Tech Giant vs. Startup in Legal Battle Over Former Employees, Intellectual Property
NBC Bay Area - 2017-10-20
A tech giant and a scrappy startup are locking horns over hiring away employees, and the workers are caught in the middle. Citrix systems, based in Santa Clara, is taking on Mountain View-based Egnyte over seven employees and the knowledge and skills they ...

CA affirms RTC decision granting bail for Deniece Cornejo, et al
Inquirer Entertainment - 2017-10-19
The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed the decision of the Taguig regional trial court (RTC) allowing model Deniece Cornejo and her two other co-accused to post bail. Cornejo, businessman Cedric Lee and Zimmer Raz are facing a criminal case of serious illegal ...

Posner On Copyright: 10 Cases To Remember
JD Supra - 2017-10-19
In 2002, the Recording Industry Association of America and others filed claims for vicarious and contributory copyright infringement against Aimster, a peer to peer file sharing service that piggybacked on instant messaging technology to facilitate the ...

PEZA perks keep Philippines slightly ahead of Vietnam
Philstar - 2017-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has now tied Vietnam in terms of labor cost attractiveness for manufacturing companies, according to Japanese investors, but the country still has a slight competitive advantage over its regional peers due to the set ...

Main business chamber identifies issues holding back progress
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-19
THE PHILIPPINE CHAMBER of Commerce and Industry (PCCI ... Maximize the use of ICT [information and communications technology] and non-intrusive technology." It also asked the government to adopt trade facilitation measures such as the authorized economic ...

Sereno vows speedy processing of retirement benefits of judges
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-19
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno assured judges on Thursday of a faster and more accurate processing of their retirement benefits amid criticisms that she delayed the survivorship benefit of a deceased Court of Appeals justice. "I am committed to ...

Fasttracking infra, tax reform among key PCCI resolutions
Philstar - 2017-10-19
Last year, during the 42nd Philippine Business Conference, the PCCI submitted a list that included resolutions for ease of doing business, taxation, information and communications technology, transportation, energy and power, agriculture, industry ...

PSE to launch short-selling, other products in 2018
Inquirer - 2017-10-19
The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) aims to introduce short-selling as a hedging mechanism in the stock market by the first quarter of next year. Short-selling allows investors to sell stocks they do not own yet by borrowing the underlying securities, a ...

NLRC upholds decision favoring GMA Network in two illegal dismissal cases
GMA News - 2017-10-19
The Fourth Division of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) in Quezon City ruled in favor of GMA Network, Inc. on two labor complaints filed by former talents against the broadcast company. In the resolution penned by Commissioner Bernardino B.

I was not dismissed from office - Lopez
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-19
Former Bacolod councilor Carlos Jose Lopez said he was not dismissed from holding public office since the administrative caseinvolving the truck ban issue has been appealed to the Court of Appeals and he believes the reversal is forthcoming. Lopez said it ...

VidAngel Declares Bankruptcy to Put Copyright Fight on Hold
Variety - 2017-10-18
But Warner Bros, Disney and 20th Century Fox disagreed, and filed suit for copyright infringement. The studios argued that VidAngel was essentially operating a pirate streaming service, offering customers the chance to stream popular movies outside their ...

Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-18
Rosenthal, who previously worked as legislative counsel to Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation, said he expects lawmakers to continue to allow the business expense deduction. As with many aspects of the Republican tax plan, "the money basically goes to ...

Leyte Landing job fair generates 20,000 jobs
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-18
The job fair, organized by the Leyte Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Leyte provincial government, was participated by the top 10 recruitment agencies in the country ...

Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2017 - 2025
The Street - 2017-10-18
Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market: Overview This report provides an analysis of the global semiconductor intellectual property market for the period from 2015 to 2025, wherein the period from 2017 to 2025 comprises the forecast period and ...

December 31 Deadline for DMCA Safe Harbor Copyright Agent Designations
JD Supra - 2017-10-18
All companies that conduct business online should take note of an upcoming deadline for "safe harbor" from copyright infringement liability. Online service providers that allow users to store or post content (essentially, any interactive website ...

Closing bell: Sensex ends mildly lower, Nifty manages to hold 10,200; Axis tanks 9%
Money Control - 2017-10-18
The producer of Darjeeling tea, Goodricke Group is a constituent of Camellia UK, a global conglomerate, which is into agriculture, engineering ... for three months to September India's third largest software firm, yesterday reported a 5.8 percent rise ...

