MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 15, Issue 1
JD Supra - 2017-03-22
In 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA") established new post-issuance procedures for challenging the validity of a granted patent before the Patent Trials and Appeal Board ("PTAB" or "Board"). Inter partes reviews ("IPRs") and ...

DOJ to conduct preliminary probe on Mighty Corp. tax evasion case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-22
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will conduct a preliminary investigation on the P9.564 billion tax evasion complaint filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against controversial cigarette maker Mighty Corporation and its officials for allegedly ...

Give me a ┬ę! Supreme Court rules cheerleader uniforms can be copyrighted
CNN Money - 2017-03-22
That ruling by the Supreme Court came Wednesday in a copyright infringement case between two cheer uniform makers. Varsity Brands, the cheer industry leader, sued the much smaller Star Athletica for copying the design of its uniforms. "The designs are ...

Disney's Zootopia Hit With Copyright Lawsuit One Month After Winning Oscar for Best Animated Film
Brunei Direct - 2017-03-22
The suit by Gary's Esplanade Production Inc. alleges copyright infringement, breach of implied-in-fact contact, breach of confidence and unfair competition. According to court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Gary and his legal team cite ...

Pakistan and China team up to promote intellectual property rights
Daily Times - 2017-03-22
ISLAMABAD: A five-member Chinese delegation of State Intellectual Property Rights Organisation (SIPO) on Tuesday showed keen interest in gearing up ties with Pakistani counterparts for the promotion of intellectual property rights (IPRs). Welcoming the ...

PTAB Upholds Biogen Drug Patent In Hedge Fund Challenge
Law 360 - 2017-03-22
Law360, New York (March 21, 2017, 3:24 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Tuesday upheld a Biogen patent covering multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera in an inter partes review requested by the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, a group started by ...

Supreme Court Shuts the Door on Patent Laches
National Law Review - 2017-03-22
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (2014) that laches cannot defeat a claim for copyright infringement damages brought within the rolling three-year limitations period prescribed by the Copyright Act. The Court reasoned in S.C.A. Hygiene that, because 35 U.S.C ...

Moleculin Leukemia Drug Gets Orphan Status (MBRX)
Investopedia - 2017-03-22
The coveted status allows many incentives to drug makers, including expedited FDA drug approval, no restrictions on fixing drug prices for treating any of the 7,000 rare diseases, seven years of exclusive rights to the marketplace even if the drug patent ...

Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Intellectual Property: their relevance for the development of Colombia
Lexology - 2017-03-21
Biotechnology has emerged as one of the most forward-looking fields of science in recent decades, and a large number of nations have set their sights on it as a long-term development pillar, given its wide range of applications and the leapfrogging of ...

Sugarboy, Kiss Daniel to be sued for alleged copyright infringement
Premium Times - 2017-03-21
Barely 24 hours after the release of their single, "Kilamity", G-Worldwide acts, Sugarboy and Kiss Daniel, could be sued for copyright infringement. The Pop-Dancehall track which quickly garnered the attention of fans is now the centre of a planned ...

DOJ issues immigration lookout order vs suspect in Cebu road-rage shooting
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-21
THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an immigration lookout bulletin order (Ilbo) against David Go Lim Jr., the primary suspect in the alleged Cebu road-rage-shooting incident. Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II ordered Immigration ...

Pangilinan to Pimentel: Who are you to tell us what to do?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-21
Gary Alejano. "Koko et al stripped us of our committee chairmanships for not toeing the admin line on extrajudicial killings, the Marcos burial, the Lasca├▒as and BID (Bureau of Immigration) hearings and then he expects us to denounce the impeachment ...

Disney slapped with copyright infringement lawsuit over Oscar-winning animated film Zootopia
The Week Magazine - 2017-03-21
On Tuesday, production company Esplanade Productions filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Walt Disney Pictures for its animated film Zootopia. The suit alleges screenwriter and producer Gary Goldman, who has worked on projects including Total ...

Publish or Perish? The Balance Between Public Disclosure and IP Protection in Scientific Research
JD Supra - 2017-03-20
However, public disclosures can destroy intellectual property rights related to the work. Scientists and their attorneys need to strike a delicate balance between competing interests. The balance between publishing and protecting is relatively ...

Graphic health warnings, taxes make over 1M Pinoys quit smoking
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-20
In a press briefing on Monday, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said a number of tobacco control interventions, particularly taxation, has led to a significant drop in current smokers from 17 million in 2009 to 15.9 million in 2015. "This figure represents ...

Appeal Filed in Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven' Copyright Trial
Rolling Stone - 2017-03-20
The battle over "Stairway to Heaven" will rage on for at least one more chapter as the copyright infringement case heads to a federal appeals court. Credit: Mona Shafer Edwards Led Zeppelin Win in 'Stairway to Heaven' Trial Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' Verdict ...

