Obama says failure to pass immigration reform one of his biggest frustrations
MSN - 2016-05-05
Speaking at a White House Cinco de Mayo celebration, President Obama said the failure of his administration to get an immigration reform bill passed through congress was one of the "most frustrating aspects" of his presidency. Rough Cut (no reporter ...

Next President faces economic challenges
Inquirer - 2016-05-05
"Improving the business environment for foreign investment into manufacturing and infrastructure will be a critical challenge for the incoming Philippine government administration, in order to boost manufacturing exports and employment," he explaine

For BPO employees, problem is not who to vote for-but how
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-05
as mandated by the Labor Code of the Philippines. Other benefits beyond overtime pay, however, differ between companies. Some extra perks for employees not always available include letting employees work from home and giving them a flexible schedule on ...

Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-05
LOS ANGELES -- Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens living in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake. A group of ...

Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-05
LOS ANGELES -- Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens living in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake. A group of ...

UP grad tops bar; SC eyes revised rules
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-04
A GRADUATE ... in Cebu in second place with 87.25 percent; Reginald Arceo of Ateneo de Manila University in fourth place with 86.70 percent; Mandy Therese Anderson, also of Ateneo, in fifth place with 86.15 percent; Darniel Bustamante of San Beda College ...

UP grad tops 2015 Bar, says she really just wanted to pass
Philstar - 2016-05-03
Additional security measures were put in place since the grenade explosion that marred the September 2010 Bar exams at De La Salle University in Manila. The exams have since been moved to the University of Santo Tomas. In the 2013 Bar exams, the SC ...

DOLE: Beware of bogus UK jobs
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-03
It issued the advisory after receiving a report from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) that the name of a licensed recruitment is being illegally used by a scammer to post non-existent jobs vacancies in Facebook. The account was ...

POEA, Manila police shut down illegal recruiter
interaksyon.com - 2016-05-03
MANILA - Joint operatives of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Manila police recently shut down the offices of Circle of 8/JMP Polaris Navigation Inc. on M.H. Del Pilar Street in Ermita, Manila due to illegal recruitment.

Endo Fights In Fed. Circ. To Keep Opana Painkiller Patents
Law 360 - 2016-05-03
saying the Patent Trial and Appeal Board had properly concluded prior art didn't make the drug patent claims obvious. Endo rejected arguments by Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC that there was sufficient evidence showing that prior art rendered the challenged ...

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 ...

Trade Secrets Bill Proceeds to President's Desk
National Law Review - 2016-05-02
providing trade secrets with a degree of protection akin to other forms of intellectual property. The Senate passed the bill earlier this month by a unanimous 87-0 vote. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. The bill gained over 155 ...

Broadband body questions need for discussion paper on patents
Economic Times - 2016-05-02
NEW DELHI: A broadband forum consisting of companies such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Qualcomm, Ericsson and Intel, has questioned the government's move to float a discussion paper on standard essential patents (SEPs), saying that issues raised including ...

Trillanes bares 49 hidden DU30 assets
The Daily Tribune - 2016-05-02
The mayor added that the only mistake of some of them was the possible violation of immigration laws in their prolonged stay in the Philippines. Duterte was also reportedly concerned that their continued detention would have repercussions on the many ...

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.

PH remittances less vulnerable
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-04-29
Data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed 31.6 percent of the 160,277 total job orders were intended to fill in demand for service, production, and professional, technical and related workers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar ...

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 ...

Labor job fairs offer 14,000 job vacancies
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-04-29
ILOILO CITY, April 29 (PIA6 ... Job seekers in search of local and overseas employment may proceed to SM City Annex and those in search of employment in the BPO at Amigo Plaza Mall on May 1. Registration will start at 8 A.M. DOLE 6 Information Officer ...

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 ...

DOLE to set up one-stop shops on Labor Day job fairs in Pangasinan
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-04-27
Ursua said the one-stop shops will also feature the services of DOLE, National Conciliation and Mediation Board, National Labor Relations Commission, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Regional ...

Immigration key in Brexit vote dividing nation
MSN - 2016-04-27
While multicultural London may be more open to people from abroad, many UK residents outside the British capital are fed up with an influx of foreigners and are hopeful the UK will vote in favour of leaving the European Union in the referendum on the 23 June.

Labor group challenges presidentiables to act now
Philstar - 2016-04-25
CEBU, Philippines - After presidential candidates have expressed their plan to abolish the contractual work scheme in the Philippines during the last debate Sunday night, militant labor groups are challenging them to act now against contractualization and ...

John Marshall Law School IP Program Hosts Chief Judges Sharon Prost and Ruben Castillo to Discuss the Courts and Case Management in Patent Litigation
MSN - 2016-04-25
The April 28 discussion continues John Marshall's tradition of leading conversations about the future of intellectual property (IP) law. There have been five recent events on this theme. John Marshall's nationally ranked IP program, directed by Professor ...

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 ...

DOLE to conduct simultaneous Labor Day Job Fair nationwide
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-04-25
MANILA, April 25 (PIA)--More than 150,000 vacancies will be available for jobseekers in 54 job fair venues nationwide on 1 May, Labor Day. In a press conference held Monday at the DOLE in Intramuros, Labor & Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the ...

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 ...

Kidapawan, Soccksargen farmers to get livelihood aid
Philstar - 2016-04-21
MANILA, Philippines - Farmers in Soccksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City), including those who joined a protest rally in Kidapawan, will get livelihood assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment.

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 ...

IP Roundtable With Chief Judge Saris
JD Supra - 2016-04-21
The event is scheduled for May 4, 2016, from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and is expected to include discussions on the current trends and issues concerning intellectual property cases in the district courts. The event will be followed by a networking reception.

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 ...

Overseas voting in Riyadh yields low turnout
Philstar - 2016-04-20
There are 113,895 registered voters in the list of the embassy and 33,926 in the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Al Khobar. Ambassador Ezzedin Tago called on all registered overseas voters in Saudi Arabia anew to cast their votes early and avoid the ...

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