Dealing with copyright and trademark infringement online
Lexology - 2017-10-18
Hi, I am George Sevier, a lawyer in the intellectual property team at Gowling WLG, based in London. In this podcast, I am going to cover the basics of dealing with copyright and trade mark infringement online. I am not going to look at the law in any ...

Sandigan suspends Degamo
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-18
His lawyers have already petitioned the Supreme Court for the reversal of the Sandigan order, through certiorari. He waited for the service of the suspension order yesterday by the Department of the Interior and Local Government, but it may be delayed ...

Role models and bad examples in show biz
Inquirer Entertainment - 2017-10-18
On the other hand, when they do something flagrantly wrong, they end up as bad examples held up high (or ... teaches some subjects in college. Others may pooh-pooh such "achievements," because millions of Filipinos go to school as a matter of course.

US judge blocks latest version of Trump travel ban
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-17
The ruling means the Trump administration could again ask the Supreme Court to decide whether his immigration orders are legal. - Legal saga - The newest order was announced last month to replace an expiring 90-day temporary ban on travelers from the ...

20 workers in DOF agencies face raps
Inquirer - 2017-10-17
At least 20 government employees working in agencies supervised by the Department of Finance are facing administrative sanctions for anomalies in the filing of their statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs). The DOF said its Revenue Integrity ...

The case for the carbon tax
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-17
Resistance from those in the coal power business can be expected. But economists opposing a carbon tax also have a misplaced aversion to further raising the contribution of renewable energy to our energy mix--never mind that the world is clearly moving in ...

Appeals court tosses hedge fund owner's claims against FBI
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-17
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Tuesday that David Ganek cannot hold federal investigators liable for the November 2010 raid that preceded the closure of his Greenwich, Connecticut-based business. The appeals court said the ...

For U.S. asylum seekers, some judges are a better bet than others
Reuters - 2017-10-17
The mass exodus from Central America was under way when Gutierrez and Ana ... to a particular social group of Hondurans opposed to gang violence and recruitment in schools. The lawyers also argued that she was part of another particular social group ...

Hollywood Confronts a Copyright Argument With Potential for Mass Disruption
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-10-17
After another scholar, Michael Drosnin, purchased a copy of the software, used it, and then published some of the output in matrix form in a best-selling book, The Bible Code, Spielberg sued for copyright infringement. Here's what a judge wrote on summary ...

ING: Q3 growth likely above 6%
Philstar - 2017-10-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Dutch financial giant ING Bank said the economy likely expanded by more than six percent in the third quarter on the back of higher government spending. Joey Cuyegkeng, senior economist at ING Bank Manila, said government spending ...

Privacy and sovereignty in the age of anxiety
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-17
In 2014 the Supreme Court ruled that the Revised Penal Code applied to the digital world, when it upheld the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Prevention Act. The bloggers assert that, as private citizens, they have no obligation to uphold fairness in ...

Remittances rise to $20.72 B in 8 months
Philstar - 2017-10-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The amount of money sent by overseas Filipinos to the Philippines in August grew at its fastest pace in five months as new markets for skilled Filipino workers have been found, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday.

Apple and IBM to Blame China for Infringing On Intellectual Property Rights
The Street - 2017-10-17
US industry groups representing Apple ( AAPL) , IBM ( IBM) and other tech giants have blamed China's rules on inbound investment for infringing the intellectual property rights of US companies. Repeating a complaint likely to top the agenda during US ...

As Trump Renegotiates NAFTA, Intellectual Property Rights Should Top the Agenda
The Foundry - 2017-10-17
Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal, is a distinguished visiting fellow for the Project for Economic Growth at The Heritage Foundation. He was also a senior economic advisor to Donald Trump during ...

Justice Caguioa assails SC ruling on De Lima
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-17
Why did the majority of Supreme Court justices treat detained Sen. Leila de Lima differently from two plunder suspects--former President and currently Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.? Associate Justice ...

BI bracing for possible influx of Christmas travelers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-17
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it will deploy 100 newly hired immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and other international airports in time for the anticipated influx and exodus of travelers during the holiday season.

Senators back lifestyle checks on customs, BIR personnel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-17
Sen. Sonny Angara also said lifestyle checks on revenue agencies was proper, citing the recent exposé in the Senate of the so-called "tara system" that showed the systematic corruption in the BOC. "It is important that they be done fairly and to ...

Kiwi immigration body warns against unlicensed consultants
Philstar - 2017-10-16
"People who are not licensed of exempt, including POEA agencies, can share publicly available information but cannot provide immigration advice," Abiston emphasized. Dealing with the unlicensed advisers can result to distressing situation for the visa ...

