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IRS Shuts Down Another High-Profile Asset Forfeiture Case, Gives $447,000 Back To Its Rightful Owners

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techdirt.com - IRS Shuts Down Another High-Profile Asset Forfeiture Case, Gives $447,000 Back To Its Rightful Owners from the sadly,-no-interest-will-be-collected-on-this-two-year-'loan' dept Thanks to our nation...

Gavi Receives Record-Breaking Financial Pledges For Vaccines

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ip-watch.org - Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, boasted success this week as its biennial replenishment conference attracted US$ 7.5 billion in pledges, which is the organisation said is expected to allow 300 million ...

The IPKat: Belgium asks CJEU: does the Enforcement Directive allow cost-capping in IP litigation?

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ipkitten.blogspot.com - Belgium asks CJEU: does the Enforcement Directive allow cost-capping in IP litigation? From Stijn Debaene and Hakim Haouideg (fieldfisher, Brussels: katpat!) comes some pretty hot news from Belgium...

Statement by United States Trade Representative Michael Froman at the Senate Committee on Finance

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ustr.gov - Statement by United States Trade Representative Michael Froman at the Senate Committee on Finance “Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, Members of the Finance Committee, thank you for the opportun...

New anti-counterfeiting union announced as regulator blasts Alibaba over fakes - Blog - World Trademark Review

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worldtrademarkreview.com - While a war of words between China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and Alibaba Group attracts global headlines, another Chinese government body has quietly established a new...

Top 5 IP challenges – and solutions – for all executives in 2015 (Part 2)

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ipstrategy.ca - Last post I outlined the top 5 IP challenges all startups, investors, executives, and business leaders – not just IP focused leaders – will have in 2015.  These challenges directly impact R&D depar...

2014 was an unforgiving year for many PIPCO investors - Blog - Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - Maximising IP Value for Business

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iam-magazine.com - Issue 70 of IAM will shortly be available to view online for subscribers, with hard copies hitting desks soon after. As this is our first edition for 2015, Data Centre takes a look back at the perf...

Photo competitions and copyright

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sparkandfuse.com - Photographic competitions have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to the boom in digital photography and the ease with which photographs can be communicated via the internet. They c...

To become a true IP leader, China must reverse its inventor exodus - Blog - Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - Maximising IP Value for Business

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iam-magazine.com - A report from Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua from this week’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos suggests that China’s ability to retain its brightest homegrown inventors – as well as to a...

Inside the Penn State Patent Auctions: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned - Distance Learning, Tech Transfer e-News - Tech Transfer Central

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techtransfercentral.com - In March 2014, Penn State became the first university to hold its own IP auction without the assistance of a broker by launching its Intellectual Property Auction Website. Historically, the univers...

Canadian copyright law

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copyrightlaws.com - Next offering is over a 4-week period beginning 19 January 2015. Register below via Paypal by clicking on PAY NOW icon.  Contact us. Description of eTutorial on Canadian Copyright Law (CCL) CCL is ...

Albemarle reports fourth quarter and full year 2014 results

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insurancenewsnet.com - Net (loss) income attributable to Albemarle Corporation Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) reported a fourth quarter 2014 loss of $(18.5) million, or $(0.24) per share, compared to fourth quarter 20...

Pfizer's 2015 forecast disappoints, crimped by generics, dollar

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reuters.com - (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) reported stronger-than-expected quarterly sales due to cost cuts and demand for its vaccines and cancer drugs, but the company forecast 2015 earnings below Wall Stree...

U.S. businesses urge China to postpone new cybersecurity policies

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reuters.com - (Reuters) - U.S. business lobbies have called for "urgent discussions" with the Chinese government over new cybersecurity regulations that would force technology vendors to Chinese banks to hand ov...

UPDATE 3-China regulator blasts Alibaba for illegal business on its websites

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reuters.com - * Regulator says met Alibaba in July to discuss illegal business * Alibaba did not do enough to fight counterfeits -SAIC * Meeting contents delayed to avoid affecting Alibaba IPO -SAIC (Adds share ...

Meredith to Acquire Shape Magazine Brand - WSJ

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wsj.com - Meredith to Acquire Shape Magazine Brand Publisher to Combine Shape With Fitness Magazine

Trademarks, Design||Brand protection basics for exporters

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primaryopinion.com - In October 2014, the Australian Government released its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda Report. A key part of its reforms include the development of five Industry Growth Centres, whi...

