Exponent's (EXPO) CEO Paul Johnston on Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
MSN - 2016-07-19
During the quarter we experienced reduced spending from the oil and gas industry. Also recent rulings in intellectual property cases have resulted in clients pausing to evaluate alternatives, reducing the demand for expert witnesses. Additionally ...

DOE: We will follow DFA lead in studying arbitral ruling
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-07-18
TAGUIG CITY, July 19 -- Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi recently said the Department of Foreign Affairs together with all other government agencies concerned will thoroughly study the verdict of the Permanent Court of Arbitration under Annex VII of the 1982 ...

Undocumented, unpaid Saudi OFWs in dire need of assistance
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-18
More than 300 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia (KSA) are appealing for assistance from the Department of the Labor and Employment (DOLE) for their immediate repatriation. Representatives from the Overseas ...

Angara bills to correct outdated, inequitable tax system
BusinessMirror. - 2016-07-17
In pushing for indexation of the 19-year-old income-tax rates, the senator seeks to amend Section 24 of the National Internal Revenue Act, citing the Constitutional mandate that "the rule of taxation shall be uniform and equitable." Angara said the ...

No OFW deployment ban to Turkey, so far
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-17
Despite the failed military-led coup attempt in Turkey last week, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has not yet issued deployment restrictions for the Eurasian country. POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac said his office is still ...

Understanding the impact of Federalism
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-17
These federal states have the power to act independently on policies of regional concern. This includes taxation, issuance of licenses, health and educational programs, economic development plans, infrastructure programs, etc. The national government ...

POEA: No deployment restrictions to Turkey
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-17
As Turkey reels from the failed military coup attempt in Turkey last week, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has yet to issue any deployment restrictions for the Eurasian country. In a text message, POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac ...

POEA: No deployment restrictions to Turkey
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-17
As Turkey reels from the failed military coup attempt in Turkey last week, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has yet to issue any deployment restrictions for the Eurasian country. In a text message, POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac ...

Davao branch of Accra Law firm marks 20th year
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-07-16
The Davao branch of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz law firm is celebrating its 20th founding anniversary this year. Accra Law was a pioneer in establishing branch offices outside Metro Manila, with the first branch opened in Cebu City in 1980 ...

Workers to Duterte: End contractualization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-07-16
A MILITANT labor group yesterday urged President Duterte to hold his predecessor accountable for "crimes against workers," as they challenged him to keep his word to end contractualization. The Kilusang Mayo Uno accused former President Benigno S.

The moment of grace comes from simply being there
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-07-16
It is becoming a "human being" again. Early one morning last week, I sat in my study praying, using Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to me all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." This day was preceded by almost two or three weeks of ...

Is Brexit an IP Exit?
JD Supra - 2016-07-16
These events have raised many questions within the intellectual property community, including U.S. companies with a European intellectual property presence. In sum, should the U.K. actually leave the EU, patent, trademark or design applications or ...

Sports Authority Gets Ch. 11 Approval For IP, Lease Sales
Law 360 - 2016-07-15
Law360, Wilmington (July 15, 2016, 8:00 PM ET) -- Sporting goods retailer Sports Authority received court approval on Friday for a series of sales that will divest the bankrupt company of its intellectual property and dozens of property leases as it moves ...

Barnes & Thornburg Adds IP Partner From Andrews Kurth
Law 360 - 2016-07-15
Law360, Los Angeles (July 15, 2016, 7:48 PM ET) -- Barnes & Thornburg LLP on Friday said that it had bolstered its intellectual property department with a new partner who formerly worked for Andrews Kurth LLP and who specializes in patent issues in the ...

Adams & Reese Adds Houston IP Litigation, Transaction Atty
Law 360 - 2016-07-15
Law360, New York (July 15, 2016, 7:09 PM ET) -- A former Adams and Reese LLP intellectual property litigation and transactions partner, whose clients have included BP PLC and National Instruments Corp., has rejoined the firm in Houston after about nine ...

India negotiates on mandatory change of refrigeration technology
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-07-15
A few US-based companies hold intellectual property rights over some of the critical replacement options and a quick phase in of these new gases in large and growing consumer base such as India, mandated through international standards set by the Montreal ...

Growth in remittances slows to 1.9% in May
Inquirer - 2016-07-15
"Preliminary data from the Philippine Over seas Employment Administration (POEA) showed that the number of deployed workers reached 211,799 for the period January-to-May 2016, of which more than 80 percent were in services and sales, elementary ...

