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EU Commissioner Wants to Abolish Netflix-Style Geoblocking

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TorrentFreak

torrentfreak.com - Due to complicated licensing agreements Netflix is only available in a few dozen countries, all of which have a different content library. The same is true for many other media services such as BBC...

Under U.S. Pressure, PayPal Nukes Mega For Encrypting Files

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torrentfreak.com - During September 2014, the Digital Citizens Alliance and Netnames teamed up to publish a brand new report. Titled ‘Behind The Cyberlocker Door: A Report How Shadowy Cyberlockers Use Credit Card Com...

The IPKat: Blind faith not enough when proving bad faith: a case of Colourblindness

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ipkitten.blogspot.com - The Board of Appeal also dismissed the argument that RSVP acted in bad faith at the filing of the application, according to Article 52(1)(b), in that no formal agreement between Cox and Pangyrus on...

India could see economic renaissance like China – but must invest in innovative capacity: Patrick Kilbride - TOI Blogs

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blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com - Patrick Kilbride is executive director of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center. Recently in India, Kilbride spoke with Sanjiv Shankaran on the optimism India’s economy i...

Don’t Complicate Things: Existence of a License Comes Down to the Terms of a Contract

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ipwatchdog.com - In a case located at the intersection of bankruptcy and IP law, the Third Circuit ruled that, under the terms of a contract, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production and its affiliates did not...

Santa Monica's MyLife.com To Pay $800K In Penalties, $250K In Customer Refunds

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smmirror.com - Local social media website MyLife.com has agreed to a court judgment under which it will pay $800,000 in penalties, plus $250,000 in refunds to customers, according to the Santa Monica City Attorne...

Game-Changing Times in the Transportation Industry | IV Insights Blog

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intellectualventures.com - That’s why we are so pleased that Ford Motor Company signed a license agreement with Intellectual Ventures (IV). The deal provides Ford and its affiliates with a license to IV's patent portfolio of...

Don’t forget to contribute your views to the 2015 Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey - Blog - World Trademark Review

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worldtrademarkreview.com - There is still time to participate in the seventh annual Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey. Conducted annually by WTR, the research project is designed to give counsel – both in-house and in pri...

Last Month at the Federal Circuit Newsletter - February 2015

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finnegan.com - DISCLAIMER:  The case summaries are intended to convey general information only and should not be construed as a legal opinion or as legal advice.  The firm disclaims liability for any errors or om...

Rebecca Tushnet's 43(B)log: AU IP/Gender Panel I: Women's Leadership in Traditional Cultural Production

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tushnet.blogspot.com - Panel I: Community Structure and Women’s Leadership in Traditional Cultural Production Moderator – Margaret Chon, Seattle University School of Law Helen Chuma Okoro, Nigerian Institute of Advanced ...

South Africa Awaits Patent Reforms With Hope, Concern

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ip-watch.org - CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s new policy on patents could go to the Cabinet for approval soon, says Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF), one of the organisations spearheading the F...

EPO patent applications increase in 2014 but granted patents fall

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World IP Review

worldipreview.com - The number of patent applications filed last year at the European Patent Office (EPO) increased compared with 2013 but granted patents fell, the office has said. Overall, patent filings at the offi...

TiVo, Others Buy Scraps of Aereo at Bankruptcy Auction - WSJ

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wsj.com - Aereo Inc., the defunct TV-streaming service that once promised to revolutionize the way consumers watch network television, was sold for parts this week to TiVo Inc. and other buyers at a bankrupt...

Craft Brewery Intellectual Property Primer

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jdsupra.com - A name. It all starts with a name. A series of words, individually with little meaning, but collectively, the embodiment of creativity, passion, and inspiration. Whether the name of the craft brewe...

Envision Healthcare Reports 2014 Adjusted EPS Growth of 76.5% to $1.20, Adjusted EBITDA Growth of 24.8% to $556.2 Million, on 18.0% Revenue Growth - MarketWatch

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marketwatch.com - GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Feb 26, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. EVHC, -0.37% (Envision or Company) reported results from operations for the three months and 12 months e...

TiVo buys Aereo name, auction fetches under $2M

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gigaom.com - Aereo, the streaming start-up that was poised to upend the TV industry until the Supreme Court shut it down, has been sold for scraps. Aereo’s assets fetched under $2 million at auction, according ...

A Copyright Office for the digital age

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IP Solutions

thehill.com - The Internet is a major driver of growth in the U.S. economy, enabling $8 trillion in electronic commerce annually, and a vital enabler of access to information, ideas and entertainment for people ...

