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Sponsor post: Farewell to the silos (in health care innovation)

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Health care was infamous for its separate and siloed industry sectors. But health care has changed. It’s no longer about silos. Health care reform, mobile apps and big data are forcing connections, convergence and collaboration across all sectors. MedCity CONVERGE on July 10 in Philadelphia is one of the few...
Sponsor post: Farewell to the silos (in health care innovation)

The Scanadu Scout's big breakthrough may actually be in in clinical trials

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When I was in college my friends would head on over to a company called PPD to play lab rat in medical trials in exchange for pay. They would spend a day or a week sequestered in rooms where they were monitored, poked, prodded and fed a regimen of bills...
The Scanadu Scout's big breakthrough may actually be in in clinical trials

Report: Judge who dismissed Apple’s case against Motorola disputes legal protection for tech industry

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Reuters interviewed the U.S. judge today who dismissed Apple’s patent court case against Motorola, and the details behind the jurist’s reasoning for tossing the lawsuit are as interesting as they are controversial. Richard Posner sits on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and disputes whether software...
Report: Judge who dismissed Apple’s case against Motorola disputes legal protection for tech industry

Clinical trials startup TrialReach doses up on $3.1m funding led by Octopus Investments

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TrialReach, a startup focused on making clinical trials more accessible for members of the public who may want to take part in them, has today announced a £2 million ( $3.1 million) funding round in order to further develop its product. TrialReach is designed to help medical research firms recruit...
Clinical trials startup TrialReach doses up on $3.1m funding led by Octopus Investments

Obama says patent trolls "hijack" and "extort;" So do something, Mr. President

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GigaOM’s regular readers are familiar with the plague of patent trolls. These are shell companies that don’t make anything but instead amass old patents in order to demand licensing fees from those that do. Startups are frequent targets for the trolls and those who resist are dragged into multimillion dollar...
Obama says patent trolls "hijack" and "extort;" So do something, Mr. President

Supporting data innovation in journalism throughout Europe

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The digital age generates reams of raw data. Much of that data is interesting or important, but since there’s a lot of it out there it’s often hard to find and analyze. This is where journalists can help. Journalists are experts at delving into complex issues and writing stories that...
Supporting data innovation in journalism throughout Europe

IBM Patent Lawyer Says The Patent System Works Fine Because... Hey Look Over There!

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IBM's Chief Patent Counsel, Manny Schecter, has one of the most ridiculous defenses of the patent system you'll ever see over at Wired, entitled With All Due Respect: The Patent System's Not Broken. Having debated the patent system for years, I've noticed a pattern among patent system defenders who are...
IBM Patent Lawyer Says The Patent System Works Fine Because... Hey Look Over There!

MPAA To USTR: More Shutdowns Like Megaupload, Please

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The USTR has released the various comments sent in for its annual "notorious markets" report. This is related to its annual Special 301 report, and it's where the USTR basically takes the list of sites and countries that the entertainment industry (and the pharmaceutical industry) don't like... and declares them...
MPAA To USTR: More Shutdowns Like Megaupload, Please

Report: Judge who dismissed Apple’s case against Motorola disputes legal protection for tech industry

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Reuters interviewed the U.S. judge today who dismissed Apple’s patent court case against Motorola, and the details behind the jurist’s reasoning for tossing the lawsuit are as interesting as they are controversial. Richard Posner sits on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, and he disputes whether...
Report: Judge who dismissed Apple’s case against Motorola disputes legal protection for tech industry

How to evaluate whether or not you should join a startup

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When interviewing for a job at a startup, you might focus on the questions you will be asked by the interviewer, but there are also a series of questions you need to ask yourself. Are you ready to grind yourself into the ground for the next 5 years? Do you...
How to evaluate whether or not you should join a startup

Patents, Trademarks And Copyrights Have No Place In Trade Agreements

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As we've discussed before, one of the sneakier moves of the content industry (and, later, the pharmaceutical industry) was to jump into the international trade process, to circumvent national governments and to effectively force them into passing laws that they liked. We've been raising concerns about this whole process, and...
Patents, Trademarks And Copyrights Have No Place In Trade Agreements

There Are 250,000 Active Patents That Impact Smartphones; Representing One In Six Active Patents Today

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A few years back we created a graphic to highlight the ridiculous patent thicket around smartphones. It really just highlights some, though not all, of the litigation concerning patents related to smartphones. That image is a bit out of date, with some cases settled, others completed, and many more filed,...
There Are 250,000 Active Patents That Impact Smartphones; Representing One In Six Active Patents Today

Google on Track for Another Record High: Lobbying Expenses

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Google this week disclosed it spent $4.18 million on U.S. lobbying in the third quarter of 2012, bringing the company to $13.13 million spent this year — a record. That makes Google the seventh-biggest lobbying spender out there, right after AT&T and the pharmaceutical industry. Google’s previous largest year ever...
Google on Track for Another Record High: Lobbying Expenses

Profit and PR are the real enemies of innovation | Peter Wilby

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From drugs to computers, the big rewards are now in tweaking existing products and presenting them as ground-breakingFor more than a decade, we have been told that the pharmaceutical industry faces a crisis: it finds it more and more difficult to develop new drugs. The returns on research and development,...
Profit and PR are the real enemies of innovation | Peter Wilby

Patent Judges Completely Out Of Touch With How Much Patents Hinder Technology Innovation

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Last year, we were quite disappointed (but not surprised) to see former CAFC Judge Paul Michel argue publicly that we need many more patents to encourage innovation. He went so far as to suggest a tax credit for getting patents. He also argued that more patents would mean more technology...
Patent Judges Completely Out Of Touch With How Much Patents Hinder Technology Innovation
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Indian Scientists Refuse To Patent Tuberculosis Genome, Encourage Anyone To Make The Drugs

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We recently wrote about the pharmaceutical industry in India, noting that it had been thriving prior to foreign pharma lobbyists pressuring India through international trade agreements to change its patent laws to cover pharmaceuticals. As usually happens when we write about examples like this, some patent supporters in the comments...
Indian Scientists Refuse To Patent Tuberculosis Genome, Encourage Anyone To Make The Drugs

Judge who threw out Apple/Moto case calls patent litigants "animals"

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Judge Richard Posner, who recently threw out an entire patent lawsuit involving Apple and Motorola, has been nothing if not outspoken on the wildly busy US patent litigation system. In an interview published today by Reuters, he calls patent litigants animals struggling for survival and suggests that some industries—perhaps including...
Judge who threw out Apple/Moto case calls patent litigants "animals"

Why all pharmaceutical research should be made open access | Cory Doctorow

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The government wants to make all publicly funded research available - but the same must be demanded of pharmas alsoI recently had lunch with as staunch an advocate for open access as you'll ever meet (I won't name him, because it would be rude to attribute casual remarks to him...
Why all pharmaceutical research should be made open access | Cory Doctorow
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