Carmack strikes back at ZeniMax with new lawsuit
Polygon - 2017-03-12
Last month, ZeniMax won a $500 million lawsuit against Oculus, mainly based on non-disclosure infringements and copyright infringement. The lawsuit claimed that Carmack's source code work, created while he was an id employee, had been appropriated by ...

Turkey dispute timing may benefit Dutch premier in election
Philstar - 2017-03-12
But Krouwel said that Wilders' views on immigration and integration have been known for years by Dutch voters and so he may not profit. Other parties, like Rutte's VVD and the increasingly right-wing Christian Democrats, seeking to eat into Wilders ...

Bold New Policies for The Brave New Biologies: IPRs and Innovation in Synthetic Biology and Gene editing
blogs.harvard.edu - 2017-03-12
Research Seminar at the University of Copenhagen debating intellectual property and innovation in synthetic biology, systems biology & gene editing. New technologies in biology offer a brave new world of possibilities. Promising solutions to some of the ...

Tax reform
Philstar - 2017-03-12
The other thing that tax reform must address is equity. Simply, the rich must carry a larger burden of taxation than the middle class. But the rich have good tax accountants and lawyers who utilize every loophole in the tax code, every possible scheme to ...

End of tax-free regime for churches draws varied reactions
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-12
Alvarez revisiting a provision in the 1987 Constitution providing tax-free privileges for religious educational institutions. Magdalo Rep. Gary C. Alejano said, "There is a constitutional provision regarding that matter, as long as it is intended for ...

Why 'The Good Fight' Tackled NBC's Delayed Trump 'SVU' Episode
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-03-12
The network then brought suit against the writer for copyright infringement. However, in the end, the writer beat the suit on First Amendment grounds, which were triggered by a tweet by the President himself. In the fictional tweet, the president called ...

PRA GM Bienvenido Chy From Star Basketball Player to Reformist Lawyer @25
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-12
Bienvenido or Benjie, as he opts to be called, is currently the general manager of the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA ... One is Huang Rulun, a 65-year-old Chinese real-estate tycoon who has donated 10,000 beds for the drug treatment and ...

'Faulkner v. Woody Allen' leads to surprise ending
USA Today - 2017-03-11
William Faulkner's estate sued Sony Pictures Classics after filmmaker Woody Allen quoted Faulkner in 'Midnight in Paris,' alleging copyright infringement. A judge dismissed the lawsuit, saying it was fair use. This story now has a surprising ending.

Google's Uber Lawsuit Reflects the High-Stakes Battles Over Intellectual Property
The Street - 2017-03-11
The industry has relied on a business model where consumers have to pay for many channels they don't care to watch. Many are now choosing to pay for none. Though Finisar and a couple of other component vendors have offered disappointing outlooks, strong ...

Fed govt to tackle piracy, intellectual property theft - Minister
www.today.ng - 2017-03-11
Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar In a renewed effort to clamp down on piracy and theft of intellectual property, the Federal Government has initiated a partnership with major stakeholders across various economic ...

Labor secretary announces 10,756 job vacancies for qualified jobseekers
The Daily Tribune - 2017-03-11
An individual looking for a job and at least 15 years old may register at PhilJobNet while any establishment or employer duly recognized by Philippine business authorizing agencies and with existing Tax Identification Number may register as employer.

Alphabet adds patent claim to Uber intellectual property theft lawsuit
Reuters - 2017-03-10
Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) self-driving car unit Waymo on Friday added a new patent claim to its intellectual property lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc and requested a preliminary injunction to stop the ride-sharing service from using what it says is ...

Continue peace talks rather than wage war
Bulatlat - 2017-03-10
Earlier Thursday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, in a speech at the National Defense College, announced that peace adviser ... "We in the military and the defense [department] welcome this development," Lorenzana explained, "because we also ...

Jeff Koons Found Liable for Copyright Infringement. Again.
pdnpulse.pdnonline.com - 2017-03-10
A French court has ordered appropriation artist Jeff Koons and contemporary art museum Centre Pompidou to pay EUR40,000 (about $46,000 US) for infringing the copyright of a photograph by the late French photographer Jean-François Bauret. The court ...

US must bolster fight with China over intellectual property rights
The Hill - 2017-03-10
As President Trump and his trade team take the reins, they should adopt policies that embrace strong protection of intellectual property rights. They must combat the practices of countries that attempt to use technology transfers and phony competition laws ...

Patent authority rules against Nintendo, lets go-kart firm keep MariCar trademark
Japan Times - 2017-03-10
The decision was made before Nintendo sued the go-kart company over copyright infringement in late February. In that lawsuit, filed with the Tokyo District Court, the Kyoto-based game maker alleged MariCar is renting unauthorized costumes of Nintendo game ...

