CSO leaders join SP debates
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-03-29
Labor and Employment Federation of Dumaguete Urban Poor represented by Marivic Real, Global Filipino Movement represented by Billy Linao, Human Rights Tuburan for Rural Women Empowerment and Development Inc. represented by Mary Cindy Uy, Visayan Forum ...

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-03-29
Experts from the Department of Labor and Employment, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Department of Foreign Affairs, Social Security Services, Pag-IBIG, Philippine Statistics Authority, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Maritime ...

Aussie businesses hit with $589,000 in damages over pirated software use
ARN - 2017-03-29
Each business caught using unlicensed software was forced to purchase genuine software licenses for its ongoing use, in addition to paying the copyright infringement damages. However, in a positive light, 2016 also saw record reporting of unlicensed ...

Arizona Joe's sued for alleged copyright infringement
Madison County Record - 2017-03-28
EAST ST. LOUIS -- Several companies are suing Arizona Joe's for allegedly allowing copyrighted material to be performed without authorization. Broadcast Music, Inc., Bocephus Music, Inc., Peermusic III Ltd., Sony/ATV Songs LLC, et al filed a complaint on ...

U.S. Customs Seizes Multiple Shipments from China for Infringement of U.S. Intellectual Property Rights
National Law Review - 2017-03-28
Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) import specialists and officers at the Port of Tacoma in the state of Washington seized shipments of goods from China that infringed U.S. trademarks, violated U.S. country of origin marking laws, and ...

Napa Valley Vintners to Participate in International Intellectual Property Meeting on Geographic Indications
wineindustryadvisor.com - 2017-03-28
3/28/2017 - St. Helena, CA -The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association is participating today in an information session on geographic indications organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United ...

10 of the biggest brand feuds in history
Business Insider - 2017-03-28
The lawsuit accused Universal of copyright infringement, highlighting 34 specific things allegedly copied, including: "There is a scene in a cantina (Star Wars) or casino (Battlestar), in which musical entertainment is offered by bizarre, non-human creatures."

Attorney general: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-28
WASHINGTON--Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities, and suggested the government would come after grants that have already been ...

CytoSorbents Strengthens Intellectual Property Portfolio with New Patents Issued in the U.S., China, Japan, Russia, and Australia
Yahoo Finance - 2017-03-28
MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy leader commercializing its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to treat deadly inflammation in critically-ill and cardiac surgery ...

The Importance of Protecting Patents
The Sentinel Source - 2017-03-28
As Abraham Lincoln once famously said, patents add "the fuel of interest to the fire of genius." So it's not surprising that intellectual property can be immensely valuable. Universities bring in millions of dollars every year from licensing patents.

Annotated view of the 2017 comprehensive tax reform - Part II
Philstar - 2017-03-27
This deficit, reflected in underinvestment in human and infrastructure development ... Appropriately, business and professional organizations swiftly endorsed the reform package, with the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) and ...

Elsevier Wins Summary Judgment Over Use of 3-D Medical Animations in Copyright Case
National Law Review - 2017-03-27
Elsevier, Inc., a leading publisher in the fields of science, health and nursing, in a copyright infringement case involving 500+ 3-D medical animations, in which plaintiff sought over $80 million dollars in statutory damages. Archie MD, Inc. v.

WIPO to Assist Vietnam in Developing the National Strategy on Intellectual Property
Lexology - 2017-03-27
On 22 March 2017, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (the "NOIP") organized a workshop on "Increasing the Innovation and Creation Capacity in Universities and Research Institutes through a Hub and Spoke structure". The workshop brought ...

News Briefs: Hagedorn posts bail on undeclared assets case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-27
10 agricultural lots, four commercial lots, three residential buildings, and two commercial buildings. Hagedorn also failed to declare his position as incorporator, president, board member or stockholder of four firms--Palawan Jolly Foods Corp., Puerto ...

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Vimeo music copyright dispute
Yahoo Finance - 2017-03-27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by major record labels to revive copyright infringement claims against video-sharing website Vimeo LLC for hosting content that included songs by famed bands such as the Beatles ...

Dealt a setback, GOP aim to push tax cuts
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-27
"They have to have a victory here," Stephen Moore, a Heritage Foundation economist who advised Trump during ... Graetz, a tax-law professor at Columbia University said. "That is one of the lessons that the administration will take from the failure ...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal in Capitol Records Vs Vimeo Copyright Dispute
Billboard - 2017-03-27
The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from record companies that want to pursue copyright infringement claims against music site Vimeo for hosting unauthorized recordings from the Beatles, Elvis Presley and other classic artists. The justices on Monday ...

