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Your Contract May Not Be as Confidential as You Think: Another Lesson in Safeguarding Trade Secrets in Government Procurement

For a second time this year, the Washington Court of Appeals has rejected claims that pricing and other information contained in contracts between private companies and government agencies are trade secrets not subject to...more

Court Orders Google to Remove Site from Worldwide Search Results

In a recent decision by the British Columbia courts (Equustek Solutions Inc. v Jack , 2014 BCSC 1063), Google has been ordered to de-index a website selling goods that were the subject of intellectual property (IP)...more

China Business Update: China’s Evolving Legal Landscape for Trade Secret Protection

2013 will be remembered as a watershed year for trade secret protection in China. In January 2013, China’s Amended Civil Procedure Law came into force, giving courts discretion to issue interlocutory injunctions (1)...more

A Weapon Against Hackers on the Home Front

Although headlines have focused on foreign cyberattacks, plenty are U.S.-based—and can be remedied. Over the past year the national press has repeatedly reported on the vulner­ability of our intellectual property to...more

News From Our Own Vermont Backyard: Proposed Legislation On Password Privacy And Ownership Of Inventions

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

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- August 22, 2012

Table of Contents: - Pearson Education Inc. v. Almgren - Eighth Circuit affirms bankruptcy court’s order striking textbook publishers’ demand for jury trial on copyright infringement damages, granting minimum...more

European IP Bulletin -- Issue 89, April 2012

In This Issue: Contracts Court of Appeal of England and Wales Considers “Best” and “All Reasonable” Endeavours The Court of Appeal of England and Wales in Jet2.com Limited v Blackpool Airport Limited [2011]...more

Advertising Law - December 2, 2011

In This Issue: FTC, Facebook Reach Settlement Over Privacy Violations; Suit Alleges DISH Violated TCPA – Again; New Trademark Suits Implicate Muhammad Ali, President Obama; OBA Accountability Program Releases First Six...more

Three Point Shot -- September 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: - Let's Get Ready to Rumble – Muhammad Ali Steps Back in the (Legal) Ring - Trying to Force a Turnover: ESPN Sues Ohio State to Compel Release of Emails Involving Jim Tressel - Gossip about...more

European IP Bulletin - Issue 81, June 2011

In This Issue: PATENTS; TRADE MARKS; COPYRIGHT; COMMUNITY DESIGN; CONFIDENTIALITY; DATA PROTECTION; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; E-COMMERCE; and EU. PATENTS: Musion Systems Ltd v Activ8-3D Ltd: Disposal, Making and Offer...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - June 23, 2011

In this issue: Manatt’s Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Receives National Ratings for Excellence in Chambers USA 2011; State Legislators Reject Law Regulating Social Networks; Pharmaceutical Companies Face Impact...more

Last Month at the Federal Circuit - April 2011

In this issue: False Marking Claims Must Be Pled with Particularity; PTO Confirmation of Validity in a Related Reexamination Proceeding, Even If Later Revoked, Can Provide Evidence of a Reasonable Basis for Patentee’s...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - April 15, 2011

In this issue: The Buzz Over Privacy Continues with Google FTC Settlement; Power Balance Reaches $57 Million Settlement Over False Marketing; FTC Commissioner: Do-Not-Track Not Endorsed by Agency; LinkedIn Sued Over Cookies;...more

How Do You Sue an Unknown Hacker Who Steals Data through the Company Web Site?

In Liberty Media Holdings, LLC. v. Does 1-59, 2011 WL 292128 *3 (S.D.Cal. Jan. 25, 2011) unknown individuals hacked into Liberty Media Holdings’ web servers and obtained “certain motion pictures” that it...more

Facebook's Lawsuit Protects Its Users Against a Massive Spamming Scheme

On January 26, 2011, the federal district court in the Northern District of California granted Facebook a default judgment against Philip Porembski and PP Web Services LLC for obtaining “login credentials for at least...more

European IP Bulletin - Issue 76, January 2011

In This Issue: COPYRIGHT Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Amendment): PPL Licence Exemptions Abolished The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd v Meltwater Holding BV: Online Commercial Media Monitoring Services...more

DC and Iowa District Courts Take Opposing Views as to Whether Employees Are Liable Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

In American Family Mutual Insurance Co. v. Hollander, 2010 WL 2851639 *1 (N.D. Iowa, July 20, 2010) the court denied the defendant employee’s motion for summary judgment on the Computer Fraud and Abuse...more

Dismissal of CFAA Claims for Lack of Jurisdiction

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) is the omnibus federal computer crime statute outlawing theft and destruction of data, hacking, use of viruses, theft of passwords and extortionate threats to damage computers. 18...more

Piercing the Registrant’s Veil - Trademark Infringement on the Internet, Identifying and Pursuing Infringers, and the Pros and...

The pursuit of trademark infringers on the Internet, specifically the use of a party’s trademark by an unauthorized second party, poses problems that are unique in trademark infringement law. How do you uncover who is the...more

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