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DEA Wins the Battle but is Losing the War on Marijuana

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prospect.org - Dozens of people line up outside the Silver State Relief medical marijuana dispensary in Sparks, Nevada, to be among the first in Nevada to legally purchase medicinal pot.  The U.S. Drug Enforcemen...

7 Tips for Beating the Odds to License Your Idea For a New Toy

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core77.com - Getting hired at Worlds of Wonder at age 27 as my first 'real' job was a dream come true. A toy company, really? As a child I devoured toys, collecting everything — soldiers, Matchbox cars, model a...

Apple Becomes a Green Energy Supplier, With Itself as Customer

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nytimes.com - Although much of Apple’s manufacturing is done offshore, it still has extensive needs for electric power in the United States — and not only for the sprawling new corporate campus it is building at...

The TTABlog<sup>®</sup>: Double WYHA? RENTED.COM Merely Descriptive and Confusable with RENT.COM for Real Estate Services

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thettablog.blogspot.fr - The USPTO refused registration of the mark RENTED.COM for "Computer services, namely, providing search platforms to allow users to request content from and receive content to a computer or mobile d...

“THANKYOU”—possibly the dumbest trademark dispute ever—has been dropped

arstechnica.com - We've seen some pretty strange intellectual property litigation in our day. We can now check off one of the dumbest IP lawsuits we've seen in a while. That's because Citigroup and AT&T resolved a t...

5 Ways to protect your intellectual property

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pamplinmedia.com - Protecting your intellectual property, such as your business name, your inventions, or your trade secrets, is crucial to the success of your business. This intellectual property may be as valuable ...

Photon Control Takes Legal Action Against Photon Control R&D and Others to protect its Intellectual Property

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tmcnet.com - Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied ...

Strengthening Kenya’s IP Landscape

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wipo.int - Sylvance Sange, acting managing director of the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), talks to WIPO Magazine about Kenya’s intellectual property (IP) landscape, key priorities, challenges and...

Sirius XM Holdings is latest patent target for Global Interactive Media - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

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ipwatchdog.com - American satellite and online radio provider Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) has become a recent target for a company headquartered in Belize which has been bringing patent infringement suits agai...

Global Innovation Index 2016: Switzerland, Sweden, UK, U.S., Finland, Singapore Lead; China Joins Top 25

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wipo.int - Released jointly by WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and the 2016 GII Knowledge Partners, the Confederation of Indian Industry, du and A.T. Kearney China joins the ranks of the world’s 25 most-inno...

Gillette accuses Edgewell of MACH3 patent infringement

cosmeticsbusiness.com - Body | Cosmetics Business News | North America | Regulatory P&G’s Gillette and Edgewell Personal Care have been caught in a dispute over patent infringement concerning a model of razor sold in the ...

And Just Like That, The Dumbest Trademark Suit Over Saying 'Thank You' Disappears | Techdirt

techdirt.com - It is with mostly pleasure, but a little bit of sadness, that I am here to inform you, dear reader, that the idiotic trademark lawsuit brought by Citigroup against AT&T because it dared to say "tha...

Clint Eastwood Ends Legal War Over a Chair (Exclusive)

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hollywoodreporter.com - Clint Eastwood's battle with a chair at the Republican National Convention was headline-making political news. But months before the Oscar-winning filmmaker and actor hit the stage, he began battli...

The IPKat: Singapore Government launches public consultation on major copyright reform

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ipkitten.blogspot.com - Wednesday, 24 August 2016 Singapore Government launches public consultation on major copyright reform Beautiful Singapore Singapore is currently engaged in a significant reform of its Copyright Act...

Webinar: Controlling the Pace — Recent Changes in Patent Prosecution and Opposition in Europe | Events

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finnegan.com - Events Webinar: Controlling the Pace — Recent Changes in Patent Prosecution and Opposition in Europe Finnegan-Hosted Event; Webinar; Speaking Engagement August 24, 2016 Webinar Time is money, and i...

Seven Hidden Costs of a Cyberattack - Deloitte Risk & Compliance - WSJ

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deloitte.wsj.com - There are many ways a cyberattack can affect—and cost—an organization, and the impacts will vary depending on the nature and severity of the event. Common perceptions, however, are mostly shaped by...

Settlement talks collapse in Yosemite National Park trademark clash

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star-telegram.com - Efforts to settle the dispute between the federal government and Yosemite National Park’s former concessions company over trademarks have stalled, foreshadowing a potentially costly and time-consum...

Specsavers seeks to trademark 'should've' catchphrase - BBC News

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bbc.com - Optician group Specsavers has had its plan to trademark the use of "should've" and "shouldve" approved by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The company uses the phrase "should've gone to S...

Research of Facts and Law under the UDRP - IP Legal Corner

iplegalcorner.com - Ordinarily in commercial alternative dispute resolution processes arbitrators are not authorised to independently do factual research, and there is continuing disagreement about what if any legal r...

Securing Buy-in From the Top – 7 Benefits of Integrated Thinking

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sustainablebrands.com - In spite of recent advances, the reality of life for many CSR and sustainability officers is still pretty disheartening. Many senior executives and key internal stakeholders still think of corporat...

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.
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