Edico Genome Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio with an Additional Five Patents Issued for DRAGEN Platform
Yahoo Finance - 2017-03-20
SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Edico Genome, creator of the world's first processor designed to analyze next-generation sequencing data, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an additional five, foundational ...

Over 1M Pinoys have quit smoking - DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-20
In a press briefing, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said Monday that a number of tobacco control interventions, particularly tobacco taxation, have led to a significant drop in number of current smokers from 17 million (2009) to 15.9 million (2015).

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and intellectual property - an opportunity lost?
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2017-03-19
It is a surprise to many that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) contains extensive provisions on intellectual property rights. Those provisions, which were driven largely by the United States, advance U.S. intellectual property interests in ways that ...

Employers of PWDs should get more incentives--Pids study
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-19
The award-giving body can be created together with the departments of Labor and Employment and Interior and Local Government. "Then, a certain percentage of products and/or services needed by government offices should be purchased from these awarded ...

Clutter-free vision
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-19
In some organizations, the 5S program was adopted to get rid of the clutter in the workplace. In Philippine Airlines (PAL), we believe that Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain are key drivers for enhanced efficiency in the workplace.

EU citizens in UK anxiously seek security before Brexit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-19
LONDON -- Sam Schwarzkopf, a German neuroscientist at University College London, was startled to receive a ... EU countries also have agreements that guarantee citizens can get medical treatment in other member states. Oxford University PhD student ...

Right People, Right Jobs, Right Time. The art and science of labor planning.
sas.com - 2017-03-19
That was the topic of a webcast sponsored by the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research and SAS. This paper provides a summary of that webcast

Duterte urged: Drop Bello's new order
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-03-18
According to Tanjusay, Bello ignored the Philippine Labor Code provision that gives the labor secretary the power to prohibit and ban contractualization for good. Instead, he said, Bello interpreted the particular provision in favor of capitalists and ...

Dearth of good lawyers in the country on intellectual property rights: Expert
Times of India - 2017-03-18
Speaking at the inaugural function, Mahendra Bhandari, director (law) of SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai ... our cause of Intellectual Property Rights." "The hospitality industry misuses our traditions, symbols, rituals ...

13 minors rescued from cyber sex den
Tempo - 2017-03-18
NBI Anti-Human Trafficking Division chief Janet Francisco disclosed that the operation against the two women stemmed from the intelligence information shared by the United States Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USHSI ...

NBI nabs 2 Cavite sisters for cybersex, child porn
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-03-17
Francisco noted that when the NBI acted on the information provided by the US Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USHSI-ICE) that a woman in Cavite was offering underaged girls for sex, the siblings had closed a P20,000 ...

On This Day in Math - March 17
pballew.blogspot.com - 2017-03-17
VFR 1988 Apple Computer sues Microsoft Corporation for copyright infringement in its Windows design. After Apple developed a highly successful graphical user interface for its Macintosh computer released in 1984, Microsoft fought back with an operating ...

Kodi users could be threatened with 10 years in prison
Herald Scotland - 2017-03-17
that the copyright clause within the Bill criminalises minor copyright infringement. The Government wants to use the Bill to increase penalties for criminals running websites that allow people to download copyright-protected material. But the proposed ...

Unicolors Inc. accuses Miss Love, Zulily, others of copyright infringement
norcalrecord.com - 2017-03-16
LOS ANGELES - A Vernon business alleges one of its textile designs was used without its permission. Unicolors Inc. filed a complaint on March 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Miss Love Inc., Elizabeth Kang ...

Ten Pakistanis detained trying to reach Abu Sayyaf stronghold without papers
philippineslifestyle.com - 2017-03-16
They have now been turned over to the Bureau of Immigration. "They are currently under the custody of proper authorities as they failed to present any valid documents when our coast guard personnel requested their identification during the pre-departure ...

Principium Strategies Launched to Help Companies Protect Intellectual Property Assets
Yahoo Finance - 2017-03-16
The globally renowned IP law firm Ladas & Parry LLP announced today that it has combined its Watch Services division with Ladas Domains, its leading provider of domain registration and protection services, to form Principium Strategies. The new company ...

Chamber of Digital Commerce Forms the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council
Marketwired - 2017-03-16
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2017) - The Chamber of Digital Commerce has formed the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council (BIPC), an initiative to promote innovation in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) by addressing ...

Copyright Trolls Win Against Privacy in Sweden
nordvpn.com - 2017-03-16
That means that Njord will be able to send copyright infringement letters to the people who are formally in control of the IP addresses used for P2P file sharing. Tele2 and Bredbandsbolaget have also been singled out and will have to comply with any ...