Lack of legal harmonisation 'greatest challenge' for EU industry

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theparliamentmagazine.eu - During the last few months, the EU intellectual property (IP) agenda has been taking its final shape, with the main actors getting together to discuss the details of the legislation. The recent hea...

India rejects Gilead's Hepatitis C drug patent request

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uk.reuters.com - DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to bo...

The Low-Down: Dangerous Data: The Battle Between Sources and Uses

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thelowdownblog.com - Dangerous Data: The Battle Between Sources and Uses The perception that data is neutral, objective and somehow harmless continues to pervade the thinking of too many enterprises. The fact that they...

New Chinese Rules Force Companies to Disclose Source Code — GigaLaw.com Daily News

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gigalaw.com - The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret source code, submit to invasive audits and build so-called b...

Finextra Community Home Cyber-shock for banks. Time to prepare?

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finextra.com - A recent report by the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities shows, not surprisingly, the financial sector attracts more cyber-crime than other industries. It states that banks ‘h...

AIA Forecasts Growth in Construction Spending in Next Two Years - Architect Magazine

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architectmagazine.com - The AIA today released its semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, which projects a 7.7 percent increase in construction spending in 2015 and an 8.2 percent rise in 2016. The survey of U.S. co...

FAQ — Amendments to the Patent Act: Questions and Answers - Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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cipo.ic.gc.ca - A1. Patents provide a legally-protected exclusive right to an invention. In this way, patents serve as a reward for ingenuity. Patent protection applies in the country that issues the patent. In Ca...

Europeans See Increased Demand for Cybercrime Insurance — GigaLaw.com Daily News

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gigalaw.com - The increasing incidents of cybercrime is sparking European executives’ interest in insurance policies that cover the fallout from hacking, officials at insurance firms say in Europe say. Demand fo...

Webinar

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hub.zlien.com - While those at the "bottom of the chain" (material suppliers, subontractors...) are the first to put work into a project, they're the last to be paid. Moreover, when money gets tight and there are ...

Data Breach Planning for Small Businesses

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privacyandiplawblog.com - Many of the top stories last year related to data breach – from the Target breach during the Christmas Shopping Season (Dec. 2013: Prior Post, Small Business Magazine article; additional news cover...

Vietnam press leaders declare war on copyright violation

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tuoitrenews.vn - Vietnamese newspaper leaders expressed their resolve to combat rampant copyright infringements at a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday. The event was jointly organized by the U.S. Consulate G...

In Rare Trademark Decision, Supreme Court Rules That “Tacking” Is A Jury Issue

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jdsupra.com - On January 21, 2015, in its first substantive trademark case in over 10 years, the U. S. Supreme Court unanimously held that when a trademark owner attempts to establish priority based on an earlie...

10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)

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entrepreneur.com - Entrepreneurs who start businesses often fail, although the statistics cited can vary, according to Bloomberg.  While it’s a given that launching a startup means embarking on a long and winding roa...

Cook Medical Successful in Obtaining Dismissal of Patent Infringement Case Filed by Acacia Subsidiary - World News Report

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world.einnews.com - Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:05am EST * Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release. Cook Medical Successful in Obtaining Dismissal of Patent Infringement Case Filed by Acacia Subsidiar...

The 2015 Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards - Smarter-Companies

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smarter-companies.com - The Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards, will be held at the 16th European Conference on Knowledge Management this year on the 3-4th of September at The University of Ud...

12th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning - Smarter-Companies

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smarter-companies.com - The evolution of KM has been slow, yet steady.  As we in the KM community continue to mature its existence such that is recognized and implemented as a key factor in improving today's society, busi...

||Changes to the UK Patent Box Scheme

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primaryopinion.com - The UK Patent Box regime came into force on 1 April 2013 and by 2017 will allow an effective reduction of corporation tax to 10% for income from qualifying patented inventions. Following interventi...

DigitalKoans » Blog Archive » DLPA Strategic Plan 2015 through 2017

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digital-scholarship.org - We must, first and foremost, complete our hub network so that all collections and item types in America have an on-ramp to DPLA; fully build out our technology platform to ensure we have a solid fo...

