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Book Thieves

It used to be that I had to choose between paperback and hard covered books. Now, there are eBooks with different formats and audio books which no longer requires a person to actually READ the book. 483 more words


Clawing back technology from the public domain - The root of patent troll outrage

Last week wrapped up another fantastic AUTM meeting.  Amongst colleagues, the topics of discussion included patent reform and the ever present topic of patent trolls. 665 more words


Thanks for the compliment… now DIE! *Just Kidding*

I’m not a violent person but the world would be a much better place if you don’t get on my bad side. You know that quotation about getting compliments. 803 more words


Facebook: On Privacy and Intellectual Property

You know what is totally wrong, totally legitimate, and being done right in front of your nose, so to speak? Facebook privacy laws. WAIT! I know you think you have heard it all before, but this is important and it involves your creativity, your imagination, and even your dreams.Facebook can steal any idea you post to their site. 241 more words

Obtaining A Patent

By: Chase A. Manuel

A patent is a governmental grant that gives an inventor a limited monopoly to practice their invention including the exclusive right to make, use, and sell the invention for a set term of years. 1,174 more words

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The Blurred Lines of Copyright Infringement

Earlier this week, the trial regarding the similarities between Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” began in California. At issue is a specific groove in the songs that Gaye’s family says Thick ripped off to create “Blurred Lines.” During the course of the trial it will be interesting to see what each attorney argues and what information and evidence comes to light. 454 more words

Intellectual Property