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Facebook Lawyers Want 'Stratospheric' Fee, Ceglia Claims
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

In the suit, Ceglia claims he has a 2003 contract signed by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg that gave him half-ownership of the company, now worth an estimated $74.3 billion, according to, which tracks nonpublic companies.more »

John Keith Miller
Oak RidgerFebruary 1, 2012

In November 2011, he was awarded the Peacemaker's Award for International Dialogue by the Dispute Resolution Center of Austin for his work in conflict situations in several foreign countries during the past 20 years. John Keith Miller, 84, ...more »

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Network-1 Increases its Share Repurchase Program
MarketWatch (press release)February 3, 2012

Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. is engaged in the acquisition, development, licensing and protection of its intellectual property and proprietary technologies. It currently owns six patents covering various telecommunications and data networking ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Q & A: How will the country's copyright laws affect Canadians?
Global EdmontonFebruary 9, 2012

The bill contains some good provisions for Canadians as it legalizes time shifting (recording television shows), provides new protections for user-generated content, expands fair dealing, and creates a balanced approach for the liability of Internet ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Group focused on the past looks forward to the future
Tasley Eastern Shore NewsFebruary 8, 2012

Just as parents make efforts to involve their children in church, sports and club activities, "our cultural institutions are equally important," Barker said, adding of the historical society, "All of our children should be able to identify with us ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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German Court Thwarts Apple, Refuses To Ban Altered Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N
ForbesFebruary 1, 2012

A German court refused Apple's request to ban Samsung's altered Galaxy Tab 10.1N Wednesday saying that the tablet had been altered enough to skirt Germany's unfair competition law. ‚ÄúSamsung has shown that it is more likely than not that the patent will ...more »

The America Invents Act for Academic Scientists
ScienceCareers.orgFebruary 2, 2012

On 16 September 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law HR1249, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act , which has been described as the most important change in US patent legislation since 1952, when the structure of modern patent law was ...more »


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