Indian Institute Of Technology Kharagpur, Rajiv Gandhi School Of Intellectual Property Law: Admission Notification
livelaw.in - 2017-03-02
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) is the first of its kind law school to impart legal education with IP specialization within the IIT System bringing synergy among science, technology, management and law. The School offers a Six ...

Workers call for independent probe on HTI factory fire tragedy
Bulatlat - 2017-03-02
Salamat / Bulatlat.com) "Our fellow workers have died, and will continue dying in factories found violating labor standards and occupational and safety standards if accountability and justice continue to be elusive." MANILA -- A month after the ...

Crafting job creation strategies in a segmented globalizing economy
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-01
The downside for the telecom workers: less and less job security and fewer and fewer number of workers, as what has happened in the case of the PLDT and its union. In the 1990s, the PLDT union had a membership of around 20,000; today, its ranks have gone ...

Palace says Duterte open to 'adjustments' on contractualization policy
Philstar - 2017-03-01
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte is open to amending ... The order bars the termination of the service of a worker after his service agreement with his employer expires. The capital requirement for enterprises involved in permissible ...

Trump vows new merit-based US immigration system
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-01
President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to introduce a new merit-based immigration system to regulate new arrivals in the United States and reduce the flow of unskilled workers. Trump said an Australian-style immigration system would "save countless dollars ...

China, world's biggest infringer of intellectual property
newsbytesapp.com - 2017-03-01
According to an American watchdog's report, rampant intellectual theft by China is costing America a mind-boggling $600 billion every year. The watchdog has labelled China as "world's principal IP infringer". For long intellectual property infringement has ...

Columbia College - Intellectual Property Policy
library.ccis.edu - 2017-03-01
Columbia College is committed to providing an educational environment that supports and encourages the discovery and development of knowledge, learning and research for its students and employees. The purpose of this policy is to provide information and ...

Alphabet Sues Uber Over Alleged Stolen Intellectual Property
FORTUNE - 2017-02-28
Our latest episode of Tech Debate features Fortune digital editor Andrew Nusca and writer Robert Hackett discussing the lawsuit between Uber and Alphabet (googl). The companies are disputing whether Uber stole intellectual property from Waymo, Alphabet's ...

Kanye West Gains Ground in "New Slaves" Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
celebnmusic247.com - 2017-02-28
We just got word that Kanye West Gains Ground in "New Slaves" Copyright Infringement Lawsuit against Hungarian rock star Gabor Presser!!! Read more on the Kanye West "New Slaves" copyright infringement lawsuit... CelebNMusic247.com has a new ...

Intellectual property theft costs billions
The Journal Gazette - 2017-02-28
WASHINGTON - A private watchdog says counterfeit goods, software piracy and the theft of trade secrets cost the American economy up to $600 billion a year. In a report out Monday, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property says the ...

Kanye West Gains Small Win In $2.5M "New Slaves" Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
HipHopDX - 2017-02-27
Los Angeles, CA - When Hungarian rock star Gabor Presser claimed Kanye West ripped off his 1969 composition, "Gyöngyhajú Lány" ("The Girl with Pearly Hair"), for his 2013 hit, "New Slaves," the allegation eventually made it to court.

Why not help the jeepneys?
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-02-26
The first will lose income, and the later their work or classes. For sure local governments will not be able to provide them transport, granted they have available vehicles, because there will be too many who will be needing it. I wonder if the government ...

Bello re-clusters DOLE agencies, bureaus, services
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-02-26
Avila. The Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), Institute of Labor and Studies and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will be supervised by Undersecretary Dominador R. Say. Usec. Say will be supported by Assistant Secretary Alex V.

Waymo is Suing Uber For Theft of Intellectual Property
Yahoo News - 2017-02-25
A showtime story has broken out of Waymos legal department. On Thursday, Googles self-driving project filed a lawsuit against the ride-hailing service, Uber, for theft of "highly confidential and proprietary" documents regarding the companys autonomous ...

Nintendo Throws Blue Shell At Business That Lets You Play 'Mario Kart' In Real Life
Tech Times - 2017-02-25
In real life, Nintendo has launched a blue shell of its own against Tokyo-based company MariCar, in the form of a lawsuit for copyright infringement. In a press release, Nintendo revealed that it has filed a lawsuit against Marika Co. Ltd., owner of the ...

Ambitious Engineer At Center of Colossal Fight Between Google and Uber
Bloomberg - 2017-02-25
On Thursday, Waymo, the Alphabet Inc. company formed from Google's self-driving project, filed a blistering lawsuit accusing Levandowski of taking incredibly valuable intellectual property from Alphabet to his current company, Uber Technologies Inc. Waymo ...

