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The White House announced Thursday that it is nominating a new Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, known colloquially as the "IP czar." He is Washington lawyer Daniel H. Marti.
The position coordinates U.S. law-enforcement strategy around copyright, patents and trademarks.††The coordinator's duties, somewhat controversial from the start, include harmonizing the enforcement activities of several federal agencies under the White House's †Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement.Read full article >>
Google on Thursday announced that it†has been testing a small fleet of drones in the Australian outback, looking into ways to use self-flying robots to deliver goods. The drones, in development by Google's "moonshot" laboratory Google X, is called Project Wing. The company has been looking into developing a delivery service for two years but only began tests of the self-flying vehicles in mid-August.Read full article >>
Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Jason Millman's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system ? and being changed by it. You can reach Jason with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for the latest edition, or sign up here to receive it straight from your inbox. Read previous columns here.Read full article >>
Rumors of a data breach at a major New York bank started circulating more than a week ago in cyber-security circles. So for†insiders, news that JPMorgan Chase had been victimized was more confirmation than revelation, just the latest headline from†a digital crime wave that shows no sign of ebbing.Read full article >>
Samsung and LG both released†details about new smartwatches and wearables on Thursday, getting an early jump on the race to the holiday shopping season. Neither company announced when its†wearables will†hit the market -- or how much they will cost -- but†both released†pictures and some technical information about their products.Read full article >>
Pennsylvania won federal approval to expand its Medicaid program to nearly 500,000 low-income adults on Thursday, becoming the ninth state led by a Republican governor to join the expansion under the president's health-care law.Read full article >>