Thomas Jerome Bowe

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Users will have to deal with uncertainty about post Brexit participation UK in Unitary Patent system

Kluwer UPC News bloggerWhat will happen if the United Kingdom, after ratifying the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) and some years of membership …

Genius bong manufacturer loses Starbucks lawsuit

Starbucks does not want its brand to be associated with weed, which is unfortunate seeing as their distaste for the drug comes at the expense of a …

Intellectual Property

Body cameras aren’t the answer: Why police violence against black people can’t be solved by recording devices

Police departments are finding ways to maneuver around body cameras and their fallout<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>Body cameras were going to be black America’s saving grace. Technology was going to bring to light the horrors of police violence in communities of color, while the …

Japan’s emperor wants to retire. Is he allowed to?

TOKYO — For 28 years, Emperor Akihito has been a steady and reassuring presence in Japan, a fact that many people here are reminded of on a daily basis. After all, 2016 is officially known as “Heisei 28,” marking Akihito’s time on the Chrysanthemum Throne.<p>But now, the 82-year-old “emperor for life” …

Russia is trying to topple Angela Merkel, according to a NATO expert

Jānis Sārts, director of NATO's Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, based in Riga, Latvia, said Russia is installing a communications network in Germany "that can be controlled" to stoke political unrest for German Chancellor Merkel.<p>Sārts told The Observer: "[Russia] is establishing a …

Russia

Don't Expect iPhones To Get Cheaper Anytime Soon

"Affordable" monthly payment plans might actually keep overall prices high.<p>Apple is getting better at squeezing more money out of its biggest fans.<p>The company's latest filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission reveals that the "average selling price" for the iPhone increased …