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Medicare program's enrollment up, premiums down
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

That continues a trend for the Medicare Advantage program that counters the negative predictions of opponents of the 2010 health care law, who said enrollment would drop and premiums would rise. "Premiums are down on average, enrollment is up, ...more »

10 top tips on becoming a franchisee
Mirror.co.ukFebruary 1, 2012

1 Find out what franchises are available: There are franchise exhibitions, directories, magazines, all devoted to franchising and starting a business. Start by visiting the British Franchise Association website, www.thebfa.org.more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

IP: is MegaUpload the most important case you've never heard of?
ChiefOfficers.NetFebruary 1, 2012

If for nothing else, the Megaupload case is important for establishing the use of public officials to protect private, commercial, rights. The film, music and software industries are so vital to the USA's otherwise flagging economy that it has used ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius Dies in Apparent Suicide
Afro AmericanFebruary 2, 2012

“Wow, we really lost an icon in the music industry,” said Paul Gardner, an entertainment and corporate attorney based in Baltimore, who represents singer Maya and several rappers. “You have to understand when Don was starting his thing it was the only ...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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Goodwin Procter Expands Intellectual Property Litigation Practice with ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

Garnett and Yip have substantial experience defending major Asian and US computer, semiconductor, and computer software companies in cases involving patent infringement, patent enforcement and other intellectual property disputes.more »

ILN Marketing Roundtable: What has been your greatest social media success?
JD Supra (press release)February 1, 2012

Simone Fell: Our lawyers operate Megawatt (a Renewable Energy blog), The Legalist (a blog hosted on BC Business's site and focused on employment issues), the Canadian Trademark law blog (IP issues) and BCBlawg (business and IP litigation, ...more »

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