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4shared Demands Retraction Over Misleading Piracy Report

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TorrentFreak

torrentfreak.com - Last month the Digital Citizens Alliance and NetNames released a new report with the aim of exposing the business models and profitability of “rogue” file-storage sites. The report titled Behind Th...

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week - 10/20/14

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torrentfreak.com - Illegal Copying Has Always Created Jobs, Growth, And Prosperity On: 19/10/2014 Comments: 0

Patents for Humanity

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uspto.gov - How to apply  |  Submit an application  |  View the public gallery Sept 9, 2014: The application deadline will be extended until Oct 31, 2014.  Federal Register Notice forthcoming. Aug 7, 2014: The...

Illegal Copying Has Always Created Jobs, Growth, And Prosperity

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torrentfreak.com - It often helps to understand present time by looking at history, and seeing how history keeps repeating itself over and over. In the late 1700s, the United Kingdom was the empire that established l...

No WTO judgment in tobacco packaging dispute until at least 2016

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reuters.com - GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization will not rule on a legal challenge to Australia's landmark tobacco packaging laws until at least the first half of 2016, the panel of judges said on ...

The IPKat: Galileo sees stars as ESA logo marches on

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ipkitten.blogspot.com - * The General Court had in earlier proceedings already held that the Commission’s Galileo project was limited to the launching of a satellite radio navigation project, this being the European respo...

Whole Foods Asks Shoppers to Consider a Value Proposition - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - WHOLE FOODS MARKET is fighting a two-front war: trying to reaccelerate its once-robust sales growth while fending off increased competition to sell its signature organic, natural and fresh products...

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myemail.constantcontact.com - Are you looking to take your business overseas but not sure how to protect your intellectual property (IP) rights? Or do you represent businesses and want to hear about the latest developments in g...

The Dark Market for Personal Data - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - BALTIMORE — THE reputation business is exploding. Having eroded privacy for decades, shady, poorly regulated data miners, brokers and resellers have now taken creepy classification to a whole new l...

Marques 2014: OHIM oppositions set to drop 18%

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INTA

worldipreview.com - The EU’s trademark agency is set to have received 18% fewer oppositions at the end of 2014 compared with last year, an official has said. Dimitris Botis, deputy director for legal affairs at the Of...

USTR’s Investigations On IP Rights Against India: Is There A Tenable Case?

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ip-watch.org - On 14th October, the US Trade Representative (USTR) began the out-of-cycle review (OCR) of India’s intellectual property (IP) laws, the mandate which it gave itself in the 2014 Special 301 Report. ...

PTAB To Webcast State of Board Operations on Tuesday

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ABA-IPL

patentspostgrant.com - PTAB To Webcast State of Board Operations on Tuesday PTAB to Report on State-of-the-Board This Week The PTAB is holding a two-day, all hands meeting this Tuesday and Wednesday (October 21-22). The ...

Enforcement, Adjudication to Take Center Stage at IP Summit

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INTA

ipophil.gov.ph - Confirmed speakers at this year’s Summit are Justice Diosdado M. Peralta of the Supreme Court of the Philippines; Atty. Jean-Pierre Maeder of Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASC...

Unified Submits Response to Request for Comments on AIA Trial Proceedings.

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Unified Patents

unifiedpatents.com - On October 16, 2014 Unified Patents submitted a response to the USPTO’s request for comments on “Trial Proceedings Under the America Invents Act Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.” The USPTO...

Podcast: Martin Hyden on Patent Ownership and Entitlement in the UK and Other EU Member States | Podcasts

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Finnegan

finnegan.com - Businesses that operate on a global level are often challenged by the complexity and differences of regulations from one region to another. What is an acceptable practice in one country may be inef...

10 Business-Oriented Rules for Achieving IP Lawyering Excellence - IPWatchdog.com

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Wendy Chou

ipwatchdog.com - One of the best pieces of advice I received before embarking for a senior, in-house counsel role was to “define your role broadly.” An excellent lawyer’s job function – especially within the IP fie...

Want Bose Headphones? Don't Check the Apple Store | News & Opinion

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Idea Buyer

pcmag.com - Automatic Renewal Program: Your subscription will continue without interruption for as long as you wish, unless you instruct us otherwise. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of t...

American University Intellectual Property Brief » Businesses consider options of dropping or continuing to use trademark “Isis”

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ipbrief.net - There are at least 270 businesses and trademarks in the United States that use the word “Isis” that are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This means that there could be...

