US plans trade probe over China's demands for tech transfers
Chicago Tribune - 2017-08-02
The Wall Street Journal and New York Times also reported that U.S. trade officials are discussing ways to counter piracy of copyrights and patents and other intellectual property in China. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, in a commentary in Tuesday's ...

Trump is reportedly preparing trade measures, possible sanctions, against China over intellectual property
The Week Magazine - 2017-08-02
The Trump administration is preparing to launch a wide-ranging investigation into Chinese trade practices, especially involving intellectual property theft and market-access requirements, in what could be a first step toward unilateral sanctions on Chinese ...

Nokia wins EUR1.7bn intellectual property payout from Apple
V3.co.uk - 2017-08-02
Nokia has trousered a EUR1.7bn windfall from Apple following the successful conclusion of an intellectual property dispute. Nokia's chief financial officer, Kristian Pullola, revealed the payment and the difference that it would make in an earnings call ...

Intellectual Property Legislation Update: The Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act of 2017
JD Supra - 2017-08-01
This past June, a group of U.S. Senators introduced the first patent-focused piece of legislation of the 115 th Congress: the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017, which proposes a myriad of changes to the United States patent system. But the STRONGER Patents Act ...

Picture Books Based on Famous Novels Violate Copyright, a Judge Rules
New York Times - 2017-08-01
The judge rejected the argument that the books were educational and therefore legal under fair use, and ruled against Moppet Books, which publishes KinderGuides, on nine counts of copyright infringement. The judge said he would explain his ruling in a ...

Who Owns The Copyright In The Photograph That Launched A Thousand Pleadings?
JD Supra - 2017-08-01
Over the last five years or so, this image has been the basis for dozens of copyright infringement lawsuits against scads of defendants. However, on July 18, 2017, Southern District of Indiana Judge Richard Young cast doubt on whether the plaintiff in all ...

Lawsuit ruling sends clear message: Register your photo copyrights ASAP
Digital Photography Review - 2017-08-01
As detailed on Copyright.gov, this registration bestows certain benefits and may, in certain circumstances, be necessary: "Before an infringement suit may be filed in court, registration is necessary for works of U.S. origin." A recent U.S. lawsuit ...

Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney flagged as cities responsible for Game of Thrones downloads
News.com.au - 2017-08-01
and the unauthorised download or distribution constitutes copyright infringement. Downloading unauthorised or unknown content is also a security risk for computers, devices and networks." It must also be mentioned that HBO makes no mention of legal ...

Spotify Passes 60 Million Paid Subscribers
ChannelNews Australia - 2017-08-01
However, the company was hit with two new lawsuits last month involving allegations of copyright infringement and music licensing issues.

Judge rules classic picturebooks infringe copyright
The Bookseller - 2017-08-01
He went on to grant summary judgements to the plaintiffs on all nine counts of copyright infringement and rejected Moppet's defence of fair use. In response to the ruling the plaintiffs issued a statement saying: "Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster ...

Hide and Seek: Plaintiff Permitted to Subpoena Internet Service Provider to Identify Alleged Infringers
National Law Review - 2017-07-31
In UN4 Productions, Inc. v. Doe--173.68.177.95, et al., plaintiff, a film production and distribution company, filed a copyright infringement action against fourteen Doe defendants, alleging that the Doe defendants unlawfully downloaded and distributed c ...

Intellectual Property Primer for Startups
JD Supra - 2017-07-31
Many startup companies do not realize that their intellectual property (IP) rights are often their most valuable asset. Few startups have portfolios of real property or vast quantities of retail inventory and other physical assets. What startups usually ...

Awards of excessive compensation under Turkish Intellectual and Industrial Property Law
Lexology - 2017-07-31
Article 17 of the Turkish Constitution provides that "Everyone has ... the right to protect and improve his/her corporeal and spiritual existence." Based on this provision of the Turkish Constitution, the general principles of indemnity law will apply to ...

New life for her cause
Tempo - 2017-07-31
Secretary Lopez, it will be recalled, had ordered the closure of 23 mining firms and the suspension of five others for violation of environmental law and regulations. The closed mines, she said, were found to be illegally encroaching on watersheds ...

Global intellectual property rights and royalty management market to see an uptick by 2022
Whatech - 2017-07-30
The research report on Global Intellectual Property Rights And Royalty Management Market analyzes in a detailed manner key aspects of the market that are expected to have a measurable influence on its growth prospects over the forecast period. This report ...

