Who owns the Intellectual Property Rights in your startup?
Lexology - 2018-05-10
One of the key issues an investor or buyer will look at is whether a company owns the intellectual property rights used in the course of its business. Securing this right at the beginning will save you money and time in the long run but may be more ...

Sean R. Heavey Challenges Netflix for Alleged Copyright Infringement
The Glasgow Courier - 2018-05-09
When Sean R. Heavey watched an episode of Netflix's Stranger Things some months back, he couldn't help but feel a sense of familiarity about the storm in the scene he was watching. To hear Heavey tell it, he had to go back multiple times to freeze the ...

Courts Split On How To Determine Statutory Damages For Copyright Infringement
Breaking Energy - 2018-05-09
The recent decision in Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. v. CHS McPherson Refinery, Inc. highlights a circuit split regarding how courts determine the statutory damages available for copyright infringement where multiple copyrighted expressions are at issue.

Sereno returns to work, faces SC ouster decision
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-09
and Net worth for several years from 1986 to 2006 when she was a professor at the UP College of Law. It was found out that aside from her SALNS for the years 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011, which she submitted in her applications for associate justice and ...

SILTECTRA Fortifies Market Position by Adding New Patents to Global Intellectual Property Portfolio
GlobeNewswire - 2018-05-09
Wafering technology innovations covered by additional patents aim to further reduce costs for manufacturers of silicon carbide-based ICs and other devices DRESDEN, Germany, May 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SILTECTRA GmbH, a leader in advanced wafering ...

No More Monkey Business: The Ninth Circuit Finds Monkeys Cannot Sue For Copyright Infringement
JD Supra - 2018-05-09
The Ninth Circuit was recently faced with a novel issue: Does a crested macaque, or generally speaking, a monkey, have the right to sue humans, corporations, and companies for damages and injunctive relief arising from claims of copyright infringement?

Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) finally protect artists from getting their designs ripped off?
graphicartsmag.com - 2018-05-09
Currently, artist copyright infringement is especially widespread in apparel - from corporations that mass-produce t-shirts, to ordinary people printing a design on a coffee mug. But could AI change the prevailing tide by stopping copyright infringement ...

Inflation data could force Senate to temporarily suspend TRAIN Act
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-09
The Senate Economic Affairs Committee hinted broadly of suspending later this year the excise tax levied under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law to help keep runaway inflation in check, Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian, panel chairman ...

Palace shrugs off Sereno's return to Supreme Court
Sun Star - 2018-05-09
MALACA├ĹANG on Wednesday, May 9, shrugged off the decision of embattled Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to resume work after a two-month leave amid attempts to unseat her. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said the executive ...

Tabuk City allots P26.8M for environmental programs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-09
Maricel Kiley, City Planning and Development Coordinator, bared that P222.3M was appropriated by the city LGU for development fund from its P901M total internal revenue allotment for this year. She said P187M will go to infrastructure development ...

The options of Chief Justice Sereno
Rappler - 2018-05-09
There must be no doubt about that, and that is why the Constitution gave the sole power of determining this to the Senate which is expected to consider that national interest. That is also why the Constitution requires a high bar, a two-thirds majority of ...

Chief Justice Sereno goes back to work, to stay 'to the bitter end'
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was all smiles as she went back to work Wednesday, two months after taking an indefinite leave at the request of her fellow magistrates. Sereno's camp shared a photo of the ...

Suspending TRAIN law amid higher prices 'more harm than good' - Diokno
Rappler - 2018-05-09
"It will create a lot of chaos because BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) is already geared in collecting these taxes so it will upset the revenue projection," he added. On Tuesday, May 8, Senators Bam Aquino and JV Ejercito urged economic managers to ...

Dr. Dre loses copyright infringement case against gynecologist named Dr. Drai
Consequence of Sound - 2018-05-09
In 2015, Dr. Dre entered into a copyright infringement battle with a gynecologist named Draion M. Burch. The Pennsylvania-based doctor sought to trademark his name as Dr. Drai, but was met with objections from the hip-hop mogul, who feared the similarities ...

Copyright infringement lawsuits make Indy skyline photo worth a lot more than 1,000 words
The Indianapolis Star - 2018-05-09
Copyright infringement lawsuits make Indy skyline photo worth a lot more than 1,000 words Rich Bell is a retired lawyer who has filed or threatened hundreds of copyright infringement lawsuits over a photo he shot of the Indy skyline in 2000 Check out this ...

Special Prosecutor Sandoval applies for Ombudsman post
Rappler - 2018-05-09
He is the first one to confirm his interest in the post. Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro has been nominated to the post but she has to agree to the nomination before she would be considered. Sandoval said he refused offers from ...