‘An important step in executing our strategy’: Bird & Bird opens in Australia following merger with local ally

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Bird & Bird IP

legalbusiness.co.uk - Bird & Bird is establishing an Australian office by merging with Sydney-based Truman Hoyle, 20 months after entering into a cooperation agreement with the firm. The merger will go live on 3 Novembe...

Patent Docs: Conference & CLE Calendar

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Donald Zuhn

patentdocs.org - October 21, 2014 - "Recent Judicial Decisions Impacting Technology Licensing" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 to 11:15 am (CT) October 21, 2014 - "Patent Reissue: Strategic Use f...

The 20 Most Influential Women In IP Law - Law360

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Wendy Chou

law360.com - Select primary interest Aerospace & Defense Appellate Asset Management Automotive Banking Bankruptcy California Capital Markets Class Action Commercial Contracts Competition Consumer Protection Cor...

Column: Gov. Snyder should veto anti-Tesla bill

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Julie Samuels

freep.com - Across the country, the car dealers’ lobby is running scared of Tesla Motors. Tesla makes electric cars that Consumer Reports has called the best performing car — of any kind — it has ever tested. ...

Upcoming events | www.trademark-clearinghouse.com

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trademark-clearinghouse.com - Missed a webinar? Review the recordings and presentations. For the statistics on the TMCH, check the stats-page. Multilingual videos are now available in our Clearinghouse Channel. This webinar wil...

Hungary Offers Array of Production Incentives

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variety.com - Hungary’s strong filmmaking tradition, dating back to the early 1900s, has resulted in a topnotch production services industry, strong infrastructure and an experienced and affordable crew base. SE...

PAI applauds Michelle Lee’s nomination to serve as Director of the USPTO

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partnershipforamericaninnovation.org - “The Partnership for American Innovation applauds Michelle Lee’s nomination to serve as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The members of the PAI look forward to working with Directo...

Sealed for freshness in orange and blue with a $5.1m target - Headlines, features, photo and videos from ecns.cn|china|news|chinanews|ecns

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ecns.cn - Canned pork products made by Shanghai Maling Aquarius Co Ltd at a supermarket shelf in Beijing. The Shanghai-based canned meat producer has built a strong foothold in the Czech Republic. [Provided ...

Thomson Reuters IP Payments | Intellectual Property Solutions

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Patent Solutions

ip.thomsonreuters.com - Each year, people might be paying maintenance fees for nearly five million patent and trademark records that need updating. There’s no reason you should be too. With IP Payments from Thomson Reuter...

Cost of Cybercrime Spikes 96% - Infosecurity Magazine

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infosecurity-magazine.com - The average annualized cost of cybercrime incurred by US organizations is a whopping $12.7 million, which represents a 96% increase since the study was initiated five years ago. According to resear...

Guv Summit » Global University Venturing's annual Summit » Agenda

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Coller IP

guvsummit.com - 0800 – 0900: Registration, breakfast, and networking Global University Venturing editor-in-chief and Mawsonia founder James Mawson kicks off the event with an overview of the research commercialisa...

BERNAMA - Zimbabwean Farmers Warned Against Counterfeit Seeds

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bernama.com.my - We provide (subscription-based)  news coverage in our Newswire service.

Top Chinese corporates unite to address their country’s IP strategist shortage - Blog - Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) - Maximising IP Value for Business

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iam-magazine.com - IAM was in Shenzhen last week to attend the opening of the China Enterprise IP Institute (CEIPI). The institute – which aims to be a commercially-focused training ground for Chinese IP business str...

Japan in Depth / Patent Law revisions hinge on proper rewards - The Japan News

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The IP Exporter

the-japan-news.com - By Naotake Katori and Takashi Asako / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writers The success of the government’s plan to revise the Patent Law depends on whether a new regulation requiring companies to offer em...

Finally facing first inventor to file issues - Lexology

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Brian D. Phillips

lexology.com - It has been over three years since the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act was signed into law by President Obama, and just over eighteen months since the effective date of the first-inventor-to-file c...

7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Self-Publishing Company by Helen Sedwick — The Book Designer

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thebookdesigner.com - First, I want to thank Joel Friedlander for the opportunity to write a monthly post on the legal issues of self-publishing. With wit and wisdom, Joel has helped many a writer (including me!) grow i...

