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Worries Abound Over US Cyber-Emergency Internet Policy

In the midst of the civil unrest in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, U.S. Senate-proposed legislation that has become known as the "Internet kill switch bill" was recently reintroduced. The controversial bill, first introduced by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn, i...

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Canadian Court Gives Amazon Another Shot at 1-Click Patent

On October 14, 2010, the Federal Court of Canada handed down its much-anticipated decision regarding Amazon's patent application for an invention entitled "Method and System for Placing a Purchase Order Via a Communication Network," or what has more colloquially been referred to as the "Amazon 1-Cli...

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Can Canada Clean Up Its Copyright Act?

A few months ago, the Globeandmail.com's Barry McKenna reported that "Canada has earned a dubious distinction as a world hub for illegitimate file-sharing websites and a leader in Internet piracy." In addition, Canada is in the "embarrassing position of harboring five of the top eight remaining unau...

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Amazon’s 1-Click Patent Doesn’t Settle All the Big Questions

The USPTO has finally approved Amazon's 1-Click Patent, which has been the subject of much criticism and debate since it was originally filed back in 1997. Many critics cite concerns with the breadth of the patent protection applied for and subsequently approved. Others express concerns over the s...

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Putting a Patent on Human Genes

While patent practitioners are well familiar with and accepting of the phrase that patentable subject matter may include "anything under the sun that is made by man," the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently heard arguments that may call the rationale behind that famous...

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What to Do While Waiting for Bilski

Interested parties the world over anxiously wait as the U.S. top court prepares its ruling regarding the patentability of business methods. The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in the matter of Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw v. David Kappos in an appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

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Protecting Intellectual Property Right From the Start

Oftentimes, 100 percent of the value of a startup company may be based on the company's intellectual property. If a company's value is based upon its technology or its branding, it is vital that the startup entrepreneur take the appropriate steps to protect its intellectual property. Beyond the obv...

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Gold Mine or Legal Mine Field: Pay Per Click Ads vs. Trademarked Keywords

Since its conception in 1996, Google's search engine has played a key role in redefining not only the role of the Internet, but also the accessibility of the Internet to the end-user. Its unofficial slogan is "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." Google...

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