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Richard Beem
Patent attorney, Beem Patent Law Firm, Chicago; President, Chicago Engineers Foundation
Patent attorney, Beem Patent Law Firm, Chicago; President, Chicago Engineers Foundation
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Yours truly at U.S. #Patent and Trademark Office this afternoon. The sculpture is based on Buckminster Fuller's patented geodesic dome. US 2,682,235 (1954). #lawyer #uspto
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On this #IndependenceDay, I think of George Washington and his call to Congress to enact the #Patent Act authorized by the Constitution, and of John Adams, who signed this patent in Philadelphia in 1800, http://www.beemlaw.com/presidential-patents/1800, thereby promoting the progress of technology ("useful arts"), manufacturing, and commerce, all so vital to the independence of this and every other free nation. #patents
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Wondering about "social conservation" from the book "Knowing Y." The term seems to have been coined by, and to be used only by, the book's author, interviewed here. Posting it here mainly in the hope that it will serve as a bookmark to help me find it again. Does anybody actually read G+? Leave a note if you hear this twig fall in the forest. #millennials #knowingY
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Happy #WorldIPDay from the Beem Team! With new #patent signed by #USPTO Director Michelle Lee. In background is 1809 patent signed by President Thomas Jefferson. #IP
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...now #piracy or #counterfeiting of #brandname goods is bigger than any thefts by #Pirates of the Caribbean. #trademark #trademarks #trademarklaw #IP #IPlaw #counterfeit
The Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative —a special project of the International Chamber of Commerce—has today issued a ground-breaking study outlining the steps that intermediaries can take to help keep fake and pirated products out of the supply chain and off the Internet.

The study- Roles and responsibilities of intermediaries: Fighting counterfeiting and piracy in the supply chain -looks at key intermediaries in the physical world and those providing infrastructure and services online, yielding the most comprehensive review to date of the many types of intermediary channels that are being utilized by criminal networks to sell and distribute fakes and pirated content.

Commenting on the study, BASCAP Director, Jeff Hardy said: "Trade is being revolutionized by the emergence of integrated global value chains and the explosion of online commerce. Intermediaries-from express shipping firms through to online search engines-are now a central part of the global economy. 

This is an overwhelmingly positive development, but intermediaries must ensure they have adequate systems in place to address growing counterfeiting and piracy risks."

The study exposes a number of shortcomings in the global network of infrastructures and services that produce, sell and deliver products to customers worldwide, and calls on responsible intermediaries to enhance their systems to prevent the sale of counterfeit goods and pirated content.

Mr Hardy added: "Most intermediaries, when better informed about potential exploitation and the damage done by counterfeiting and piracy, demonstrate a willingness to secure their portion of the supply chain from abuse. This is, quite rightly, a core reputational issue for leading firms. The BASCAP study outlines a range of measures to help responsible businesses deal more effectively with potential vulnerabilities in their operations and platforms."

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Two or three years ago, piracy at sea was a serious concern...
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has launched its annual piracy report 2014.

Attacks against small tankers off South East Asia’s coasts caused a rise in global ship hijackings, up to 21 in 2014 from 12 in 2013, despite piracy at sea falling to its lowest level in eight years.

Pirates took 442 crewmembers hostage, compared with 304 in 2013. #IMBpiracy   #Piracy   #MaritimePiracy  
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#SharkTank meets #realworld OR #patent attorney disses social app #inventions. How to focus your #business #strategy for fun and #profits. Boring, you say? Low-tech #inventors are crying all the way to the bank. Here's how you can join them.
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