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When it comes to the Patent Office, the US Needs a Serious Upgrade
Friday, August 2, 2013 6:22 pm | By Rachelle Korinko

 

Last week (July 25th) the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held a hearing on the importance of copyright for individuals and small businesses, this week the same subcommittee held a hearing on how technology plays an important role in innovating. For this panel there were five witnesses; Danae Ringelmann of Indiegogo, Jim Fruchterman of Benetech, Nathan Seidle of Sparkfun Electronics, Inc., Rakesh Agrawal of SnapStream Media, and Van Lindberg of Rackspace. Each of the witnesses brings a different industry and business model to the table, but despite those variations all of them come to agree on particular aspects of the current patent and IP protection system that need to be altered.

 

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IP is Fully in Line with American Values
Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:48 pm | By Rachelle Korinko

Recently, there has been a focus on patent trolls in Congress. There are more than five different bills sitting in committee all dealing with patent trolls in a variety of ways. However, patent trolls are not the only concern that the Intellectual Property (IP) rights holders and small business owners are concerned with these days. Piracy, counterfeiting, and other forms of IP theft are also occurring at alarming rates and effect millions of citizens every day.  

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Teen Heartthrob Turns Pirate
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:26 pm | By Rachelle Korinko

The night of a concert in Chicago, Justin Bieber decided to tweet out to his followers a simple question. He wanted to know a link or website where he could watch the most recent UFC fight. The only problem is that whoever provided the link or if he watched it, would be committing a crime. As made abundantly clear by Dana White, UFC’s president, the match Bieber wished to watch was pay per view only. Dana tweeted back at Justin and this sparked a small debate within the Twitter-verse

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