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'We need new laws against cyber crime' says security specialist NCC Group
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

The government needs to draft in new legislation to combat the growing threat of cyber crime to businesses and public sector organisations. That is the view of the boss of Manchester security specialist NCC Group, who reacted to warnings from Iain ...more »

New law would revamp Illinois School Report Cards
Chicago TribuneNovember 1, 2011

Organizers held more than 60 focus groups statewide, said Robin Steans, executive director of the nonpartisan education policy group Advance Illinois and the co-chair of the committee that oversaw the redesign project. "If we do our job right," Steans ...more »

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CNET (blog)November 1, 2011

commentary The introduction late last week by members of the House Judiciary Committee of the "Stop Online Piracy Act," or SOPA, may test a long-standing reluctance by technology companies to take up arms in the legislative battleground. ...more »

Entertainment Law
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“Porky's” Star Wyatt Knight Found Dead of Suicide
NBC ChicagoNovember 4, 2011

Maui law enforcement said they believed the 56-year-old screen star had killed himself. Knight's wife confirmed to entertainment news sites he committed suicide. "I can confirm that Wyatt Knight did in fact end his life on Oct. 25, in Maui, ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Umbrella Music Fest Blasts Off
ChicagoistNovember 3, 2011

Sponsored by consulates and cultural institutions from ten different European nations, the series pairs renowned musicians from across the pond with some of Chicago's finest. Their improvised sets blaze exciting new ground. Highlights from night one ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Juhasz Law Filed Amicus Brief in Prometheus Case Before US Supreme Court
MarketWatch (press release)November 8, 2011

"The 'physical link' and 'virtual link' patent claim approach was developed to lead the way out of the Bilski conundrum, by defining the boundary line beyond which a claim preempts a fundamental principle (ie, a law of nature, natural phenomenon or an ...more »

Patent protection promotes progress
China DailyNovember 7, 2011

Scientists and intellectuals now enjoy a high social status, the government allocates funds for research and development, and international academic exchanges are frequent. China promulgated its first Patent Law in 1984, which has been revised twice ...more »


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