Pirate App Store Operator Jailed for Criminal Copyright Infringement
TorrentFreak - 2017-07-30
Five years after the FBI took down several pirate Android app 'stores,' SnappzMarket's Joshua Taylor has been sentenced to 16 months in prison. While the defense highlighted that Taylor only played a small role as 'server guy,' the judge ruled that a ...

Walbro Prevails in Intellectual Property Defense
StreetInsider - 2017-07-29
Walbro is pleased to announce the company has prevailed in Swedish court in its intellectual property dispute with SEM AB. In a recent decision on case number PMT 4063-16, the Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeals ruled that Walbro's design for its ...

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2017
JD Supra - 2017-07-28
In June 2017, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that her department is revising autonomous vehicle guidelines issued in September 2016. The new guidelines--which will be released later this year--are expected to address state ...

Superseding Audit Rights for Software Copyright Infringement: Settlement Agreements Versus Software License Agreements
Lexology - 2017-07-28
Many software copyright infringement claims are resolved informally and often the terms are set forth in a settlement agreement. The critical terms in every settlement agreement purporting to resolve copyright infringement claims include the release of ...

BI bars 176 sex offenders from entering RP in H1
The Daily Tribune - 2017-07-28
A total of 176 foreign sex offenders have been barred from entering to the country during the first six months of the year, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported yesterday. According to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, the aliens were denied entry due to ...

The future of patent protections
Washington Times - 2017-07-28
Patent infringement cases and attacks on intellectual property have been in the news a lot recently. Pharmaceutical and technology companies, in particular, often must go to court to protect their intellectual property and to seek the courts ...

Facebook has acquired copyright protection start-up Source3
mobyaffiliates.com - 2017-07-28
In a blog post, Source3 explained: At Source3, we set out to recognize, organize and analyze branded intellectual property in user-generated content, and we are proud to have identified products across a variety of areas including sports, music ...

TiVo Expands Intellectual Property Licensing Deal With TCL Into North America
Business Wire - 2017-07-28
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today announced it has expanded its existing intellectual property (IP) license agreement with TCL®, the fastest-growing ...

Beyoncé's Attempt to Stop $20 Million "Formation" Lawsuit Just Got Denied
Complex - 2017-07-28
A $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit against Beyoncé's "Formation" has been given new legs by a Louisiana judge. The infringement revolves around three short phrases spoken by the late Anthony Barré, who was well known in New Orleans as Messy Mya ...

Dentons Scores 14-Atty Patent Team From MoFo
Law 360 - 2017-07-28
Law360, Los Angeles (July 27, 2017, 9:25 PM EDT) -- Dentons said Thursday it picked up a 14-attorney team of intellectual property lawyers from Morrison & Foerster LLP, including three partners with extensive experience in patent prosecution for high ...

Will the Patent Wars Kill the Self-Driving Car?
Popular Mechanics - 2017-07-27
Unfortunately, all AV innovators aren't ready to play well together. "Instead, they are primed to vehemently protect their intellectual property, or more broadly, talent, as usual," says Reimer. "Look at the impending fireworks between Google and Uber ...

The Beatles' Apple Corps wins copyright-infringement lawsuit over 1965 Shea Stadium concert footage
ABC News - 2017-07-27
The Beatles' holding company has emerged victorious in a lawsuit launched last year by a company founded by Sid Bernstein, the late promoter of the band's famous August 1965 concert at Shea Stadium in New York, over ownership of footage from that show, ABC ...

BPOs, OFWs propel Cebu economy
Philstar - 2017-07-27
"We are optimistic that Cebu will continue to attract more KPO companies given the presence of adequate infrastructure, redundant internet connection, ample supply of skilled college graduates ... Authority (PSA), the Central Visayas region accounts ...

Patent attorney launches intellectual law practice
tnledger.com - 2017-07-27
Bahou is experienced in trials and mediations, and is a registered patent attorney who practices in the area of electrical and computer engineering technologies, Blockchain, data privacy, cyber security, health care and intellectual property law ...

Superseding Audit Rights for Software Copyright Infringement: Settlement Agreements Versus Software License Agreements
JD Supra - 2017-07-27
Software audit requests, in addition to language in the settlement agreement, may conflict with an existing software license agreement. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares potential conflicts to consider and advises that software assets ...

Senators start scrutiny of tax bills
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-27
Chua (right) as Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay looks on during the 11th public hearing on the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Train. Senators, meeting in a closed-door caucus on Wednesday, pushed plans to convene the ...

BRIEF-TiVo ?expands its existing intellectual property license agreement with TCL
Reuters - 2017-07-27
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Sligo singer awarded EUR150,000 over Irish TV copyright infringement
sligotoday.ie - 2017-07-27
Sligo singer Tommy Fleming suffered "a serious setback" following illegal broadcasts of his Voice of Hope DVD on an Irish television station and is entitled to damages, a High Court judge has ruled. The Enniscrone native, his wife and manager Tina ...

