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Addgene's Technology Transfer Newsletter, November 2018


Fall Celebration!

There seems to be a lot of cause for celebration lately here at Addgene. A few weeks ago, Addgene distributed its one millionth plasmid! We could not have done it without the collaborative help of offices like yours, so thank you!
In order to continue meeting the needs of the global research community, Addgene had to say goodbye to our old offices in Cambridge. However, we are excited to be in our new Watertown location, which will provide the resources we need to grow and expand our services for you and your researchers!
Anyway, we hope you enjoy this newsletter that introduces you to the newest member on our team and provides you with some informative articles.
 ~The Addgene Team
A local sports team also seems to have done well in a recent championship game. 
Meet Our Newest Tech Transfer Addgenie

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Randall Carter is not new to Addgene. You may even recognize his name from his years helping your scientists process their Addgene requests. However, this past October, Randall transitioned to our team, and we're glad to have him! Come learn a little more about our newest tech transfer team member in this interview!


Meet Randall!

WHOIS Cybersquatting on My Cyberlawn?

Blugene with magnifying glass-01The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this past spring. Since the GDPR applies to any organization that collects, stores and/or displays the personal information of persons within the European Union, organizations around the world have had to overhaul their data security and infrastructure. In complying with the GDPR, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has redacted the personal information of thousands of domain name registrants from its WHOIS database. Given the floodgate of potential domain names available since 2013, such redaction creates additional hurdles for trademark holders protecting their marks out in cyberspace.

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EU Copyright Law Fit for the Digital Age


On September 12th, the European Parliament adopted an amended version of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (EU Copyright Directive). The EU Copyright Directive, which aims to modernize current EU copyright law to account for the recent and rapid transformation of digital technologies, has received widespread criticism. This article will provide you with a brief overview of EU copyright law and insight into the EU Copyright Directive that is stirring up so much controversy, namely the Article 11 “link tax” and Article 13 “upload filter”.

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We Have Moved!
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As of the beginning of the month, Addgene's offices can now be located at the address below. Please update your address books accordingly!
490 Arsenal Way
Suite 100
Watertown, MA 02472

Help Center


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