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Explain patent and generic drug in Zimbabwe
[July 12, 2012 – 11:42 am]
Explain patent and generic drug in Zimbabwe

What do you think, what is the key feature of any card-carrying browser? As long as I am concerned, I think it is “Extensibility.” Google Chrome has offered users more customization options with such a spacious library of extensions than ever before. Just similar to iPhone applications, there highly increasing browser extensions are very supportive to everybody and the correct combination of them can make your experience of using browser much enjoyable. In no specific order, here we have come up with the list of favorites, which will make your browser much useful and comfortable…

Explain Human Resources Planning Process
[February 14, 2013 – 04:34 pm]
Explain Human Resources Planning Process

I’ve been grieving a loss.  A loss I instigated.  I decided to divorce my HR team. Did you know research shows the average time it takes to get over a divorce is 17 months, 26 days.  I’ve heard other accounts of up to 3 years which is about what I experienced after my first marriage.  I’ve found this to be the case in my HR world too.  Let me explain…. Two and a half years ago I was fortunate enough to land my first executive HR job.  As I interviewed I had a predetermined vision of what the role would entail:  networking with other HR execs, sharing best practices with national…

Explain copyright in relation to web design
[February 15, 2013 – 02:57 pm]
Explain copyright in relation to web design

As a web designer, I love what I do. I love creating mockups, I love coding, I love the research, I love creative solutions, and I love geeky glasses and extra large headphones. You know what I don’t necessarily love? Writing proposals, estimating timelines, and budgeting. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not exactly a deal breaker for me, I just don’t necessarily look forward to it. However, I do understand its importance and it is absolutely a necessary evil.

Evaluation of Human Resources Directors
[February 14, 2013 – 02:23 pm]
Evaluation of Human Resources Directors

Editor’s Note: Mary Ann Cloyd is leader of the Center for Board Governance at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This post is based on a publication from PwC. The full text, including footnotes, is available here. The IT confidence gap Overseeing a company’s information technology activities is a significant challenge for directors. The pace of change in this area is rapid, the subject matter is complicated, and the highly technical language used to describe emerging technologies and evolving risks makes this a challenging area. And many companies are relying more and more on technology…

Ethics in acquisition of Human Resources
[February 6, 2013 – 03:22 pm]
Ethics in acquisition of Human Resources

Don’t look now,but it appears that Salesforce.com has made another quiet acquisition. Word started circulating last night that Salesforce has quietly bought the French software firm EntropySoft. VentureBeat moved a story pointing to a LinkedIn profile of an EntropySoft sales exec who changed his profile. This morning,there are a lot more LinkedIn profiles reflecting changes from EntropySoft to Salesforce.com. Also this morning,there was this on the EntropySoft website: Okay,then. Also,a Salesforce spokeswoman confirmed the acquisition. Obviously,there are no financial details…

Direct Selling Brands
[April 14, 2012 – 12:50 am]
Direct Selling Brands

Despite the “doom and gloom” image that the media has been depicting for the direct-selling channel for beauty products in developed countries, the channel remains a dominant force for cosmetics in Brazil and continues to innovate itself to keep itself modern and relevant for the Brazilian consumer. There are doubts whether direct-selling’s dominance in Brazil will be sustainable during the coming years. First, an estimated 36 million people are expected to rise to the middle class by 2014, and along with that brings more disposable income and less necessity for women to seek…

Definition of patents in Accounting
[February 13, 2013 – 06:54 pm]
Definition of patents in Accounting

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued a new link for its U.S. GAAP Taxonomy Implementation and Style Guidance on their website. The first section is section is called “Implementation Guides” and is intended to provide a reference for preparers to assist in applying the U.S. GAAP Taxonomy (UGT). This is the first guide in a series of upcoming guides and covers Subsequent Events. It should be consistent with XBRL US Best Practices. In addition to the Implementation Guide, the FASB also issued Definition Components & Structure, the first guide…

Definition of patented Mine
[August 18, 2009 – 02:46 am]
Definition of patented Mine

Our paper “A Brief History of the Patent Law of the United States” has been updated to 2009. This paper looks at the history of the patent systems in general from medieval times forward with specific interest in the US patent system. Public perception of the patent system has swung widely over the years from highs, such as those in the late nineteenth century when Mark Twain could write a country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a crab and couldn t travel anyway but sideways or backwards to lows in the mid twentieth century when it could be written the…

Definition of patent Pool
[February 19, 2013 – 10:39 am]
Definition of patent Pool

In patent law, a patent pool is a consortium of at least two companies agreeing. The creation of a patent pool can save patentees and licensees time and.

Definition of Patent litigation
[February 5, 2013 – 03:30 pm]
Definition of Patent litigation

It’s no secret patent litigation costs are immense. According to the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the cost of an average patent lawsuit, where $1 million to $25 million is at risk, is $1.6 million through the end of discovery and $2.8 million through final disposition. Adding insult to injury, more than 60% of all patent suits are filed by non-practicing entities (NPEs) that manufacture no products and rely on litigation as a key part of their business model. Patent litigation will always be costly, but by planning, preparing, assessing, narrowing and focusing…

Definition of patent law
[February 6, 2013 – 08:02 pm]
Definition of patent law

This all means that the “business method Art Units” are not the only ones charged with examining applications covering computer-implemented methods. In fact, there are Art Units where from a patentee perspective you would really rather be assigned because they have allowance rates in excess of 70%. In fact, one cluster of Art Units identified as covering “Miscellaneous Computer Applications, ” which by class is assigned to data processing, has an allowance rate of 72.2% according to data available via Patent Advisor™. Related posts: Allowance Rates for Art Units Examining Business…

Definition of patent infringement
[February 19, 2013 – 10:37 am]
Definition of patent infringement

The definition of patent infringement may vary by jurisdiction, but it typically includes using or selling the patented invention. patent infringement n. the manufacture and/or use of an invention or improvement. The infringing party will be liable to the owner of the patent for all. Patent infringement consists of the unauthorized making, using, offering for. Patent Infringement - Laws and Definition Patent Infringement - Tips on.

Definition of patent in suit
[February 13, 2013 – 11:53 pm]
Definition of patent in suit

Back in 2011 British Telecom filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Google, accusing almost all of Google s services and products of infringing its intellectual property. In a pattern that s become all too familiar, however, Google has now filed its own lawsuit in return. Reuters is reporting that the search giant has filed suit both in the United States and in the UK, accusing various BT entities of infringing four separate Google patents — some of which cover the likes of internet-based phone calls and networking. We have always seen litigation as a last resort, and…

Definition of patent in Spanish
[December 9, 2012 – 11:11 am]
Definition of patent in Spanish

Now that all amendments and the voting list have been published, it is quite easy to anticipate what will happen on Tuesday December 11th, 2012, during the plenary vote of the European Parliament (EP) on the unitary patent regulation. Nevertheless few people would find a way to understand what will exactly be voted. And it is likely that the vast majority of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) won t know themselves what is hiding behind the buttons they will push on. So here s the story behind shiny amendments numbers. read more