Is the Patent Litigation Boom Coming to an End?
2014 IP Record Shows Continued Growth for Design Patent Filings
Microsoft Makes Minority-Owned Firm Its Premier Provider
USPTO to Replace EFS-Web and PAIR -
In an article posted on the Director's Forum blog, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Deputy Director Russ Slifer announced that the Office would begin implementing a new system that...more
Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit court of appeals issued a decision affirming Judge Robart’s RAND decision in the much watched Microsoft v. Motorola case, basically ruling that the determination of a reasonable and...more
With the recent changes to the Cuba-U.S. relationship, certain aspects of the Cuban economy are opening up to U.S. companies. You may now be contemplating joining other businesses that are or will be selling or manufacturing...more
A comprehensive government report on the contingent workforce made public two days ago revealed surprising data about independent contractors, finding that 85% of independent contractors “appeared content with their...more
On April 7, the California Department of Business Oversight announced a new initiative to prevent unlicensed payday lenders from advertising on major Internet search engines, including Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo....more
..Big Brother isn’t just watching. A single mother in upstate New York was surprised to find that she had a Facebook page in her name, complete with photos of her, her son, and her niece. She hadn’t actually set up the page....more
This week California enacted into law Senate Bill 962, which requires a “kill switch” on all smartphones that would render the device inoperable. The law applies to all smartphones manufactured after July 1, 2015 and sold in...more
A Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge last week approved the government’s ability to conduct searches and seizures of entire email accounts stored by third-party providers like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and Apple...more
A recent court ruling in Europe will present new challenges to online corporations such as Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Not only will this directly affect their operations in the E.U., but it will also have implications...more
A frequent headline in the news as of late has been “Federal Judge in State X finds same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional” and then shortly thereafter “Hundreds of couples marry in State X” complete with a picture of a...more
Cloud computing sales are poised to triple by 2017, according to IHS Technology. With growth comes competition and the potential for disputes, both intellectual property-related and otherwise. This article surveys some of the...more
For the last Tuesday in April, we have a few privacy and security bits and bytes to start your week.
Trending Now – 5 Things Every Company’s Data Security Program Should Include...
There has been so much news swirling in the data privacy and security world in the last few days, that it has been difficult to keep up. We’ll give you a roundup here....more
On April 10, 2014, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed H.B. 232 into law, making Kentucky the 47th state to enact data breach notification legislation. Prior to H.B. 232, Kentucky was one of only four states—including...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is currently hearing an appeal of a district court decision, which if upheld would have enormous ramifications for freedom of speech and the online service provider safe harbor...more
The rapidly shrinking size of computer components and the development of high-speed wireless signaling technologies have made mobile computing devices ubiquitous. Users can now access data and applications from virtually...more
In a historic move for The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP), the organization has filed an amicus brief with the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to support the free-speech rights of...more
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
In This Issue:
Manatt Partner Ken Kaufman Marks Ten Years as Co-Chair of PLI's Annual Entertainment Law Conference; Manatt Partner Ivan Wasserman Invited to Speak at Engredea Conference; Starbucks, Kraft Battle Over...more
If recent events are any indication, U.S. and European antitrust agencies will remain focused this year on the intersection of intellectual property and competition law. In particular, the agencies have concluded that under...more
Application developers have been put on notice by the State of California. It is time to pay attention to user privacy and collection of information from user devices.
In an effort led by the office of California...more
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