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Social Media: Legal (and less Legal) Tips for the Hospitality Industry for Avoiding Pitfalls and Reaping Benefits
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By Ryan Davis Quotes by Andrew L. Deutsch Law360, New York (March 05, 2012, 10:40 PM ET) -- Law firms that use academic articles in patent applications have little to fear from recent lawsuits alleging the use constitutes copyright infringement, attorneys say. American Institute of Physics and John...
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