Intellectual Property Theft: U.S. and China Reach Agreement

10/2/15 | by | SHARE:

During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to the United States, President Obama announced that the U.S. and China reached a common understanding not to “conduct or knowingly support” cyber espionage and intellectual property theft for commercial gain.  Such a high level announcement only highlights the increasing cyber threats to… Read more

Patentees Beware: District Court awards attorney’s fees to Defendant for its work on Inter Partes Reexamination.

9/30/15 | by | SHARE:

The Patent Act authorizes discretionary awards of “reasonable attorney’s fees” to “prevailing parties” in “exceptional” patent cases. 35 U.S.C. §285.  Before the Supreme Court’s ruling last year in Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc.,  an “exceptional” case required clear and convincing evidence of either “material inappropriate conduct”… Read more

Venjuris Applauds ASU’s Edson Program

9/25/15 | by | SHARE:

Arizona State University’s Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative is now in its 11th year. Each year, student start-ups apply to be chosen for this prestigious program. The program is dedicated to refining and growing innovative student-led start-ups that have the potential to make an impact on our local community and the… Read more

Set Sail for the Stars: Innovations for Space

9/23/15 | by | SHARE:

A few months ago, California Polytechnic State University played a key role in the first test of the Lightsail satellite. The satellite is based on the modular CubeSat design developed by Cal Poly’s own PolySat club. This successful test of the sail deployment system should provide the data needed for… Read more

When “Handcrafted” Doesn’t Mean Handcrafted

9/11/15 | by | SHARE:

Beam Suntory, the spirits company behind brands such as Jim Beam and Makers Mark, has recently faced much scrutiny over the use of the term “handcrafted” on their bottles of whiskey. There have been three separate lawsuits brought against the bourbon giant in the last year alone.  Blue Moon Brewing… Read more

U of A Develops Green Surfactants

8/19/15 | by | SHARE:

The University of Arizona recently received a $4.5 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation with the goal of discovering effective environmentally-friendly surfactants. Surfactants are extremely common in the marketplace, found in a huge range of consumer and industrial products. These compounds are key ingredients that make soaps and… Read more

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