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  • The Pros And Cons Of Monsanto

    Most family owned farms do not have the disposable income to absorb the increased expenses of GMO seeds. Farmers are constantly battling ever-increasing production expenses, particularly equipment, fertilizer, fuel, and more recently, seed costs, in order to survive. As a result, many farms often struggle to make a profit or may not even break even at the end of the year. In addition to production costs, the patent infringement lawsuits placed upon farmers by Monsanto can be especially challenging for farmers to overcome financially. The out-of-court settlement costs paid to Monsanto, as discussed previously, could also considerably decrease a farmer’s profits for the year. According to Martin, “if these GE seed price and income trends continue, the consequences for farmers will be of historic significance, as dollars once earned and retained by farmers are transferred to the seed industry” (145). While Monsanto is gaining substantial profits as a result of these factors, farmers are losing money, and the Nation paying higher food costs as a…

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  • A Murder Most Foul Summary

    the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, had many enemies. Were these enemies what ultimately lead to its untimely demise? The Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) is claimed by many to be the first modern digital electronic computer. Whether or not this is true; at the very least it was a precursor to ENIAC, the computer that most people who are not on the side of the ABC, consider the first digital electronic computer. This discrepancy on the title of first modern computer lead to patent arguments, law suits…

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  • George Selden: A Patent Troll

    Patent Troll Introduction (Kirubael) The word "Troll" represents individuals who like to cause problems, arguments, or just make people upset. A Patent troll is a term applied to a company or person who is trying to "enforce patent rights against accused infringer's in an attempt to collect licensing fees but do not manufacture the supply" (1). The main function of a patent troll is not to produce or sell items but just to convince third parties to purchase a license. There are two main types…

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  • Apple Vs. Samsung: A Case Of Infring US

    for patent infringement. Patent infringement refers to committing a prohibited act in regards to patented invention with no permission of authorization from the patent holder. The latest suit was filed by apple on February 8, 2012. In retaliation, Samsung also filed counterclaims against Apple. According to Apple, Samsung had feature by feature copied Apple’s innovative products in a…

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  • Nature Of Intellectual Property

    Intellectual property is person’s creation or innovation, invention that could consider having commercial and un-commercial purposes. It is contained any secret recipe, symbol, unique name, or even logo. Intellectual property could be divided into two types, which are the first is Industrial Property and Copyrights. Industrial Property is consist of patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial design, and geographical indication. Meanwhile, Copyrights consist of literacy works and artistic…

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  • Molecular Pathology Vs. Myriad Genetics Case Study

    them, which were known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, filing a patent for them. The basis of the testing premium price was that the patents would allow Myriad to set it during the twenty year life of the patents. Myriad even sent cease and desist letters on the basis of patent infringement when another Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory tested for the…

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  • China's Position In The Global Intellectual Property Market

    Recently, China has become more encouraging of innovation through increased enforcement of intellectual property rights. To solidify its position in the global intellectual property market, China joined WIPO in 1980 and the Paris Convention on Industrial Property in 1985. Additionally, China signed the Patent Cooperation Treaty in 1994, registered all trademarks with the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 1990, and became a member of the World Trade…

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  • Hudson Fisher Case Summary

    The most unethical but beneficial decision would be to not mention the truth to the family and continuing the secret of the late great Hudson Parker. The first option has its benefits and its disadvantages, which could bring down the entire company if the secret becomes public. There are definitely risks that comes with withholding the truth. GPC could lose their patent rights and have to prove if Hudson Parker is the inventor of Parkelite. For a more ethical approach, GPC’s counsel, Mr. Lowell…

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  • Henry Ford: Henry Ford's Impact On Society

    Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863. He is the creator of the automobile company Ford. He invented the first gasoline-powered automobile in his shed in 1901. His invention of the car had a significant impact on society. The invention of the automobile would not only change society but the world and its inventions. The invention didn’t just have an impact on society but on himself as well. Henry ford was an engineer in many fields and the creation of the car would make him one of the most…

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  • Eli Whitney's Inventions: The Benefits Of Machines

    When Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, he pictured increased profits and decreased labor. In fact, when an inventor creates technology or machines that would decrease labor, they usually keep in mind the amount of money they could make with the machine. This era of industry has turned our mind to inventing only when in need of profit. For instance, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb; however, he not only decreased the amount of wax that was used for candles but also increased the…

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