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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 »

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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Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll Retires After 29 Years
IPWatchdog.comNovember 2, 2011

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos has announced that he will nominate current Deputy Commissioner for Patents Margaret “Peggy” Focarino (left) to the position of Commissioner for Patents once ...more »

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NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, SportsOfficer makes sure sex ...
WTENNovember 1, 2011

Entertainment News from AP Entertainment News from AP By Robert Boyd - email SCHENECTADY - New York law enforcement made plenty of rounds Monday night making sure sex offenders on parole or probation weren't participating in Halloween in any way. ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Private investment can help fund rapid digitisation of cultural works ...
Out-Law.comNovember 1, 2011

The Commission wants EU member states to conduct a consultation on the implementation of new laws on 'orphan works' prior to the laws being adopted "in order to facilitate a rapid implementation". In May the Commission proposed a new Directive ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Intellectual Property, Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney Steven Mitby ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 17, 2011

17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Intellectual property and complex commercial litigation attorney Steven Mitby has been named a partner in Houston's Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing PC, a dynamic boutique law firm also known as AZA. ...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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