Federal Circuit Rejects Appeal That Would Have Wrecked the Eastern District's Patent Venue
texaslawyer.com - 2016-05-02
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. Texas intellectual property attorneys and fans of the Eastern District of Texas can breathe a sigh of relief now that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently rejected a ...

Supreme Court Continues Focus on IP
Lexology - 2016-05-01
Here we go again: The United States Supreme Court today decided to review two more intellectual property cases. That makes three IP cases so far for next Term (which begins this October), already equaling the number of IP cases heard this Term. In SCA ...

Other than job fairs, DOLE has more activities on Labor Day
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-01
MANILA, May 1 - Aside from the nationwide jobs and career fairs, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said the DOLE has conducted other equally valuable activities on Labor Day. "Aside from the jobs and career fairs, our countrymen ...

BI chief reshuffles intelligence operatives in 6 major airports
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-01
After reshuffling more than a hundred immigration officers in the different airports nationwide, Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ronaldo Geron ordered a revamp of immigration intelligence agents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA ...

Over 167,000 jobs up for grabs in Labor Day job fairs nationwide
MSN - 2016-05-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz Friday said more than 167,000 vacancies will be available for jobseekers in 54 job fair venues nationwide on May 1, Labor Day. ΓΆ The 54 job fairs will be held ...

Labor group hits DOLE for giving subsidy to employers via job fairs
MSN - 2016-05-01
On the eve of Labor Day 2016, a workers' group criticized the Labor Department for giving undeserved subsidy for employers by organizing job fairs. In a statement released on Saturday, the Partido ng Manggagawa said government-sponsored job fairs is ...

DOLE holds National Labor Forum on Securing Decent Jobs for the Future
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-04-30
MANILA, May 1 - To help sustain the gains in securing decent jobs for the future, the Department of Labor and Employment, through the Bureau of Labor Relations, has spearheaded a one day National Labor Forum yesterday at the Ichikawa Hall of the ...

Over 167,000 jobs are up for grabs in Labor Day job fairs nationwide
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-04-30
MANILA, May 1 - Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said that more than 167,000 vacancies will be available for jobseekers in 54 job fair venues nationwide on 1 May, Labor Day. "The 54 job fairs will be simultaneous nationwide.

Over 167,000 jobs up for grabs on May 1 nationwide
The Daily Tribune - 2016-04-29
Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said more than 167,000 vacancies will be available for jobseekers in 54 job fair venues nationwide on May 1, Labor Day. "The 54 job fairs will be simultaneous nationwide. These will be ...

Drugmaker AstraZeneca's earnings fall, hit by patent expiries
Economic Times - 2016-04-29
LONDON: AstraZeneca's underlying earnings fell 12 per cent in the first quarter, broadly in line with analyst expectations, hit by drug patent expiries. Revenue at the British drug company rose 1 per cent in dollar terms to $6.12 billion, helped by income ...

Portfolios With 4 Legs To Stand On: Animal Drug Patent Tips
Law 360 - 2016-04-29
Law360, New York (April 29, 2016, 11:41 AM ET) -- Deborah A. Sterling Jeremiah B. Frueauf Rebecca Hammond Business is booming in the animal health industry. Sources estimated $23.9 billion in sales in the animal medicines and vaccines sector during 2014 ...

Comments on Guidelines for the Hearing of Network-Related Intellectual Property Cases
Lexology - 2016-04-28
On April 13, 2016, the Beijing Higher People's Court promulgated the Guidelines for the Hearing of Network-Related Intellectual Property Cases (hereinafter referred to as the "Guidelines"), which summarizes the experiences of Beijing courts during ...

Shamrock Capital buys majority stake in 'Octonauts' creator Silvergate Media
Big News Network - 2016-04-25
The companies said Shamrock has acquired a majority stake in Silvergate, which is based in London and New York, to support the growth of the business, in particular to expand Silvergate's intellectual property, library rights and digital capabilities as ...

Wage hikes OKd in 2 regions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-04-25
WORKERS in Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon will get increases in their daily wages on Labor Day, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Monday. In a press briefing, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said a P45 rise in the minimum wage ...

DOLE: Millions at risk if next president abolishes contractualization
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-25
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz issued the warning in response to the unanimous position of presidential candidates to put an end on contractualization in the country. In the last presidential debate of the Commission ...

Small but terrible
Philstar - 2016-04-23
US IMMIGRATION NOTES By Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin (The Freeman) | Updated April 24, 2016 - 12:00am There are times when we think that a simple omission of a fact, whether intentional or not, is harmless or insignificant, but little do we know that it has ...

