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RDS Risk Survey and Webinar: How will a Proposed Next Generation Registration Directory Services (RDS) to Replace Whois Impact You? (Available Until 15 May 2014)

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icann.org - The Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) invites you to participate in its recently launched Registration Directory Service (RDS) Risk Survey.  If you provide or use gTLD domain na...

Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox : Social Media Employment Law Blog : New York Lawyers & Attorneys for Electronic Media, Labor & Employment Law & Social Networking: Cozen O'Connor

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socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com - There seems to be room in the sandbox for lots of people to play.   Recent recesses have seen the NLRB dominate the discourse over the do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media and employment l...

Qualified Launch Program Introduced for New gTLD Registries

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blog.icann.org - ICANN recently established the Qualified Launch Program (QLP), which enables new gTLD registries to issue domain names to certain parties to help promote awareness that a new TLD is launching. Thes...

Beijing building China's first IP court - BEIJING - Globaltimes.cn

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globaltimes.cn - At the April 10 press conference held by the Press Office of Beijing Municipal People's Government, it was announced that Beijing is planning to build the first intellectual property court in China...

William Fry - Publication - Companies Using Windows XP Face Security Risk

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williamfry.ie - On 8 April 2014, Microsoft will cease to issue updates and security patches for bugs in Windows XP.  As a result, companies which use Windows XP after this date may no longer be compliant with the ...

UPOV Approves ARIPO Draft Legislation Spreading Plant Variety Protection To Africa

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ip-watch.org - We welcome your participation in article and blog comment threads, and other discussion forums, where we encourage you to analyse and react to the content available on the Intellectual Property Wat...

The Internet of Things Part 2: The Old Problem Squared

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jdsupra.com - Cisco estimates that 25 billion devices will be connected in the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2015, and 50 billion by 2020. Analyst firm IDC makes an even bolder prediction: 212 billion connected de...

Internet Law - Geneva Summer Schools - University of Geneva

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genevasummerschools.ch - The Internet l@w summer school offers a unique opportunity to learn and discuss Internet law and policies with experts from leading institutions including the Berkman Center for Internet and Societ...

» Tax Day – For Some of Us

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swineline.org - For most Americans, April 15 is a day of fear and loathing.  It is time to account for all of the taxes owed to various levels of government.  If someone has overpaid, money will be coming back.  I...

USPTO Trademark filings in 1st quarter of 2014 match same period in 2013 - Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC

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erikpelton.com - © 2013 Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: No Legal Advice The content of this website has been prepared by Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC for informational purpo...

China Design Patents. Because They Work.

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chinalawblog.com - In 2012, the last year for which statistics are available, 657,582 design patent applications were filed in China – more than in any other nation in the world. In fact, more design patent applicati...

2014 IP Champions Conference | Global Intellectual Property Center

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theglobalipcenter.com - To commemorate World Intellectual Property (IP) Day 2014, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) will hold its second annual Intellectual Property Champions Confe...

The 2nd Annual eDiscovery and Records Management Forum | Events

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finnegan.com - ASCo is hosting the 2nd Annual eDiscovery and Records Management Forum. This forum will delve into issues of foreign and local legal investigations. It will cover litigation with intensifying regul...

Here are the Mass. biotechs that lost the most value in the recent sell-off - Boston Business Journal

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bizjournals.com - If you are commenting using a Facebook account, your profile information may be displayed with your comment depending on your privacy settings. By leaving the 'Post to Facebook' box selected, your ...

The TTABlog®: Machine Stand Configuration Lacked Acquired Distinctiveness, Says TTAB

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thettablog.blogspot.fr - Machine Stand Configuration Lacked Acquired Distinctiveness, Says TTAB The Board affirmed a refusal to register the product configuration shown below, for stands for industrial stirring machines, f...

India behind China in IP generation: Cisco - The Times of India

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timesofindia.indiatimes.com - LAS VEGAS: Even as startups have mushroomed in India over the last few months, the country is yet to reach the scale of intellectual property (IP) generation being seen in nations like China and Is...

ITC finds violation of Section 337, issues a limited exclusion order, and terminates investigation in Certain Encapsulated Circuit Devices (337-TA-501) - Lexology

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lexology.com - On April 4, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Encapsulated Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-501).  In th...

