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IPR License: Frankfurt Book Fair Becomes Majority Shareholder

Established in 2012, the IPR License online platform for global trading rights has more than 500 members’ listings. Copyright Clearance Center …

Licensing

Europe and Copyright: A Comprehensive Look at the Continent's Digital Plans

"Today, we lay the groundwork for Europe's digital future," declared European Commission president <b>Jean-Claude Juncker</b> at the May 2015 unveiling of …

Small Business

New EU law may criminalize whistleblowers

The European Parliament has approved a new directive making it easier for companies in the EU to protect their trade secrets. But critics say the law …

Surveillance

Yahoo's patents could be worth $4 billion

The report said that companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce, and LinkedIn have been closely following Yahoo's sales process because they realize the intrinsic value of the company's massive patent portfolio, which includes 6,000 intellectual properties in the field of mobile, data, and …

Private Equity

What is a Trade Secret? - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

If you ask the owners of most companies whether they have any intellectual property assets, assuming they even know what you are talking about, they …

Intellectual Property

Yahoo owns 3 'hidden assets' that could give it a surprisingly high price tag

In a note published on Wednesday, Peck argues that the valuation of three Yahoo-owned assets — Yahoo Japan royalties, patents, and real-estate property — are not well understood by investors and could have "material upside" to the future bids for the company.<p>Yahoo's currently seeking offers for …

Real Estate

Agencies Grow Intellectual Property Assets With Tech

On top of making ads for marketers, agencies have long created products of their own, from Eos lip balm by Anomaly to the HurryCane walking stick …

Fish
U.S. Supreme Court

Minister: Malaysia lacks intellectual property valuers

Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin says the country lacks sufficient valuers to create values with bankers so that IP assets can be monetised. ― File …

Spherix Announces Collaborative Agreement To Monetize Patents

BETHESDA, Md., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX) -- an intellectual property development company committed to the …

Zombie Trademarks - When is a "Dead" Mark Really Alive, and Able to Bite?

March 5, 2016<p>by Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.<p>Embed<p>Earlier this month, Macy's won a ruling against a company that revives out-of-use, but …

Kiss Patent Protection Goodbye for These 3 Blockbuster Drugs in 2016

Image by Tax Credits via Flickr.<p>When a big pharma company loses patent protection on a hit drug, it can blow a hole in the company's top line. Just ask investors in<b>Pfizer</b>, sales of whose megablockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor plunged more than 90% after it lost patent protection in 2011. Pfizer's …

Our Awesome, Creative, Fashionable Knockoff Culture | Jeffrey A. Tucker

The modern fashion industry is one of the most creative, dynamic, fast-moving, profitable, and downright interesting sectors in the economy. But …

Dominion Harbor Acquires Patents From WiLAN for Its Intellectual Property Bank for Startups

OTTAWA, CANADA and DALLAS, TEXAS--(Marketwired - Feb 23, 2016) - Wi-LAN Inc. (WIN.TO)(WILN) ("WiLAN"), one of the patent licensing industry's largest …

IT manager gets 30 months in jail for code-bombing firm’s intellectual property

He could have gotten 10 years behind bars but this week a former IT manager at software maker Smart Online only got 30 months for sending malicious …

Award-Winning Photographer Drains the Color from Fruits and Veggies

"We’re destroying our world, and sooner or later someone has to pay the bill," explains Giorgio Cravero with photo series, 'Colors.'<p>Decaying food spurs an instant emotional reaction when encountered by any sense: revulsion at the smell, upset stomachs at the sight, and the thought of touching or, …

Junk Food

Singapore tops the charts for robust intellectual property environment

It’s ranked sixth globally.<p>Singapore was ranked sixth out of thirty-eight economies in terms of promoting intellectual property (IP), according to …

With Software Patents, “the [Low] Level of the USPTO Has Now Be[en] Reached by the EPO”

02.15.16<p>With Software Patents, “the [Low] Level of the USPTO Has Now Be[en] Reached by the EPO”<p>Posted in America, Europe, Patents at 7:20 am by Dr. …