SURETY Power of Proof Newsletter – Winter 2011
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Welcome! to the Power of Proof newsletter from Surety! Here you will read about latest news in scientific intellectual property protection, along with specific Surety initiatives addressing current IP protection trends, concerns and technology advances to better protect and legally defend your organization's most critical electronic research and lab data. We welcome feedback about the content provided at

What's New with Surety

- Cancer Therapeutics CRC Implements Surety's AbsoluteProof Service to Protect the Integrity and Prove Authenticity and Ownership of its Research-based Intellectual Property

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- Rescentris' CERF Integrates Surety's AbsoluteProof Service, Strengthening Intellectual Property Protection Within the CERF Lab Notebook Framework

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- Surety and SAFE-BioPharma Association Partner to Deliver the Market's Strongest Digital IP Protection Service to the Biopharmaceutical Industry

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Industry News

- Tampering with History
Read how a historical document from the National Archives was intentionally tampered with and how digital content integrity controls would have proven the illegal act more quickly and authentically had they be put in place beforehand.

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- OLP Update
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Surety Resources

- Learn more about how Surety is uniquely positioned to help you address your requirements for protecting and defending your electronic records and other digital content. Download Surety's intellectual property resources or visit the intellectual property blog, Power of Proof.

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Upcoming Events

Webinar:“Protecting Scientific Intellectual Property Requires More Than Just Digital Signatures”
When: March 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. EST

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Former Computer Technician Pleads Guilty After Directing Staffers to Delete Emails

Summary: A former computer technician for State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo pled guilty after illegally directing staffers to delete emails related to a current legal proceeding. Mark C. Eister admitted to his attempt to disrupt the FBI and IRS’ investigation of Fumo, an action that led him to one count of conspiracy and four counts of obstructing justice. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, " ‘Substantial amounts’" of electronic evidence were destroyed, the prosecutors said, including e-mails from before 2005 and virtually all e-mails pertinent to one part of the investigation…” This news comes after Leonard P. Luchko, another Fumo computer technician, took similar actions with employees at another office location.

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