Remittances reach $10.9 billion in May, posting 2.9% on-year growth
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-15
The BSP said data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed that the number of deployed workers reached 211,799 for the period January-May 2016, of which more than 80 percent were services and sales, elementary occupations such as those ...

514 pedophiles barred from PH
newscentral.ph - 2016-07-15
At least 514 foreigners identified as sex offenders or pedophiles have been barred from entering the Philippines since 2014, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has said. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the 514 were turned back at the Ninoy Aquino ...

Copyright infringement claim is dismissed after the Court finds the applicant is not the author and owner of the works
Lexology - 2016-07-15
This is an application for declarations and remedies related to alleged copyright infringement and infringement of moral rights. The applicant claims rights in four software systems, and seeks damages and an accounting of profits for copyright infringement.

What You Need to Know About U.S. Law: You Really Need to Register Your Copyrights
JD Supra - 2016-07-14
Muchnick, registering a copyright is an essential element of a cause of action for copyright infringement. Lesser appellate and trial courts have interpreted the actual import of this holding differently and have split into two groups. The first will ...

Suspended Led Zeppelin Case Atty Wants 3rd Circ. Rehearing
Law 360 - 2016-07-14
Law360, New York (July 14, 2016, 2:08 PM ET) -- The attorney who recently lost the "Stairway to Heaven" copyright infringement suit asked the Third Circuit Wednesday for a full-circuit rehearing of his three-month suspension, calling a federal district ...

DOT chief set to reactivate interagency tourism council
BusinessMirror. - 2016-07-14
Bureau of Immigration, National Historical Institute, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. Other members of the TCC include executive directors of the league of local government units and representatives ...

Crossing countries by land
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-14
The next day entailed a short drive to the Nakhon Panom border. And like your typical airport all the participants lined up at the immigration booth to have passports stamped. From there, there was a cursory check of vehicles before driving over the ornate ...

DFA, DOLE urged to address OFW mass layoff in the Middle East
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-14
A neophyte lawmaker is prodding the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to create a Joint Crisis Management Team that would look into the plight of laid-off overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle ...

5 'narco generals' put under immigration watchlist after DOJ issues look out bulletin
MSN - 2016-07-13
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday issued a Look Out Bulletin directing the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to put on its watchlist the five alleged "narco generals" who were earlier named by President Rodrigo Duterte as the ...

PH ports alerted against five PNP generals
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-13
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has alerted all international and local ports against the five Philippine National Police (PNP) generals allegedly involved in illegal drugs trade. According to BI Spokesperson Atty. Antonette Mangrobang, BI personnel in ...

DOJ issues lookout bulletin order vs 5 accused generals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-07-13
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) against five police generals earlier identified by President Rodrigo Duterte as those allegedly have links to illegal drug trade. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II ...

Lopez keeps DENR moratorium on new mining projects
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-13
This review, as the order reads, "shall be based on the guidelines and parameters set forth in the specific mining contract or agreement and on other pertinent laws, rules, and regulations such as the Mining Act of 1995 and the Labor Code".

Life on the line in Venezuela as economic crisis worsens
BusinessMirror. - 2016-07-12
On Mondays and Tuesdays the lines outside immigration offices spill down the street as if people suddenly decided over the weekend that they could not handle one more week standing around while life passes them by. EACH night, men push broken-down gas ...

Small, large miners try to sway Lopez
BusinessMirror. - 2016-07-12
The EO stated, "The review shall be based on the guidelines and parameters set forth in the specific mining contract or agreement and on other pertinent laws, rules and regulations, such as the Mining Act of 1995 and the Labor Code." According to COMP ...

Remittances, BPO revenues to hit $47b this year
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-07-12
Preliminary data from Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed that a total of 777,887 contracts were processed in the first four months of 2016. DBS Bank of Singapore said at the current pace, total remittances this year were likely to hit a ...

Easing of bank secrecy law pushed
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-12
Once the Philippines decided to relax its bank secrecy, IMF also said the government may eventually allow the reduction in corporate income tax rates. Since last year, the DOF and BIR have been seeking legislators to ease restrictions in the bank secrecy ...

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - July 2016
JD Supra - 2016-07-12
Before her private practice, Groves served as the Senior Director of Intellectual Property and Innovation in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Katzmann is an associate justice on the Massachusetts Appeals Court since 2004.