Manufacturers in the United States Depend on Strong Global Intellectual Property Protections to Compete and Win
Shopfloor - 2017-03-09
Manufacturers in the United States know that innovation and intellectual property (IP) are crucial for their economic success, and that their competitiveness depends on continual innovation: creation of new products, technologies, and more efficient ...

On BI scandal, Gordon sees extortion, not bribery
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-09
Gordon said that while he did not see Lam being liable, he could be answerable to the labor department for the Chinese nationals working for him without the proper documents. According to Gordon, what was clear was that sacked BI Associate Commissioners Al ...

Tax reform to ramp up infra spending - Fitch
Philstar - 2017-03-09
MANILA, Philippines - The research arm of the Fitch Group said the proposed tax reform program would allow the Duterte administration to ramp up infrastructure spending ... and real GDP growth," it said. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1 ...

Mersana Adds to Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) Intellectual Property Portfolio with Issuance of EP Patent
enhancedonlinenews.com - 2017-03-09
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Mersana Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing a pipeline of antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) based on its proprietary Fleximer® technology, today ...

China grants preliminary approval to 38 new Trump trademarks
San Angelo Standard-Times - 2017-03-09
(Photo: Luis M. Alvarez, AP) Trump Organization chief legal officer Alan Garten said the company has been enforcing its intellectual property rights for more than a decade in China and began registering trademarks relating to its core real estate brand ...

UK Intellectual Property Office Refuses Beer Brewery's Request To Block Trademark Application For Whisky
Tech Dirt - 2017-03-09
For as long as I've spent time screaming about trademark issues in the alcohol industry in these here pages, I've repeatedly made the point that trademark laws the world over should be more nuanced when it comes to defining competitive marketplaces.

Copyright Compliance: (Re-)Register Your DMCA Agent in 2017 to Keep Your Website Docked in the Safe Harbor
JD Supra - 2017-03-09
"safe harbor" provisions shield certain online service providers from copyright infringement liability arising from content posted by users on their website. Provided that the service provider registers its DMCA agent and complies with the other ...

30,000 households to benefit from green jobs
Philstar - 2017-03-08
The other agencies include the Department of Labor and Employment, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department of Agriculture, Department of Science and Technology ... Biochar systems can reverse soil degradation and create sustainable ...

Deathrock Artist Sues Digital Distributor For Infringement
Law 360 - 2017-03-08
Law360, New York (March 8, 2017, 1:16 PM EST) -- The founder of a Los Angeles deathrock band hit a record label and a digital distribution company with a copyright infringement suit in Illinois federal court on Tuesday, alleging his songs were repeatedly ...

Agreement for the exchange of intellectual property between MVG and ETS-Lindgren
ActusNews - 2017-03-08
Microwave Vision Group and ETS-Lindgren have concluded an agreement providing for an exchange of intellectual property in connection with their disputes regarding advanced technologies for evaluating and measuring antennas. MVG and ETS-Lindgren have ...

Federal Court awards a combined $1.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages for infringing a patent to helicopter landing gear
Lexology - 2017-03-08
The Court reviewed the history of punitive damages generally, and in intellectual property cases specifically, in determining the award of $1,000,000 in punitive damages. The Court noted that a non-binding indication of the award could be in the range of $ ...

Noble Systems Increases Intellectual Property Holdings with 32 New Patents Issued in 2016
IT Business Net - 2017-03-08
Noble Systems Corporation, a global leader in unified contact center technology solutions, was issued 32 new patents for its contact center technologies in 2016, continuing its commitment to providing market-leading solutions that meet their clients ...

Types of intellectual property protection for inventions and granting procedure
Lexology - 2017-03-08
Gowling WLG's intellectual property experts explore the types of intellectual property protection for inventions and granting procedure as part of their series called 'The basics of patent law'. 'The basics of patent law' covers key information relating to ...

The UAE will place intellectual rights at the very centre
Gulf News - 2017-03-08
And this is what makes us stand at the crossroads. Crossroads of protecting the intellectual property of our creative thinkers and guardians of our art -- writers, artists, musicians, performing artists -- whose flourishing depends on the protection of ...

with Gywnne Dyer
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-03-08
And they are emphatically NOT major destinations for new immigrants to the US. Trump himself always ensures that he hits on both immigration and job losses in his speeches and tweets, and he is the world's expert on the fears and prejudices of his supporters.

DOLE defers anew issuance of draft order on contractualization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-07
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday deferred anew the issuance of the Department Order (DO) draft on contractualization. This came after the labor and management groups asked for four days "to discuss their fundamental differences ...

Internet TV: copyright infringement remains a problem in Vietnam
Vietnamnet - 2017-03-07
VietNamNet Bridge - Internet TV has potential but there are many risks. Producers face copyright infringement and competition from international apps. Reports all show a sharp decrease in the number of TV viewers in 2011-2016. Nielsen said the time for ...

