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Local charity drops Catholic affiliation, will place kids with couples in ...
WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

Not 'Desperate' for cash: Obama lists his big fundraisers
msnbc.comFebruary 1, 2012

One of the president's top bundlers, former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, recently caused embarrassment for the campaign when his investment firm, MF Global, filed for bankruptcy, triggering an FBI investigation into whether its clients' money had ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

Samsung, CSR, NFL, Elsevier, Motorola: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

Regulators have increased scrutiny of intellectual property rights, with EU antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia saying last month that he wanted to ensure patents weren't used to block rivals' expansion. He is also probing Honeywell International Inc. and ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Coroner in Winehouse case resigned
NewsdayFebruary 2, 2012

Music Newsday > Entertainment > Music Coroner in Winehouse case resigned Originally published: February 1, 2012 7:17 PM Updated: February 1, 2012 8:18 PM The coroner who oversaw the inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse has resigned after her ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Arts Leaders Concerned About Malloy's Budget Cuts
Patch.comFebruary 16, 2012

Instead of receiving a fixed amount each fiscal year, arts and cultural institutions will compete for a portion of $14 million from a state fund, according to the Hartford Courant. By Chandra Johnson Greene The Palace Theatre which is operated by the ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Apple, Schweitzer-Mauduit, Target: Intellectual Property
BloombergFebruary 2, 2012

Julius Glatz and its LIPtec unit didn't violate Schweitzer- Mauduit's patent rights for papers designed to limit accidental fires, US International Trade Commission Judge James Gildea said in a notice yesterday on the Washington-based agency's website.more »

Blizzard Names Valve In Lawsuit Over DOTA Trademark
ExophaseFebruary 10, 2012

by Mike Bendel on February 9, 2012 @ 11:33 pm Warcraft developer Blizzard has filed suit over Valve's registration of the DOTA trademark back in August 2010. Yes, the two PC gaming titans are duking it out in a court of law.more »

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