Author Archives: Biodiversity, Innovation, Trade and Society (BITS) Policy Center, Inc

CLIMATE CHANGE LITIGANTS WIN IN SOUTH AFRICA and GETS STARTED IN INDIA and S.KOREA

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 9 April 2017 S. Africa’s climate activists taking action related to their climate suit  against their government and a coal-fired power plant company from : http://thegreentimes.co.za A news article heralded one of the first … Continue reading

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Designs Found in Cheerleader Uniforms are Copyrightable, says US Supreme Court

CURRENT INNOVATION CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 2 April 2017 from ://fortune.com       The US Supreme Court recently held last 22 March 2017 that designs incorporated in cheerleading uniforms are copyrightable, making it now difficult for small entrepreneurs to … Continue reading

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This US Supreme Court case may make illegal the buying and selling of computer printer toner refill

CURRENT INNOVATION CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 26 March 2017 from : http://store.atlanticinkjet.com A US Supreme Court case, Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc,  may soon either extinguish or sustain the practice of using computer printer toner cartridge refill and … Continue reading

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4 Questions on General Santos City’s Draft Environment Code Chapter on EIA

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 22 March 2017 Hon. Beth Bagonoc, Envt Cttee Chair, SP Gen.Santos City from : http://spgensantos.ph   The Environment Committee of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of General Santos City, led by Hon. Beth Bagonoc, led the … Continue reading

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Digong Should Take the Hint on Labor Sector’s Rejection of His ENDO Policy

CURRENT SOCIETAL CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 19 March 2017 from : http//www.bulatlat.com When all labor groups in the country from the conservative ones (TUCP, which calls it “loss-loss”) to the radical (KMU rejects it outright) raise their collective howl and … Continue reading

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What Has the Philippines Recently Offered for Negotiations in Trade in Services with the EU?

CURRENT TRADE CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 15 March 2017 from : http://www.ustr.gov We have recently come across a document which somehow points to Philippine offers in its start of negotiations with the European Union on the proposed EU-Philippines Free Trade … Continue reading

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International Rice Research Institute Patents an Indonesian Rice Variety

CURRENT INNOVATION CONCERNS Elpidio V. Peria 12 March 2017 from : http://global-inst.com Edward Hammond of the Third World Network recently reported (TWN Information Service on Sustainable Agriculture, Biodiversity/TK and Intellectual Property, March 10, 2017) that the well-known International Rice Research … Continue reading

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