TRAIN to transfer P170B annually from the rich to low-income groups
The Daily Tribune - 2017-03-16
To ensure it is properly understood and appreciated, he has initiated dialogues with local government and business sectors, and civil society and NGO leaders in key areas of the country. The TRAIN roadshow has now has over 90 consultation, the latest of ...

Job fair tomorrow
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-03-16
The Public Employment Service Office- Negros Occidental will spearhead a recruitment activity tomorrow at the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College Gymnasium in Talisay City. Several POEA-licensed recruitment agencieswill be hiring nurses, skilled workers ...

No airport terminal fee charge for OFWs beginning April 30
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-16
Aniceto "John" Bertiz III. Also invited to the event are Secretary Yasmin Busran-Lao of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, Acting POEA Administrator Undersecretary Dominador Say and Overseas Workers Welfare Administrator Hans Cacdac.

Intellectual property rights in a virtual world
JD Supra - 2017-03-16
This article will explore the key legal issues relating to intellectual property (IP) rights, traditionally only used in the real world, and their role in the virtual or augmented world. The basic legal position on including virtual or augmented versions ...

Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case
Lexology - 2017-03-16
A big legal battle has been brewing between upstart video streamer VidAngel and Hollywood heavyweights Disney, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. So far, the studios have scored a clean knockdown, if not a knockout. VidAngel describes itself as a family ...

Another tourism grand plan
Philstar - 2017-03-15
Fiscal incentives could be regarded as attractive, which include income tax holidays, a five percent gross income taxation rate, tax and duty free importation of capital investment and equipment, transportation equipment and spare parts, goods and services ...

Who owns the intellectual property for your website?
talk-business.co.uk - 2017-03-15
In the modern, digital economy, many small business owners depend on their website for new business enquiries or sales, some conduct their entire business through their websites and very few do not use a website at all. With visibility on the internet more ...

New PCP launched for intellectual property professionals in Singapore
humanresourcesonline.net - 2017-03-15
Singaporeans will soon have a new route to high-value careers in intellectual property (IP) and innovation, with the launch of the new professional conversion programme (PCP) for IP Professionals - a collaboration between Workforce Singapore (WSG) and IPOS.

IP Management Co. Inks $5.6M Patent Fees Class Action Deal
Law 360 - 2017-03-15
Law360, New York (March 14, 2017, 8:08 PM EDT) -- Intellectual property management firm CPA Global has agreed to pay a class of companies $5.6 million to settle allegations brought by California-based medical diagnostics company Run Them Sweet that CPA ...

This Film Will Make You Question All of Your Download/Upload Habits
Esquire - 2017-03-15
Kim's downfall was equally obtuse. He was "captured" during a pre-dawn special ops-style raid on his compound in 2012, when authorities had finally had enough of his alleged mass-scale copyright infringement and wanted him in cuffs. Helicopters descended ...

DOJ and FTC Issue Updates to Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property for the First Time Since 1995
Lexology - 2017-03-15
(3) intellectual property licensing is generally procompetitive. The update aims to bring the IP Licensing Guidelines in line with developments in statutory and case law. The update also seeks to modernize them so that the IP Licensing Guidelines will ...

Trump took a write-off of $100 million in 2005, leaked tax documents show
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-15
Edward Kleinbard, a professor of tax law at the University of Southern California ... $42 million in business income, $32 million in capital gains, $9 million in taxable interest and $998,599 in salary in 2005, for a total of nearly $153 million.

Digital Banking: The future of lower remittance costs
BusinessMirror. - 2017-03-15
In photo, overseas Filipino workers still processing their documents at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration office in Ortigas. IN 2016 just under $27 billion fresh foreign-currency earnings were pumped into the local economy in the form of ...

Blizzard Wants $8.5 Million Copyright Damages From "Cheat" Maker
TorrentFreak - 2017-03-14
The game developer requests the minimum statutory copyright damages of $200 per infringement, arguing that the cheat maker sold at least 42,818 of its hacks in the U.S. Over the years video game developer and publisher Blizzard Entertainment has released ...

Kodi users will be threatened with 10 YEARS in PRISON
The Daily Express - 2017-03-14
According to a new campaign page by the Open Rights Group - a digital campaigning organisation that aims to protect the rights to privacy and free speech online - the Bill criminalises minor copyright infringement. Open Rights Group want to change the ...

Intellectual Property Market - Renting Of Intellectual Property Has Emerged As A Leading Trend
openpr.com - 2017-03-14
The term "intellectual property" refers to creations by individual minds in the form of artistic and literary work, inventions, symbols, images, concepts, names, and designs that are primarily used in commerce. Law defines intellectual property as ...

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