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Feinstein begins to replenish campaign account
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

Durkee is facing a federal mail-fraud charge. Feinstein, who is a heavy favorite to win her fourth full term in the Senate, quickly replenished her campaign, loaning it $5 million. In all, her campaign has about $6.6 million in the bank, ...more »

Arbitration at Arm's Length: Are US Firms Missing an Opportunity in Asia?
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Four years ago, Paul Mitchard QC's firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, put him in charge of building an international dispute resolution practice in Asia. After trying -- and failing -- to find a suitable lawyer to head up an ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

A New Question of Internet Freedoms
New York TimesFebruary 5, 2012

Now they are putting that knowledge to use in an effort to defeat new global rules for intellectual property. In the American protests , Web sites including Wikipedia went dark Jan. 18, and about four million people signed online petitions opposing the ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Scottsdale ruling on public drunkenness draws fire
Tucson CitizenFebruary 7, 2012

06, 2012, under Arizona Republic News A recent court ruling barring Scottsdale police from arresting rowdy drunk people in public has drawn a spotlight on a decades-old Arizona law that says cities and towns cannot enforce their own drunken-behavior ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Moment Factory's technological and artistic innovation on permanent display in ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 6, 2012

"We wanted to imagine a unique design that would not only represent a convergence of all of the city's cultural institutions but was also technological, fun and accessible," said Dominic Audet, Partner and Co-Founder, Moment Factory "We sought to ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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In Dissent, Judge Newman Questions PTO Reexamination After Judicial ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 1, 2012

8, 2011), the Federal Circuit affirmed the Board's conclusion, following reexamination proceedings, that the patent claims-at-issue were obvious over the prior art. Construction Equipment Company ("CEC") is the owner of US Patent No.more »

Intellectual property: take stock, protect what's valuable
Homer NewsFebruary 2, 2012

One hundred years on, patent and trademark filings with the United States Patent Office number in the hundreds of thousands per year. But inventions and trademarks are just two, albeit major, groups of assets that fall under a grouping called ...more »

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