Senate, House to set final agenda of 16th Congress
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-10
Financing Companies and Investment Houses Cited in The Foreign Investment Negative List, except those in the Constitution; Modernizing the National Bureau of Investigation; Banning the Reappointment of a Regular Member of the Judicial and Bar Council ...

Changes to Amla, bank secrecy eyed
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-10
the Panama Papers exposing offshore bank transactions from across the globe that may have avoided or evaded domestic taxation; the "derisking" phenomenon, where foreign banks are closing the accounts of our money-transfer operators abroad, which may ...

Manatt Nabs Ex-Stroock Tech Patent Pro In NY
Law 360 - 2016-05-10
Law360, Los Angeles (May 9, 2016, 9:45 PM ET) -- Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP has bolstered its intellectual property practice in New York by snagging a former Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP partner with experience advising clients on software, wireless ...

3D Printing: Good Reads/What Executives Should Be Thinking About
JD Supra - 2016-05-09
There will be threats, including, of course, intellectual property threats. Gartner analysts maintain that there will be at least $100 billion per year in annual IP losses from 3D printing by 2018. Channing Flynn comes at 3D printing from a tax perspective ...

Groupon sues 'once-great' IBM over patent
Economic Times - 2016-05-09
"IBM, a relic of once-great 20th Century technology firms, has now resorted to usurping the intellectual property of companies born this millennium," Groupon said in its lawsuit. On March 2, IBM accused Groupon in a federal lawsuit in Delaware of ...

Villar: Next Congress must reduce tax rates for workers
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-09
Villar, citing the 1987 Constitution, said "the rule of taxation shall be uniform and equitable. Congress shall evolve a progressive system of taxation." The lawmaker vowed to file the tax-reform proposal should he earn another seat in the 17th Congress.

Myanmar targets $8-billion FDI in fiscal year 2016-17
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-09
Meanwhile, Thai and Myanmar labor ministers have agreed to proceed with a labor-cooperation plan to import migrant workers through a government-to-government agreement, says a senior ministry official. Labor Spokesman Theerapol Khunmuang said the plan is ...

Persistent paradox: So many jobs available, so many unemployed
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-09
The Internet hosts numerous sites where job seekers can apply. Tens of thousands of jobs are also offered during job fairs organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and other government agencies, including local government units ...

Five measures seek to reform labor code
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-08
AT least five bills pending at the House of Representatives have been designed to plug the "loopholes" in the Labor Code of 1974 and address the gridlock between workers and employers on the issue of "endo" or end of contract or labor ...

Contractual workers pin hopes on next President
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-08
Security of work is a basic right that is enshrined in the Constitution and is one of the pillars of the Labor Code." Baldoz cited Department Order No. 18-A issued in November 2011 which, she said, laid down standards for legitimate contracting and ...

Loida Nicolas Lewis barnstorms the world for Roxas-Robredo
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-05-07
She had a 10-year stint as general attorney in the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (now called US Citizenship and Immigration Services), having won a discrimination case against the INS in 1987. Lewis co-authored the book "How to Get a Green ...

More big-name Republicans abandon Trump; he just shrugs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-07
Trump and Ryan also have disagreements on policy, from immigration to Social Security to trade. In his latest surprising breach of orthodoxy on Friday Trump questioned whether the U.S. government would make good on its commitment to fully honor Treasury ...

Contractual workers at 850,000; group claims contractualization helps businesses
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-06
In a statement, the Philippine Association of Legitimate Service Contractors, Inc. (PALSCON) tried to point out that contractualization is a generally acceptable labor practice and is a worldwide trend. PALSCON president Rhoda Caliwara said service ...

Contractual workers at 850,000; group claims contractualization helps businesses
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-06
In a statement, the Philippine Association of Legitimate Service Contractors, Inc. (PALSCON) tried to point out that contractualization is a generally acceptable labor practice and is a worldwide trend. PALSCON president Rhoda Caliwara said service ...

Group defends contractualization
Tempo - 2016-05-06
Some one million Filipinos will be unemployed if the government will ban contractualization soon, a forum on labor practice warned last Wednesday. "Removing or banning contractualization would mean taking away productive jobs from one million Filipinos ...

TRIPS and the effect of CJEU interpretative rulings on judgments in Spain: infringements of the "Losartan" drug patent
Lexology - 2016-05-05
What is TRIPS and how does it affect pharmaceutical patents? On 15 April 1994, the European Union and its member States signed the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) sponsored by the World Trade Organisation, which ...

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 ...

Include labor subjects in college curriculum
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-02
Gus S. Tambunting of ParaƱaque City said that it is important for every future worker and member of labor management to be informed of their rights and obligations as provided for under the Labor Code of the Philippines. Under the measure, the Commission ...

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. Ć¢ 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 ...

Drugmaker AstraZeneca's earnings fall, hit by patent expiries
The 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 ...

10 Statesmen We Wish Were Still Living Today
fhm.com.ph - 2016-04-28
He didn't finish college ... Philippines was. Some US senator said putting our country on it would be "no more than a dot." Romulo said he wanted that dot. He got it--a tiny speck between the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea. This well-awarded ...

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 ...

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