IP, Pharma Groups Call For Patent Eligibility Law Overhaul
Law 360 - 2017-01-31
Law360, New York (January 30, 2017, 8:51 PM EST) -- Citing the confusion caused by recent court rulings on patent-eligibility, major intellectual property and pharmaceutical industry groups have suggested to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that the ...

Right to disconnect from work messages after office hours pushed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-01-29
"It has also created a problem of undeclared labor as employees are forced to work, although indirectly, beyond work hours responding to e-mails, text messages and calls on mobile phones," Castelo said. "It can lead to burnout -- or the ...

Fire Rooster: Year of abundance
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2017-01-27
If this rooster were asked to describe itself, it would in all likelihood say the following: I herald the coming of the dawn and at sunset, I declare its departure; I stand for precision; I labor like clockwork and can be labeled a perfectionist ...

Cellectar Gets Another Cancer Drug Patent (CLRB)
Investopedia - 2017-01-25
Cellectar Biosciences Inc. (CLRB) secured an additional patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its cancer drug candidates CLR 131 and CLR 125 to treat solid tumors. (See also: Sarepta Wins Favorable USPTO Decisions.) The Madison, Wisconsin ...

Trump to unveil immigration, visa restrictions -- reports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-01-25
President Donald Trump will sign executive orders starting Wednesday restricting refugees, visas and immigration, making good on his signature campaign pledges, US media reported. Trump is due to speak Wednesday to employees at the Department of Homeland ...

Ex-BI exec in alleged Jack Lam bribe case faces contempt raps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-01-23
Villanueva disclosed this plan of the Senate committee on labor, employment and human resources development, which he chairs, during the hearing of the Senate blue ribbon committee on the bribery scandal on Monday. The senator lamented that former BI ...

Updates on the legal battle for Green Cross
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-01-21
Last year, readers of this column were informed about the ongoing legal battle over the rightful ownership of the corporation which manufactures and sells Green Cross, the iconic rubbing alcohol brand which virtually every Filipino is familiar with. Almost ...

10 promises Trump made for his first day
BusinessMirror. - 2017-01-20
Suspend immigration from regions associated with terrorism where vetting is difficult.

FTC and DOJ Update Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property
JD Supra - 2017-01-19
On January 13, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) issued updated Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property (the Guidelines). The revised Guidelines follow nearly ...

Mark Zuckerberg Testifies in Dallas IP Case, Defends Facebook-Oculus Deal
texaslawyer.com - 2017-01-17
ZeniMax Media, which owns the Texas-based software developer id Software, sued Oculus for copyright infringement in 2014, adding Facebook as a defendant after the social media giant purchased the company. In its complaint, ZeniMax alleges that Facebook was ...

Top businessmen & a Nobel prizewinner on the Philippine economy in 2017
Philstar - 2017-01-15
He recently galvanized over 500 entrepreneurs, led by Manny V. Pangilinan, Lucio C. Tan, Tessie Sy Coson, Ramon Ang, Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Phil. Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI) president George Barcelon, Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers ...

Higher minimum wage have losers, US studies find
BusinessMirror. - 2017-01-12
"I think the way to relate this result to the real world labor market is to consider what would happen if Wal-Mart had to raise wages," said Arindrajit Dube, an economist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, who has studied minimum wage law

Workers forum held in NorMin
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-01-12
functions of the RTIPC (Inspection component); rights for self-organization and rights for unfair labor practice, among others. In attendance were union groups from Alliance of Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP), All Workers ...

Study On Judiciary Protection On Variety Show Copyright
Mondaq - 2017-01-10
Yuzheng The block-buster copyright infringement case between Chen Zhe (Qiongyao) and Yu Zheng (Yuzheng) attracted high attention from society, which was successfully selected as 2015 Top 10 Intellectual Property Cases of the Supreme People's Court.

Broadly Drafted Software Licenses and Their Enforcement
New York Law Journal - 2017-01-09
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. When breach of contract and copyright infringement disputes concerning software licenses arise, the scope of the permitted access and use of the license is often the subject of the ...

Ninoy, Digong of same mold
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-01-06
The US documents, Ocampo said, quoted Ninoy as saying that if he were president he would "execute corrupt officials at Luneta as a lesson to other officials that he means business ... which amends the Sin Tax Law and provides for a two-tier tax ...

Congress to regulate employment of foreigners
BusinessMirror. - 2017-01-04
AFTER 43 years of neglect, Congress has finally realized the need to strengthen and regulate the employment of all foreign nationals in the country by imposing penalty on those who transfer work without the prior approval of the secretary of labor and ...

Protection of intellectual property rights
BusinessMirror. - 2017-01-04
The Philippines has shown great improvement in the past years in terms of intellectual-property rights (IPR) protection, as highlighted by its removal from the United States watchlist of trading partners with grave IPR infringements. In addition to the ...

Candidate Duterte different as President? Unacceptable, says Bayan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-01-04
Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan ... President Rodrigo Duterte from the candidate who made the promise of pension hike for Social Security System (SSS) members in the campaign trail. Bayan secretary-general Renato Reyes said Diokno ...

Trafficking of 4 would-be surrogate mothers foiled
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-01-03
Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and other ports are on alert for women leaving the country to serve as surrogate mothers for foreign couples. This follows the interception on the first night of the New Year of four ...

An Asian economic model
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-01-03
The government set up institutes of learning for white-collar job requirements. It provided English-language training programs to bridge the gap between Singaporeans and expatriates of multinational enterprises. By investing in social development ...

OFWs suffer long lines in NAIA due to broken system
Rappler - 2017-01-02
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Spokesperson Maria Antonette Mangrobang explained on Monday, January 2, that this was due to problems in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) system that is linked to the BI. In a text message to Rappler ...

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