Why People Pirate Game of Thrones, a Global Cost Breakdown

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torrentfreak.com - In a few hours a new episode of Game of Thrones will appear on BitTorrent, and a few days later roughly four million people will have downloaded this unofficial release. Those who pirate the show h...

American University Intellectual Property Brief » Mess with the Beetle and Get the Horns

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ipbrief.net - Late in March, Volkswagen of America, Inc. filed opposition against Ashland Inc. for a new product name that hit too close to home for the German car manufacturer. Ashland, a Fortune 500 company re...

NY Chapt: Show Me the Money: The Essentials of Valuation of Copyrights in Transactions & Litigation - Copyright Society of The USA (CSUSA)

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csusa.org - Michael H. Dolan is a Managing Director and the New York Office City Leader for Duff & Phelps, LLC.  Michael is part of the Valuation Services Advisory business unit and is the primary lead on valu...

HKTDC-World Intellectual Property Organization Sign MOU

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ipwire.com - Hong Kong, Apr 14, 2014 (Menafn – ACN Newswire via COMTEX) –The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) signed an MOU on 10 April in Gene...

CPA Global at INTA 2014

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lp.cpaglobal.com - INTA's Annual Meeting is an excellent opportunity to evaluate IP management solutions. Personalised software presentations for law firms and corporations, specifically focusing on what's new and re...

New Models of University-Industry Partnership: U Minnesota's "MN-IP Create" and "Try and Buy" Programs - Tech Transfer Central

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techtransfercentral.com - TTOs are increasingly charged with the task of quantifying their impact on regional economies, and one proven way to boost results is by improving corporate access to university-developed technolog...

Twelve Partners Named IP Stars in Managing IP's 2014 World IP Handbook and Survey

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marshallip.com - Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is pleased to announce that the following twelve partners have been named "IP Stars" in the 2014 World IP Handbook and Survey, published by Managing IP magazine: The IP H...

How waiting to incorporate your start-up could create a big tax problem - Tech Transfer e-News - Tech Transfer Central

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techtransfercentral.com - In a recent blog post, start-up guru Martin Zwilling takes a close look at Founder’s shares, and offers a list of special details that holders of these shares should bear in mind – with a particula...

Google unveils email scanning practices in new terms of service

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reuters.com - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads. T...

ClearViewIP - The Industry Leading Intellectual Property Consultancy

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clearviewip.com - ClearViewIP is an Intellectual Property Consultancy providing a range of services to help companies monitor, expand and better understand their IP portfolio and its position within their industry. ...

Check Before You Pay!

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colleripmanagement.com - Our clients continue to receive spurious requests to pay patent or trade mark renewal/maintenance/registration fees from organisations that they have not previously dealt with. In some cases, the o...

Top 10 Brands on Social Media in 2013 [CHART]

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mashable.com - Samsung was the most popular social-media brand worldwide in 2013, according to Starcount, which compiled data across Facebook, YouTube and other sites to come up with its top 10 list. Although Sam...

Jenner & Block’s patent litigation co-chair Truax named managing partner

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managingip.com - Please enter a maximum of 5 recipients. Use ; to separate more than one email address. Terrence Truax has been elected managing partner of Chicago-based law firm Jenner & Block, effective May 1 Tru...

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine - Maximising IP Value for Business

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iam-magazine.com - The findings of a recent survey suggest that the M&A market is expected to rebound this year after a fairly quiet 2013, with intellectual property slated to be the key driving factor in many deals....

Y8.net Lost in UDRP

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thedomains.com - Web Entertainment, LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada, just won a UDRP on the domain name y8.net The complainant has a trademark on the term Y8 that was filed in 2012 and has a gambling website at Y8.com The...

Stay in Tune with SAG-AFTRA - Town Hall Meeting in Los Angeles : Adlaw By Request

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adlawbyrequest.com - Adlaw® By Request™ Reed Smith LLP Adlaw and KidAdLaw are registered trademarks of Reed Smith LLP. Adlaw by Request is a trademark of Reed Smith LLP. Advertising & Marketing Lawyer & Attorney of Ree...

