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Man charged with homicide in death of baby sitter
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 1, 2012

Prosecutors charged a Utah man Tuesday with child abuse homicide in the overdose death of his teenage baby sitter whose body was found in a shallow grave more than a month after she was reported missing. Suspect Eric Millerberg also faces charges of ...more »

Federal judges troubled, baffled with Texas redistricting
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 1, 2012

Also ruled that the Legislature's maps could not be used without prior approval by Justice Department or US District Court in the District of Columbia under the Voting Rights Act. Texas could still appeal any new maps drawn by the federal courts to the ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

Practical Law Company Continues US Growth With Launch of 'PLC Intellectual ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 9, 2012

NEW YORK, NY, Feb 09, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Practical Law Company (PLC), a provider of practical legal know-how to law firms, law departments and law schools, announced today the launch of its newest online service, "PLC Intellectual Property ...more »

Entertainment Law
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A lawyer finds his perfect match
Financial TimesFebruary 5, 2012

But as the chief executive of IAC – the company behind search engine, entertainment site CollegeHumor and, the world's biggest online dating site – enthuses about his business, his big voice ricochets around his glass-walled office ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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IMF Wanted to Close Iceland's National Theater
IcelandReviewFebruary 6, 2012

The representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Iceland suggested while the 2009 budget bill was in the making that state-run cultural institutions be closed temporarily to save expenses. It was suggested that the National Theater close ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Honeywell hits Nest with a law suit over smart thermostat
GigaOmFebruary 6, 2012

Beth Wozniak, president, Honeywell Environmental and Combustion Controls, said in a statement about the lawsuit that “Competition is good and we welcome it, but we will not stand by while competitors, large or small, offer products that infringe on our ...more »

US Patent Law Retains Key Differences with Europe and Canada
Genetic Engineering NewsFebruary 9, 2012

Aligning US patent law more closely with patent law in the rest of the developed world was among reasons used by President Obama and other supporters of the America Invents Act to advance the measure through six years of Congressional review, ...more »


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