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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 »

Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

2011 Respect for Intellectual Property Rights on the Internet Slogan ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)February 3, 2012

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Prize Presentation Ceremony for the 2011 Respect for Intellectual Property Rights on the Internet Slogan Competition was held at the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) today (February 3). The Director of Intellectual ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Examining Moneyball's Impact on Business and Sports
Newswise (press release)February 1, 2012

Newswise — Villanova University School of Law (VSL) convenes an all-star roster of leading experts from sports and television for its 2012 Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Symposium, “Moneyball's Impact on Business and Sports,” Friday, ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Abu Dhabi's outsized cultural ambitions
Jerusalem PostFebruary 6, 2012

But the presence of local outlets of the Guggenheim and Louvre museums also highlights the prickly issue of what role Western cultural institutions should play in a Muslim country. In a surprise move, Abu Dhabi's Executive Council brought back to life ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Barnes & Noble's patent-misuse claim v. Microsoft: Not dead yet!
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 1, 2012

On Tuesday, administrative law judge Theodore Essex of the US International Trade Commission dealt a blow to Barnes & Noble. As the bookseller heads into trial next week on Microsoft's claim that its e-readers infringe four Microsoft patents, ...more »

Improving consumer protection laws
The Sun DailyFebruary 12, 2012

The purpose of the Act is to reform the trade description law, and it replaces the Trade Description Act 1972 (1972 Act). The 2011 Act aims to promote good trade practices by prohibiting false trade descriptions and false or misleading statements, ...more »

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