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US Officials Rule That Monkey Selfies Cannot Be Copyrighted

US Officials Rule That Monkey Selfies Cannot Be Copyrighted

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bad news for the British photographer who allowed a curious monkey to take a selfie using his equipment – or, indeed, any of us looking to allow wild animals to borrow our smartphones...

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2014-08-21 23:01:58

ICAP Patent Brokerage announces for sale a portfolio of patents disclosing a hermetic delivery system with many important industrial and consumer product applications from The Tapa Company. NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ICAP Patent Brokerage announces for sale a portfolio of patents disclosing a hermetic delivery system with many important industrial and consumer product applications from The Tapa Company. “This important portfolio for a wide range of applications in many...

2014-08-20 08:34:17

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavor IP, Inc. (OTC:BB: ENIP) ("Endeavor"), an intellectual property services and patent licensing company, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Endeavor MeshTech, Inc. ("MeshTech") has entered into a license and settlement agreement with Sensus USA, Inc ("Sensus"). "This agreement highlights our ongoing commitment to monetizing and licensing our intellectual property," said Rob Dhat, chief executive officer at Endeavor....

2014-08-19 16:31:24

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: NTIP) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") issued Notice of Intent to Issue a Reexamination Certificate ("NIRC") rejecting a challenge to the patentability of Network-1's Remote Power Patent (U.S Patent No. 6,218,930). The Remote Power Patent had been reexamined by the USPTO as a result of an unknown third party's request for ex parte reexamination of certain claims...

2014-08-19 08:35:02

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) today announced that it has engaged the intellectual property law firm of Kroub, Silbersher & Kolmykov PLLC, the principals of Markman Advisors LLC, to provide consulting services related to Crossroads' non-972 patent portfolio, consisting of 121 patents and pending patents developed over 16 years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140721/128960 The firm's principals each have more than a...

2014-08-18 16:27:53

-Revenues Increased 23 Percent Year to Date- INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI) today reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. Total revenues for the second quarter of 2014 increased approximately 10 percent to $162.8 million from $148.5 million in the second quarter of 2013. Revenues for the second quarter of 2014 include royalty payments from PDL's licensees to the Queen et...

2014-08-14 08:25:33

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), the leading provider of monetization services for artists and holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP), announced today an agreement to represent a total of 50,000 copyrights from The Bicycle Music Company, the globally influential independent music publisher, record label, and rights manager. The copyrights received from The Bicycle Music Company add to Rightscorp's catalogue of over 1.5 million...

2014-08-13 16:24:10

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royalty Exchange, the world's only online auction marketplace for music and intellectual property royalties, announced today its partnership with the Fender Music Foundation to provide songwriters, musicians, and publishers a new way to give back to the music community. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/136033 The Fender Music Foundation is a music charity striving to strengthen the state of music education. Donations to the...

2014-08-13 16:22:13

RED BANK, N.J., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North European Oil Royalty Trust (NYSE: NRT) reported the net income and results for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 which appear below compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2013. 3rd Fiscal Quarter 3rd Fiscal Quarter Percentage Ended 7/31/2014 Ended 7/31/2013 Change --------------- --------------- ------ Total...

2014-08-12 16:32:41

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: NTIP) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Network-1 had revenue of $5,166,000 and $9,657,000 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, as compared to revenue of $1,907,000 and $5,971,000 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively. Included in revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 is $3,281,000 of additional...

2014-08-11 12:31:14

Court Denies Apple Motion Alleging Indefiniteness in Markman Ruling ZEPHYR COVE, Nev., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VirnetX(TM) Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that on August 8, 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, issued its patent claim construction, or "Markman" Order ("Markman Order"), and ruled on a VirnetX motion in the ongoing patent infringement...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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