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Privacy Tuesday: August 2014 #2

There is another retail data breach to talk about in this Privacy Tuesday post – privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week....more

I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

Ever since the 2010 Supreme Court opinion in Bilski v. Kappos was handed down, the debate over the scope of patent-eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 has been at times stimulating, complex, comical, and frustrating. Now it...more

First Circuit Affirms District Court’s Exclusion of Event Study as Unreliable Under Daubert

In Bricklayers & Trowel Trades Int’l Pension Fund v. Credit Suisse Sec. (USA) LLC, No. 12-1750, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 8994 (1st Cir. May 14, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed a district...more

Privacy Monday: Cinco de Mayo, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Breaking news this Privacy Monday: The fallout from the massive Target Corporation data breach continues. This morning, the Target board announced that Chief Executive Officer Gregg Steinhafel...more

White House and Ad Networks Release Best Practices for Discouraging Piracy and Counterfeiting

The White House's Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), and leading ad networks including Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and AOL have created self-regulatory...more

AOL’s Washington Sales Tax Refund Award Affirmed

On June 4, 2013, the Thurston County Superior Court issued a written decision affirming the opinion of the Washington State Board of Tax Appeals (Board) in AOL Inc. v. Washington Department of Revenue, No. 11-076 (Wash....more

Spotlight on Tennessee: Did the Department of Revenue Just Announce Plans to Assert Economic Presence Nexus?

If polled, most practitioners and commentators would likely contend that the State of Tennessee requires an out-of-state company (that is not a financial institution) to have a physical presence in Tennessee before the...more

Multi-Defendant Joinder Under the America Invents Act: Much Ado About Nothing?

In September 2011, Congress passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), which implemented a number of changes to the U.S. patent system. Notably, Congress took aim at a proliferation of patent infringement suits...more

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