AECOM completes acquisition of URS Corporation - MarketWatch

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Intangible Business

marketwatch.com - LOS ANGELES, Oct 17, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AECOM Technology Corporation ACM, +3.66% the world’s #1-ranked engineering design firm, announced today that the company has completed its acquisition o...

Interested in INTIPSA - The International Intellectual Property Strategists Association

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linkedin.com - Private group. To request membership, click Join and your request will be reviewed by the group manager. INTIPSA is the international intellectual property strategy association. It is a non-profit ...

Ex-CFOs Defamation Suit Shows Walgreen in Tumult - WSJ - WSJ

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David Kluft

online.wsj.com - Ex-CFOs Defamation Suit Shows Walgreen in Tumult Filing Depicts Retailer Grappling With Disappointing Profit, Activist Hedge Funds and a Major Deal

BRIEF-Daetwyler Holding says signed contract to acquire Keystone Holdings, Inc.

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uk.reuters.com - * Says on Oct. 17, Daetwyler signed a contract to acquire Keystone Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Columbia Engineered Rubber, Inc * Says parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase pric...

The Low-Down: Costco Goes to China Without Opening a Store - via Alibaba's Tmall

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Jonathan Low

thelowdownblog.com - Costco Goes to China Without Opening a Store - via Alibaba's Tmall Adapt or die. When in Rome. The perfect is the enemy of the good. If you wish to be global, you'd better be ready to throw out the...

Bereskin & Parr LLP : Cynthia Rowden Win’s the 2014 INTA President’s Award

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Scott MacKendrick

bereskinparr.com - In addition to being a thought-leader and mentor at the firm, Cynthia’s contribution to INTA includes being a previous member of its Board of Directors and current member of its Trademark Office Pr...

Medtech Engineer Gets 18 Months for Stealing Trade Secrets

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qmed.com - A federal judge in New Jersey has sentenced medtech engineer Ketankumar Maniar to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from former employers C.R. Bard Inc. and Becton, Dickinson and Co. T...

Kim Dotcom must reveal his wealth to Hollywood studios | Technology

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theguardian.com - Kim Dotcom will have to reveal how much money he has after losing a bid to keep his assets a secret from five Hollywood film studios. The internet entrepreneur, who is facing extradition to the US ...

An Issue of National Security | Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

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jetlaw.org - The real issue, according to the tech industry, is the potential loss of American jobs resulting from a loss of trust between foreign governments and US companies due to NSA intelligence programs e...

3 Essential Components to a Foreign Filing Patent Strategy - IP Strategy.ca

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ipstrategy.ca - For the price of one globally filed patent, one can likely file 10 new patents in a single jurisdiction.  For a business with budget constraints, the result is trying to find the balance between a ...

Interactive Map: Where The Venture Capital Dollars Are Going - Venture Capital Dispatch - WSJ

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blogs.wsj.com - In the Boston-versus-New York rivalry, the Red Sox and the Yankees were also-rans this baseball season. Now, Massachusetts and New York are in another battle for the No. 2 spot: U.S. venture capita...

Philips sales stagnant in 3rd quarter, posts loss after losing patent infringement suit - World News Report

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EIN Patents News

world.einnews.com - AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips NV, the world’s largest lighting maker, has reported a 104 million-euro ($132 million) loss for the third quarter, mostly due to a one-off charge after losing a patent inf...

How Long Can You Enforce a Non-Compete Agreement For?

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ctemploymentlawblog.com - Back in June, I talked about the standard that courts will follow in deciding whether or not to enforce a non-compete agreement between an employer and an employee.  (Go read it here first.) But ma...

Are Employee Non-Competes Obsolete? | Fast Company

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Robert Milligan

fastcompany.com - Thomas Erickson had never really given much thought to employee non-compete agreements. But recently, the CEO of the Burlington, Massachusetts-based software company Acquia, Inc., says he's been ge...

Philips posts 3rd quarter loss - World News Report

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EIN Patents News

world.einnews.com - AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Royal Philips NV, the world's largest lighting maker, has reported a 104 million-euro ($132 million) loss for the third quarter, mostly due to a one-off charge after losing a pate...

Pantech Files for Bankruptcy Protection in U.S. - World News Report

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world.einnews.com - Pantech said Sunday it has applied for bankruptcy protection in the U.S., listing debts of US$1 billion and assets of $500 million in a filing in Atlanta. The ailing phone maker went into court rec...

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