Imperial Valley News Center
DOJ and FTC Seek Views on Proposed Update of the Antitrust Guidelines for Licensing of Intellectual Property
Washington, DC - The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission seek public comment on a proposed update of the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property, also known as the IP Licensing Guidelines. The IP Licensing Guidelines, which state the agencies’ antitrust enforcement policy with respect to the licensing of intellectual property protected by patent, copyright and trade secret law and of know-how, were issued in 1995 and are now being updated.
San Francisco, California - An e-commerce retailer pleaded guilty for conspiring to fix the prices of posters sold online, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Los Angeles, California - A former member of the Guatemalan army, whom witnesses say participated in a massacre there more than three decades ago that claimed over 200 lives, was deported to his native country Wednesday, capping a longstanding effort by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to win the ex-commando’s removal from the United States.
U.S. Education Department Releases Guidance on Education of Children with Disabilities Attending Public Virtual Schools
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) today issued guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter to states to ensure students with disabilities attending public virtual schools are getting the special education and supports that they deserve and is their right. The guidance focuses on specific requirements in the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for public virtual schools. IDEA is the law that guarantees the right to a public education for America’s nearly 6.7 million students with disabilities.
Network connected cameras account for the majority, 61 percent, of U.S. home automation industry revenues
New York - According to The NPD Group Connected Intelligence Connected Home Automation Report, security and safety top the list of reasons driving consumer interest in building a smarter home. Four-in-ten consumers who are at least somewhat interested in a smart home ranked making their home more secure and safe as the top reason driving their interest. As such, network connected cameras1 generated nearly two-thirds, 61 percent, of all U.S. home automation industry revenues in the 12 months ending June 20162.
Washington, DC - Nations exporting fish and fish products to the United States will have to meet fishing standards for protecting marine mammals equal to those American fishermen follow, under a final rule published today by NOAA Fisheries.
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