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Intellectual Property

Cashing in on IP

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Smart organizations are realizing that IP exploitation is an enabler. It empowers companies to transform often idle holdings into a significant source of income generation.

Patents

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The greatest stockpile of unused, cutting-edge technology in the world is sitting in a warehouse in Northern Virginia gathering dust, author Pat Choat...

The State Department's Jobs Agenda

Robert Hormats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Hormats

There is a temptation during periods of high domestic unemployment to turn inward. But that is exactly what we should not do. That would cost us jobs, not increase them. Instead, we must take greater advantage of opportunities to increase our exports.

Redefining Innovation's True Reward: Amassing Intellectual Property and Value Creation

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert F. Brands

What is the ultimate goal of process-driven innovation? Open a bottle of Coca-Cola, and read its performance reports to get a true taste of the answer.

A Promotion for Progress: Seeking the Third Way for Copyright

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

A week ago, the damages award heard around the copyright world came with United States District Court Judge Nancy Gertner's decision to slash the dama...

A New Age of Dis-Connectivity in Music

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rick Carnes

Back when the big labels were rolling in money they could afford to invest in diversity in their catalogs. Now the business has been reduced to 'crank up the computer and crank out another track' exactly like the last hit.

Why Is the Obama Administration Not Standing Up for People with Disabilities?

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Love

Why are publishers and their responsive friends in the US and EU governments so opposed the efforts to create strong global exceptions for persons who have disabilities?

Net Neutrality -- Can We Trust the FCC Not to Censor the Internet?

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rick Carnes

The history of the FCC is replete with examples of attempts to apply decency rules and censorship to content. Should we believe that 'this time it's different?'

The Academy and Fashion -- An Unlikely Pair Teaches Us About Innovation

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

In the rush to protect our ideas we often overlook the fact that the value of some ideas are most fully realized when they are shared, not kept secret.

Queens County Economic Forecast

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

Queens County Economic Forecast Speech to the Long Island City Business Development Corporation March 18, 2010 While the focus of the Queens Econom...

White House Green Trade Agenda an Opportunity for Global Leadership

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Colvin

Environmentally-friendly trade policies offer fresh opportunities to deliver benefits for American businesses and workers, provided that the Obama administration can see them through.

Warner Brothers Sues Marc Toberoff, Families Of Superman Creators

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

What if copyright disputes were kryptonite? As part of a legal offensive against one of its "key legal foes," Warner Brothers' DC Comics has filed ...

What Would Art Vandelay Do?

Ed Gerwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ed Gerwin

Mobilizing our entire government in support of U.S. exports -- from cabinet officers, embassy officials, ambassadors and the President himself -- will help our companies and workers compete.

What Happened to Wisdom?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

Sage mentors warn us, encourage us, and keep us focused in the right direction. Yet it is not clear that many seniors these days are willing to pass on wisdom in the way they once did.

Patents: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Darren Dahl | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

On July 31, 1790, President George Washington awarded the first U.S. patent to Vermont resident Samuel Hopkins for his process of making potash, a fer...

Obama Administration Isolated on Issue of Secrecy of IPR Negotiation

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Love

The Obama White House has defended the ridiculous position that a sweeping new trade agreement on the enforcement of intellectual property rights should be secret -- from the public.

Trademark Battles: 15 Of The Most Bizzare Intelectual Property Fights

Mainstreet | Seth Fiegerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Celebrities and entrepreneurs will trademark almost anything, whether it's their name, their product's name or even just a catch phrase. But some comp...

On the Internet, it's 1904

Jonathan Sallet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Sallet

Today, efforts to propose a unified theory of Internet governance confront the same kind of problems faced by pre-Einsteinian physicists. The challenge for policymakers will be to respect that unpredictability.

Heart Attack Grill Sues Heart Stoppers Sports Grill Over Heart Attack Restaurant Theme

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two cardiac-arrest-themed fast food joints on opposite sides of country are locked in a federal lawsuit over restaurant themes. Heart Attack Grill ...

Save the Whales! Abolish Patents! The Case of Green Technology

David K. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David K. Levine

"Green" patents seem to be a no-brainer. Want to encourage technology? Give people monopolies for inventing things.

Going to Davos to Redesign the Planet

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Fruchterman

My proposal is that the world's knowledge should work for all of humanity. The challenge is to maintain the balance between commercial exploitation of creativity and society's interests.

Cease and Desist: David, Goliath and Social Media (David's Sword)

Jamie Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jamie Starr

In cases like the lawsuit against the ski film company Level 1, social media outlets are acting as a sort of gatekeeper -- a check on corporate actions that people in general view as unreasonable.

How to Make the President's Jobs Plan Work for New York

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

MEMORANDUM TO: New York State Congressional Delegation FROM: Kathryn S. Wylde RE: How to make the President's jobs plan work for New York DATE: Dec...

Mexican Government: Starbucks Using Aztec, Pre-Aztec Images Without Permission

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican government says it has notified Starbucks Corp. that Mexico is owed intellectual property rights for a line of coffee ...

Chris Rock's Good Hair Gets Tangled in Suit -- One Lawyer's Thoughts

Chad Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chad Fitzgerald

Regina Kimbell sued Chris Rock last week, claiming that Rock's new documentary about black hair, Good Hair, copies her 2006 documentary My Nappy Roots.