Is Invention on Demand the Next Big Thing? ipCreate, AOP Featured on IPWatchdog - Article One Partners

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info.articleonepartners.com - IPWatchdog’s latest article puts the focus on the recent ipCreate and Article One Partners merger! In a new article published yesterday, Gene Quinn, founder of IPWatchdog, speaks with Marshall Phel...

TraceLink secures $20M in funding as it doubles employee base - Boston Business Journal

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bizjournals.com - TraceLink Inc., a Wakefield life sciences tech company, has raised $20 million in equity funding as it prepares to double its employee base and move to expanded office space in North Reading. The p...

Acacia Research Corp Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (NASDAQ:ACTG) - The Legacy

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lulegacy.com - Acacia Research Corp (NASDAQ:ACTG) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Network reports. One research ...

Aereo's Assets Sold for Peanuts at Bankruptcy Auction - Bloomberg Business

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bloomberg.com - (Bloomberg) -- Aereo Inc., the online-TV service backed by Barry Diller that was found to violate copyright law, garnered less than $2 million for its assets at a bankruptcy auction. The New York-b...

The CEO Of The Future Is A "Designer-In-Chief" | Co.Design

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fastcodesign.com - A century ago, the CEO was a fearsome whip-cracker. Fifty years ago, he was motivator dangling corporate incentives. And now, according to the 2015 Wolff Olins Leadership Report, the CEO has evolve...

The Management Contract That Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Have - Digital Music NewsDigital Music News

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digitalmusicnews.com - The following comes Steve Gordon, regarded as one of the top attorneys in the music industry.  Last week, he outlined 11 contracts that every artist, songwriter and producer should know.  So here’s...

Guide to going global - intellectual property and technology 2015 - Lexology

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lexology.com - Guide to Going Global INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY 2015Guide to Going Global • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 03 AUSTRALIA 04 AUSTRIA 12 BELGIUM 21 BRAZIL 31 CAN...

IP in China: Signs of improvement

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worldipreview.com - China has always been seen as a country that provides limited protection of intellectual property rights. Despite the Chinese government’s increased efforts in recent years to protect IP, damages a...

White House Drafts Privacy Bill, Angers Consumer Advocates - ABC News

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abcnews.go.com - The White House has drafted a bill to encourage U.S. businesses to do more to protect consumer privacy. But privacy advocates are pushing back even before its release because they say it does nothi...

Fewer Patent Cases In Court, Way More At PTAB, Report Finds - Law360

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law360.com - Fewer Patent Cases In Court, Way More At PTAB, Report Finds Law360, New York (February 18, 2015, 7:32 PM ET) -- The number of new patent cases filed in U.S. district courts in 2014 dropped 18 perce...

Advice To Salespeople: Quit Weak Brands

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experts.allbusiness.com - You are a salesperson. You find and acquire customers. You drive revenue. What you do is pretty remarkable, and most companies could not exist without people like you. But not all companies deserve...

Why the Gap Between Worker Pay and Productivity Is So Problematic - The Atlantic

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Ken Jarboe

theatlantic.com - One of the most frustrating parts of the sluggish recovery has been paltry wage gains for most workers. The stock market may be booming, corporate profits increasing, and home values rising, but mi...

Selvam and Selvam – Agreements on trade secrets and confidential information – Enforceable in India?

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Patricia Williams

selvamandselvam.in - It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. This is rather apt for the India IP scenario where many individuals and companies have been approaching the Courts with rather interesting qu...

Wall Street regulator warns of 'Armageddon-type' cyberattack on U.S. banks - Washington Times

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washingtontimes.com - Leading Wall Street regulator Ben Lawsky, who heads up the New York Department of Financial Services, warned that the United States should be preparing for a massive cyberattack on banks — that it’...

Technology Doesn’t Always Beat Labor - HBR

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Ken Jarboe

hbr.org - “History discloses no tragedy more horrible than the gradual extinction of the English handloom weavers,” wrote Marx in 1867. Everywhere he looked, humans were being displaced “by the rapid and per...

With FCC Vote, Net Neutrality Moves To Next Act: Litigation - Law360

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law360.com - With FCC Vote, Net Neutrality Moves To Next Act: Litigation Law360, New York (February 26, 2015, 9:37 PM ET) -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler finally got his new net neutra...

