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Can Europe Set Up a Digital Single Market Without Killing Copyrights? (Analysis)

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hollywoodreporter.com - Europe’s plans to erase national barriers to online commerce have been greeted by skepticism by the film and television industries, both on the continent and in the U.S. The European Commission, th...

Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché Program

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uspto.gov - The United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Overseas Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché program works to improve intellectual property systems internationally for the benefit of U.S. st...

June 2015

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managingip.com - The fine line between abuse and fair use at the PTAB Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass has outraged the pharma and biotech industries by seeking to invalidate their patents at the PTAB, with some observ...

An Update On Unsuccessful Inter Partes Review Petitions - Law360

law360.com - An Update On Unsuccessful Inter Partes Review Petitions Law360, New York (May 28, 2015, 11:15 AM ET) -- On April 22, 2015, we published an article in Law360 outlining three lessons to help patent o...

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inta.org - This updated members-only version features six chapters plus a Career Path Timeline for Trademark Administrators and Useful Resources. Look for additional chapters and resources to roll out by the ...

Chinese government move could significantly restrict domain name registration levels - Blog - World Trademark Review

worldtrademarkreview.com - The Chinese government has announced that registries and registrars will have to meet a number of conditions and obtain the approval of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) be...

Propaganda Mode for UPC Agreement Whilst EPO Increasingly Grants Patents on Software

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techrights.org - Posted in Europe, Patents at 6:52 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz “They [EPO examiners] claim that the organisation is decentralising and focusing on granting as many patents as possible to gain financia...

Periscope CEO: We're working on combating piracy

thehill.com - Periscope's CEO says the mobile live streaming service wants to make it easier to report piracy but is being held up by technical details, Reuters reported late Wednesday night. Media companies wan...

Cayman Islands prepare for a trademark revolution - Blog - World Trademark Review

worldtrademarkreview.com - The government of the Cayman Islands is drawing up a new Trademarks Bill that will introduce a local register and offer an increased ability to enforce marks. One lawyer in the region has told Worl...

The Daily Startup: DJI, Airware Launch Funds to Back Drone Startups

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blogs.wsj.com - Drone startups DJI and Airware have set up separate venture funds to back other companies in the sector, Yuliya Chernova reports for Dow Jones VentureWire. Airware–a developer of hardware software ...

Jawbone Sues Fitbit For Allegedly Stealing Employees And Trade Secrets

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forbes.com - As Fitbit gets ready for its initial public offering, it now has to contend with a lawsuit from fitness tracker competitor Jawbone. First reported by the New York Times, Jawbone has filed a lawsuit...

USPTO Systems Status and Availability

uspto.gov - Private PAIR Maintenance Postponed and TSDR Maintenance The Private PAIR maintenance originally scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31 is postponed. The USPTO will pro...

Practical Law

us.practicallaw.com - Six agreements for US public company acquisitions with a deal value of $100 million or more were filed this past week. On May 20, 2015, CVS Health Corporation agreed to acquire long term care facil...

USPTO Systems Status and Availability

uspto.gov - USPTO will perform maintenance affecting Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (Private PAIR) nightly, beginning Saturday, May 30 until Sunday, May 31, as per the schedule below: Updatin...

Pro Bono Trial Services for Individual Copyright Owners & Small Businesses In the New York City Area

copyrightalliance.org - The Copyright Alliance is partnering with New York based Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP to assist in finding potential clients for an externship program to provide free legal representation to indiv...

TTIP: more US market access, reform investment protection, retain EU standards

europarl.europa.eu - An EU-US trade deal should deepen EU access to the US market, but must not undermine EU standards or the right to regulate in the public interest, say Trade Committee MEPs in draft recommendations ...

Unitary Patent, or how to turn a great European project into a tax on innovation

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euractiv.com - Competitiveness Council ministers must intervene in a process that is currently moving in a totally non-innovative direction if the Unitary Patent is to prove a boost for European competitiveness a...

What the TPP would mean for patent law in Vietnam

lifesciencesipreview.com - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed multinational trade agreement. To date 12 countries are participating in negotiations: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zeal...

