Telecom Egypt CEO to step down; Patent offices slated to open in 3 tech regions

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@FierceTelecom RT @CJSettles: What does a take to be an Internet hero? Maybe if your broadband project were born in a B4RN. Gigabit Nation Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Dish awaits a judge's decision on where its legal fight with major broadcasters over its new Auto Hop ad-skipping digital video recorder service will be held--Los Angeles or New York. Article (sub. req.)

> DukeNet Communications network engineer Jay Smith recently obtained MEF-CECP (Metro Ethernet Forum--Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional) certification. Release

> Telecom Egypt's CEO and managing director Tarek Aboualam decided to resign due to personal reasons. Article

> Cliff Rees, President of Telcentris, says SMBs gain two benefits from deploying unified communications from the cloud: global reach and accessibility, and affordability and scalability. Article

> The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) will finalize its broadband policy "within the next week," according to a Himalayan News report. Article

And finally … The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office plans to open regional patent offices in Denver, Dallas, and Silicon Valley. Article

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