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US And Europe Move On To TAFTA: Yet Another Chance To Push Through ACTA/SOPA Style IP Maximalism

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ACTA and SOPA may have flopped, but minor setbacks like that won't stop the onslaught of abuses from the entertainment and pharmaceutical industries looking to use the international treaty process to try to pressure everyone to keep ratcheting up protectionist laws concerning copyright, patents and trademarks. Obviously, we've been talking...
US And Europe Move On To TAFTA: Yet Another Chance To Push Through ACTA/SOPA Style IP Maximalism
Jury slams Marvell with record $1.17 billion patent verdict

IP Above All Else: WIPO Defies UN Sanctions To Give Computers To North Korea

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This story is almost too crazy too believe. WIPO, the UN agency that more or less acts as the global IP maximalist agenda-setter, is now being accused of defying UN sanctions, by shipping computers and servers to North Korea. In what appears to be an attempt to avoid scrutiny over...
IP Above All Else: WIPO Defies UN Sanctions To Give Computers To North Korea

Upcoming Smithsonian exhibit features the patents and trademarks of Steve Jobs

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As part of its events for World Intellectual Property Day 2012, the Smithsonian Institution will be exhibiting over 300 patents and trademarks credited to Steve Jobs and Apple at the Ripley Center Museum starting May 11. Among the items to be on display: a 1985 Apple Macintosh computer, mouse and keyboard; a...
Upcoming Smithsonian exhibit features the patents and trademarks of Steve Jobs
Three hundred of Steve Jobs' patents, four stories down

Cracked Lists Examples Of Bad Copyright... Without A Single Actual Example Of Copyright

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Sloppy use of the term "copyright" is nothing new. Plenty of people use the word incorrectly, usually by treating it as interchangeable with "intellectual property" and lumping patents and trademarks in with copyrights. While this is often a minor mistake that doesn't effect the message being conveyed, it's still wrong,...
Cracked Lists Examples Of Bad Copyright... Without A Single Actual Example Of Copyright

Apple v. Samsung Smackdown Headed to Jury Trial

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Apple’s pitched patent battle with Samsung is headed to a jury trial. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on Thursday ordered both companies to pare down their bloated patent claims in advance of a July 30 courtroom showdown. “It’s going to be 125 exhibits per side. That’s it, no more,” Koh...
Apple v. Samsung Smackdown Headed to Jury Trial

Ima Fish's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Hello fellow Techdirtheads. I'm Ima Fish and am an attorney with a concentration in IP law. But unlike most lawyers who study IP law, I want to drastically curtail how it presently operates. So when I talk about my "favorite" posts, I'm being satirical, of course. As anyone who reads...
Ima Fish's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Free download: 10 terabytes of patents and trademarks

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Free download: 10 terabytes of patents and trademarks
The Microsoft Surface Is Safe From Apple's Zealous Lawyers

Bank Threatens Reporter Over Trademark For Using The Term 'Virtual Wallet'

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We've written many times in the past about how, thanks to the ridiculous sense of "ownership society" that is often presented to the world around copyright, patents and trademarks, it's unfortunately common to see massive overclaiming of certain rights. That's especially true of trademarks, which really shouldn't be lumped in...
Bank Threatens Reporter Over Trademark For Using The Term 'Virtual Wallet'
Vibram Boss: IP Enforcement Is A Waste Of Time; You're Better Off Building A Relationship With Customers

Why Color Both Failed And Could Still Come Out Millions Of Dollars Ahead: Patents And Trademarks

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It’s been a crazy day for Color. And now it’s looking possible that it could be coming to a happier ending than most embattled startups can dream of: After all that’s happened, Color might still be able to say that it has been acquired by a major technology company for...
Why Color Both Failed And Could Still Come Out Millions Of Dollars Ahead: Patents And Trademarks
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