Supreme Court to hear US-Microsoft digital privacy case
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-16
The US Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a landmark privacy case which sees the Trump administration up against computing giant Microsoft. It will examine whether US law enforcement should be allowed to access evidence held on servers overseas ...

Intellectual property clauses in mining services contracts
Lexology - 2017-10-16
The primary focus of the parties to a mining services contract is often on the goods or services, their price, and the commercial schedules. IP is often a secondary consideration, but is an essential part of the contract. In this article we highlight some ...

Indian firm plans to pursue intellectual property case against Monsanto
The Business Journal - 2017-10-16
Indian seed firm Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. does not plan to settle its intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co., despite reports that three other cotton seed makers in the country are moving forward with settlements. It was reported last week that Ajeet ...

Buried Treasure: How Much Is Hidden in Tax Havens?
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-16
Switzerland, which developed cross-border wealth-management in the 1920s, once was in a league of its own as a tax haven. Since the 1980s, however, tax-dodgers have had a rich menu to choose from: They can hide assets anywhere from the Bahamas to Hong Kong.

High Court issues reminder that infringement of unregistered design right is not to be equated with copyright infringement
Lexology - 2017-10-16
On 25 August 2017 in Neptune (Europe) Ltd v. Devol Kitchens Ltd [2017] EWHC 2172, Mr Justice Henry Carr sitting in the High Court dismissed the claim that the Defendant's modular kitchen range known as Shaker infringed the UK unregistered design right ...

Stephen Moore: NAFTA 2.0 Must Strengthen Intellectual Property Rights
Investors Business Daily - 2017-10-16
America's trade negotiators are now in the process ?of crafting a 2.0 update of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Fortunately, it now appears that Donald Trump's intention on NAFTA is to mend it, not end it. The trade deal has ...

You Will Care About Intellectual Property Sooner Or Later
Forbes - 2017-10-16
I have been in high-tech for nearly 30 years, and while my father and older brother were knee-deep in intellectual property (IP) as IP attorneys, I always played on the IP outskirts in product, marketing, and strategy roles. Early in my career, I thought ...

Job fairs set in three LGUs
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-16
This CHMSC mid-year Job Fair will be participated in by 12 international, 20 local and 4 Business Process Outsourcing companies from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, in partnership with PESO-Talisay. Bago City wil also conduct a job fair on November 2 in ...

Job fairs set in three LGUs
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-16
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration-Bacolod City has announced that job fairs will be held in the three local government units of Negros Occidental this month and early November. The Cities of Bacolod, Bago and Talisay will hold separate job ...

Blizzard Sues Chinese Overwatch Clone for Damages in Copyright Infringement
SegmentNext - 2017-10-16
There are games that are heavily inspired by others and then there is Heroes of Warfare, a product that copies everything in Overwatch to the dot. The clone is from the dubiously named 4399EN GAME developer in China and is currently available in the region ...

Cloud Computing to Grow in ASEAN: PH cloud to grow with security and data privacy
Microsoft - 2017-10-16
Cloud computing also democratizes access to technology, as users pay only for what they use ... Tuminez, Regional Director for Corporate, External and Legal Affairs for Microsoft (Southeast Asia). In rural areas, too, the cloud can be transformative.

Epic Games Has Filed Copyright Lawsuits Against Fortnite Cheaters
Bleeding Cool News - 2017-10-15
Both defendants are facing up to $150,000 in damages for copyright infringement. In a statement given to IGN, an Epic spokesperson said: "When cheaters use aimbots or other cheat technology, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly. We take ...

DoF conducts lifestyle check
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-15
The investigation includes, among others, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Customs (BoC), Bureau of the Treasury, Bureau of Local Government Finance, Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp., Securities and Exchange Commission, Insurance Commission ...

PHL stocks to sustain gains on positive sentiment
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-15
AFTER REPEATEDLY logging all-time highs last week, the market is expected to sustain its gains in the days ahead as investors here and abroad are likely to continue banking on favorable overall economic prospects on the back of corporate earnings and the ...

John Roska: Registering a copyright
The News-Gazette - 2017-10-15
That's a huge help in proving that it's really your copyright, which you'll have to do if you ever want to stop copyright infringement. Having a registered copyright also makes it easier to sue, if a simple "cease and desist" letter doesn't stop the ...

US rejects French proposal on taxing tech companies
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-14
European authorities have targeted multinational companies that avoid taxation by seeking out cosy arrangements in low- and no-tax jurisdictions. The Obama administration in 2016 reacted angrily to European authorities' decision to collect more than $14 ...

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