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Evaluation of patent airway
[August 4, 2011 – 04:57 am]
Evaluation of patent airway

Evaluating submissions on software patents* The Ministry of Economic Development recently made submissions on the software patents restrictions publicly available. The submissions to however provide a useful glimpse at the arguments used. This article examines one of those submissions. Assessment of a pro-software patent submission The Airways Corporation (Airways) is a state-owned enterprise which operates New Zealand’s air traffic control systems. It spends many millions of dollars and long time periods developing software. Its submission contains a few statements which I…

Definition of Patently Obvious
[January 24, 2013 – 06:14 pm]
Definition of Patently Obvious

By Dennis Crouch  [UPDATED] Soverain Softwarwe v. Newegg (Fed. Cir. 2013) This Federal Circuit decision is fairly big news as far as its legal results. District Court Judge Davis rejected Newegg's obviousness argument on summary judgment – finding each of the asserted patent claims not invalid. On appeal, the Federal Circuit has completely reversed that holding and instead finds here that all of the asserted claims are invalid as obvious. The case also raises a novel argument for secondary indicia of nonobviousness. The unanimous opinion is written by Judge Newman and…

Definition of Patenting
[July 29, 2011 – 02:22 am]
Definition of Patenting

Ron Bailey writes about last weekend’s excellent Planet Money story “When Patents Attack, ” which focuses on the enormous market in “defensive” patents, purchased as a kind of retaliatory hedge against lawsuits from other technology companies: In early July, the bankrupt tech company Nortel put its 6, patents up for auction as part of a liquidation. A bidding war broke out among Silicon Valley powerhouses. Google said it wanted the patents purely to defend against lawsuits and it was willing to spend over $3 billion to get them. That wasn’t enough, though. The portfolio eventually…

Definition of patent Monopoly
[February 15, 2013 – 02:16 am]
Definition of patent Monopoly

Summary of the Event In Palo Alto on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office held an event for public input on ways to improve the quality of software patents. They will also be having a similar event in New York, and are accepting written public comment until March 11th, 2013. The event was held in Palo Alto, home of the Palo Alto Research Center that developed the first computer, in 1973, to use the Desktop Metaphor, though it was not commercially available. The Desktop Metaphor was also fundamental in other operating systems such as Macintosh…

Definition of patent Medical term
[May 25, 2006 – 08:27 am]
Definition of patent Medical term

Aiming at an international pendency problem, the U.S. and Japan s patent agencies are joining in a patent prosecution cluster farce, together building a so-called Patent Prosecution Highway, hoping applicants filing for patents in both Japan and the U.S. will jump through hoops to get granted claims on either side of the puddle fast-tracked on the other side, whatever that amounts to. Prosecutors: start your engines, and prepare to sit in traffic.

Definition of patent Laws
[January 22, 2013 – 11:34 pm]
Definition of patent Laws

These related patents pertain to a system and method for streaming media to a viewer and managing the media. The patents in question define media to include audio, video, and other data,which is a rather broad definition for media. Based on this definition of media then it would seem that what Facebook does to push data to a user s news feed could be generally captured within what is described in these patents. That is not to say that I think Single Touch will be ultimately successful, but there is at least on its face a plausible connection to what is covered in these patents…

Definition of Patent ductus arteriosus
[February 19, 2013 – 11:35 am]
Definition of Patent ductus arteriosus

Patent Ductus Arteriosus. Definition. Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a heart defect that occurs when the ductus arteriosus (the temporary fetal blood. Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a condition in which the ductus arteriosus does not close. (The word "patent" means open.) The ductus arteriosus is a. Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a heart problem that affects some babies soon. In some babies, however, the ductus arteriosus remains open (patent).

Definition of Human Resources Shared Services
[November 14, 2011 – 06:42 pm]
Definition of Human Resources Shared Services

The term “shared services” goes back over 15 years.  Many credit David Ulrich as the inventor of the term because it appears in his 1997 book HR Champions, which gave the shared services concept a big boost.  But Ulrich actually used the term to describe what certain companies were already doing.  In fact, the shared services term and concept began in finance several years before Ulrich’s book.  I, myself, got my start in shared services (and, yes, we used the term back then) at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in 1994. Read More For the past three years, the Shared Services Institute…

Definition of Human Resources Philosophy
[February 11, 2013 – 02:05 pm]
Definition of Human Resources Philosophy

Claire Creffield moves in the direction of a constructive conversation between atheists and believers. This article appears in Issue 60 of The Philosophers’ Magazine. Please support TPM by subscribing. I didn’t warm to Alain de Botton’s suggestion, in his book Religion for Atheists , that we should start building “atheist temples”, because not far from my house there is already a splendid one. Among its many beautiful features are several columns made of Frosterley marble, crammed with highly polished fossilised corals. The presence of these fossils invites the viewer to see…

Definition of Human Resources Employees
[February 5, 2013 – 07:54 pm]
Definition of Human Resources Employees

On February 4, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule implementing two expansions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The rule was issued to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Act. One of the expansions provides families of eligible veterans with the same FMLA-protected leave available to families of military servicemembers. It also provides leave to more military families for activities that come up when a current servicemember is deployed. The second expansion clarifies how the FMLA applies to airline personnel and flight crews…

Definition of Human resources Development
[February 19, 2013 – 01:07 pm]
Definition of Human resources Development

Human Resource Development (HRD) is the framework for helping employees develop their personal. What Is a Human Resource - Definition of a Human Resource. Human Resources Development (HRD) as a theory is a framework for the expansion of human. and the Contested Definitions of Human Resource Development.

Definition of Human Resources approach
[February 15, 2013 – 02:17 pm]
Definition of Human Resources approach

After writing one of my most positive and open posts, it’s probably odd to follow with a completely negative one. Make no mistake, I value the input, knowledge and trust of the people in my network, but every day my tweet streams, rss feeds and facebook newsfeeds become more and more saturated with the HR/talent/E2.0 get rich quick schemes. Case in point; I logged in this morning and the first tweet I saw was something along the line of “Five sure fire ways to get fast content for your organization’s blog.” I… just… can’t… do… it. I can’t keep reading them. I’m no genius, and…

Definition of Human Resources and Industrial relations
[February 15, 2013 – 12:00 am]
Definition of Human Resources and Industrial relations

Australians have faced up to it - our workplaces can be very nasty places.  The victims of workplace bullying are too often left jobless, angry, uncompensated, lonely, panic-stricken wrecks. A new independent right to complain about workplace bullying announced by the Gillard Government is a major step in the way we contemplate workplace rights.  But will it work? The details are scant; Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten says the plan would allow the Fair Work Commission to try to solve disputes or refer matters back to state workplace safety authorities. The Commission…

Definition of goodwill impairment charge
[February 19, 2013 – 11:36 am]
Definition of goodwill impairment charge

Artio Global Investors, Inc. (ART) Q4 2012 Earnings Call February 14, 2013, 8:00 a.m. ET Executives Peter Sands – Head of Investor Relations Tony Williams – CEO Frank Harte – CFO Rudolph-Riad Younces – Head of International Equity Rachael Braverman – VP, Counsel Matthew Chodos – VP Artio Global Analysts Adam Beatty – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Michael Kim – Sandler O’Neill Bill [Inaudible] – Citigroup Presentation Operator Operator Good morning and welcome to the Artio Global Investors fourth quarter and year-end 2012 earnings call. (Operator Instructions) Our host for this…