Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde is apparently tired of being accused of breaking the law, so now he wants to start making the law instead. TorrentFreak reports that Sunde is planning to run for the European Parliament next year as a candidate for Finland’s Pirate Party. Sunde is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the Swedish Pirate Party that now has two members as...
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This is an interesting little difference between the Swiss way of doing things and the European Union manner. The EU Parliament has just issued a draft law stating that banks may only pay a bonus to bankers of up to one times annual base salary (twice if the shareholders vote to allow such). It should be said that there's no actual evidence that the EU Parliament has any...
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has told Apple that it cannot enforce its famous “rubber banding” patent because the feature, as cool as it might be, is not a novel idea. The decision hands Samsung a small victory in ...
(1 month and 17 days ago)
Overlooked in the persistent rumors around a new iPhone launch, the US Patent Office yesterday denied Apple most its patent claims on the rubber banding effect on the iPhone. In total the Patent Office rejected 17 claims in the patent but approved three. That follows an earlier decision that rejected all 20.
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Cyprus's parliament on Sunday postponed an emergency session to discuss a levy on bank savings imposed to partially fund an international bailout needed to stave off bankruptcy. All meetings were postponed until Monday, the Cyprus News Agency reported.
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Recent changes in U.S. patent law may give Southwest Florida inventors a hastened sense of inspiration, motivation and funding.
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The European Parliament laid down a challenge to David Cameron and other EU leaders today as it overwhelmingly rejected a...
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India’s high court on Monday rejected an appeal by Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) to overturn a decision by the country’s patent authority that denies the Swiss drugmaker’s patent application for an updated version of its cancer drug Glivec. The court invoked a 2005 Indian law that prohibits “evergreening” – when pharmaceutical companies extend drug patents by making superficial...
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The United States has long had a "first-to-invent" patent system in which the date of invention could trump the date of filing a patent application in determining patent rights. However, that is set to change due to the America Invents Act (AIA), a sweeping patent reform bill signed into law by President Obama in September 2011.
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European Union politicians are at loggerheads following a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday that rejected proposals to store and share information on airline passengers.The Parliament's civil liberties committee voted against plans to share between E.U. countries the PNR (passenger name register) data of airline passengers, including their name, contact details,...
(26 days ago)
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