An Unofficial Guide to Understanding the Socio-Economic Proposals of Filipino Communists
Bulatlat - 2017-02-24
The state shall continue to support big and small local producers, MSMEs and startups ... Despite its revolutionary intent, CASER was packaged as a program that both the government and NDF forces can implement in their respective territories.

SBMA orders water park guards to leave Subic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-02-24
Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Undersecretary Bernard Olalia and Dole Central Luzon Director Ana Dione met with Sharpe on Thursday to discuss alleged labor code violations, including the illegal suspension of some employees. Sharpe said some ...

Federal Judge Says Providing Web Hosting Isn't Even Close To The Same Thing As Contributory Infringement
Tech Dirt - 2017-02-24
A federal judge has just let a plaintiff know there's a big difference between providing hosting for infringing content and actually participating in copyright infringement. ALS Scan sued basically everybody for copyright infringement after discovering ...

Nintendo sues go-kart company over copyright infringement
Japan Times - 2017-02-24
Nintendo Co. filed a lawsuit Friday against Tokyo-based go-kart service MariCar for alleged copyright violations. In the suit, filed with the Tokyo District Court, Nintendo claims MariCar is renting unauthorized costumes of Nintendo game characters such as ...

Eclipse Corp. Acquires DocOrigin Enterprise Document Software Intellectual Property
kmworld.com - 2017-02-23
Eclipse Corp. has announced its acquisition of OF Software Ltd. of Canada, creators of DocOrigin, an enterprise software solution used to design, present, and deliver business forms, documents, labels, and checks. The DocOrigin software is used in the ...

HAMILTON Merchandise Trademark and Copyright Lawsuit Reaches Settlement with #EduHam Donations
Broadway World - 2017-02-22
Hamilton Uptown Limited Liability Company, Creative Goods Merchandise LLC, SunFrog LLC and Gear Launch, Inc. announced today that they have amicably settled a trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit involving the alleged unauthorized manufacture and ...

What it is and why it matters
SAS - 2017-02-21
The new benefits that big data analytics brings to the table ... To understand the opportunities of business analytics, MIT Sloan Management Review conducted its sixth annual survey of executives, managers and analytics professionals.

Japan immigration policy to focus on highly skilled foreign workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-02-21
Sometime mid-January, an announcement was made regarding changes that will be made for permanent residency in Japan for skilled foreign workers. However, the changes appear to favor a specific type of foreign worker. To achieve permanent residency in just ...

Phl tax reform update so far (Part 3)
beta.philstar.com - 2017-02-21
The need to institute genuine tax reform therefore comes at a critical ... all too often that excessive taxation stifles productivity, causes misallocation of resources, and encourages flight of capital to less-taxed jurisdictions. A more liberal and ...

Fake cigarettes and fake tax stamps
beta.philstar.com - 2017-02-21
The BIR is now talking about instituting more secure features on its cigarette tax stamps, which should have been done before the unitary taxation scheme kicked in at the start of the year. The problem is serious because it does not just involve lost tax ...

T Bone Burnett Delivers Scathing Message to Copyright Office, Urging Reform: 'Our Culture Is At Stake'
Billboard - 2017-02-21
which includes the "safe harbor" provisions that protect digital service providers such as YouTube from copyright infringement litigation by outlining a system to deal with illegal copyrighted material uploaded to its platform. Burnett, who serves on the ...

Kim Dotcom eligible for extradition to US (although not on the basis of alleged copyright infringement)
TechSpot - 2017-02-20
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is eligible to be extradited to the US, a New Zealand High Court ruled on Monday. Justice Murray Gilbert of the High Court upheld a December 2015 ruling that determined Dotcom and three others involved in the matter ...

New Zealand High Court clears Kim Dotcom extradition to U.S.
Computer World - 2017-02-20
Megaupload website founder Kim Dotcom and three associates were on Monday cleared by a court in New Zealand to be extradited to the U.S. where he faces a variety of charges including copyright infringement and racketeering. Holding that copyright ...

New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the U.S.
USA Today - 2017-02-20
New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the U.S. The high court in New Zealand has ruled Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the U.S. to face charges on copyright infringement. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) has the story. Check out ...

UK rights bodies team up with search engines in copyright fight
Digital TV - 2017-02-20
The new voluntary code of practise was agreed between the two leading search engines and music body the BPI, the Motion Picture Association, and the Alliance for Intellectual Property, which represents a range of rights holders. The agreement was reached ...

Google and Bing to deprecate piracy websites
The Guardian - 2017-02-20
The changes are expected to be rolled out by the summer. The Intellectual Property Office led the discussions to create the code, with the assistance of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Ofcom has supported the discussions by examining in detail ...

