Monthly Archives: November 2011

California Cap and Trade: Landmark Program Approved

“Cap-and-trade is another important building block in California’s effort to create a clean and vibrant economy,” said ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols.  “It sends the right policy signal to the market, and guarantees that California will continue to attract the lion’s share of investment in clean technology.  When the nation addresses the growing danger of… Read more »

SOPA? E-PARASITE Act? Whatever It’s Called, Here’s A Primer on the Latest in Protect IP

[UPDATE: See also Stop Online Piracy Act: What Does SOPA Mean For Businesses?] “The Protect IP Act is a proposed bill making its way through the Senate as S. 978 that aims to curb online counterfeiting, among other things… While the Protect IP Act’s stated goals are beyond dispute —to prevent the online sale of counterfeit… Read more »

Trade Secrets, IP Protection, TianRui, and the ITC: It’s a Small(er) World, After All

“Overseas manufacturers have long known that their products manufactured abroad can be excluded from importation into the U.S. if they infringe U.S. patents, trademarks or copyrights. But a new decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has expanded the list of acts that can result in the exclusion of articles from… Read more »