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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 »

Congress manifesto stresses on development
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

If voted to power, Congress would lay emphasis on improving the poor law and order situation in the state by making police stations accessible to every citizen and setting up one mahila police station in each district, she added.more »

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Why an International Trade Agreement Could Be as Bad as SOPA
The AtlanticFebruary 6, 2012

A few weeks ago a sleeping giant woke up, when the Internet -- average users and Silicon Valley companies -- united in protest against two bills before Congress, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, SportsLocal legislators and ...
Fox 28February 2, 2012

Many of them, labor union workers from around the state. "Unions I think feel attacked by this bill, but the bottom line is they don't need to feel that way. We've seen in other right to work states that unions actually gain members at times.more »

Cultural Institutions
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Abu Dhabi's outsized cultural ambitions
Gant DailyFebruary 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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Patent Office: Inventors Don't Have To Pay Copyright On Science Submissions
paidContent.orgFebruary 6, 2012

Scientific journals are threatening to sue inventors and law firms over the academic studies that are part of a typical patent application. Now, in an unusual memo, the US Patent Office has suggested that inventors can disregard the warning.more »

For trademark licensors, quality-control provisions can prove risky
The National Law JournalFebruary 1, 2012

On the other hand, quality-control provisions that are too onerous or detailed present the risk that the trademark licensor will suffer a tort/products liability exposure for defective goods or services offered by their licensee.more »


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