Sereno returns to Supreme Court, ends indefinite leave
Rappler - 2018-05-09
MANILA, Philippines - Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno ended her indefinite leave and returned to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, May 9, informed sources confirmed to Rappler. Sereno returns days ahead of the voting on her quo warranto petition.

Tax Deductions for Costs relating to Intellectual Property in Singapore
Lexology - 2018-05-09
Tax deductions are available for costs incurred in the registration, acquisition and licensing of intellectual property. In an effort to support innovation and the secure commercialisation of intellectual property, the Singapore Budget 2018 ("2018 Budget ...

Resignation is nonsense: Sereno mulls ending leave
philstar.com - 2018-05-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has rejected calls for her resignation, probably for the last time, before the Supreme Court (SC) decides on her fate and rules on the petition of Solicitor General Jose Calida seeking her ouster ...

Courts Split on How to Determine Statutory Damages for Copyright Infringement
JD Supra - 2018-05-08
The recent decision in Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. v. CHS McPherson Refinery, Inc. highlights a circuit split regarding how courts determine the statutory damages available for copyright infringement where multiple copyrighted expressions are at issue.

Female justice nominated to Ombudsman
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-08
A product of University of the Philippines College of Law, she joined the government in 1973 ... arguments on the quo warranto case against the embattled SC chief in Baguio City. She was also among the five justices who testified in the impeachment ...

RXi Pharmaceuticals Bolsters Strength of Dermatology Intellectual Property Estate Following Granting of Patent From USPTO
Yahoo Finance - 2018-05-08
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (RXII) a biotechnology company developing the next generation of immuno-oncology therapeutics based on its proprietary self-delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA®) therapeutic platform ...

Leagues Pushing For 'Integrity Fees' Won't Find Much Support For Intellectual Property Argument
Forbes - 2018-05-08
With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to soon decide Murphy v. NCAA -- a case that could empower individual states to legalize sports gambling -- sports-league lobbyists have begun to pressure states interested in sports gambling to impose a "1% ...

Why Is This Man Going to Prison for Copying Free Repair Software?
New York Magazine - 2018-05-08
Lundgren, a 33-year-old entrepreneur who has spent much of the last decade working to find ways to recycle electronics and reduce e-waste, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and criminal copyright infringement, admitting that ...

Grossman: WFAN's push to end clips posted by Funhouse, the popular online mecca for Mike Francesa sound, extremely petty
New York Daily News - 2018-05-08
The popular Twitter account that records and edits clips of Mike Francesa's show on WFAN, as well as other sports sights, sounds and musings, was slapped with a copyright infringement complaint Monday. According to a pair of letters shared by the beloved ...

LT Group sets aside up to P11B for capex this year
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
LT GROUP, Inc. (LTG) plans to spend P10-11 billion for capital expenditures in 2018, the bulk of which will be allocated for its property unit in a bid to expand its recurring income. The holding company of tycoon Lucio C. Tan, Sr. has allocated P3 billion ...

CA clears Binay Jr. of administrative liabilities as mayor
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-08
FORMER Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay Jr. welcomed on Tuesday the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) clearing him of administrative liabilities. He said it only proved the Ombudsman singled out the Binays for "selective justice" because of ...

Draft bill raises tax cut of LGUs where plants are located
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
A DRAFT bill from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), prepared with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), hopes to raise the share of tax revenue for local government units (LGUs) hosting facilities of businesses ...

Electricity competition, EPIRA, and WESM
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
Last Monday, I discussed business competition in general and the role of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). The theme will be continued in this piece and it will discuss electricity competition in particular, especially after I was able to ...

NIST Revises Intellectual Property Rights Offered to Federally Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government Owned Inventions
JD Supra - 2018-05-08
Patent Intellectual Property (collectively, "IP") rights represent a significant element of many government contracts, including those for research and development, whether by commercial, non-profit or educational institutions. But did you know that if ...

Career step - lessons on joint authorship of copyright
Mondaq - 2018-05-08
The question of establishing joint authorship was of critical importance for Career Step because the authorship of the materials was a key ground on which the respondents contested Career Step's copyright infringement claims. In particular, the respondents ...

Tax advantaged investments | The Freeman
philstar.com - 2018-05-08
In the Philippines, we have multiple options: Pag-IBIG HDMF (Home Development Mutual Fund) - a Philippine government-owned and controlled corporation offers a fund called MP2. A voluntary high yield savings account with tax-free dividend yields (5-7 ...

