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Living Wills Present Challenges

Posted by on August 3, 2015 at 8:58 pm

Patient rights in the living will area are governed by the federal Patient Self Determination Act of 1990, which requires hospitals financed by Medicaid and Medicare to inform patients of their right to specify whether or not they want life support. Every state has laws that allow some type of advance directive. Among the ways […]

Semiconductor Companies Get “Bonuses” Through IP

Posted by on July 27, 2015 at 11:16 pm

Protecting a semiconductor company’s most valuable asset; the legal department as a profit center If it seems as though semiconductor companies are spending more and more time in court arguing about patents and their infringement, it’s because they are. More patent infringement cases are being filed each year. Steve Barnes, associate editor of a trade […]

You Can Do It! You Have the Power!

Posted by on July 15, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Thanks to various aspects of the media; fashion magazines, celebrities, television and social media platforms human beings are on a constant quest to look good. We spend time and energy picking ourselves apart and putting ourselves back together in a combination that we enjoy. While there are a lot of reasons why people want to […]

209’s Language Lives On

Posted by on July 13, 2015 at 8:40 pm

On Election Day, California voters approved Proposition 209, also known as the California Civil Rights Initiative, making unconstitutional government-sponsored race- and sex-based discrimination. Remarkably, one day later these same voters were told they had just engaged in an act of racial discrimination: Prop. 209, the American Civil Liberties Union claimed in a lawsuit filed in […]

UK Not As Free?

Posted by on July 12, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Generations of British – no, more accurately, English – politicians have proudly reiterated Westminster’s claim to be the “Mother of Parliaments”, in the belief that England is the home of democracy. Mrs Thatcher most vividly illustrates this tendency – instructing our European partners in Bruges, for example, that “since Magna Carta in 1215, we have […]

Knowledge Officers Change Intellectual Property Forever

Posted by on June 16, 2015 at 11:01 pm

These new executive positions – some reporting to the vice president of human resources, but often directly to the CEO – are highly coveted. According to Diane Gayeski, professor of corporate communications at Ithaca College in New York and a partner in the Ithaca-based Omnicom Associates consulting firm, compensation packages for CKOs and CLOs frequently […]

Affordably Priced Hard Drive Recovery – Where To Get It

Posted by on June 14, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Basic fact in life: hard drives are bound to crash at some point in time. Since hard drives are very mechanical (and touchy), they will definitely show wear and tear over the course of time. Therefore, at some point, yours might have to be replaced or repaired. People are usually scared about getting hard drives […]