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Is the tide turning? NSW Government proposes lifting ban on uranium exploration
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

The Mining Act 1992 (and regulations under it) will be amended as well, to list uranium as a "mineral" and therefore make it subject to that Act in the same way as other minerals are. Among other things, this means that an exploration licence under ...more »

Banking/Court win for Lehman Europe clients
The IndependentMarch 1, 2012

It declared they had rights to reclaim the money, even though Lehman Europe had not kept it separate from the rest of the bankrupt firm's operations. Hedge funds feared they would have to take their place along with other unsecured creditors, ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

Samsung, Enzo, Harley-Davidson, Sony: Intellectual Property
BloombergMarch 8, 2012

The two companies both lost patent cases against each other in a court in Mannheim, Germany on March 2. Samsung edged out Apple as the top smartphone seller last year, according to an estimate from Strategy Analytics. Enzo Sues Abbott, Becton, ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Carney: Obama called Georgetown law student (2:07)
Washington PostMarch 2, 2012

Culture Connoisseurs consistently offer thought-provoking, timely comments on the arts, lifestyle and entertainment. Fact Checkers contribute questions, information and facts to The Fact Checker. Washingtologists consistently post thought-provoking, ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Let us praise 1962
KTVQ Billings NewsMarch 5, 2012

What's hard to believe is how many of the cultural institutions that kicked off in 1962 are still with us today. 1962 was the year the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Beach Boys released their first records. 1962 was the year of the first Wal-Mart and the ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Monsanto Defeats Small Farmers in Critical Bioethics Class Action Suit
DailyTechMarch 1, 2012

Instead, their attorney Dan Ravicher (the lead attorney) of the Public Patent Foundation opted for a novel approach -- file a class action suit looking to put in place a "laws of nature" based preliminary injunction that would prohibit Monsanto from ...more »

Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China
PCWorldMarch 2, 2012

By Michael Kan, IDG News Politics could tip the scales in Apple's favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China. But some legal experts remain divided on whether it will be enough to help the US ...more »


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