62 OFWs undergo entrepreneurship training from OWWA 12
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-08
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, May 8 (PIA) -- Some 62 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and OFW dependents who aspire to engage in their own business joined the Enhanced Entrepreneurial Development Training (EEDT) courtesy of the Overseas Workers Welfare ...

WECC Launched to Protect and Restore the Value of Intellectual Property
Yahoo Finance - 2018-05-08
SHANGHAI, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As the primary mechanism for communication and commerce, the advent of Internet has had tremendous ramifications with respect to the creation and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights. Technological ...

Fight against endo: Nothing much changed
philstar.com - 2018-05-07
Temp agencies -- small firms that hire temporary workers to work for big companies -- have been at the center of this controversy since they ... What labor groups are up in arms against are labor workers hired to do the same work, but are deprived ...

When looking back is not an option
philstar.com - 2018-05-07
The National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC), as amended, provides in Section 249 (B) that any unpaid tax due shall be subject to 20 percent deficiency interest per annum which shall be assessed and collected from the date prescribed for its payment until the ...

Poppy Responds to Mars Argo Copyright Suit, Calls It 'Desperate Grab for Fame'
Billboard - 2018-05-07
The suit claims copyright infringement and domestic violence damages against the man credited with being a musical svengali for both women, Titanic Sinclair (born Corey Mixter). "Something very few people know is that one of the reasons I work the way I ...

Quit, court employees tell Sereno; Leni hits quo warranto
philstar.com - 2018-05-07
"This is to show our collective action to show the truth and pursue reform in the Supreme Court and the judiciary," the group stressed in Filipino. Both PJA and SCEA earlier issued a joint manifesto calling for the resignation of Sereno "to give the ...

Judges, court workers step up Sereno quit call
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-07
JUDGES and court employees on Monday reiterated their call for Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno to resign before the Supreme Court decides on her fate when it rules on the petition seeking her ouster on Friday. The judges and court employees manifested ...

Demolition pushes through before residents celebrate the Ramadan
Davao Today - 2018-05-07
Batara said that the association has filed a motion at the Supreme Court last April 30 to contest the issued writ of demolition by the Regional Trial Court branch 17. In addition, their lawyer has also had a talk with the authorities to postpone the ...

Banks abhor near horizon money
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-07
They should know by now also. And besides, you saw the revenue collection of the BIR [Bureau of Internal Revenue] and the BOC [Bureau of Customs] that is also adding to the buffer of the Treasury," she said.

The fate of Rappler under Duterte's administration
philstar.com - 2018-05-07
Here's part of the reporters covering the president's statement: Rappler will remain a member of the Malaca├▒ang Press Corps (MPC) unless the Court of Appeals upholds the decision of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoking its registration.

During Sereno's indefinite leave
philstar.com - 2018-05-07
March 16, 2018 The Supreme Court is asked to require Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to produce her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth from 2003 to 2005 when she was still a faculty member at the University ... in Baguio late last week ...

CA reverses Ombudsman ruling against Junjun Binay
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- The Court of Appeals has reversed the 2015 decision of the Ombudsman ordering the dismissal from office of former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay for grave misconduct and serious dishonesty in the bidding of an allegedly ...

On TRAIN 2 -- Are we excited to board?
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-07
Are we excited to board? TRAIN 2 proposes to gradually lower the corporate income tax rate from 30% to 25%. TRAIN 2 also aims to revisit the tax incentives granted to companies. ON THE 25% CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE While there are contentious discussions ...

Mobilizing finance for sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth in Asia
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-07
Capital markets in many countries are underdeveloped and bond markets are still in their infancy. Fiscal preemption of banking resources is quite common. For those emerging countries which have successfully tapped international capital markets, a ...

Labor-centered development: the change we need
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-07
Carmel V. Abao is a faculty member of the Political Science Dept of the Ateneo de Manila University. She teaches political theory and international political economy.

BPI posts flat net income of P6.25 billion in Q1 2018
Rappler - 2018-05-07
MANILA, Philippines - The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) saw a flat net income of P6.25 billion during the 1st 3 months of 2018, due to lower non-interest income as well as higher costs and expenses. BPI, the Philippines' 3rd largest bank in terms ...

The next ombudsman? A look at Justice Teresita de Castro
InterAksyon - 2018-05-07
(STAR/Michael Varcas) Much to the chagrin of her detractors, Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro has been nominated to be the next ombudsman. De Castro was nominated by former Supreme Court justice Arturo Brion, who sent a letter to the ...

SC Justice Teresita de Castro nominated as next Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita de Castro has been nominated as Ombudsman to replace Conchita Carpio-Morales, who is set to retire in July after her seven-year tenure. Retired SC Justice Arturo Brion ...

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