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Yelp Discloses Lobbying Efforts, CEO Sells 15,000 Shares Yelp Discloses Lobbying Efforts, CEO Sells 15,000 Shares

A couple of interesting pieces of Yelp news have surfaced in that the company is lobbying for patent reform and copyright laws, and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has sold nearly 15,000 shares of the company. As first reported by The Hill, …

Mark Cuban, Notch Donate 500K For Patent Reform Mark Cuban, Notch Donate 500K For Patent Reform
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit organization that champions the public intrest in digital rights battles, today announced that it has received two huge donations from very different entrepreneurs. Mark Cuban and Markus “Notch” Persson have each donated $250,000 …

Customized Ordering Gets Customized Patent Suits

Hyundai, Reebok, Puma, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Michelin are all being sued by the same company for patent infringement. The patent involves technology that allows customers to customize products on the companies’ websites. But it’s not just the scale of the suit that will get attention, but also the timing, and who’s bringing it.

Google Challenged On Patent Reform Stance

The latest contribution to the Google Public Policy blog, on the topic of patent reform and Google’s stance, received a pointed rebuttal from a Brookings Institution guest scholar.