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post image Labor force participation rate still low from

The April employment numbers are causing some relief among economy-watchers with an increase of 165,000 new jobs and a slightly down tick in the unemployment rate to 7.5%. But, as I pointed out ...

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post image $33.7 Million award to Kodak upheld for Breach of Patent License from

The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York City Asia Optical Company’s rejected the appeal of a judgment by the federal district court that awarded Eastman Kodak Co. $33,726,531 in damages ...

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A Perspective on the Cost of the Myriad BRCA Gene Test from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- One of the most compelling arguments in the gene patenting debate with the public has been the cost of the Myriad BRCA gene test: $3,000 per test, a price that ...

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US Study Calls For Objective Data To Inform Review Of Copyright Policy from

The US National Research Council has issued a report that looks at copyrighted works in the age of the internet, and finds a need for objective data and independent empirical research on copyright protection and ...

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Shippers Becoming Anti-Counterfeiting Target; Europe Takes Other Measures from

Istanbul - Counterfeiters are using legitimate supply chains, and shipping companies are unknowingly allowing it and need to take steps to crack down, rights holders’ representatives said at a recent anti-counterfeiting conference. Meanwhile, Europe is undertaking ...

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Apple Seeks Patents for E-Learning App Optimized for iPad from

This month, the USPTO has published many Apple patent applications that are specifically for improvements to the technology developer’s mobile devices. These include a more secure system of connecting an iPhone to a computer ...

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Petition Fights Proposal For Digital Rights Management In Internet Core from

Just days after the celebration of 20 years of an open WorldWideWeb, more than two dozen advocacy group are circulating a petition to prevent the World Wide Web Consortium from accepting a proposal to allow ...

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Secretary of Commerce then PTO Director from

By Dennis Crouch President Obama has nominated Chicago Business Leader Penny Pritzker to be the next US Secretary of Commerce. John Bryson stepped-down from that post in 2012 and Rebecca Blank has been the acting ...

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DNJ grants SJ of no damages and no injunction due to failure of proof from

On April 19, 2013, the DNJ issued an opinion in Unicom Monitoring, LLC v. Cencom, Inc.-c1495cb07dc1, Civil Action No. 06-1166 (MLC) (Doc. No. 134).  The court addressed defendant’s motion for summary judgment of ...

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ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-880) Regarding Certain Linear Actuators from

On April 30, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Linear Actuators (Inv. No. 337-TA-880). The investigation is based on an April ...

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ALJ Gildea Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) (337-TA-876) from

Further to our April 10, 2013 post, on April 17, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 2 in Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-876). According to the ...

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ALJ Bullock Denies Discovery Motions In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855) from

On April 23, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order Nos. 91 (dated April 4, 2013), 93 (dated April 9, 2013), and 94 (dated April 16, 2013) in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods ...

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ALJ Shaw Denies Motion To Strike Supplemental Discovery Responses And Motion For Summary Determination Of Non-Infringement In Certain Wireless Devices With 3G Capabilities (337-TA-800) from

On April 12, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public versions of Order No. 101 and Order No. 102 (both dated February 4, 2013) in Certain Wireless Devices With 3G Capabilities and Components Thereof ...

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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Wireless-Communication Base Stations (337-TA-871) from

Further to our February 26, 2013 and April 5, 2013 posts, on April 16. 2013, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5 in Certain Wireless-Communication Base Stations and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-871). In ...

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GIs Closer To International Status As WIPO Committee Recommends Treaty Negotiation from

Geographical indications might rise to the same status as appellations of origin in a World Intellectual Property Organization treaty, which member states are seeking to amend in order to attract wider membership. After a week ...

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