle - Forbes

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Julie Samuels

forbes.com - Income inequality has been a dominant topic of debate in recent months and will likely influence the coming presidential race. A common argument advanced by fans of inequality economist Thomas Pike...

CSUSA Mid-Winter Meeting 2015 - Copyright Society of The USA (CSUSA)

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Copyright Society

csusa.site-ym.com - The 2015 Mid-Winter Meeting is being held at The Hutton Hotel located at 1808 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Reservations may be made over the phone by calling (615) 340-9333 or via email. T...

Dec 19, 2014 Weekly Summary

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Copyright Alliance

copyrightalliance.org - Merry ACG Copyright & Tech Report!!  The next one will be in the new year. Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, internat...

Kansas Assistant Actuary, Product Development, FSA or ASA. (#5293) Job at Actuarial Careers, Inc.. - Product Development and Management Association

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PDMA

jobs.pdma.org - Assistant Actuary, Product Development, FSA or ASA.  Will serve as a leader in the development, pricing and management of fixed and fixed indexed annuity products.  Ensure that products meet corpor...

IP SOLUTIONS BLOG » China Dominates Global Innovation Scene

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Patent Solutions

ipsolutionsblog.com - What has long been predicted has now become a reality: China is leading the world in innovation. Today, we released our report, Chinese Corporate Trends and Globalization for IP. It finds that Chin...

Creativity Adds More Than $1.1 Trillion to U.S. Economy, Employs 5.5 Million

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Copyright Alliance

creativefuture.org - A new report shows that the creative industries whose businesses are built on copyright generated over $1.1 trillion dollars and 5.5 million jobs for the U.S. economy in 2013, an increase from 2012...

The Top 5 Changes on Madison Ave. Over the Last 25 Years - NYTimes.com

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Jeffrey Greenbaum

nytimes.com - FROM the early 1990s to the mid-2010s — almost a quarter-century of fundamental changes for Madison Avenue, and for those who have covered the advertising industry. There are profound differences f...

Global Intellectual Property Filings Up in 2013, China Drives Patent Application Growth

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Coller IP

wipo.int - Global patent filings extended a run of strong annual increases in 2013, underpinned by double-digit growth in China where about a third of the world’s 2.6 million patent applications were filed, f...

CBO doesn't know patents

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InnovationAlliance

thehill.com - The newly elected Republican majority appears intent on moving a broad patent reform bill in the first few weeks of the new Congress.  In that context, the Congressional Budget Office recently rele...

"TAKETEN" and "TAKE 10!" Trademarks Not Confusingly Similar

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Patricia Williams

natlawreview.com - In In re St. Helena Hosp. (Fed. Cir. Dec. 16, 2014), the Federal Circuit held that St. Helena Hospital should have been allowed to register its TAKETEN mark, finding that it was not likely to cause...

Uber Wants To Patent Its Controversial Surge-Pricing Plan

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Mark Goldstein

huffingtonpost.com - Uber is trying to patent one of its most controversial features: surge pricing. The car-service app in September of 2013 applied to patent the way it charges customers during busy periods, Bloomber...

Diamonds.net - USPTO Approves 'Orchidea,' 'Who's Your Jeweler?' and 'Lux Crown' Trademarks

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diamonds.net - Prices Rapaport Prices RapNet Prices Parcel Prices Rupee Prices Price Calculator Subscribe to Prices Buy Price Lists News Latest News Videos Reports Magazine Subscribe to News Free Newsletters News...

Santa Claus and Big Data

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smartdatacollective.com - The holiday season operation is a big deal for Santa Claus. Getting the wide range of presents to kids all over the world is a complex operation that needs to be carried out within just a few days....

The Low-Down: Save Money! Cut Out Middlemen Like Walmart and Amazon! Order Direct from China Now!

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Jonathan Low

thelowdownblog.com - Save Money! Cut Out Middlemen Like Walmart and Amazon! Order Direct from China Now! It has often been said that revolutions eventually devour their own. And it turns out the internet revolution may...

Trademark Application for "GLOBAL SUPPLY SECURE" Filed by American International Group

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Patricia Williams

insurancenewsnet.com - By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a trademark application has been made fo...

Haggen to Expand from 18 Stores to 164 Stores with Major Acquisition

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Anne Glazer

businesswire.com - BELLINGHAM, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 146 stores as part of the divestment process brought abou...

Trademark Application for "ESTA DE TU LADO" Filed by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

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Patricia Williams

insurancenewsnet.com - By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a trademark application has been made fo...

