International Friendship Day: A Conversation with Michael Wang, President of the Carolinas Chinese Chamber of Commerce

International Day of Friendship, also known as World Friendship Day, is observed annually on July 30th. The day originated in the 1930s as a marketing gimmick for Hallmark, and later celebrated sporadically around the world until the United Nations officially designated the day by proclamation in 2011. In its proclamation, the UN expressed hope that…
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What the Hack IP

Wyche Inside IP By Meliah Bowers Jefferson You’ve made sure that all of your key patents, copyrights, and trademarks are properly registered. You have iron-clad employment agreements protecting your company’s trade secrets and confidentiality agreements rivaling those signed by the staff of the British Royal Family. But now more than ever, it is not your…
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Reforming Patent Reform

Wyche Inside IP By Meliah Bowers Jefferson Speculation, and some anticipation, is running high that Congress will take action to implement concrete patent law reform in the coming year.  Spawned by what some have argued to be a problem caused by litigation initiated by non-practicing entities, otherwise known as “patent trolls,” the United States House…
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You Should Get A License For That

Wyche Inside IP By Meliah Bowers Jefferson CEO Elon Musk, recently created a lot of media attention for his company Tesla Motors, when he announced that the company was giving away free access to the company’s patented technology.  In a blog post on Tesla’s website, Musk proclaimed: “in the spirit of the open source movement,…
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