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

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Failed Solar Company's Auction Draws Bargain Hunters
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

To some people, the bankruptcy of the solar-module maker Solyndra shows the folly of government trying to pick winners in technology markets. To others, the furor over its $535 million federal loan guarantee represents an attack on the solar industry ...more »

Why Contain Iran When Its Own Aims Will Do Just That?: Vali Nasr
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

Even while claiming nefarious outsiders are fomenting the unrest in Syria, they have begun to add veiled criticisms of the regime's brutal crackdown, an obvious means of pandering to the street. What's more, Iran's leaders perceive that it is the US ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

Home decor pro returns to Naples
The News-PressNovember 5, 2011

Christina Cepero Samson Holdings Ltd., a major Chinese furniture manufacturer, bought Robby & Stucky's intellectual property and plans to reopen the Fort Myers store on Cleveland Avenue as Robb & Stucky International. A rocking chair made of orange ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Governor Beebe Announces Intent To Grant Pardons
KATVNovember 2, 2011

Entertainment News from AP (KATV, Source Governor's Office) Little Rock - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant six pardons. An additional 25 clemency requests were denied and 21 had no action taken upon them. ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Milton Glazer goes all Saved by the Bell
The L MagazineNovember 2, 2011

Two of our favorite local cultural institutions have joined forces to create our favorite thing: to honor the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 150th Anniversary, the Brooklyn Brewery has begun brewing a new, limited-release beer—the 8.6 percent alcohol ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Lawyer: Software Can Be Patented Even Without Code
Tom's Hardware GuideNovember 2, 2011

The patentable and innovative portion of a software patent, according to Quinn, is not so much the code in which an application is written, as this process simply reflects a form of translation from design to code and the "act of translation does not ...more »

Tootsie v. Footzy: Candymaker goes after footwear brand
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 21, 2011

Tootsie Roll first attempted to block Rollashoe's registration of Footzyrolls in the Patent and Trademark Office over a year ago, said Rollashoe's lawyer, Michael Bernstein of The Bernstein Law Firm in Miami. "They were not getting any traction," he ...more »

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