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2 hrs ago | Hot Air

IG finds dozens of federal workers watched TV and did laundry on the clock - and got bonuses

For years, a particularly enthusiastic entrepreneur pitched his book that purported to show how Americans could get government cash for free - free except for the cost of his book, anyway.

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7 hrs ago | JD Supra

SHARKNADO Trademark: Toothless Wonder?

In case you missed SHARKNADO last year, fear not, the sequel SHARKNADO 2 - The Second One , is taking the country by storm, and it is reportedly even better than the first SHARKNADO film.

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Related Topix: Today, Entertainment, Television, Matt Lauer, Law

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

GOP lawmakers chafe at federal paralegalsa idleness

Conservative Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee were not happy to learn this week that paralegals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's appeals board got paid to goof off at home for years because they were given so little work to do.

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9 hrs ago | Business Journal

Patent approval comes as Mystic Pharmacauticals aims for big shift to commercialization

Mystic Pharmaceuticals, an Austin-based biotech company focused on new methods of drug therapy delivery, has received an approval from the U.S. Patent Office for its technology that allows for treatments to be delivered in powder form.

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Related Topix: Law, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

13 hrs ago | Business Journal

Shumaker Loop adds 'Vicious Litigator' to intellectual property team

Shumaker Loop and Kendrick has added Suzette Marteny, a seasoned attorney and host of a law-related radio show, to its intellectual property team.

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16 hrs ago | JD Supra

Second Circuit Issues Decisions on Lanham Act False Advertising Case

On July 29, 2014, the Second Circuit decided a Lanham Act false advertising case that clarified the circuit's jurisprudence on demonstrating consumer confusion and competitive injury.

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20 hrs ago | InsiderOnline

Intellectual Property Underpinnings of Pharmaceutical Innovation: A Primer

Companies across the U.S. are meeting health challenges head on by investing in time, talent, and materials.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

EPO Website News

The Official Journal 7/2014 is now available online

List of days in 2014 on which EPO filing offices and national patent authorities of the EPC contracting states are closed corrigendum Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 June 2014 concerning the online filing of the demand under PCT Chapter II Warning - beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to publish ... (more)

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Freshnews

CDEX Granted Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application Covering ...

13/673,270 with claims that cover methods for identifying and determining unknown substances using enhanced photoemission spectroscopy .

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Related Topix: Drugs

Emmy Advanced Media

The NSA Patented Tech to See When You Swap SIM Cards

Now that it's been over a year since the Snowden leaks, you might've thought that all of the insane NSA revelations had been revealed.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Law

The Washington Post

Federal patent employees had no work, so they surfed the Internet, probe reveals

Dozens of federal employees at an obscure agency that handles appeals of patent applications went years with so little work to do that they collected salaries - and even bonuses - while they surfed the Internet, did laundry, exercised and watched television, an investigation has found.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News

Government Executive

Keith Alexander Wants to Patent Method For Detecting Cyber Threats -- Is That Ethical?

Keith Alexander is trying to explain himself. The former director of the NSA stoked astonishment when reports surfaced that he would ask from $600,000 to as much as $1 million per month as a cybersecurity consultant.

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Related Topix: Law, Science / Technology, Inventions

The Washington Post

Inside the stressed-out, time-crunched patent examiner workforce

Every year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office handles more than 500,000 new patent applications.

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Related Topix: Law, Cornell University, Inventions, Science / Technology, World News

Gadgetell

Wikipedia wins fight against brands paying for positive entries

The Foundation recently modified the Wikipedia editing terms, making it a requirement for editors to disclose whether or not they have been paid to make changes to pages.

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Related Topix: Wikimedia Foundation, Law

Law.com

Harold P. Weinberger, Jonathan M. Wagner and Norman C. Simon

Harold P. Weinberger, Jonathan M. Wagner, and Norman C. Simon write: Since its enactment in 1947, Section 43 of the Lanham Act - the federal false advertising statute - has rarely been addressed by the Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Law, Opinion

Sys-Con Media

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 31

The Constitution recognized, for the first time in history, the intrinsic right of an inventor to profit from his invention.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Ubergizmo

Moto Maxx Trademark Filed

When it comes to keeping trade secrets, well, a secret, Motorola has been doing a pretty good job thus far, although one cannot say the same about the Moto 360 smartwatch .

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Related Topix: Law, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Gadgets

Law.com

Rules, Standards, and Specialized Courts

Virtually every lawyer is familiar with the rules versus standards trade-off. Rules provide clearer guidance but sometimes produce bad results .

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Related Topix: Law, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Law.com

Design Patents and Their Role in an IP Portfolio

For many companies, the concept of an intellectual property portfolio often means a handful of utility patents, a trademark or two, and maybe some copyrights.

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JD Supra

Using Copyright to Protect Your Brand's Characters

When "Brand Protection" is discussed in the advertising context, trademark protection is typically what comes to mind.

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