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Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No
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Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
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Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Now Illegal, but Not for Long
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
The Growing Role of Social Media in Litigation and How to Prepare for It
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part Two)
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
How Facebook's Lawyers Price Their Services
What Companies Should Do to Prepare for Implementation of Cybersecurity Executive Order
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
Once in a while it seems the people who design live-action war-based video games get into real-world non-virtual disputes of their own. When “Timegate” promised to “Southpeak” that it would design a videogame named “Section...more
Microsoft v. Motorola developed a framework for courts to assess fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms for standard-essential patents. Its roadmap and analysis will probably influence future FRAND cases in...more
In our December post “A FRANDlier Realm” we discussed emerging law relating to patents that are essential to technological standards, like 3G wireless telecommunications. What happens when patent owners and product makers...more
On April 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued an order upholding an arbitration award against a video game developer and granting a publisher a perpetual license in the developer’s game due to the...more
Robert Moore Pharmacy Ltd. v. Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.: The Applicability and Limits of the Duty of Good Faith -
Robert Moore Pharmacy Ltd. v. Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. 2012 ONSC 73511 (Moore Case) reaffirms key...more
In LifeScan, Inc. v. Shasta Technologies, LLC, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38677 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 19, 2013), Judge Davila granted plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction to address claims of patent infringement, and...more
In This Issue:
*News From the Bench
- Enough Already, Supreme Court Tells Petitioner in Mythology-Laced Opinion.
- Divided Fed. Circuit Affirms Patentability of Claims to a 12-Can Dispenser Carton.
My article Click and Copy: Breach of Online License Agreements and Copyright Infringement was published in Canadian Intellectual Property Review in December. The enforceability of click-through licenses for online...more
Generally speaking, noncompete agreements are often rigidly construed by courts and reviewed in terms of whether they are reasonably limited with respect to time and place. On the other hand, confidentiality agreements and...more
On January 3, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ended its highly publicized and wide-ranging investigation into Google Inc.’s business practices with an enforcement action that has been described by some as a “slap on...more
A recent opinion stemming from a lawsuit between two competitors in the medical device industry reminds us of the old adage “be careful what you wish for.” In Howmedica Osteonics Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc., the plaintiff seemed to...more
STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT IN REGARD TO HOWARD LEDERER [SDNY Court Clerk Summary]:
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, ORDERED AND AGREED, by and between Plaintiff United States of America, by its attorney Preet Bharara,...more
This Wall Street Journal Article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Dan Mitchell.
Banks typically are responsible for losses when personal accounts are hacked. But commercial clients that fall victim to cyber theft have...more
This BDN Maine article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Dan Mitchell.
SANFORD, Maine — A recent court ruling involving a Sanford construction company and its bank could have nationwide implications as attorneys and...more
This Wired Magazine article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Dan Mitchell.
In a case watched closely by banks and their commercial customers, a financial institution in Maine has agreed to reimburse a construction...more
STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT IN REGARD TO RAFAEL FURST AND TELAMONIAN AJAX TRUST [SDNY CourtClerk Summary]:
The Claimants agree to forfeit to the United States all funds in the Trust Account (the "Trust Account...more
Big data yields big data breaches, and potentially produces large class sizes, making such lawsuits attractive to plaintiffs’ lawyers. Companies that store or process personal information face an increasing risk of class...more
Class action plaintiffs asserting claims against Sony in connection with the 2011 Sony PlayStation Network (“PSN”) data breach face permanent dismissal of their claims unless they can allege actual losses resulting from the...more
A Connecticut Superior Court judge has upheld a jury verdict that once again demonstrates the product liability risks faced by trademark licensors, particularly those who license technology as well as their marks. In Hannibal...more
On September 28, an RMBS trustee sued a Morgan Stanley unit in the Supreme Court for the State of New York, alleging that Morgan Stanley sold RMBS backed by defective mortgage loans. The trustee asserts that Morgan Stanley...more
Introduction - Often, an industry-adopted technical standard includes technology covered by patents, and the owners of these patents agree to license the patents on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms as...more
In a signal that it may seek monetary relief from pharmaceutical companies involved in so-called “pay-for-delay” agreements and from other firms engaged in other conduct believed to be anticompetitive, the Federal Trade...more
The Hatch-Waxman Act
Congress designed the Hatch-Waxman Act (codified at 21 U.S.C. § 355(b), (j), (l) and 35 U.S.C. §§ 156, 271, and 282) to inspire medical innovation by giving medical-device and pharmaceutical patent...more
It's not every day that you see a "mandatory injunction," In fact, Judge Jolly said last Friday that such an injunction was "rare and generally disfavored as an interlocutory remedy," in Bayer Cropscience LP v. Chemtura...more
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