N.Y. Regulator Presents Changes to ‘BitLicense’ Proposal — GigaLaw.com Daily News

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gigalaw.com - Benjamin M. Lawsky, New York state’s top financial regulator, outlined revisions to the state’s highly anticipated “BitLicense” proposal, providing the most detail yet on rules that, when finalized...

Advertising in Cuba? Not Yet, Says Uncle Sam

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allaboutadvertisinglaw.com - President Obama has created a lot of buzz about opening the Cuban market to Americans, but it is a long way from buzz to profits.  On December 17, 2014, the President and various members of his adm...

USPTO to Host First-Ever Symposium on Trade Secrets

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Trade Secrets Watch

blogs.orrick.com - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is hosting its first Trade Secret Symposium on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the USPTO building in Alexandria, Virginia. The fact that the USPTO, an off...

Priori’s Holiday Legal Gift Guide

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Gerald M. Levine

blog.priorilegal.com - to prevent substantial fines and penalties. An organized, well-considered approach to setting up and maintaining record systems can help eliminate unnecessary risk and liability. Your approach shou...

REG, Neste Oil settle U.S. and Singapore patent lawsuits - World News Report

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EIN Patents News

world.einnews.com - By Renewable Energy Group Inc. | December 19, 2014 Renewable Energy Group Inc., headquartered in Ames, Iowa, and Neste Oil Corp. of Finland have entered into a settlement and license agreement wher...

Managing Intellectual Property | Topics

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Robert Milligan

managingip.com - The rise of the Internet has altered the ways in which most people involved in IP conduct business. This is particularly true in regards to trade secrets With new legislation proposed around the wo...

Hand-Selected Network of Lawyers for Businesses

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Gerald M. Levine

priorilegal.com - Priori is transforming how small businesses interact with lawyers. We believe finding the right lawyer for your business can protect you down the road, and we understand that hiring and working wit...

Does Your Business Protect Its Secrets? — The Law of Entrepreneurship

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lawofentrepreneurship.com - Does your business protect its secrets? Did you know that it could? Well...it can! It's called trade secret. Trade secret may have a slightly different definition from state to state, but generally...

What Are the Risks of Growing Too Fast?

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Jamie T. Pruitt

inc.com - Growth is an almost universal objective among businesses, and why not? Done right, growth can mean more sales, greater market share,and a healthier bottom line. But thosetwo words -- "done right" -...

Rent the Runway, a Designer Fashion Start-Up, Raises $60 Million - NYTimes.com

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bits.blogs.nytimes.com - Rent the Runway, a web start-up that lets women rent designer clothing at affordable prices, tries to make it a lot less difficult. Now, the company will have more resources to make that happen. On...

CREATe Launches Chinese-Language IP E-Learning - CREATe.org

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Robert Milligan

create.org - Companies around the world are increasingly concerned about protecting valuable trade secrets and other types of intellectual property from counterfeiting, piracy and other types of infringement. T...

Seyfarth Attorneys Present At 2014 American Intellectual Property Association Trade Secret Summit

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Robert Milligan

tradesecretslaw.com - On December 4th and 5th, nearly 100 trade secret, non-compete, and economic espionage practitioners convened at the Intel Global Headquarters in Santa Clara, California for the annual American Inte...

Where Boards Fall Short - HBR

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Jamie T. Pruitt

hbr.org - Though it’s been over a decade since the first wave of post-Enron governance reforms, boards are still failing to provide strong oversight and strategic support for management’s efforts to create l...

Marketing tech 2015 events: Announcing Growth Summit and GrowthBeat | VentureBeat | Marketing

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Jamie T. Pruitt

venturebeat.com - If you’re a marketing technologist, a CMO, or any kind of growth-oriented marketing leader, our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why we started VB Insight, our research division. And it’s why we...

Target Data Breach Suit Left Largely Intact - Law360

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Seth Northrop

law360.com - Target Data Breach Suit Left Largely Intact Law360, New York (December 18, 2014, 4:59 PM ET) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Thursday left largely intact a consolidated consumer class action filed ...

How Facebook can still be an attorney’s ‘best friend forever’

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Patrick Soon

insidecounsel.com - Yes, it’s true. Facebook has undergone major modifications over the past year, largely in an effort to try to get business users to spend money on “pay-per-click” advertising. Nevertheless, Faceboo...

Meetup #63 - Selling into the US - IP & Taxes

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SB Partners LLP

siliconhalton.com - January 13, 2015  |  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Milton Education Village, Milton  Tech companies can increase their level of security by learning how to reduce taxes and risks, especially when doing busi...

Dan Ballard

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.