JIPO pushing for law to protect plant breeders
Jamaica Observer - 2016-04-22
THE Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) says it is working on legislation to facilitate the protection of new varieties of plants for local breeders. "If you are a person who is breeding a new variety of rose, aloe vera or cannabis plant ...

All presidential bets commit to attend last debate
Philstar - 2016-04-22
Headed by Social Watch Philippines (SWP), they also dared candidates to show their fiscal policies, plans on revenue generation and stands on taxation and debt payments. SWP convenor Leonor Briones said voters have the right to know these because they are ...

Bar exam result out May 3
Philstar - 2016-04-22
The Bar exams covered topics on Political Law, Labor Law, Civil Law, Taxation, Mercantile Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law and Legal and Judicial Ethics.

Women Missing Out On Lead Roles In Court, Study Says
Law 360 - 2016-04-22
The disparity is particularly marked in statutory, contracts, torts, labor and intellectual property cases, the study said. Some of this is connected to elderly male partners who "continue to jockey" for lead roles in class actions and antitrust cases ...

Shanghai intellectual property cases rise sharply
Big News Network - 2016-04-21
A total of 10,080 lawsuits regarding intellectual property were received by Shanghai courts in 2015, marking the first time that the number of cases received in one year reached a five-digit figure, Shanghai's top court announced today, five days ahead of ...

PCCI pushes Philippines as global education hub
Philstar - 2016-04-21
Among the initial reforms seen critical in encouraging foreign students to enroll in the country is the easing of immigration rules, Barcelon said. "Because most foreign students want to take up medicine, engineering, accountancy and other long-term ...

The future of Philippine manufacturing
BusinessMirror. - 2016-04-21
One reason is the fact that some businesses are relocating away from China to the Philippines and Vietnam because these two countries have lower labor costs. It is forecast that up to 2030 China will have a Plus 3 factor increase in labor costs compared ...

Wage board to tackle P161 salary hike proposal
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-21
Cebu City - The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) is set to tackle the P161-per day wage increase petition filed by the Associated Labor Union - Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP). Department ...

All set for town hall presidential debate on April 24
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-21
The issues will cover free basic education, OFW concerns and employment opportunities, maritime dispute with China, peace in Mindanao, metro traffic and public transportation system, basic health care, jobs and unfair labor practice. The sector ...

Lifting of bank secrecy law pushed
Inquirer - 2016-04-21
Leung said that doing away with the bank secrecy law, among other tax reform measures, would lead to a more equitable taxation system. The DOF and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) had long been urging lawmakers to repeal the bank secrecy law for ...

PCCI, universities to promote PH as global education hub
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-20
Among the initial reforms required to encourage these students to enroll include the easing of immigration rules. These were cited by representatives of major universities and colleges at the consultations. Because most foreign students want to take up ...

Transport of Pinoy househelp to Saudi from other Middle East countries alarms local recruiters
BusinessMirror. - 2016-04-19
The local labor recruiters suspect that crime syndicates are behind the trafficking of women to Saudi Arabia. The Federation of Manpower Exporters (Fedamanex) and the Coalition of Licensed Agencies Deploying Services (Clads) said in a statement that ...

Roche sues Intas Pharma over Mircera anaemia drug patent
Economic Times - 2016-04-19
MUMBAI: Swiss biotechnology giant Roche has sued Ahmedabad-based drug maker Intas Pharmaceuticals in Delhi High Court, alleging infringement of its patent rights over Mircera, an injectable brand used to treat patients with anaemia in chronic kidney ...

US Supreme Court takes up high-stakes immigration fight
MSN - 2016-04-18
Hundreds of protesters rally outside the US Supreme Court as it weighs a major immigration case that could impact the fate of millions of people facing possible deportation and further raise the stakes in the 2016 White House race.

World Bank to Philippines: Create land-valuation office
BusinessMirror. - 2016-04-18
To address this, the World Bank urged the creation of a National Valuation Authority to improve the efficiency and equity of real- property taxation. "This would help increase transparency, ensure that properties better reflect market prices, and ...

Roche sues Intas Pharma over Mircera anaemia drug patent
Economic Times - 2016-04-18
MUMBAI: Swiss biotechnology giant Roche has sued Ahmedabad-based drug maker Intas Pharmaceuticals in Delhi High Court, alleging infringement of its patent rights over Mircera, an injectable brand used to treat patients with anaemia in chronic kidney ...

Roche sues Intas Pharma over Mircera anaemia drug patent
The Economic Times - 2016-04-18
MUMBAI: Swiss biotechnology giant Roche has sued Ahmedabad-based drug maker Intas Pharmaceuticals in Delhi High Court, alleging infringement of its patent rights over Mircera, an injectable brand used to treat patients with anaemia in chronic kidney ...

