Intellectual Property News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in November, 2011

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Colts hope to regain their confidence in three-game homestand
WSBT-TVNovember 1, 2011

Those are, and have been, the watch words for a highly successful Colts franchise over the years. Now, the same franchise is struggling along with an 0-8 record at the midway point of the season. The Colts are one of two NFL franchises still without a ...more »

Putting an end to corruption
Management TodayNovember 1, 2011

'It's surprisingly common in international construction contracts, but a kind of bribery. These "sponsors" are often connected to the ruling elite and you're expected to pay them a retainer to make "connections".' Darby declined and didn't get the ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

Sec. Clinton: No contradiction between Web freedom and IP rights
The Hill (blog)November 4, 2011

There is no contradiction between enforcing intellectual property rights online and protecting freedom of expression on the Web, according to a letter from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Rep. ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries Lawyer Up for Divorce
TheImproper.comNovember 13, 2011

The divorce could be final in as little as six months from the October 31st date that Kim filed, since that's the minimum time required by law, according to gossip site TMZ. “He doesn't want a war. He's lying low,” a source told E! News. ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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It's a very 'Moby' weekend
SouthCoastToday.comNovember 3, 2011

Therefore, not one, but three, major New Bedford cultural institutions — the Whaling Museum, the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, and the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park — have coordinated four months' worth of events honoring Melville ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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A Patent for Software
IPWatchdog.comNovember 1, 2011

The “uniqueness” requirement mentioned is similar to the requirements for all inventions to be patented and is grounded into the patent laws by the novelty and non-obviousness requirements. The “tied to a machine” requirement comes to us thanks to the ...more »

Trademark Quarrel Over Longstanding CU Network Name
Credit Union TimesNovember 7, 2011

That concern appeared to be well-founded when the lawyer handling the trademark application for Martella received a letter from a law firm representing CUNA Mutual Mortgage Insurance. The insurance firm demanded that Martella abandon the trademark...more »

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