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Video Game Lawsuit Highlights Intellectual Property Issues with Internet Memes
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
Are Human Genes Patentable? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Myriad Case
AIA Impact on Start Up Capital
Video Sharing App Vine Hit with Takedown Notice from Prince
Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No
AIA Impact on University Innovation and Tech Transfer
'Gray Market' Lawyer: Congress Won't Change Copyright Laws
Oral Arguments Before the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board
Patent Office Litigation Update: Impact on Timing
The Perfect Patent Office Litigator
Patent Office Litigation Update: Lessons Learned from Contested Proceedings at the USPTO
The Ska / DuClaw Trademark Dispute Over EUPHORIA, Trademark Lessons for the Craft Brewer
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
PTAB Judges and Hearings at the USPTO Satellite Offices
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
Patent Office Litigation Update: Stays at the U.S. District Court
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Now Illegal, but Not for Long
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
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
In This Issue:
- Japanese Court’s Ruling Limits Scope of Contributory Infringement in Pharmaceutical Patents
- Criminalization of Illegal Music and Video Downloads....more
Megaupload Ltd. is alleged to have disseminated copyright protected movies and music and US prosecutors now have the task of gaining access to the company’s servers in a bid to prove their case....more
In the autumn of 2012, Vladimir Umanets was charged and convicted of defacing a Mark Rothko painting at the Tate Modern gallery in London, England. As described in this CBC story, and this International Business Times story,...more
Reid-Kyl Draft iPoker and iGaming Prohibition Bill Leaked -- "Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012"
A copy of the Kyl-Reid draft bill on Internet poker enabling...more
Megaupload, the file sharing service shut down by the the U.S. government in January, is fighting for its life to avoid prosecution. Meanwhile, the millions of people who used it have good reason to be nervous, wondering if...more
In last week’s Megaupload indictment, the U.S. government has raised the debate over copyright infringement on the Web to a whole new level – treating the operators of one of the most popular sites on the Internet as if they...more
Ninjavideo.net, an Internet piracy site that released free movie and TV downloads, was raided last year by the ICE – Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Security.
On 4 October 2011 the Court of Justice (the "CoJ") handed down its much awaited judgment on questions referred to it from the English High Court. The questions related to two joined cases, including Ms. Murphy's well...more
If anyone needed evidence that federal and local prosecutors are taking cybercrime seriously and in some cases pushing for tougher enforcement, just look at a domain name seizure announced recently in New York City.
The image of 36 women wearing skimpy orange dresses at a World Cup soccer match last June raised the ire of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (“FIFA”), which had two of the women arrested for organizing the...more
Last month, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont introduced U.S. Senate Bill S. 3804, also known as the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act.” While the bill has a bipartisan roster of co-sponsors and is...more
Peer to peer iPoker as conducted on the worldwide internet has received much attention given the ever-increasing popularity of the game across the globe.
Questions over the legality of such virtual online poker cardrooms...more
The Legality of peer to peer virtual online poker card rooms under US federal law.
Wire Act (1084); IGBA (1955); Travel Act; UIGEA.
Business of Betting and Wagering. Skill games and gaming.
Recognizing that the increase in willful violations of U.S. counterfeiting laws pose a serious threat to the economy, both chambers of Congress finally passed the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual...more
A post from my LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® blog in which I take issue with the view of at least one major light in the copyright world about whether it is ever appropriate to utilize the criminal law to enforce copyright....more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Pending New York Right of Publicity Bill To Provide Protection for Deceased Celebrities
*French Court Fines eBay Over Fakes
*ISPs Will Block Child Pornography Sites
*FTC To Focus on Green Building and...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Not Easy Being Green
*TorrentSpy Must Pay Studios $111 Million for Piracy
*Uma Thurman Sues Lancome for Using Her Face in Ads
*FTC Approves New CAN-SPAM Provisions
*Dr. Bronner?s Sues Competitors Over...more
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