Owning the Future: Innovation Leadership

bna.com - Marshall Phelps, while at IBM in the 1990s, Mr. Phelps grew patent revenues from less than $21 million to an astonishing $2 billion a year within five years. Then, in the 2000s, he went on to achie...

USPTO Systems Status and Availability

uspto.gov - Private PAIR, Online Business System, AHD, and TSDR Maintenances USPTO will perform maintenance affecting Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (Private PAIR) nightly, beginning Thursday...

Trademarks|||Retail and Consumer|Techniques for tackling China’s counterfeit trade

primaryopinion.com - Techniques for tackling China’s counterfeit trade 27-05-2015 The production and trade of counterfeit goods in China is the thorn in the side of most well-known brands, but it’s not only the global ...

The Free State Foundation: Ad-Supported Piracy Remains a Serious Problem

freestatefoundation.blogspot.com - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Ad-Supported Piracy Remains a Serious Problem A new report, entitled “Good Money Still Gone Bad,” was released on May 19, 2015, by the Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA). The r...

Response to Provincial and Territorial Government Tariff Decision - Access Copyright

accesscopyright.ca - (May 27, 2015) The value of flexible content use is without question, however copyright must work for everyone—the users, creators and publishers of content—or it won't work for anyone. The Copyrig...

Plain packaging around the world: an infographic - Blog - World Trademark Review

worldtrademarkreview.com - The French government’s announcement that it is to introduce cigarette plain packaging as part of a law to be presented in “coming months” is the latest in a long line of countries across the globe...

USPTO Grants and Applications Both Down (Slightly) for FY2015

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patentlyo.com - I am predicting that US patent grants will fall in Fiscal Year 2015.  The chart above shows that the expected numbers through September 2015 will likely be slightly below the all-time high of 300,0...

Designs|||Retail and Consumer|Turning the tables on an infringer: so many types of damages can be awarded

primaryopinion.com - Alfrank Designs Ltd v Exclusive (UK) Ltd & Another [2015] EWHC 1372 (IPEC) is a ruling by Judge Hacon, sitting in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, England and Wales, on the calculation o...

BAA Link

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baalink.org - These days every successful brand is built around its tribe of core believers. People who truly embrace the brand, who follow it almost religiously and who actively advocate for it, evangelizing ot...

High European patent fees will hit start-ups - EU industry chief

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uk.reuters.com - Business News | Sun May 24, 2015 10:04pm BST High European patent fees will hit start-ups - EU industry chief

Passion Capital bags £45m for its UK tech startup fund

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techworld.com - A London-based venture capital house backed by the government today announced it has secured an additional £45 million fund to invest in UK tech and digital companies, bringing total funds raised u...

Ford Opens Electric Car Patents for Auto Industry R&D

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corpcounsel.com - More from Corporate Counsel Best Legal Departments 2015 Beware the Growth of State AG Enforcement Efforts For Lawyers Who Took Time Away, an In-House 'ReEntry' Top 10 Signs Your Compliance Program ...

Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle: announcing a unique new event - Blog - World Trademark Review

worldtrademarkreview.com - World Trademark Review (WTR) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle, a unique one-day conference for senior trademark practitioners, at Convene Times ...

Keeping your trademark out of the business

napavalleyregister.com - Dear Alex: I own a corporation, and am planning to expand the services that the business offers. The new service will have its own brand name, which I want to trademark. Should the corporation be t...

A Playbook for Making America More Entrepreneurial

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hbr.org - Americans have long believed in the importance of entrepreneurs to the health of our economy. We see ourselves as risk-takers and innovators. Today more than ever, the entrepreneur is celebrated, f...

Patents|||Financial Services|Further proposals from the EPO on Unitary Patent renewal fees

primaryopinion.com - The Unitary Patent (UP) will allow inventors to acquire pan-European protection without having to “validate” the granted European patent in every country of interest. Validation involves preparing ...

