Elderly sick in Singapore turn to foreign, live-in caregivers
Global Nation - 2016-12-31
Service providers interviewed said that demand for these nurses has surged in recent years and they expect the uptrend to continue. These nurses, who come from the Philippines ... However, despite the bright business prospects, agencies are not going ...

docplayer.net - 2016-12-31
1 KNOWLEDGE AND LEGAL PROCESS OUTSOURCING By A ... which may be in the same country or in an offshore location to save the cost. In contrast to the outsourcing of production or manufacturing, KPO has specific focus on knowledge expertise and high-value ...

Pay to rise for millions in US as 19 states increase minimum wage
Inquirer - 2016-12-29
"This $1.50 increase, I cannot even comprehend or tell you how important this will be," said Alvin Major, a New York City fast-food ... weekend in 22 cities and counties, including San Diego, San Jose and Seattle. The high number of states and ...

Lam sued for using dummies
Philstar - 2016-12-23
The VACC also called on the DOJ to nullify the purchase agreements made by Lam with Grand Ilocandia and Waterfront Philippines Inc. for being contrary to law. The VACC filed the eight-page complaint against the former and incumbent officials of Fort ...

Exclusive: Chinese education giant helps its students game the SAT
Reuters - 2016-12-23
It includes a dramatic scene in which the hero confronts attorneys for "Educational Exam Services," an American company that had sued the Chinese firm "New Dream" for copyright infringement. Although the companies in the film are fictional ...

Intellectual Property Law - December 2016
JD Supra - 2016-12-17
Why it matters: On December 6, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Samsung v. Apple, holding that, for purposes of a "total profits" damages award for infringement of a design patent under Section 289 of the Patent Act, the relevant "article of manufacture ...

BI awaits lookout order vs 5 execs in P50-M bribe try
The Daily Tribune - 2016-12-16
The foreigners are part of the 1,316 undocumented Chinese workers rounded up by BI operatives on November 24 ... who had been looking for a "godfather" to protect his business interests in the Philippines. Charles Calima, former BI intelligence chief ...

Idenix Wins $2.5B Verdict In Gilead Hep C Drug Patent Fight
Law 360 - 2016-12-16
Law360, Wilmington (December 15, 2016, 5:17 PM EST) -- A federal jury took less than two hours Thursday to award Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC a $2.54 billion royalty share of Gilead Sciences Inc.'s profits from two blockbuster hepatitis C drugs, after almost ...

Online Intellectual Property Enforcement Reforms in Thailand
Lexology - 2016-12-15
One reason Thai authorities have not been successful in combating online IP infringements is that they have, so far, been ill-equipped in terms of legal instruments to battle online infringers. Indeed, the Computer Crime Act of 2007 contained no provision ...

Plotting intellectual property strategy in an anti-free trade era
dlnnews.com - 2016-12-15
The stunning evidence of voter anger against globalization with Brexit and the election of anti-free trader Donald Trump have roiled the international community. These events may be clear signals that a new trend toward economic protectionism is here.

Pirate Bay Blocked In Australia: List Of Pirated Content Websites That Will Be Unavailable By Year's End
International Business Times - 2016-12-15
pay television companies Foxtel and Roadshow applied to the court in February for an injunction to force internet service providers such as Telstra and Optus to block sites that they claimed had the "primary purpose" of supporting copyright infringement.

End obsession with Top 10
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-12-12
Another top law school, San Beda, has had a rigid curriculum for decades in which students have no electives at all, except for a two-unit subject, banking. In addition, fourth-year subjects are mostly bar-review ones. Ateneo de Manila, another leading law ...

Labor cases increasing-NLRC
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-12-09
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Dec. 9 (PIA) - - The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) here reported that labor related cases in the region increased because of the continuing massive information dissemination. Atty. Ma. Lourdes R. Baricaua, labor ...

Bahamian computer hacker sentenced for trying to sell stolen movie scripts, videos
Washington Times - 2016-12-07
When he pleaded guilty six months later to criminal copyright infringement and identity theft, he admitted breaching the internet accounts of various unnamed entertainment, sports and media personalities and stealing those scripts as well as some of his ...

On the wings of progress
BusinessMirror. - 2016-12-07
The survey used five standards for evaluation: Services and facilities, food options, immigration-security, customer service and cleanliness. The top 10 received negative commentaries, such as dirty toilets, overcrowding, long lines, poor ventilation and ...

Intellectual property forum puts spotlight on Hong Kong's future
China Daily - 2016-12-07
The robust IT industry, a wealth of professionals and a well-established intellectual property protection system are helping Hong Kong to become a regional IP trade center, said top local official at the sixth Business of IP Asia Forum that opened on Dec 1.

Germany needs more nurses
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-12-05
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is now accepting applications for the 300 job openings for nurses in hospitals in Germany who will be sourced from three key places nationwide - Cebu, Baguio and Manila, a press release from the POEA ...

RA 9646: Resa and the Filipino real estate agent
Inquirer - 2016-12-02
Prior to 2009, the licensure of real estate brokers was governed by the Department of Trade and Industry and the ... He should be registered at the PRC, must have at least attended two years in college education with 120 CPD units, and has to be under ...

United Heads to Canadian Federal Court (UAL)
Investopedia - 2016-12-02
On Dec. 5, United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) will head to Canadian Federal Court. The lawsuit, brought by United, is over copyright infringement. According to the Financial Post, the issue began in 1996. A doctorate student was unhappy with the ...

Copyright Ownership: Joint Authors and Other Topics
New York Law Journal - 2016-11-30
v. Marvel Characters, 716 F.3d 302 (2d Cir. 2013). In this regard, a claim in a lawsuit to establish joint authorship is not extended like one for copyright infringement. The three-year limitations period applies to both joint authorship and infringement ...

Avoiding Disaster - the Importance of an Intellectual Property Protection Plan for Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries
JD Supra - 2016-11-30
An effective intellectual property protection strategy is vital for almost every business, but is perhaps even more important for businesses such as breweries, wineries and distilleries where much of their product differentiation comes in the way of their ...

'Porn Troll' Atty Ordered To Pay Up For Contempt
Law 360 - 2016-11-28
Law360, New York (November 28, 2016, 3:58 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge has ordered a so-called "porn troll" attorney to pay more than $47,000 for his attempt to avoid paying fines in a copyright infringement lawsuit over allegedly unlawful ...

"You shall not pass" - summary judgment for Tolkien copyright infringement. And in other news...
Lexology - 2016-11-28
Copyright - infringement of the Lord of the Rings "One Ring Inscription" - summary judgment. After twelve years, in 1949, JRR Tolkien completed his book, The Lord of the Rings. As Beach J observed, the book is set in a fantasy world called Middle ...

Project to help SMEs with intellectual entrepreneurial assets
Jamaica Observer - 2016-11-26
He said it will bring well-needed support to entrepreneurs and innovators, and help to boost Intellectual Property (IP) investments in the region. He was speaking at the official launch of REACH at the Courtyard by Marriot Hotel in New Kingston on November 18.

Government steps up anti-smuggling campaign
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-11-26
He said the bureau, for the month of November, seized various counterfeit products in Pasay City, Bulacan and Pangasinan areas totaling to about Php 775 million. The Bureau has confiscated around Php1.173 billion worth of various kinds of illegal drugs in ...

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