US DOJ Sues Google for Anticompetitive Conduct in Advertising Practices
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by Unknown
2d ago
The U.S. Department of Justice has brought a competition suit against Google concerning its internet advertising practices.  The DOJ press release states: Today, the Justice Department, along with the Attorneys General of California, Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Virginia, filed a civil antitrust suit against Google for monopolizing multiple digital advertising technology products in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the complaint alleges that Google monopoliz ..read more
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US FTC to Ban Noncompete Agreements?
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by Unknown
1M ago
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has proposed a rule which would essentially bar noncompete agreements.  The FTC’s press release states: The Federal Trade Commission proposed a new rule that would ban employers from imposing noncompetes on their workers, a widespread and often exploitative practice that suppresses wages, hampers innovation, and blocks entrepreneurs from starting new businesses. By stopping this practice, the agency estimates that the new proposed rule could increase wages by nearly $300 billion per year and expand career opportunities for about 30 million Ameri ..read more
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Partnerships for Innovation: A Report on a Workshop
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by Unknown
1M ago
The National Academies has released a brief review of recent workshop panel discussions concerning partnerships titled, “Enhancing U.S. Science and Innovation with Novel Cross Sector Partnerships: Proceedings of a Workshop in Brief.”  The document describes some of the discussion from panelists concerning some of the new initiatives in the United States, including the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships and the National Science Foundation Regional Innovation Engines.  One panelist noted that it may be time to revisit the Bayh-Dole Act ..read more
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Gaming the System: A Scatter-Gun Approach to 5G Declarations
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by Keith Mallinson
2M ago
While it is already widely believed that “over-declaration” of standard essentiality is due to large and excessive numbers of patents being filed in patent offices and declared to Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs), my new quantitative research suggests that over-declaration is also being pursued with claims that individual patents read on multiple Technical Specifications. Some declare patents essential to multiple Technical Specifications Participants in technology standard standard-setting, such as in 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Working Groups, are obliged to de ..read more
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FTC Hits Vonage with $100 million Hammer for "Dark Patterns"
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by Unknown
2M ago
On November 3, 2022, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission fined Vonage $100 million for “dark patterns” to be paid to consumers. The tricky issue has been defining what exactly is a "dark pattern."  The FTC Press Release describes the "dark patterns" as: Eliminating cancellation options: Despite allowing its customers to sign up for services online, over the phone, and through other venues, the complaint alleges that starting in 2017, Vonage made the decision to force customers to cancel only by speaking to a live “retention agent” on the phone. The complaint notes that this practice r ..read more
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Essentiality checks might foster SEP licensing, but they won’t stop over-declarations from inflating patent counts and making them unreliable measures
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by Keith Mallinson
2M ago
 Essentiality checks could help implementers determine with whom they need patent licenses.  However, essentiality checking does a poor job in adjusting for over-declaration in patent counts and will encourage even more spurious declarations. We await a new policy framework from the European Commission (EC) with its Impact Statement regarding the Fair Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). The EC is considering instigating checks on patents disclosed—to Standard Setting Organization (SSO) Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) databases ..read more
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Can Patents Resolve the Quest for Capital?
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by OxFirst
3M ago
  Can Patents Resolve the Quest for Capital? Most people recognise the utility of patents to be the exclusivity, albeit temporary exclusivity, they impart on their owners to profit from an invention. Yet patents also hold real value for companies that may not even sell a product yet: they can help in the quest for capital. At present there is often a difference in approaches to patents depending on the industry. For the chemical or biotechnology industries, patents are vital intangible assets. In others though, for example software start-ups, a patent strategy might not be so high on the ..read more
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How Economic Growth is driven by Intellectual Property
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by OxFirst
3M ago
  What is economic growth? why is it so important? According to Nobel Prize winning economist Simon Kuznets a country's economic growth may be defined as “a long-term rise in capacity to supply increasingly diverse economic goods to its population, this growing capacity based on advancing technology and the institutional and ideological adjustments that it demands.”1 To answer the question of why economic growth is important, we need to look at it from two different perspectives -  from a developing and a developed countries perspective. According to an OECD report, economic gro ..read more
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GW Law Professor Dmitry Karshtedt
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by Unknown
3M ago
I am very sad to inform you of the tragic death of George Washington University Law School Professor Dmitry Karshtedt.  Professor Karshtedt was a bright, kind, generous and good person.  I have pasted his biography from the GW Law School website below.  Also, I have pasted information about remembrance services for him.  Our deepest condolences are extended to his family and all who knew him.   GW Law Biography Dmitry Karshtedt's primary research interest is in patent law. His legal scholarship has been published in the Iowa Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Re ..read more
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Top U.S. Utility Patent Grantee Universities List
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by Unknown
4M ago
The National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association has released their top 100 U.S. utility patent grantee universities list.  Topping the list is the University of California.  The top ten include: 1 University of California, The Regents of.....589 [Important to remember is that the University of California has essentially 10 campuses, 6 academic health centers and 3 National Laboratories. I think that makes MIT's numbers very impressive.] 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology....335 3 The University of Texas .....203 4 King Abdulaziz University....1 ..read more
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