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SC Treasurer Sounds Alarm About State Investments
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

He says the legislature doesn't need to pass any new laws regarding the state's investments; the current laws just need to be enforced. So who enforces those laws? "In some cases it's the treasurer; some cases the Budget and Control Board; ...more »

'Misleadingly exaggerated': Rachel Weisz advert banned after L'Oreal admits to ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

The British actress is not the first renowned beauty to have her image digitally enhanced to give a false impression of the benefits of using popular beauty products. An advertisement for an Olay anti-aging product featuring Twiggy was banned in 2009.more »

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A Debate on Protection of Intellectual Property in the Internet
Poland.plFebruary 8, 2012

On Monday, PM Donald Tusk announced a debate on protection of intellectual property in the Internet. At the same time, the head of the government notified about the suspension of the ACTA ratification process. The Prime Minister explained that the ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Steven Soderbergh's "Bitter Pill" lands financing
Chicago TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 ( - Endgame Entertainment and 1984 Private Defense Contractors have agreed to finance Steven Soderbergh's "Bitter Pill," the companies said Tuesday. Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones are in ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Jared Olar: Life, liberty and the pursuit of unhappiness
Enterprise NewsFebruary 24, 2012

By Jared Olar As modernity's defining idea, classical liberalism created the culture we live in. But to growing numbers of observers, whose faith in our cultural and political institutions is all but lost, or who never had faith in those institutions...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Microsoft withdraws one patent claim against Barnes & Noble
CNETFebruary 3, 2012

On Wednesday, Administrative Law Judge Theodore Essex narrowed the case some, granting Microsoft's request to dismiss Barnes & Noble's "patent misuse" defense. That left Barnes & Noble to challenge only the validity of the patents under dispute, ...more »

Intellectual property field is challenging
Montreal GazetteFebruary 3, 2012

The settlement this week of a $250-million lawsuit over a decade-long fight for the use of the trademark name Target for retail stores in Canada is just the tip of the iceberg in the fast moving and lucrative world of intellectual property (IP) law.more »


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