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2 hrs ago | Hot Air
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.
7 hrs ago | JD Supra
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.
8 hrs ago | The Washington Post
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.
9 hrs ago | Business Journal
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.
13 hrs ago | Business Journal
Shumaker Loop and Kendrick has added Suzette Marteny, a seasoned attorney and host of a law-related radio show, to its intellectual property team.
16 hrs ago | JD Supra
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.
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)
13/673,270 with claims that cover methods for identifying and determining unknown substances using enhanced photoemission spectroscopy .
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.
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.
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.
Every year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office handles more than 500,000 new patent applications.
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.
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.
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 .
Virtually every lawyer is familiar with the rules versus standards trade-off. Rules provide clearer guidance but sometimes produce bad results .
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.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 09:27 pm
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