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South Korea fines six LCD makers for price fixing
CNETNovember 1, 2011

LG, the second largest LCD maker, said it objected to the commission's decision and would appeal to the Seoul High Court. The probe and fines follows similar findings by EU and US antitrust watchdogs. Last December, the European Commission fined five ...more »

Congress Questions the IRS About Delays in Its Oversight of Nonprofit Hospitals
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

In particular, Mr. Boustany asked the IRS to explain its plans for monitoring the so-called community benefits that nonprofit hospitals provided. He also wanted the agency to outline how it would comply with requirements for filing annual reports to ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

McCann Publishes Case Study on Oil Field Intellectual Property Theft
PR Web (press release)November 3, 2011

McCann E-Investigations publishes case study on intellectual property theft in the oil field industry. “So much of the modern oil and gas business can be found in electronically stored information (ESI). Years of work can be downloaded and removed with ...more »

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Terrell Owens Sues Greenberg Traurig
Courthouse News ServiceNovember 2, 2011

He says Linden, who had a power of attorney to handle some of his financial matters, regularly communicated with Owens' investment advisers, Pro Sports Financial, which is not a party to the case. In the spring of 2008, Pro Sports introduced Owens to ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Income inequality and the American Dream
Hot AirNovember 1, 2011

As the Brookings Institution's Ron Haskins put it in 2009: Poverty in America is a function of culture and behavior at least as much as of entrenched injustice, and economic mobility calls not for wealth-transfer programs but for efforts that support ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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GroupCamp launches a call for contribution against patent troll Lodsys and ...
PressDoc (press release)November 4, 2011

This practice although very common in the United States is not common in Europe which has a different patent law with respect to software technology. Based on publicly available information, Lodsys LLC follows the same modus operandi with an initial ...more »

Trademarking looks to profit from Occupy
The Daily PennsylvanianNovember 10, 2011

“The trademark can be used for noncommercial purposes.” Law School professor David Abrams, however, believes “the point of a trademark … is for use in business.” Generally, symbols that express a company are trademarked to protect that association, ...more »


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