Beyonce Can't Dodge "Formation" Copyright Lawsuit
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-07-27
Beyonce's legal team is going to have to work a little harder to slay a copyright infringement lawsuit over her hit "Formation." Spoken word from the late Anthony Barre -- also known as Messy Mya -- is featured on the song, and his estate sued in ...

DTI-BOI, DOLE sign order on accreditation guidelines of garment firms
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-07-27
PASAY CITY, July 27 -- The Department of Trade & Industry-Board of Investments (DTI-BOI) and the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) signed yesterday (July 25, 2017) a Joint Department Order (DO) providing for the guidelines for the issuance ...

Chinese nationals top list of visitors sent home by immigration
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-26
The warming diplomatic ties between Manila and Beijing did not translate to slack enforcement of immigration rules for visitors from China, as the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported that Chinese nationals ranked first among foreigners who were barred ...

DoJ absolves 30 of 44 foreigners linked to kidnap of Singaporean tourist
The Daily Tribune - 2017-07-26
In a joint operation last July 18, Bureau of Immigration (BI) and Philippine National Police (PNP) operatives arrested 44 foreigners, mostly Chinese, who were suspected of being involved in the kidnapping of Singaporean tourist Wu Yan from Solaire Resort ...

Jumpstart your career and business with DZBB Trabaho Negosyo Fair
GMA News - 2017-07-26
Three batches of business seminars each day will be conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry and the UP Institute of Small Scale Industries (UP ISSI) during the 2-day event. Each seminar schedule will accommodate 60 participants per batch with the ...

Intellectual Property Rights industry loses US$250b to breaches
Jamaica Observer - 2017-07-26
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) - Breaches of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) worldwide are currently robbing the industry of US$250 billion a year, says Chargé d'Affaires at the United States Embassy in Kingston, Eric Khant. Addressing the opening ceremony ...

An Indian perspective on the valuation of intellectual property
Lexology - 2017-07-26
The term 'valuation' refers to the assessment of technology in regard to market requirements for a business, and is considered to be an integral part of business. In India, as elsewhere around the world, this issue cannot be underestimated in relation to ...

Ombudsman suspends graft prober, labor arbiter caught in sting
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-07-25
MANILA -- The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the six-month preventive suspension of the graft investigator and his labor arbiter cousin who were arrested in an entrapment operation over the weekend. Besides multiple administrative charges, Associate ...

Dismantling the power dynamics in PH
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-07-25
In a unitary system, the central government makes the final decisions on trade policies, taxation, and even the school curriculum. Fiscal federalism will allow local governments to propose line items in their respective budgets which will deal directly ...

Labor secretary: Peace process not dead yet
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-25
DAVAO CITY--The peace process is not dead yet, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said, even as President Duterte canceled the backchannel talks that could have led to the fifth round of formal talks. "In my long years of brokering the peace process ...

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After a copyright verdict, creators keep mum
Overlawyered - 2017-07-25
recording artists are now being instructed not to talk publicly about their musical influences for fear of exposure to copyright infringement claims." [Brink Lindsey, Cato] From the BBC report: According to forensic musicologist Peter Oxendale ...

Miners warned: Clean up or be taxed to death
Philstar - 2017-07-24
The tax regime is different per kind of mining process," he added. Listed Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. president Dante Bravo noted that the industry is already heavily taxed, including 30 percent regular corporate income tax based on taxable income ...

President reaps praise for clearer mining tack
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-24
Meanwhile, University of Asia and the Pacific School of Economics ... social services would have been another important theme," Terosa said. For his part, Ateneo de Manila EagleWatch senior fellow Alvin Ang said it was good that the President recognized ...

Govt seized P1.4-billion fake goods in Jan-June
BusinessMirror. - 2017-07-24
The government confiscated P1.4 billion worth of counterfeit products, mostly optical media, in January to June, according to the latest data from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). IPOPHL Deputy Director General Allan B.

'Rise Of The Tomb Raider' (ALL) Being Sued for Intellectual Property Infringement
Worth Playing - 2017-07-24
In Lara Croft's next chapter of her journey, she must use her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider. After uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara must explore the most treacherous and remote ...

Tax education for the revenue staff
Inquirer - 2017-07-23
No doubt, continuing education on the intricacies of the rules and regulations on taxation and customs administration would redound to the benefit of their intended beneficiaries. But if the people behind this program really want to meet its objective ...

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