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November 5-6 USPTO Annual Independent Inventors Conference

The USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia will be the site of the 14th annual Independent Inventors Conference on November 5-6. The two-day event will include a pre-conference for first time attendees on the evening of November 4. The USPTO’s new director, David Kappos will deliver the keynote address on November 5. As always the conference [...]

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Sept 19: Copyright Law for Architect, Design & Construction Professionals

September 13, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Copyright Articles 

Bambi Walters will present to the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Building Design on September 19, 2009. What:  Copyright Basics for Architect, Design & Construction Professionals When:  September 19, 2009 Where: Crowne Plaza at Fort Macgruder For a copy of the presentation, click here.

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Twilight New Moon Saga – Infringement or Real?

September 12, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: U Decide 

At least twenty people have asked me today (Saturday, September 12) if this is real or if it is copyright infringement of the New Moon trailers.  Take a look and you decide. http://www.youtube.com/v/8Ak4tILIu0M&hl=en&fs=1&

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What information is “personally identifiable”?

September 12, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Online Privacy 

A medical record includes data that Mr. X lives in ZIP code 02138 and was born July 31, 1945.  Sounds like Mr. X is pretty anonymous, right? Not if you’re Latanya Sweeney, a Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor who showed in 1997 that this information was enough to pin down Mr. X’s more familiar [...]

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Live Chat with USPTO September 16

September 12, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Patent Articles, Trademark Articles 

USPTO to Hold Live Online Chat for Independent Inventors Wednesday, September 16 2:00 – 3:00 PM Senior officials of the United States Patent and Trademark Office will be available live online Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from 2 to 3 p.m. (ET). They will be answering questions and offering tips for independent inventors. Instructions for taking [...]

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