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  USPTO Anticipates Slight Decline In Patent Filings, Including For PCT The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is predicting a slight decline in some patent filings for 2018 and 2019, including through the international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) managed by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Trademarks, meanwhile, will likely see slowing growth. … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-02-20By William New New Chair’s Text On WIPO Broadcasting Treaty Reflects Country Proposals The chair of the World Intellectual Property … Read More

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  Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7M in suit against building owner who whitewashed their art; ABA Journal, February 14, 2018 Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal; Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7M in suit against building owner who whitewashed their art“A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, awarded statutory damages of $6.7 million to 21 graffiti artists in a suit that contended a building owner violated federal law when he painted over their … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2018-02-18By … Read More

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  Copyright For Libraries Around The World In 2018; Intellectual Property Watch, February 16, 2018 IFLA via Intellectual Property Watch; Copyright For Libraries Around The World In 2018“Note: This roundup of changes to copyright laws around the world was prepared and originally published here by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). It is reposted with permission of the authors.Copyright laws around the world are constantly … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2018-02-16By James ‘Kip’ Currier, PhD, JD … Read More

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  Historical election data and mapping now easier than ever! I’ve been exploring the Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA) and have been impressed by their historical lower house election data coverage from countries around the world, not just the US Congress. Things are really starting to shape up (pun intended!) in having access to historical election results! And through the work … Source: Free Government InformationPublished on 2018-02-14By James R. Jacobs Innovations For All: Swiss-Led Panel Looks At What Works, What … Read More

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  2016 End of Term Web Archive is now available The 2016 end of term .gov/.mil web crawl is now available! We collected approximately 300TB of government websites which includes over “70 million html pages, over 40 million PDFs and, towards the other end of the spectrum and for semantic web aficionados, 8 files of the text/turtle mime type” as … Source: Free Government InformationPublished on 2018-02-12By James R. Jacobs Legal Link Rot The good folks at perma.cc recently conducted … Read More

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