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Obama Again Takes a Pass on Trying to Weaken Iran
American Thinker (blog)March 1, 2012

Back to the Kirk-Menendez legislation. There was a deadline regarding one of the provisions. The Obama administration had until today to decide whether to impose sanctions on firms cooperating with Iran's Central Bank. They ignored the deadline (an apt ...more »

US judge allows DEA to suspend Cardinal license
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

An administrative hearing of Cardinal's Lakeland license is scheduled to begin at the DEA on April 3. That process could take as long as a year to play out as both sides present their cases. The DEA judge will then make a recommendation to the DEA's ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

Google, JPMorgan, Viterra, Oshkosh: Intellectual Property
BloombergMarch 7, 2012

Google Inc. (GOOG) and a Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) unit were ordered by the US judge presiding over an Apple Inc. patent lawsuit to turn over information about the development of Google's Android operating system. The Motorola Mobility unit ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Judge blocks Michigan public construction job law
WNEM SaginawMarch 2, 2012

Entertainment News from AP LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A federal judge has blocked a Michigan law designed in part to allow non-union contractors to bid on more public construction projects. US District Judge Victoria Roberts ruled this week that the state ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Arts community demanding spotlight in Las Vegas
Auction Central NewsMarch 1, 2012

The Smith Center, a temple of visual and performing arts, is easily the most grandiose of Las Vegas' new cultural institutions. Its inaugural season will feature cellist Yo-Yo Ma, author David Sedaris, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Novartis Indian patent battle nears conclusion
InPharmMarch 7, 2012

The Swiss pharma company began its legal action after its patent application for leukaemia drug Glivec was rejected in 2006. Novartis maintains that Section 3(d) of Indian patent law does not comply with international patent law, but it has twice had ...more »

Kopitiam Is Ours
Jakarta GlobeMarch 12, 2012

The term “kopitiam,” originally meaning “coffee shop” in the Hokkien language, has been ruled as a trademark. The verdict gives the trademark holder exclusive rights to the term kopitiam. As a fresh law school graduate, I was surprised by the decision.more »


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