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David Williams' father-in-law gives another $1.5 million to political committee
Louisville Courier-JournalNovember 1, 2011

The father-in-law of Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has contributed $1.5 million more to a political committee that is paying for most of the broadcast advertising advocating Williams' election. Terry Stephens, a Russell Springs ...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 »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

Mobile Patent Wars: A Closer Look at How Everyone Loses
PCWorldNovember 7, 2011

Previously, patents primarily served to help companies protect their intellectual property; now, however, Apple, HTC, Microsoft, and smaller companies are using patents as leverage, suing one another in attempts to gain the upper hand. ...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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Pacific Standard Time Art in LA 1945 – 1980: artists who helped spark the art ...
Hollywood Today NewsmagazineNovember 19, 2011

Pacific Standard Time is a collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together for six months beginning in October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene and how it became a major ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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UK court backs HGS over Lilly in key patent legal fight
Pharma TimesNovember 3, 2011

The case revolved around the concept of 'industrial application', which is the basis for patentability under European law. In its patent application, HGS did not provide data confirming a particular medical use for neutrokine alpha, ...more »

The Article On The E-PARASITE Act That You Need To Read
TechdirtNovember 3, 2011

SOPA only seeks to delay the inevitable, at the cost of wasteful litigation and overzealous law enforcement. The article is relatively long, but is still worth reading in its entirety, clearly quoting problematic sections of the law, and highlighting ...more »


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