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Google Said to Get Microsoft Lobbyist to Lead Policy on Clo…

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• Former Wilson Sonsini lawyer Pablo Chavez, a veteran Washington lobbyist recently at Microsoft Corp., is said to be headed back to Google to lead its global public policy for cloud services. The move by Chavez, ex-chief counsel to Senator John McCain, comes as big tech companies, also including Amazon.com Inc, International Business Machines Corp. and Oracle Corp, vie for a share of the Pentagon’s multiyear cloud services contract, and face intensifying federal scrutiny, (Bloomberg) (Linkedin) • Rudy Giuliani said he’s quitting as a Greenberg Traurig partner to focus on working for President Donald Trump, in particular special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign. The announcement comes as some partners at the law firm are reported to be miffed over Giuli
Federal Circuit Asked to Reconsider IPR Ruling in Context o…

Federal Circuit Asked to Reconsider IPR Ruling in Context o…

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On May 9, 2018, Network-1 Technologies, Inc. filed a combined petition for panel rehearing or rehearing en banc with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, requesting reconsideration of the panel’s decision in a consolidated appeal from inter partes review decisions relating to four of Network-1’s patents.  Gregory S. Dovel and Sean Luner of Dovel & Luner, LLP, and Charles R. Macedo and Jung S. Hahm of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP were authors on the brief. The decision on appeal turned on the construction of a term of art, “non-exhaustive search,” in the field of database search algorithms.  Below, the Board’s construction was supported by the specification and the Board’s factual findings—based on objective evidence and credibility determination
Shutterstock Announces Launch of Shutterstock Reveal, a new…

Shutterstock Announces Launch of Shutterstock Reveal, a new…

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New York, NY: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, announced today the launch of Shutterstock Reveal, a new Google Chrome extension, together with the release of its new experimentation site, Shutterstock Showcase, which features two additional new search innovations - Copy Space and Refine. Shutterstock Showcase, previously known as Shutterstock Labs, is the new home of Shutterstock’s most innovative Artificial Intelligence research and launches with three new tools including: Reveal - a Google Chrome extension allowing users to select any image online and find a similar photo, vector orillustration within Shutterstock’s collection of more than 180 million licensable and ready to us
All the stories we have covered over the past seven days – …

All the stories we have covered over the past seven days – …

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Joff Wild On IAM this week, we revealed that Facebook had returned to Google to hire its new chief patent counsel – this after previously going to the search giant to pick up Allen Lo to be the company’s head of IP.  Elsewhere, we reported on Microsoft’s decision to write down a major investment it had made in Intellectual Ventures’ third patent fund, and explained why recent actions by the US government aimed at Chinese companies may persuade long-time rivals Huawei and ZTE to call an end to patent disputes they are currently fighting with each other. All stories published this week here. Google loses another patent heavy hitter to Facebook Microsoft in $136.5 million write down of investment in Intellectual Ventures' third patent fund Patent truce re
Google vs. Equustek: Google Loses Another Round | Field Law

Google vs. Equustek: Google Loses Another Round | Field Law

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How far can Canadian courts reach when making orders that seek to control the conduct of foreign companies outside of Canada? This controversial question is still being decided, bit by bit, in both Canadian and US courts.  In our past posts we have written about a 2014 pre-trial temporary court order that required Google to de-index certain sites from Google’s worldwide search results, based on an underlying lawsuit that the plaintiff, Equustek, brought against the defendants back in 2011.  Google challenged the order requiring it to delist worldwide search results, and fought this order all the way up to the Supreme Court of Canada… where Google lost. On July 24, 2017, approximately one month after the SCC decision, Google filed a complaint in US Federal Court, seeking an order
Russia’s Version #38 – False

Russia’s Version #38 – False

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In a speech at an Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) meeting in The Hague on April 18, Russia’s permanent representative to the organization, Alexander Shulgin, said that chemical weapons agents of the “Novichok” type had not only been produced in the U.S., but patented there in December 2015. According to a transcript of his speech posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website, Shulgin also put forward what he said was documentary evidence of his claim: he said a search of the “google.patents.com” data base using the keyword “Novichok” found “more than 140 patents granted in the United States related to the use of, and protection from, the impact of the ‘Novichok’ chemical warfare agent.” ​The Russian ambassador’s claim contains several errors. First, the
Google Starts Letting Anyone Register ‘.app’ Domains

Google Starts Letting Anyone Register ‘.app’ Domains

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Meta Descriptions

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Meta Descriptions

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Google: Expect “Extreme” Ranking Fluctuations When Publishi…

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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

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All it takes to get your stolen pooch back is an email to a CEO.Jeff Bezos adds 'puppy savior' to his resuméApparently, all you need to do to get a hold of Jeff Bezos though is have your puppy stolen by a delivery driver and guess the CEO's email address, according to CNBC. After UK resident Richard Guttfield's black miniature schnauzer was nicked following a dog food delivery, Amazon tracked the driver, an independent contractor, and found the dog at the thief's home.An Amazon spokesperson called the act "inexcusable" and said this is not representative of its standards for delivery partners. The driver will no longer be delivering packages for the online retailer -- naturally.A gang brought in drones specifically to disorientate and surveil agen