Are workplace robots coming for your job?
Inquirer Technology - 2017-03-26
WASHINGTON--Although technology has long affected the labor force, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are heightening concerns about automation replacing a growing number of occupations, including highly skilled or "knowledge-based ...

Supreme Court Eliminates Laches Defense in Patent Cases
National Law Review - 2017-03-26
AB v. First Quality Baby Prods. LLC [1], largely eliminated this long-available defense. Applying reasoning from the copyright infringement context, the Court explained that the separation of powers prevents a judicial construct from overriding a ...

Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up
Inquirer Technology - 2017-03-26
WASHINGTON, United States -- Are robots coming for your job? Although technology has long affected the labor force, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are heightening concerns about automation replacing a growing number of occupations ...

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1 million weekend travelers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-25
Abu Dhabi, home to UAE national carrier Etihad Airways, is one of the few international airports with a US Customs and Border Protection Facility, which processes immigration and customs inspections before departure. "When guests land in the US ...

Fake shoes worth P86.5 million seized
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-03-25
The operation was carried out by agents of the NBI Intellectual Property Rights Division (NBI-IPRD), following a search warrant issued on March 21 by Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 Judge Rainelda H. Estacio-Montesa. The order stemmed from a ...

Guiding lights
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-03-24
According to Ramon Segismundo, president of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and chief human resource officer of Meralco, the academe must understand the "future of work" so that its students can make informed career choices.

Performance Management Contract Q&A
Mondaq - 2017-03-24
This case is also included in the Annual Report of the Supreme People's Court on Intellectual Property Cases (2009) as a leading precedent. Rulings in a series of subsequent similar cases were consistent with the Supreme Court precedent. In a lawsuit in ...

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Lawsuit Against Kris Jenner Dismissed
JD Journal - 2017-03-24
Summary: After an undisclosed settlement, the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood lawsuit was dismissed this week. The copyright infringement case against Kris Jenner was dismissed this week. Following an undisclosed settlement, Just Games Interactive dropped ...

Supreme Court eliminates key defense in many patent infringement suits
JD Supra - 2017-03-24
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (2014), which held that laches is inapplicable for copyright infringement, a provision similar to Section 286 of the Patent Act. Justice Alito, writing for the majority, explored the historical basis of the laches defense and its ...

Popular file-sharing site Pirate Bay still blocked
USA Today - 2017-03-23
Cogent took the action to comply with a court order in Spain in February that is unrelated to copyright infringement. The company had no comment. Sites such as Pirate Bay are often called torrent sites because they are used to download relatively large ...

California Upgrades Tool for Searching Deceased Celebrities' Intellectual Property Filings
Government Technology - 2017-03-23
Celebrities and e-government are not two subjects you often hear in the same sentence, with rare exceptions. The California Secretary of State's Office on Tuesday announced upgrades to an online search engine for "successor-in-interest" filings -- claim ...

Ampio Updates Intellectual Property and Regulatory Exclusivity Strategy to Support the Commercialization of Ampion(TM)
Yahoo Finance - 2017-03-23
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) announces the issuance of China Patent No 102210852 B for the production of an active ingredient of Ampion(TM), which completes the intellectual property ...

Punitive interest
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-23
Thus, there is no reason an additional 20-percent interest should be imposed. The power of taxation is sometimes called also the power to destroy. Therefore, it should be exercised with caution to minimize injury to the proprietary rights of a taxpayer.

Court penalises Bhojpuri producer for frivolous copyright claim before 'Phillauri' release
Mid Day - 2017-03-23
With just three days left for its release, Anushka Sharma's Phillauri found itself in legal wrangle as Bhojpuri actor-producer filed a copyright infringement case against the rom-com in the Bombay High Court. The court, however, did not entertain the ...

Protect IP rights before going overseas, companies urged
ECNS - 2017-03-23
Chinese companies with aspirations to go global should ensure their intellectual property rights are protected before expanding into overseas markets, a top IPR expert said. Chen Hongbing, head of the World Intellectual Property Organization's China office ...

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-03-23
The first leg of the PCOO roadshow took place in Davao City in January this year while the other legs in Zamboanga, Baguio and Cebu followed as part ... RCY Award was given to Lorreine Alag of Philippine Normal University Visayas CRCY, Lady Dorothy Elli ...

Immigrants deported under Obama share stories of terror and rights violations
Philstar - 2017-03-23
(The Conversation) Although it is difficult to get exact numbers, some estimates show Immigration and Customs Enforcement home raids have never resulted in more than 30,000 apprehensions in any given year. At that rate, it could take 366 years for ...

