What Obama’s Immigration Reform Proposal Look Like? Examining Its Key Component

By | LXBN | November 19, 2014
Credit: Flickr user Mr. Wright

Ever since President Obama announced that he intended to make a move on immigration reform before the year is out, the media has been in a full tizzy. Though he has yet to announce what exactly his plan will be, some expect him to roll it out as early as this week, and if Obama does make good on his commitment to executive action, or “whatever lawful actions he could take” while acting alone, our country might very well be facing an entirely different playing field as we go into 2015.

The Search for Alternatives to Antibiotics

By | Food Safety News | November 19, 2014
The Search for Alternatives to Antibiotics

Ask any doctor or veterinarian to rate the important medical discoveries of the past century, and antibiotics would surely be at or near the top of the list. In this century, too, antibiotics are expected to remain an essential tool for treating animal and human diseases.

The USPTO is Off-Key with International Patent Law Harmonization

By | PharmaPatents | November 18, 2014
The USPTO is Off-Key with International Patent Law Harmonization

As a leader in science, technology and innovation, the United States long has played a central role in global intellectual property matters. As the world’s largest economy, the United States has played a central role in trade policy, including its role in setting up the TRIPS agreements that made intellectual property rights a precondition for joining the WTO.

Monkey Selfie Redux

By | Socially Aware Blog | November 18, 2014
Monkey Selfie Redux

When we last examined the intellectual property issues raised by a self-portrait taken by a talented female Indonesian crested black macaque—popularly known as the “Monkey Selfie”—we concluded that there was unlikely to be any copyright protection in the work, under either U.S. law or U.K. law.