Second estimate of 1Q 2015 GDP and worrisome R&D data - The Intangible Economy

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athenaalliance.org - As expected, the second estimate of 1st quarter GDP from BEA shows the economy actually declined by 0.7% (rather than rising by 0.2% as earlier estimated - see earlier posting). Part of the revisio...

CyberAttack Exposes IRS Tax Returns

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info.brandprotect.com - Using Social Security numbers, birth dates, street addresses and other personal information obtained elsewhere, the criminals completed a multistep authentication process and requested the tax retu...

3 Consequences Of High-Fixed Expenses - Paparelli

paparelli.com - Once you burn the cash, it is gone. Because you burn it quickly, you will need to replenish it quickly to keep the business alive. You will need more funding. Here are three consequences of setting...

Home Depot Breach Caused 'Billions' in Losses, Suit Says

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gigalaw.com - Financial institutions claim Home Depot’s data breach caused total fraud losses “in the billions of dollars.” In a consolidated complaint filed May 27 in federal court in Atlanta, more than 100 fin...

The IPKat: Does a patent professional need to raise the trade secret option with the client?

ipkitten.blogspot.com - Does a patent professional need to raise the trade secret option with the client? I recall being in a meeting a while ago where the matter under consideration was whether to seek patent protection....

Nation’s Startup Activity Reverses Five-Year Downward Trend, Annual Kauffman Index Reports

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kauffman.org - (KANSAS CITY, Mo.), May 28, 2015 – Reversing a downward cycle that began in 2010, U.S. startup activity ascended last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index: Startup Activity. National business...

Pure Gym buys LA Fitness

theguardian.com - Britain’s budget gym operator Pure Gym has acquired LA Fitness and its 43 clubs, ending a battle for the chain in an increasingly competitive market. Pure Gym, which operates 98 fitness centres acr...

Lee Enterprises sues former publisher over marketing info

washingtontimes.com - MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The parent company of the Missoulian has sued a former publisher and four former advertising department employees, alleging they conspired to steal confidential client inform...

SEC.gov | SEC Announces Agenda for June 3 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

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sec.gov - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the next meeting of its Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will focus on public company disclosure effectiveness, intrast...

Data Giant Equinix Agrees Deal to Acquire Telecity

wsj.com - LONDON—U.S. data center operator giant Equinix Inc. on Friday won a scramble to acquire U.K.-based peer Telecity Group PLC in a cash and share offer worth £2.35 billion ($3.60 billion), cementing t...

Trade Secret Plaintiff Avoids Dismissal, Gets Discovery

lexisnexis.com - One of the most interesting Business Court decisions of last year was Judge Bledsoe's opinion in DSM Dyneema, LLC v. Thagard, 2014 NCBC 50, in which he held that the Plaintiff, which was suing for ...

Summer Infant sues former CEO and execs, alleges trade secret theft - Providence Business News

pbn.com - WOONSOCKET – Summer Infant, a maker of products for the newborn to age 3 group, has sued board member and former CEO Carol Bramson as well as two other former company executives and company consult...

Jawbone Accuses Fitbit of Stealing Information by Hiring Workers Away

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nytimes.com - SAN FRANCISCO — Close to what should be one of the biggest events of Fitbit’s life — its initial public offering of stock — the maker of wearable health trackers is facing an unexpected challenge: ...

Turtles Win Class Cert. In $100M Royalties Row With Sirius - Law360

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law360.com - Turtles Win Class Cert. In $100M Royalties Row With Sirius Law360, Los Angeles (May 27, 2015, 8:15 PM ET) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday granted class certification in a long-running, $...

Fitbit Slapped With Trade Secrets Suit Ahead Of IPO - Law360

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law360.com - Fitbit Slapped With Trade Secrets Suit Ahead Of IPO Law360, Los Angeles (May 27, 2015, 10:19 PM ET) -- Ahead of its initial public offering, Fitbit Inc. was hit with a lawsuit on Wednesday in Calif...

Australia plans PBS reform | IPPro Life Sciences news

ipprolifesciences.com - The Australian government has promised a 5 percent reduction in the price it pays for certain patented drugs, as part of changes it wants to make to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Health minis...

Dan Ballard

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