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Patent Office Litigation Update: Patent Zombies
Clinton: SCOTUS Myriad Genetics Decision 'Terrific'
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Patent Series: Protecting inventions
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Protecting your mark from becoming generic
Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
Mobile App Series: Privacy by Design
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
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
I was reading Eric Ostroff's fine post discussing customer lists as trade secrets, in the context of a recent case involving Farmers Insurance Exchange and several of its former agents, Farmers Ins. Exch. v. Steele Ins....more
Fake judgments, fashion law, lots on contracts and privilege in the BLG Monthly Update for March 2013!...more
Legal issues - Same as before but new platforms
– Entity use of social media
– Pathways to Legal Liability or Risk:
Defamation, Intellectual Property, Trade Secret, Advertising, Privacy, and...more
In This Issue:
- 3 Monitoring employees’ use of company trademarks in social media
- 5 Keys to ensuring the secrecy of trade secrets
- 6 FTC amends Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule
- Excerpt from...more
Last month the Vermont Legislature kicked off its 2013-2014 Legislative Session, and already a couple of bills have our attention here at the IP Stone....more
Originally published in SC Bar's Employment and Labor Law Newsletter: Winter 2013 on February 15, 2013
In recent months, both the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over federal cases in North and...more
In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we explore the challenges that arise when employers and employees battle over work-related social media accounts; we...more
Social Media Policies: You're Probably Doing It Wrong. Test these 9 steps.
Special thanks to Palm Beach Bar Bulletin for publishing in their Feb 2013 issue....more
The proper jurisdiction for suing someone for engaging in computer fraud from a foreign country, directed at a company in the United States, is the place where the wrongfully accessed computer server is located if the...more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
In This Issue:
- Union Facebook Page Not Picket Line Extension: NLRB Judge
- Parody New York Times Twitter...more
You’ve read the tile of this article. There it is, up above. Let me repeat:
Preventing Unfair Competition in the Absence Of A Noncompete Agreement
What I really want you to focus on is the last part. The part that reads:...more
Do alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Stored Communications Act, and Wiretap Act committed by a company’s Regional Manager make the company liable?
No, as long as the Regional Manager was not acting on...more
In recent months, both the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over federal cases in North and South Carolina, and the South Carolina Supreme Court have addressed the issue of protecting trade secrets and...more
Not so fast. In 1999, the CEO of Sun Microsystems famously said: ”You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.” The Supreme Court of Canada apparently disagrees.
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released their decision in...more
The use of employee-owned devices in the business setting – often referred to as “bring-your-own-device” or “BYOD” – presents data security challenges for all businesses....more
Along with a most unexpected first-place run by the Chicago White Sox, summer 2012 brought a number of significant developments in the area of noncompetes and trade secrets. Here are five pieces of advice based on these...more
In This Issue:
Status Update: Facebook Seeks to Add Children; NLRB Speaks Again on Social Media; The Happiest – and Healthiest? – Place on Earth; NYC Considering Ban on Large, Sugary Drinks; Microsoft’s IE 10 Will...more
As I settle in at a table in my favorite cafe near my home, large coffee in hand, I check my work emails from my personal smart phone as I pull out my personal laptop and dial into my company servers providing access to all...more
The consumerisation of IT is the growing trend for information technology to emerge first in the consumer market and then drive change in the industry generally. One of the most dramatic impacts of this shift is a rise in...more
Two different, but interrelated, phenomena have been occurring over the last decade that are radically reshaping the work environment at many companies. The first is commonly referred to as the...more
A new bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to turn over their social media passwords.
The bill, styled: Social Networking...more
Selling family heirlooms, fighting over a dead body and some neat contracts cases -- all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for April 2012!...more
Employers are now on full alert that employee’s online activity in the office and in the home has a direct, often beneficial/often detrimental impact, on the bottom line. And with each day’s headlines new complications and...more
A summary of recent developments in the law you may find interesting or relevant -- or both....more
A number of courts throughout the nation are grappling with disputes between employers and departing employees over the ownership of social media accounts. These employers are attempting to seek ownership over company Twitter...more
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