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As is common knowledge in the patent world, this past May, the Federal Circuit upheld a Northern District of California jury verdict in favor of Apple, against Samsung in Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2015) with relation to Apple’s design and utility patent claims. This was a massive victory for Apple, and [...]

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The Rise of Real Estate Crowdinvesting

On October 9, 2014 By Christopher Borns

The use of crowdfunding has provided a welcome boost to the sluggish economy of recent years. Crowdfunding, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people[,] especially from the online community.”  Crowdfunding campaigns, thus, do not focus on soliciting one or two major [...]

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Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like microblogging service, has filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission, opting to go public in the U.S. rather than Hong Kong.  As the largest asset of Chinese Web-giant Sina, Weibo has grown impressively since its creation in 2009, boasting [...]

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In April, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved the creation of markets for trading box office futures, essentially contracts investors can buy or sell based on individual films’ box office receipts. A typical contract would begin trading six months prior to the release of the film to which it pertained, [...]

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