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Jeffrey Glenn Sheldon

Jeffrey Sheldon’s Legal Guides

40 total

  • Tech Industry Testifies Before Congress on Copyright Reform

    Businesses that rely on the fair use doctrine and open source technology recently testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. The hearing featured testimony from representatives of the crowdfunding, cloud computing and sof...

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  • California Lawmakers Lobby to Protect USPTO From Sequester

    California lawmakers representing Silicon Valley are leading the charge to protect the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from sequester-related budget cuts. Plans for the new USPTO office in California have already been put on hold. In a letter to the leaders of the House ...

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  • U.S. Businesses Join Call for Legislation to Address Patent Trolls

    While it is still unclear whether Congress will pass legislation intended to address patent trolls, the call for action continues to gain momentum. In a letter addressed to leaders in both the House and the Senate, 50 U.S. businesses urged lawmakers to move forward with legislati...

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  • New ITC Report Highlights IP Infringement Trends

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently issued a report on cases involving allegations of unfair methods of competition and unfair acts involving imported articles under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337. Because most Section 337 inv...

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  • WIPO Survey: High Costs of IP Disputes Make ADR an Attractive Alternative

    A recent survey by the World Intellectual Property Organization highlights that IP rights holders are increasingly concerned about the high costs of disputes. As a result, they are increasingly looking to alternative dispute resolution. The survey examined the practices and motiv...

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  • Will Copyright Ruling Help News Industry Stay Relevant in Digital Age?

    The Associated Press scored an important copyright victory when a federal judge found that use of its content by an online news clipping service did not constitute fair use. The decision is significant given how many people now look to the Internet to get their news. Meltwater Ne...

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  • New Report Offers Insight Into Patent Valuation

    It can be difficult to put a price tag on intellectual property. Therefore, a new report published by IPOfferings LLC may be useful to patent holders considering selling, buying, or licensing a patent. The companys recently published Calendar Year 2012 Patent Value Quotient inclu...

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  • Oracle Reignites Copyright War Against Google

    If you thought the copyright war between Google and Oracle was over, think again. Oracle recently appealed last years decision that Google did not commit copyright infringement when it copied Oracles software code to build the Android mobile operating system. On appeal, the Feder...

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  • Google Agrees to License Patents in FTC Settlement

    Google has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that will end the agencys nearly two-year antitrust probe. While the FTC will not bring any formal charges, the search giant has also agreed to make certain changes to its operations, including the way it licenses ...

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  • President Obama Signs Patent Law Treaty Legislation

    President Obama recently signed the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act (the Act). It amends federal patent law to implement the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague Treaty) and the Patent Law Treaty. It will ...

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