SCA Hygiene v. First Quality Baby Products: Laches Defense Limited in Patent Infringement Cases
JD Supra - 2017-03-23
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., 572 U. S. __ (2014), which held that laches cannot defeat a copyright infringement damages claim brought within the period prescribed by the Copyright Act's statute of limitations, also applies to Section 286 of the Patent Act.

Disney's 'Zootopia' at Issue in Infringement Suit
Investopedia - 2017-03-22
According to media reports, Gary Goldman, a veteran Hollywood screenwriter and producer whose films include "Total Recall" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and "Minority Report" starring Tom Cruise, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday in a ...

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 15, Issue 1
JD Supra - 2017-03-22
In 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA") established new post-issuance procedures for challenging the validity of a granted patent before the Patent Trials and Appeal Board ("PTAB" or "Board"). Inter partes reviews ("IPRs") and ...

DOJ to conduct preliminary probe on Mighty Corp. tax evasion case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-22
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will conduct a preliminary investigation on the P9.564 billion tax evasion complaint filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against controversial cigarette maker Mighty Corporation and its officials for allegedly ...

Give me a ┬ę! Supreme Court rules cheerleader uniforms can be copyrighted
CNN Money - 2017-03-22
That ruling by the Supreme Court came Wednesday in a copyright infringement case between two cheer uniform makers. Varsity Brands, the cheer industry leader, sued the much smaller Star Athletica for copying the design of its uniforms. "The designs are ...

Disney's Zootopia Hit With Copyright Lawsuit One Month After Winning Oscar for Best Animated Film
Brunei Direct - 2017-03-22
The suit by Gary's Esplanade Production Inc. alleges copyright infringement, breach of implied-in-fact contact, breach of confidence and unfair competition. According to court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Gary and his legal team cite ...

Pakistan and China team up to promote intellectual property rights
Daily Times - 2017-03-22
ISLAMABAD: A five-member Chinese delegation of State Intellectual Property Rights Organisation (SIPO) on Tuesday showed keen interest in gearing up ties with Pakistani counterparts for the promotion of intellectual property rights (IPRs). Welcoming the ...

PTAB Upholds Biogen Drug Patent In Hedge Fund Challenge
Law 360 - 2017-03-22
Law360, New York (March 21, 2017, 3:24 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Tuesday upheld a Biogen patent covering multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera in an inter partes review requested by the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, a group started by ...

Supreme Court Shuts the Door on Patent Laches
National Law Review - 2017-03-22
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (2014) that laches cannot defeat a claim for copyright infringement damages brought within the rolling three-year limitations period prescribed by the Copyright Act. The Court reasoned in S.C.A. Hygiene that, because 35 U.S.C ...

Moleculin Leukemia Drug Gets Orphan Status (MBRX)
Investopedia - 2017-03-22
The coveted status allows many incentives to drug makers, including expedited FDA drug approval, no restrictions on fixing drug prices for treating any of the 7,000 rare diseases, seven years of exclusive rights to the marketplace even if the drug patent ...

Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Intellectual Property: their relevance for the development of Colombia
Lexology - 2017-03-21
Biotechnology has emerged as one of the most forward-looking fields of science in recent decades, and a large number of nations have set their sights on it as a long-term development pillar, given its wide range of applications and the leapfrogging of ...

Sugarboy, Kiss Daniel to be sued for alleged copyright infringement
Premium Times - 2017-03-21
Barely 24 hours after the release of their single, "Kilamity", G-Worldwide acts, Sugarboy and Kiss Daniel, could be sued for copyright infringement. The Pop-Dancehall track which quickly garnered the attention of fans is now the centre of a planned ...

DOJ issues immigration lookout order vs suspect in Cebu road-rage shooting
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-21
THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an immigration lookout bulletin order (Ilbo) against David Go Lim Jr., the primary suspect in the alleged Cebu road-rage-shooting incident. Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II ordered Immigration ...

Pangilinan to Pimentel: Who are you to tell us what to do?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-21
Gary Alejano. "Koko et al stripped us of our committee chairmanships for not toeing the admin line on extrajudicial killings, the Marcos burial, the Lasca├▒as and BID (Bureau of Immigration) hearings and then he expects us to denounce the impeachment ...

Disney slapped with copyright infringement lawsuit over Oscar-winning animated film Zootopia
The Week Magazine - 2017-03-21
On Tuesday, production company Esplanade Productions filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Walt Disney Pictures for its animated film Zootopia. The suit alleges screenwriter and producer Gary Goldman, who has worked on projects including Total ...

Publish or Perish? The Balance Between Public Disclosure and IP Protection in Scientific Research
JD Supra - 2017-03-20
However, public disclosures can destroy intellectual property rights related to the work. Scientists and their attorneys need to strike a delicate balance between competing interests. The balance between publishing and protecting is relatively ...

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