Hormel Ducks Trade Secret Claim Over Bacon Process - Law360

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law360.com - Hormel Ducks Trade Secret Claim Over Bacon Process Law360, New York (January 28, 2015, 1:02 PM ET) -- An Oklahoma company that's suing Hormel Food Corp. in Minnesota federal court for allegedly rip...

Non Compete Law in Texas: 2014 in Review

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northtexaslegalnews.com - There is a lot of confusion out there about whether non compete agreements are enforceable in Texas. Some believe that they are never enforceable, others think that they always are.  The truth is, ...

A Survey Of Patent Invalidations Since Alice - Law360

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law360.com - A Survey Of Patent Invalidations Since Alice Law360, New York (January 13, 2015, 10:25 AM ET) -- The Pineapple Express storms that hit California last December were the largest since January 2008. ...

How Construction Companies are Leveraging Social Media

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socialnomics.net - One thing in 2015 is quite clear; social media isn’t going anywhere. From the local coffee shops to Fortune 500 companies, social media will play a large role in nearly every business marketing pla...

Increasing use of non-compete agreements draws scrutiny | Law Office of G. Scott Fiddler, P.C.

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fiddlerlaw.com - The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Labor may soon investigate employers’ use of non-compete agreements following the outcry among House Democrats upon learning of the sandwich chain, Ji...

Steptoe & Johnson LLP: Intellectual Property: The Legal Airbag

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steptoe.com - If you are unable to participate in the live webinar but would like to receive a link to the recording, please let us know by registering here. Please join us on Thursday, January 29 for the third ...

Patents, Trademarks, Copyright||The Rise of IP in China - Reasons to be Cautiously Optimistic?

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primaryopinion.com - Recent developments in IP regulation and protection in China have been attracting the attention of IP practitioners and enthusiasts, but developing a coherent international IP strategy at the same ...

USPTO Examples Show What Passes Muster Under Alice - Law360

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law360.com - USPTO Examples Show What Passes Muster Under Alice Law360, New York (January 27, 2015, 8:18 PM ET) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released a list of examples Tuesday applying the U.S. Supr...

FutuRe NY mEtRo aREA coNStRucshun COntRACTS RoSe NEaRLY 40 PerCeNT bundln public

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tehnewyorktimez.com - Teh value f contractz 4 futua construcshun n' teh metropolitan area rose nearlee 40 percent las' month compaa wit a yer ago az both residential & commercial activitee increase. Dodge Data Analyticz...

Kirsty promoted to new role at intellectual property specialists Forresters - Birmingham Post

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birminghampost.co.uk - Birmingham-based intellectual property specialists Forresters has promoted Kirsty Gallagher to the role of marketing and business development manager. Ms Gallagher, from Dorridge, will be leading t...

Executive Summary - January 28, 2014 - World News Report

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world.einnews.com - LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS • Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Act 1 o The Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Act (“GST Amendment Act”) was passed by Parliament on 8 October 2014 and took effect on ...

New job at CC: Software developer - Creative Commons

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creativecommons.org - Today, we’re opening up a new job posting, for a developer. This person will work with our education team and existing technical lead to develop tools that facilitate the discovery, curation, use a...

Film Academy Blasts GoDaddy for Revealing Settlement Offers in Cybersquatting Lawsuit - The Hollywood Reporter

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hollywoodreporter.com - Nearly five years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences filed a massive cybersquatting lawsuit against GoDaddy, alleging that the domain registrar giant allowed its customers to buy do...

In Need of a Tune Up: Wisconsin’s Court of Appeals Considers Personal Jurisdiction in the Internet Age

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jdsupra.com - Last year, we wrote about the Seventh Circuit’s interpretation of the emerging issue of personal jurisdiction in the context of internet activity. Courts understandably have been wary of subjecting...

Johnson Matthey posts higher Q3 API profits; Pfizer patent spat continues - World News Report

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world.einnews.com - Johnson Matthey saw demand for ADHD APIs increase in the third quarter, while sales of its pain management ingredients and bulk opiates declined. The UK-headquartered precious metals firm reported ...

Dan Ballard

Patent and intellectual property attorney. Husband, Dad, Sunset Watcher. Using patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law to get business done.

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