Selvam and Selvam – Do I really need an IP/Contract lawyer when I have Google

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Patricia Williams

selvamandselvam.in - I swear I can almost hear that thought passing through the cerebral cortex of many a client when it comes to discussing charges. Never mind that, as a part of a mid sized firm, I deal with flat fee...

EPO - European patent applications

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J. Matthew Buchanan

epo.org - Nearly half (49%) of all European patent applications in 2014 came from the EPO member states, with European firms filing 2.2% more European patent applications than in the previous year. The leadi...

Canada’s Top 100 brands - The Globe and Mail

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Scott MacKendrick

theglobeandmail.com - Lots of Canadian corporations are consistent profit-gushing machines, but how many can crank their game up to a higher level and become iconic brands? A brand is much more than a logo or a slogan; ...

Intellectual Property for Exporting Businesses - Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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ic.gc.ca - Businesses should take steps to protect their intellectual property (IP) assets and exploit them to the greatest extent possible based on their business strategy. Registration of IP in Canada provi...

Updated 4Q GDP - The Intangible Economy

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Ken Jarboe

athenaalliance.org - This morning BEA came out with its second estimate of 4Q GDP. As expected, the growth rate of the economy was revised downward slightly to 2.2% from the earlier advanced estimate of 2.6%. Economist...

Jennifer Wolfe Joins the DomainDiction Board

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info.wolfedomain.com - Jennifer Wolfe is an author, digital leader & global brand IP strategist. In response to market demands, Wolfe launched Wolfe Domain, Digital Brand Strategy Advisors in 2012. Prior to launching Wol...

Skills and innovation strategies to strengthen manufacturing: Lessons from Germany

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Ken Jarboe

brookings.edu - Faced with stagnating wages for most Americans, business, civic, and political leaders across the United States are rediscovering manufacturing as a source of good jobs and lasting economic growth....

ABA Backs Firms Facing Clawback Actions

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therecorder.com - More From The Recorder State of California v. Superior Court (Alvarado) Lydig Construction, Inc. v. Martinez Steel Corporation People v. Johnson In re Roxanne B.

Class Action Lawsuit For A Non-Compete Agreement | Non-Compete Agreement Help - Non-Compete Law Attorney

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traverselegal.com - A plaintiff has filed a class action lawsuit in Michigan against Jimmy Johns.  Jimmy Johns has all of its employees execute non-compete agreements from executives right down to sandwich makers and ...

Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order: Private Sector Must Help Police the “Wild West”

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jetlaw.org - Cyberspace is the new “Wild West,” according to President Obama, but the government can’t be the only sheriff in town. President Obama addressed these remarks to a crowd of tech industry leaders at...

Update on Pando Legal Action- LaunchTN

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launchtn.org - Under an agreement signed today, Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) will present its 36|86 Conference in June as planned and Pando Media will promptly dismiss the lawsuit it filed in late January. In Octo...

Healthcare Background Screening

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employmentbackgroundcheck.company - The healthcare industry demands highest level of compliance when it comes to Healthcare Background Screening The industry specific searches required for compliance with State & Federal Agencies (Me...

Appellate Court Holds That a Demotion May Render a Non-Competition Covenant Unenforceable - Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

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jaeckle.com - The Appellate Division, First Department, of the State of New York recently held, in Fewer v. GFI Group Inc., 124 A.D.3d 1247 (1st Dept. 2015), that, under certain circumstances, a demotion of an e...

Ex-Pratt Engineer Faces 20 Yrs For Iran Trade Secret Scheme - Law360

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Trade Secrets Watch

law360.com - Ex-Pratt Engineer Faces 20 Yrs For Iran Trade Secret Scheme Law360, Washington (February 26, 2015, 2:04 PM ET) -- A former Pratt & Whitney engineer faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading gui...

Using FOIA Requests for a Competitive Edge

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Trade Secrets Watch

entrepreneur.com - Many people are aware of the Freedom of Information Act, known by its acronym, FOIA. It’s the kind of thing that might be described as “government trade secrets, inside out.” In essence, it means t...

New gTLDs: Restricted access

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Elisabeth Koehnemann

trademarksandbrandsonline.com - Industries worldwide wonder whether a brand owner can exclusively control a branded top-level domain (TLD) and whether a registry operating a truly generic TLD (gTLD) can exclude brand owners from ...

The 5 intellectual property mistakes startups must avoid to protect ROI

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Elisabeth Koehnemann

insidecounsel.com - Early and growth-stage companies are justifiably focused on developing the next big idea, getting that idea to market and ensuring the company has enough financial runway to make it all happen. Mis...

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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