U.S. patent system overhaul in place; Patriot Act rules could make sales to Dutch government difficult

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> President Obama signed the America Invents Act, the first reworking of the U.S. patent system in almost 50 years. Article

> Brent Whittington, COO of Windstream, will speak at 1:05 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Goldman Sachs 20th Annual Communacopia Conference in New York, available via webcast. Release

> U.S. cloud providers might find it challenging to sell to the Dutch government market over concerns that agencies would be required to share data with U.S. law enforcement under the rules set by the Patriot Act. Article

> Huawei has won a contract to provide Telenor Global Services (TGS) its One Network and IP Core solution and managed services for five years for its voice and IP network renovation across ten countries. Article

> Sanjay Mewada, NetCracker's Vice President of Strategy, will be speaking at Managed Services Congress 2011. Release

> Zayo Group will present at William Blair & Company's 14th Annual Private Equity Conference taking place Sept. 20-21, 2011 in Chicago. Release

> Opnext will talk about 10G and 40G technologies during this year's European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) being held Sept. 19-21 in Geneva. Release

And finally ... Comcast continues to make poor choices of who they hire as subcontractors. This time one of their subcontractors was arrested for allegedly masturbating during a service call at a Port Charlotte, Fla. woman's home. Post