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post image Looking for Entrepreneurs to Participate in Kauffman FastTrac TechVenture Program from

HCBC and BioStart are seeking early stage, technology focused entrepreneurs who are in need of assistance in building their business and their business plan.  They are offering a 10-week program called Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture™. This ...

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post image Zumba Fitness Sues Trademark and Copyright Infringement and Counterfeiting from

Los Angeles, CA – Zumba Fitness has filed several lawsuits accusing eBay sellers of counterfeiting its fitness DVDs and infringing its trademarks and copyrights. Zumba® Fitness is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that combines international music with ...

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post image SpicyIP Guest Series: Chris Ohly and Sal Patel on Inequitable Conduct from

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This time, Spicy IP brings to its readers an incisive post by D. Christopher Ohly and Sailesh K. Patel on the matter of inequitable conduct during the filing and ...

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post image Want to Finance Patent Litigation?: Try Convertible Bonds from

Despite being an IP junkie, one of my idiosyncracies is that I follow headlines in the world capital markets, thanks to the "Capital Markets Daily Alert" provided by Euromoney, here. You never know what you ...

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post image Nokia vs. Apple: impact analysis of ITC determination, next steps, and an updated visualization from

While no platform faces as many patent infringement assertions as Android (37 Android-related patent lawsuits have been filed since March 2010), the most extensive battle between any two smartphone companies is still Nokia vs. Apple ...

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SpicyIP Event: The 12th Annual IP Seminar, 2011 from

SpicyIP is pleased to announce the dates for three related IP events in Hong Kong and Macau. The events are being organised by the Institute for European Studies of Macau and Maastricht University Faculty of ...

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Patent Office Manual finalized and Published from

Our patent office has finalized and published the Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure (MPPP).  The current edition of the manual is a welcome departure from previous editions.  Unlike this edition, previous editions were ...

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Civil Dispute Resolution [Bill] Act from

Just as the Victorian government has announced its intention to repeal the corresponding obligations for litigation in State courts, the Commonwealth Attorney General has announced that the Civil Dispute Resolution Bill has now been passed ...

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CBS Sunday Morning on March 27 from

Fast Draw illustrated idea that remote cameras can be used to generate revenue via fines. Google Earth used to find unapproved swimming pools and generated $70K. Traffic camera used to scan license plates to find ...

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Google, European Patent Office Partner On Translations from

Google and the European Patent Office have signed a long-term agreement to collaborate on machine translation of patents, according to the EPO. Related Articles:

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Credit for dancing in "Black Swan" from

Inside Movies reports on the role of Sarah Lane in "Black Swan"; “Of the full body shots, I would say 5 percent are Natalie,” says Sarah Lane, 27, an American Ballet Theatre soloist who performed ...

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Intel on patent reform from

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Intel vice president for global public policy Peter Cleveland said CEO Paul Otellini was in Washington last week for a private meeting with House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith to discuss the issue ...

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Flashback - open versus closed from

Here I am reading a somewhat interesting piece in Salon about the closed Apple proprietary platform versus the open platform, and I come across some great quotes:For free-software fighters, Apple -- the would-be giant killer ...

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ICANN Suggests Moving Internet From US Control from

Comments on the future of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) - which makes the underlying changes to the internet - are slowly trickling in at the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), with five days ...

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Entrepreneurial Activity by State from

The Kauffman Foundation released an interesting report this month on the entrepreneurial activity in the United States.  Apparently, entrepreneurial activity in 2010 was the highest since 1996.  The link to the report is available here ...

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P2P Copyright Piracy Down In America from

By Scott Nyman We have all read news reports about lawsuits filed against individuals for internet piracy, the modern day term for the downloading of copyrighted materials. A few years ago, in an effort to ...

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Michael Risch on Patent Trolls and Utility from

Michael Risch (Villanova Law) has posted two new articles on SSRN that are related to recent Written Description posts. The first is Patent Troll Myths (forthcoming in the Seton Hall Law Review), which compares results ...

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Lincoln the commutator from

Concerning the article Five myths about Abraham Lincoln which contains the text:

Much has been made by poet and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg and other historians over the notion that Lincoln was a serial pardoner ...

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Settlement Denied: What’s Next for Google Books? from

Jenna Newman is a graduate of the Master of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University. The long-awaited ruling on the proposed Google Books settlement is out: the court has rejected the settlement. So many serious ...

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Harry Coover, of SuperGlue and programmed innovation, died on 27 March 2011 from

Harry Coover discovered SuperGlue. Cyanoacrylate, the chemical name for the glue, was first uncovered, as a chemical, in 1942 in a search for materials to make clear plastic gun sights for World War II, but ...

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"60 Minutes" on March 27, 2011 from

"Parking profits overseas" was an issue addressed by Lesley Stahl on March 27, 2011. In 1980s and 1990s, Bermuda and the Caymans were destinations. Lesley talked about Zug, Switzerland. Taxes are 15-16% in Zug. The ...

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L'Affaire Powers from

The Daily Mail talked about the Powers incident in Winter Park, Florida:

Orlando Sentinel reporter Powers was ushered into the closet inside wealthy property developer Alan Ginsburg’s Winter Park mansion, after being told that ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

April 5-6, 2011 - International Patent Forum 2011 (Managing Intellectual Property) - London, UK April 6-9, 2011 - 26th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference (American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law) - Arlington, VA April 13-15, 2011 - Intellectual ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc. – Florida 0:11-cv-60643; filed March 24 ...

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