FOSS Patents: After 3 years of patent litigation, Apple and Samsung should settle for $3 and $1 per unit

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fosspatents.com - Three years ago to the day, Apple filed its original California patent infringement complaint against Samsung. On the occasion of this anniversary, here's a scan of the cover sheet with the date st...

A Basic Guide To Fair Use Of Trademarks

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business2community.com - Trademark and intellectual property law can be extremely complex, time-consuming, and costly to litigate. Given the increasing amount of intellectual property lawsuits being filed, as well as the e...

Defensive publication: an alternate way of maintaining your turf in a competitive marketplace - Lexology

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lexology.com - It is common knowledge that the bread-and-butter of emerging startups lies in securing exclusive rights to key aspects of their implicated technology. Staking claims to valuable IP assets via direc...

Applicant Auction Announces Suggested Schedule for 8 Future Private gTLD Auctions

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circleid.com - The Applicant Auction team is getting an increasing number of requests from applicants who are scheduled for ICANN's Last Resort auction and would prefer to participate in the Applicant Auction ins...

EU Patent

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eupatent.com - In recent weeks, there have been a number of announcements regarding developments relating to the Unified Patent Court (UPC). In this article, we’ll provide you with an overview of recent progress....

Apple Antitrust Monitor Reports ‘Improved’ Relationship — GigaLaw.com Daily News

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gigalaw.com - Apple Inc. and its court-appointed monitor appear to have patched up their rocky relationship as the company re-vamps its policies to prevent antitrust violations. In his first report to the federa...

Elvis Estate Sues Gunmaker Beretta Over Ad Campaign - Law360

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law360.com - Share us on: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn By Bill Donahue 0 Comments Select primary interest Aerospace & Defense Appellate Automotive Banking Bankruptcy California Class Action Commercial Contracts Co...

Apple Wins Japan Ruling Versus Samsung on Patent Infringement - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - Apple Inc. (AAPL) won’t have to pay damages to Samsung Electronics Co. and didn’t infringe on patents for certain products, a Tokyo District Court said today. Tokyo District Court Judge Koji Hasega...

Myriad, Stone Brewing, Thorntons: Intellectual Property - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN), the biggest maker of genetic tests for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, was denied a request for expedited review of an adverse patent decision. The U.S. Court of ...

The Sale of .Co To Neustar Closed Today; Offices To Stay In Miami

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thedomains.com - Although it was announced a few weeks ago, the sale of the  .CO Internet S.A.S to Neustar for $109 million dollars actually just closed today. According to the MiamiHerald.com, the “Champagne poppe...

Retailers Forming Group to Share Cyberthreat Info — GigaLaw.com Daily News

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gigalaw.com - U.S. retailers are planning to form an industry group for collecting and sharing intelligence about cyber security threats in the wake of last year’s big attack on Target Corp. The National Retail ...

WIPO/OMPIC Training Course on Patent Procedures

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wipo.int - The course is organized in cooperation with the Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC).

Zebra to Buy Motorola Solutions Unit for $3.45 Billion - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - Zebra Technologies Corp. (ZBRA) will acquire the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) for $3.45 billion, adding mobile computing and data-capture technology to its line of bar-code ...

IT + IC = Innovation - Smarter-Companies

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smarter-companies.com - IT is ever more available and affordable. But IT alone does not drive innovation. For that, you need to build an ecosystem around IT. We call this ecosystem intangible capital (IC). This presentati...

How to protect data security and customers’ trust

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Chris Frangiosa

sbnonline.com - Recent media attention, including ubiquitous coverage of the Target Corp. security breach over the holidays, has highlighted the increase in security intrusions affecting organizations across indus...

Intellectual Property Management: 5 Steps To More Profitable Business

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techpats-1.hs-sites.com - Managing your intellectual property is not as clear-cut as you would like: Which assets have the best potential for patent monetization? Which ones are likely to fall under IP infringement? How can...

Top Six gTLD Questions for Brands

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info.wolfedomain.com - ADOTAS – With the first wave of generic top level domains (gTLDs) set to launch this summer, followed by a wave of brand-controlled domains in the fourth quarter of 2013 and into 2014, the new Inte...

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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.