Full text copy of Google's motion for decalatory judgement of the company's first amendment right to publish aggregate information about FISA orders, submitted June 18, 2013.
From Wired: "In its filing, Google said that its…more
For a Legal Perspective on today's much-anticipated U.S. Supreme Court "Myriad" decision that naturally occuring substances are not patentable, we turned to IP attorneys writing on JD Supra..…more
Association for Molecular Pathology v....
Full text copy of the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics that human genes may not be patented because they occur naturally in nature.
From Greg Stohr writing for…more
According to a recent Business Insider story, the future of 3D printing is now. If recent news headlines are anything to go by, BI is onto something: from saving the life of a child with a custom-made airway tube to creating…more
While much of the discussion around cybersecurity tends to focus on critical information sectors, national security, and the concerns of global corporations, data breaches can be just as devastating for small and medium-sized…more
"[Crowdfunding] lays the riskiest investments at the doorstep of those investors that can least afford the risk. And it won’t create jobs except for plaintiff’s lawyers…”…more
We recently caught up with Jim Meyers, partner in Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe's Washington, D.C., office for his perspective on what we might see regarding SEC enforcement actions in the months ahead. A member of Orrick's…more
Full text copy of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bowman v. Monsanto Co. et al that Monsanto’s patent rights extend to future generations of its patented seeds. From Joe Barnes at the Washington Post:
“Farmers must pay…more
A recent court case in New York highlights the ever-increasing clash between copyright law designed for real-world, physical goods and a modern world embracing all things digital…more
Halbig, et al. v. Sebelius, et al.
Lawsuit filed by a group of small business owners and individuals against the Internal Revenue Service over the agency’s “Subsidy Expansion Rule.”
From the Blog of Legal Times:
“Objecting to what they term an ‘Obamacare…more
Is it ever NOT okay to delete your social media account?
That's the question we ask in this JD Supra Legal Perspective. And for an answer, we look at recent coverage of a case in which an airline worker in New Jersey deleted…more
In re Application of the Federal...
Secret order issued by the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court requiring Verizon to produce all telephone records requested by the NSA for calls between the US and abroad or solely within the US and prohibiting…more
Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that comes down to a single question: can human genes be patented?…more
"While the guidance is not hard to understand, it will be difficult to apply. And the SEC will be looking for someone to cross the line..." - Stephen M. Quinlivan; Leonard, Street and Deinard…more
United States of America v. Dzhokhar...
Criminal complaint filed on April 22, 2013, against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Charges include use of a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death…more