Robert (Bob) P. Latham

Robert (Bob) P. Latham

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IP Litigation Insider - March 2016

Are Ex Parte Reexaminations An Overlooked Method of Challenging Patents? In the wake of the September 16, 2011, enactment of the America Invents Act ("AIA"), many third-party individuals and organizations began utilizing...more

3/26/2016 - America Invents Act Email Policies EU-US Privacy Shield Ex Partes Reexamination Patents US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Bob Latham Speaks: Satire and Democracy

In the past two months, the role of satire in a free society has been front and center, once for tragic reasons and several times for sentimental reasons. The horrifying and outrageous murders at the Charlie Hebdo offices in...more

3/10/2015 - First Amendment Free Speech Parody Satire

An Update On The Legal Implications Of User-Generated Content: Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, And Instagram

Traditionally, media companies (as well as non-media companies) almost exclusively utilized their own content. However, because of the exponential growth in the public’s desire and ability to interconnect through social media...more

11/12/2014 - Communications Decency Act Copyright Defamation DMCA Facebook Instagram License Agreements Privacy Concerns Safe Harbors Social Media Social Networks Twitter User-Generated Content YouTube

The View From Afar: Fans in the United States may be more engaged in international sports, but the interest goes both ways

Another soccer World Cup has come and gone, and the event again demonstrated the increasing willingness of American sports fans to be drawn into what the rest of the world was watching. But Americans may not be as keenly...more


Bob Latham Speaks: Experienced Journalists Needed

It has been said that everyone likes to make fun of lawyers – until they need one. The same might be said for another group of oft-criticized professionals: journalists. And in a world where information is available from so...more

8/5/2014 - Journalism Journalists Media News Stories Social Networks Traditional News

IP Litigation Insider

Eastern District of Texas Adopts Model Order for Focusing Patent Claims and Prior Art - On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, Chief District Judge Leonard Davis, on behalf of the Eastern District of Texas, adopted a model...more

5/6/2014 - Patent Litigation Patents Prior Art

The Top 10 People You Might See at a Patent Litigation Scheduling Conference in the Eastern District of Texas

Many of you have been there – the scheduling conference in a courtroom in the Eastern District of Texas for the court's patent litigation docket. The purpose of these mass gatherings is, of course, to assemble all the...more

4/10/2014 - Patent Litigation Patents

Bob Latham Speaks: Remnants of 1908

As a relatively recent joke goes, an editor is lamenting the demise of payphones while speaking to a reporter. Editor: "With no more payphones, where would Superman change?" Reporter: "Change? Where would he work?!" To...more

1/31/2014 - Baseball Media News Stories Spectator Sports

Recognizing Current Juror Attitudes Toward the First Amendment

The Newseum Institute's First Amendment Center recently released its annual survey of the "State of the First Amendment: 2013" and the results are cause for pause, though perhaps not alarm. The annual survey, which has a...more

8/2/2013 - First Amendment Freedom of Expression Jury Questions Jury Selection Voir Dire

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - May 2013

In This Issue: - Paul Watler's Perspective: Texas Anti-SLAPP Wins for Media Defendants - Two recent cases show that Texas Courts of Appeals will take the Citizens Participation Act's evidentiary requirements...more

6/1/2013 - Anti-SLAPP First Amendment

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - April 2013

In This Issue: - Steve Fogle's Feature: Out of the Blue - A recent unexpected court order restricting the media from reporting on certain details of a high-profile criminal case serves as a reminder that the...more

4/19/2013 - Marketing

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - March 2013

In This Issue: - Chip Babcock Communique: Has the Internet Changed the First Amendment? - Chip Babcock participated in a panel discussion on this topic at a recent American College of Trial Lawyers...more

3/28/2013 - Athletes First Amendment Internet Oprah Winfrey

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - February 2013

In This Issue: - Stacy Allen Speaks: Right of Publicity: Advantage Athletes - Recent court decisions regarding unlicensed likenesses of celebrities in programs, products or video games represent a disturbing...more

2/27/2013 - Athletes Right of Publicity Video Games

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - January 2013

In This Issue: - Bob Latham Bulletin: Pulitzer And Parody - Almost 50 years after the Kennedy assassination, a panel discussion on "Oswald Has Been Shot!" brings together those who witnessed or played a significant...more


Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - November/December 2012

In This Issue: - Paul Watler's Perspective: One of the few places of refuge from the political campaign advertising onslaught was public television and radio. That may change depending on a little-noticed First Amendment...more

12/10/2012 - Advertising First Amendment Libel Political Contributions

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