Luxury tax touted in lieu of raising VAT -- expert
BusinessWorld Online - 2016-07-11
... raising excise taxes on luxury vehicles and possibly imposing higher taxes on high power consumption to recover revenues that will be lost when it trims individual and corporate income taxes. While lower income tax rates are "a must," Mr. Abola ...

Philip Morris Loses Another Packaging Case
Investopedia - 2016-07-11
Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) suffered another legal setback last week after an international tribunal upheld Uruguay's strict cigarette packaging laws, which the tobacco company had asserted infringed on its intellectual property rights.

Bello acts on contractualization, asks DOLE execs for reports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-07-11
SECRETARY Silvestre Bello III has ordered all Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional directors to furnish him with reports on incidents of contractualization in their areas. Bello earlier expressed a desire to reduce contractualization, ...

PE Firms Pay $3.55B For Thomson Reuters' IP, Science Unit
Law 360 - 2016-07-11
Law360, New York (July 11, 2016, 12:12 PM ET) -- Thomson Reuters Corp. has agreed to sell its intellectual property and science unit to private equity funds controlled by Onex Corp. and Baring Private Equity Asia in a deal worth $3.55 billion, the ...

Second Circuit In Vimeo Narrows The Red Flag Knowledge and Willful Blindness Exceptions To DMCA Safe Harbors
JD Supra - 2016-07-11
Id., at 9-13. As the Court explained, because Congress wanted to encourage the expansion of the speed and capacity of the Internet and because internet service providers ("ISPs") could be subject to copyright infringement liability for actions taken by ...

Asian shares rise on Wall Street gain on upbeat jobs report
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-11
U.S. JOBS: Markets were cheered by a strong June job report out of the U.S. that sent Wall Street to nearly record highs. The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 287,000 jobs last month. That was far more than analysts expected, and after weak ...

Reversal of $200-million drug patent verdict offers hard lessons for technology collaborators
Lexology - 2016-07-10
The value of start-up companies often hinges on their intellectual property and on the commercialization of novel technology, often in partnerships with established players. But collaborative arrangements involving critical technology are fraught with ...

Solon fears OFWs convicted abroad will also be killed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-07-10
These were Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Qatar, Kuwait, Taiwan, Malaysia and Bahrain, Atienza said, citing data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The other top two destinations for OFWs--Canada and Hong Kong ...

Biz Buzz: Costly computer glitch
Inquirer - 2016-07-10
For some strange reason, company insiders say the computer software used to encode daily forex transactions erroneously reported that businessman Antonio Tiu, president and CEO of listed firm AgriNurture Inc., bought $20 million instead of $20,000 in an ...

Villar files bill to lower income tax of Filipino workers
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-07-10
MANILA, July 11 - Sen. Cynthia Villar filed a bill that seeks to adjust the income brackets of tax imposed on taxable income of Filipino workers. "To ease the burden of our Filipino workers, and for our country to be at par with regional standards and to ...

117 Immigration officials, employees tested for drugs yield negative results
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-10
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) became the first civilian government agency after the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Army (PA) conduct a drug test on its employees and all of them tested negative. According to the PNP crime laboratory, all ...

117 Immigration officials, employees tested for drugs yield negative results
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-10
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) became the first civilian government agency after the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Army (PA) conduct a drug test on its employees and all of them tested negative. According to the PNP crime laboratory, all ...

Australian leader claims election win, but questions remain
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-10
Though millions of votes still need to be counted, there was no way for the opposition center-left Labor Party to win a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, where parties form governments. That prompted opposition leader Bill Shorten to ...

Australia Labor Party admits defeat
MSN - 2016-07-10
Australia's opposition Labor Party conceded defeat in the federal election on Sunday, clearing the way for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to retain power. Paul Chapman reports.

Reviving death penalty risks OFWs on death row - lawmaker
Rappler - 2016-07-10
Malaysia is one of the top 10 destinations of OFWs, based on data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration. Other top OFW destinations include Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Qatar, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Taiwan, Bahrain and ...

Death penalty revival would put many OFWs at risk: Buhay partylist Rep. Atienza
interaksyon.com - 2016-07-10
The top 10 foreign destinations of deployed land-land based OFWs are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Qatar, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Taiwan, Malaysia, Bahrain, and Canada, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

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