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Vermont Federal Court Rules In Favor Of Vermont And Against Alleged Patent Troll In Preliminary Decision

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell won a major victory in his groundbreaking effort to use state law to crack down on “patent trolls.” In State of Vermont v. MPHJ, LLC, the Vermont federal court has rejected the...more

Telecommunications Policy in an IP World

In This Issue: •What Principles Apply? •The Traditional “Social Compact” in Telecommunications •Does IP Technology Change the Analysis? •The Issues and Local Governments Principles for Local...more

Alleged Patent Troll Targeted By Vermont Attorney General

Previously, we posted about Governor Peter Shumlin signing into law Vermont’s first-in-the-nation (and so far only-in-the-nation) patent troll legislation helping Vermont businesses protect themselves from bad faith patent...more

Business Law Newsletter - September 2013

In This Issue: - Proactive Steps to Protect Trade Secrets - Finding a Safe Path to Following the FCC’s Newest Consumer Privacy Directives - A Tactical Approach to Defending Virginia Non-Competes - Excerpt...more

Digital News Asia Publication - Website Terms, Contract Law and Consumer Rights – Bermuda Triangle of e-commerce, Flipkart vs eBay...

Article Source: http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/insights/terms-contract-law-and-consumer-rights-in-ecommerce Website terms create a binding contract between the buyer and the seller Although the terms are drafted to secure...more

A Troll Backs Off

The constant drum beat of bad news for patent trolls appears to be having an effect – one of the most notorious trolls is now backing off. ...more

Vermont Heightens Enforcement Efforts Against Patent Assertion Entities

With two deft strokes, Vermont simultaneously increased the tools in its enforcement toolbox and dealt a significant blow to a well-known patent assertion entity (PAE)....more

Patent Troll Receives Push Back

Over the past eight months, thousands of businesses across the United States received the same five-page letter from "The Licensing Team" of any one of 40 shell companies affiliated with MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC...more

ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 5–COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (ON BEHALF OF THE STATE GAMING CONTROL BOARD) - NEVADA

ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 5–COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (ON BEHALF OF THE STATE GAMING CONTROL BOARD) - NEVADA [re US State Gaming Compacts] PREFILED DECEMBER 19, 2012 ____________ Referred to Committee on Judiciary SUMMARY—Revises...more

The Legal Framework on Commercial Franchise of In-home Care Business

To conclude a little bit on some of the most concerned questions from investors in the franchise regulatory environment, I will, in this article, introduce the legal system in China on commercial franchise, what are the...more

IP UPDATE: ACTA May Need a Second Act

The Internet has created a number of challenges for rights holders and the law. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) – a plurilateral agreement that seeks to establish worldwide standards for enforcing Intellectual...more

Changing Online Terms Midstream

Cloud service providers often want to change online terms in the middle of the product lifecycle. Amendments are typically required due to changes in the law or changes in product functionality. For example, Apple’s...more

What is "INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?"

A straightforward, concise definition of "intellectual property" and a brief explanation of the four major types of IP. The terms "copyright," "trademark" and "patent" should no longer be confused after reviewing this...more

European IP Bulletin - Issue 82, July 2011

In This Issue: PATENTS The “Patent Box”: Preferential Tax on Profits From Patents On 10 June 2011, the UK Government launched a Consultation on the “Patent Box”, a preferential corporation tax regime of 10 per...more

Consumer Groups Urge the Supreme Court to Reconsider the Vernor Case

A number of consumer groups – including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Consumer Federation of America, the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, Association of College and Research...more

FTC Rulings That Could Affect Your Business: New Red Flags Rule Compliance Date and New Guidelines for Endorsement and Testimonial...

The FTC has received a lot of press attention lately for its investigations of Apple, Facebook, and Google, but the actions that could affect you the most have not. In particular are the FTC's extension of the Red Flags Rule...more

Advertising Law - March 19, 2010

In This Issue: *Fight For Stricter Labeling on Foods That Pose Choking Hazard to Children *Louis Vuitton vs. Hyundai in Trademark Suit *FDA Warns Food Manufacturers of Labeling Violations *FTC to Review Three Regulatory...more

Advertising Law - February 2, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: *IAB, 4As Release Version 3.0 of Standard Terms and Conditions *FCC Proposes Tougher Restrictions on “Robocalls” *The Battle Over “Organic” Moves Beyond Food *Skype Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over...more

Sciacca-v-Tzvetkoff and BT Projects

Misleading and Deceptive Conduct, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Director's duties...more

Advertising Law - June 25, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *SPECIAL FOCUS: The FDA and Zicam *FDA To Take Over Tobacco Regulation *Marlboro Wins Gift Certificate Lawsuit *Helmet Maker Sues Google Over AdWords Program *France’s Anti-Piracy Plan Hits Yet Another...more

Mul-T-Lock USA, Inc. v. Alexanders Hardware Corp. et al.

Complaint

Lawsuit by manufacturer of high security locks against rogue licensee locksmiths alleged to have wrongfully produced keys on counterfeit key blanks, in violation of their license agreements and in tort. The claims are for...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Yahoo Defeats Pay-Per-Click Claim *Group Pays $25K for Wrongful Removal of YouTube Videos *Consumer Advocates Want Companies to Come Clean *Hendrix Electric Vodka Loses Trademark Dispute *“Vista...more

Zenith Products Corp. v. CKC International, LLC et al.

Stipulated Injunction

Trademark infringement and related claims against retailers, distributor and purported scrap dealer. The scrap dealer bought, for less than a penny on the dollar at retail price, a large quantity of our client's...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *50 Cent Ploy Is Costing Taco Bell Plenty *Congress Clashes With CPSC Over Chemical Ban in Toys *Online Jewelers Engage in Gem Warfare *Barbie Beats the Bratz *Monster Cable Target Pleads Its Case on...more

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