The 'OFWS' agenda: Recommendations for next president
Rappler - 2016-04-18
According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), in 2014, 1,832,688 million Filipinos were deployed abroad: 1,430,842 were land-based (of which 487,176 were new hires and 943,666 were rehires) and 401,826 were sea-based. (READ ...

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard publicly apologizes for bringing dogs to Australia
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-18
Heard appeared in court on Monday (April 18, 2016) and pleaded guilty for making a false statement on her immigration card. She failed to inform authorities that their two Yorkshire Terriers will be tagging along with her to the country. Before the ...

DOLE, NWPC ordered to answer petition vs wage rationalization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-04-18
The Supreme Court has ordered the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), National Wage and Productivity Commission (NWPC) to answer the petition of various labor organizations, saying that Republic Act 6727 or the Wage Rationalization Act violates the ...

Miriam, Bongbong get warm welcome in Baguio
Philstar - 2016-04-17
the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and TESDA as proofs. However, he lamented that most of these were watered down by succeeding administrations that created an imbalance among workers in the country through the regional wage boards.

Difficulties in tax compliance
Inquirer - 2016-04-17
It is a basic principle in taxation that "taxes should be enforced in a manner that facilitates voluntary compliance to the maximum extent possible." Meaning, the rules on taxation must be written in a manner that they can be easily understood and ...

IMF chief urges transparency to stop corporate tax avoidance
MSN - 2016-04-16
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde called Sunday for financial "transparency" among multinational companies to counter tax avoidance schemes in which less-developed countries suffer the most. Her comments came amid the continuing fallout ...

Iranian teen barred from entering Philippines
Philstar - 2016-04-16
MANILA, Philippines - Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 prevented a 19-year-old Iranian man from entering the country yesterday morning because his student permit was already used. Ebrahim Karim Pour was ...

Taxes and immigration
Philstar - 2016-04-16
He is very afraid that his delinquency could affect his application for naturalization. Taxation is one of the areas with a direct relationship with immigration, the consequences of which are either direct or indirect, favorable or adverse, or even ...

Employers told: Protect workers from heat stroke
Philstar - 2016-04-15
MANILA, Philippines - As the temperature in the country reaches dangerous levels, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday ordered all employers to adopt safety and health measures to protect workers from possible heat stroke. In an advisory ...

BI reshuffles personnel to foil entry of foreign criminals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-04-15
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has implemented a nationwide reshuffle of its personnel as part of its step in preventing foreign criminals from entering the country. Immigration Commissioner Ronaldo Geron said affected are 156 immigration officials and ...

PTAB Rejects AIA Challenge To Amgen Drug Patent
Law 360 - 2016-04-14
Law360, New York (April 14, 2016, 6:37 PM ET) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board decided Wednesday not to review an Amgen hyperparathyroidism drug patent, ruling the challenger, an entity Amgen alleged was formed months before the petition was filed and ...

Panama committed to law, transparency
Philstar - 2016-04-14
Panama is the regional headquarters of more than 100 transnationals and we are a country where the law operates and there is legal security, with an economy open to foreign investment and a government committed to transparency, accountability, the ...

US: Forced labor continues on Thai fishing vessels
Philstar - 2016-04-14
WASHINGTON -- The US State Department said yesterday that forced labor on Thai fishing vessels has continued in the past year despite legal reforms and arrests following an Associated Press investigation into the country's seafood industry. The department ...

WiLAN Subsidiary Enters into License Agreement with Control4 Corporation
MSN - 2016-04-13
The terms of the agreement are confidential. WiLAN is one of the most successful patent licensing companies in the world and helps companies unlock the value of intellectual property by managing and licensing their patent portfolios. The Company operates ...

Public urged to report child labor cases through DOLE Hotline
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-04-13
MANILA, Apr. 14 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz urged the public to call the DOLE Call Center S.M.I.L.E. Hotline 527-8000 to report child labor concerns or child labor cases to help prevent and eradicate child labor in their ...

Baldoz urges public to report child labor cases at DOLE Call Center Hotline
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-13
Manila, April 13 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Wednesday urged the public to call the DOLE Call Center S.M.I.L.E. Hotline 527-8000 to report child labor concerns or child labor cases to help prevent and eradicate child ...

Baldoz urges public to report child labor cases at DOLE Call Center Hotline
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-13
Manila, April 13 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Wednesday urged the public to call the DOLE Call Center S.M.I.L.E. Hotline 527-8000 to report child labor concerns or child labor cases to help prevent and eradicate child ...

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