What Every Songwriter Should Know About Intellectual Property Law
skopemag.com - 2017-02-16
As a songwriter, understanding intellectual property law is essential. These laws protect your written property and your finances. Consider these four things that you must know about intellectual property law. Sampling is a tricky area of intellectual ...

5,000 mine workers protest closure of mining firms
Mindanews - 2017-02-16
Alexis Estampa, a mass communication student of Saint Paul University in Surigao led the mining-funded scholars in Surigao del Sur who joined the protest action. He said the scholars are worried on the closure order as their education is at stake.

Global production networks and the need for industrial stock taking
BusinessMirror. - 2017-02-15
John West of Asian Century Institute sums it up as follows ... The point is that the global division of labor under the GPN system is also being shaken by the new labor-displacing technology. Labor economists call this displacement phenomenon as technology ...

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-02-15
The Bureau of Immigration granted VMA an authority to accept foreign students, who may enroll in shielded metal arc welding NCI and NCII for 268 hours, cookery NCII 316 hours, food and beverage NCII 356 hours, security services NCI 206 hours, and security ...

Sombero to face Senate grilling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-02-14
Sombero arrived on a Philippine Airlines flight from Vancouver around 9 a.m., Tuesday, and was fetched from the aircraft by immigration personnel from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 and several National Bureau of Investigation agents.

The new Social Security Commission
BusinessMirror. - 2017-02-14
Aside from Social Security Commission (SSC) Chairman Amado D ... the Duterte 2016 presidential campaign and a member of its Media Central and Communications Group. He has behind him 32 years experience as founder and CEO in various industries, including ...

IRR of anti-age discrimination law issued
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-02-11
Stressing that age does not matter in employment, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has issued the implementing rules of Republic Act No. 10911 or the anti-age discrimination law. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the implementing rules ...

DOLE order on inspection of ecozones up for review
Philstar - 2017-02-11
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III made the announcement on Friday as the DOLE starts its own investigation into a fire that gutted a factory of the House Technology ... department to make sure that companies comply with occupational safety and health ...

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-02-11
The Department of Labor and Employment in Negros Oriental is looking forward to having additional slots for youth interested in enrolling in the JobStart program. Provincial DOLE chief Maritess Mercado said that while 200 slots were given to Negros ...

Saudi needs 200 medical personnel
The Daily Tribune - 2017-02-10
The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is in need of over 200 medical workers including female nurses for deployment to their various cardiac centers, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced yesterday.

BI official blamed for departure of Lam middleman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-02-10
Sen. Richard Gordon on Thursday ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to bring to the Senate the official responsible for allowing the departure of former police officer Wally Sombero, middleman for Chinese gambling magnate Jack Lam, saying the official ...

Phoenix immigrant deported to Mexico amid protests
Philstar - 2017-02-10
The case of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos became a rallying cry for immigrant groups who believe Trump's approach to immigration will unfairly tear apart countless families. Her arrest prompted a raucous demonstration in downtown Phoenix late Wednesday as ...

Increasing idle-land tax to spur more economic activities-Neda
BusinessMirror. - 2017-02-09
If the President wants to increase idle land taxes, the government must first amend the Local Government Code (LGC) of 1991, which will subsequently push landowners to immediately find economic uses for their unused properties, the National Economic and ...

Cognizant Q4 net dips 1.8%; okays $3.4bn in buybacks,dividends
Daily News and Analysis - 2017-02-08
"The company is intensifying its M&A efforts to expand intellectual property, industry expertise, and platform and technology capabilities, by focusing primarily on strategic tuck-in acquisitions," it added. During the quarter, Cognizant added about 4,400 ...

BCYF inspires PHL innovation through honoring trailblazers
BusinessMirror. - 2017-02-08
If they opted to stay, they must obey the laws of the country, such as the tax laws, business laws and criminal laws." YAP said an innovator pursuing change should be prepared to fail, because innovation is born from many mistakes, and even the best ...

Are Free Online Courses Worth the Time and Effort?
www.entrepreneur.com - 2017-02-07
This legislation, signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1998, creates a provision that protects intermediaries, such as Udemy, from copyright infringement actions by individual users. Many (if not the majority) of the cases of copyright infringement are ...

Potential Intellectual Property Issues on the Table in the 115th Congress
JD Supra - 2017-02-07
Over the past decade, intellectual property issues have often taken center stage in Congress. The America Invents Act, passed in 2011, changed patent landscape in many ways, most notably by changing the U.S. patent system from "first to invent" to ...

UN chief: IS on defensive in conflict areas but is adapting
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-02-07
As for finances, the militant group is now operating on a "crisis" budget, Guterres said, but its revenue streams remain the same -- oil and gas, extortion and "taxation," which together account for up to 80 percent of its income. The UN Mission ...

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