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  1. IRS Audits Google's Off-Shore Tax Strategies

    The greatest focus is on how the company reported its intellectual property and software rights licensed abroad. Other intangibles, such as recent patent portfolio acquisitions, may also be examined. Google's profit reporting for and the...

  2. Business Wire Wins Press Release SEO Patent

    The patent language is foggy, and either handed Business Wire useless intellectual rights or permission to sue every company who ever optimizes a press release. Additional verbiage confirms that this isn't just the patenting of Business Wire's...

  3. Trademark Law - What Search Marketers Should Know, Part 1

    Part II of this article series on trademark law for search marketers will focus on tips, tactics, and resources by attorneys, search engines, and specialty services for researching, monitoring, and protecting your trademark material; along with...

  4. Pricing Models for the Small SEM Shop

    Intellectual Property Rights - Makes sure all tools, programs or other intellectual property remain solely in the possession of the SEM. New Search Patent Filings: August 29, 2006 - Yahoo looks at Interactive TV and VOIP

  5. Daily SearchCast, Feb. 2, 2006: US Congress Gets Statements, Not Search Reps On China; Google Bigdaddy Search Infrastructure Rolling Out & More!

    Congress Briefing on Human Rights and the Internet and China Patent Today's search podcast covers search engines skipping a US Congress briefing on China censorship issues (but they'll make the hearing later this month); Dell leaves not-for-prime...

  6. Google AdSense For Domains Program Overdue For Reform -- And Yahoo & Microsoft Should Also Take Note

    Domain names submitted to may not contain or link to any of the following content: Any illegal activity; site promotion of incentive or fraudulent clicking; violation of trademark (and related rights), copyright, trade secret, patent or other...

  7. Understanding Search Engine Patents

    Patents are formal documents that grant property rights for an "invention" or intellectual property to the inventor. From a search marketer's perspective, it is important to keep in mind that just because a search engine files a patent on a...

  8. Understanding Search Engine Patents

    Patents are formal documents that grant property rights for an "invention" or intellectual property to the inventor. Patent applicants are aware that competitors (or search engine optimizers) will carefully scrutinize patents for clues that could...