App-to-Market: Understanding Who Owns What with Intellectual Property
VisualStudio Magazine - 2017-03-06
Now that you've gotten deep into thinking about your startup, it's time to think about the meaning of intellectual property. So, what is it and why is it important to define it in the context of your startup? You're familiar with personal property as well ...

Increase in Official Fees for Intellectual Property Services in Venezuela
Lexology - 2017-03-06
"I would like to thank the SCCA for this excellent service! The articles included in the newsfeeds are very useful and informative, and the user-friendly format of the newsfeeds means I can quickly glance over the précis in the emails to choose what to ...

Tell The U.S Copyright Office About Your Photos Being Stolen Now
www.digitalrev.com - 2017-03-06
Be warned, you should do so ASAP since the deadline for submissions has been extended once already. You now only have until 30 March 2017 to be a part of enacting change in the way copyright infringement is handled.

S44 won't help patents
bangkokpost.com - 2017-03-05
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha signed the 138th edict to target intellectual property. The order aims to cut red tape and clear some 12,000 pending patents. While this will undoubtedly bring smiles in the US Trade Representative's office, the prime ...

Testimonials of BS in Entrepreneurial Management Graduates from the Philippines
finduniversity.ph - 2017-03-05
I've learned a lot especially in running your own business: Accounting, Taxation, OJT's, Implementation of Business Plan. Thrifting and making sure that each and every expenses are liquidated and the business must generate enough or even more profit.

112 workers rescued from plantation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-05
Danilo Ramos, UMA secretary general, said the firm Greenhand Labor Service Cooperative recruited the workers for Agrikulto Inc., which, he claimed, was bought by the Central Azucarera de Tarlac. They were recruited to work from November 2016 to February 2017.

Excise printers assure integrity of tax stamps
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-05
According to Richard James, director of Corporate Affairs at Philip Morris International-Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Co. Ltd., proposed that regular surveys be done looking into the validity of excise-tax stamps. He also said sustained enforcement in the ...

Raise voice if faced with restrictions: Country's first woman merchant navy officer
Times of India - 2017-03-05
UDAIPUR: She didn't want to pursue a traditional degree nor was interested in taking up a 9 to 5 ... Radhika Menon convinced her parents to let her take a 1.5-year radio course at a Marine college and she became the first radio officer in Shipping ...

HBO LA should seek legal means to settle intellectual property rights violation- Woolford
Stabroek News - 2017-03-05
Advocate for broadcasting rights Enrico Woolford has challenged Home Box Office Latin America (HBO LA) to further explain why it has chosen to hold government and a local reseller accountable for an issue it should be able to settle in the US courts.

Realistic statistics on joblessness
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-03-04
When SWS asked the jobless, in December 2016, how much salary they were willing to accept, the national median was only P6,000 ... P8,000 among those who finished high school but not college, P6,000 among elementary graduates who did not finish high ...

Migration of immigration men looms
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-04
In Photo: Bureau of Immigration officers have their hands full in this December 6, 2010, file photo as thousands of returning overseas Filipino workers, balikbayan and tourists fill the arrival area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. If you happen ...

US schoolgirl tapes her undocumented father being detained
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-03-04
Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, a 48-year-old Mexican who has lived in the United States for some 20 years, was arrested on Tuesday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) near his children's school located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Patent Attorney Jean-Marc Zimmerman Obtains Jury Verdict and Punitive Damages in Copyright Infringement and Libel Case
prnewswire.com - 2017-03-03
WESTFIELD, N.J., March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on February 21, 2017, a jury found in favor of Paul Lagassey in his libel case (Case No. 2:14-cv-14303-KAM) against Philippe ...

Canada Takes Tough Copyright Stance In $13M Nintendo Suit
Law 360 - 2017-03-03
Law360, New York (March 3, 2017, 3:35 PM EST) -- A Canadian court has sided with Nintendo in a copyright infringement case, awarding the popular game maker about $12.8 million in a tough interpretation of the nation's Copyright Act after it found an online ...

Law360 Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board
Law 360 - 2017-03-03
Law360, New York (March 3, 2017, 1:01 PM EST) -- Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2017 Intellectual Property editorial advisory board. The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback on Law360's coverage and to gain insight ...

Dole wants travel tax removed from OFW tickets
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-03
The Dole secretary also ordered the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration to coordinate with the CAAP and Manila International Airport Authority to come up with a mechanism for the automatic exemption ...

Intellectual property rights: Patent grants jump by nearly half
Financial Express - 2017-03-03
The easing of the procedures for appraisal/grant of intellectual property rights (IPRs), announced in May 2016, has resulted in far quicker disposal of applications and reduced the backlog substantially.

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