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Author Archives: Shahrokh Falati

RBBA President’s Message: Opportunity. Period.

“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.” These words were spoken by the actress Viola Davis in acceptance of the Emmy for best actress in a drama series. Viola Davis was the first African-American ...

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IP Frontiers: Internet domain names and the trademark clearinghouse

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers now allows companies to operate new Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs). ICANN’s forthcoming launch of approximately 1,400 new gTLDs will greatly expand current availability of domain names, offering brands and businesses new avenues ...

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IP Frontiers: What are the effects of bankruptcy on IP licenses?

In today’s economy where companies face hard times and some face the specter of bankruptcy, an important consideration is the status of Intellectual Property rights when one of the parties to an agreement involving IP is later bankrupt. The bankrupt ...

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IP Frontiers: The importance of describing, enabling your invention

A patent is a contract between an individual inventor and the government. Both parties derive benefit — or at least that was the thinking of the framers of the U.S. constitution. The inventor gets to use the police power of the state to prevent others ...

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