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FTC Combats ‘Cramming’ in Mobile Apps and Services

In a recently released staff report, the Federal Trade Commission makes several recommendations designed to reduce “mobile cramming.” Cramming occurs when consumers access or enroll in third-party services through a mobile...more

MVNO – trends and contracts

Today’s news that the Post Office is to launch a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in partnership with EE has led us to put together a few thoughts about the market and about MVNO contracts....more

Authentication of Social Media Evidence: Best Practices

While the need to authenticate evidence is not new, the types of evidence that trial lawyers need to authenticate is. Social media evidence is one example. While not the type of evidence most practitioners are accustomed...more

PTAB Not a “Death Squad”—More Like a Surgeon

Xilinx, Inc. v. Intellectual Ventures I LLC; Illumina, Inc. v. Trs. of Columbia Univ.; Micron Tech., Inc. v. Bd. Of Trs. of Univ. of Ill.; CBS Interactive, Inc. v. Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC - In the final written...more

The FTC Continues Its Focus on the Mobile Arena

The Federal Trade Commission has recently focused its consumer protection efforts on the mobile arena, and particularly video game companies operating in that arena. Early last year, the FTC issued several staff...more

Eight Key Takeaways from FTC's Settlement with Snapchat

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Snapchat, the young mobile messaging company. The complaint alleges misrepresentations about functionality and related security as well as privacy...more

Is Wheeler Gaga for Gigabit? The FCC Liberates 100 MHz of Spectrum for Unlicensed Wi-Fi

On April 1, the FCC took steps to remedy a small but growing annoyance of modern life: poor Wi-Fi connectivity. Removing restrictions that had been in place to protect the mobile satellite service uplinks of Globalstar, and...more

Interview with Michael Whitt Q.C. on his new Flipboard Magazine

Bennett Jones consistently tries to find new ways to inform, engage and provide clients with interesting content that may be of interest to their area of business. With an ever-increasing use of mobile technology, finding...more

Law Firm Websites for the iPad Generation.

A prediction: The next website your firm launches will be built for the iPad generation – and incorporate something called “responsive design.” Why? Because all websites – including law firm sites – are seeing a sharp...more

Mobile Payments Start-Ups: The need to know landscape

Originally published in E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy - February 2013. New payments companies need to be aware of the legal and compliance issues that are part of operating in two of the most heavily regulated US...more

Data Management for Health Care Organizations: Is Your Head in the Sand? The Data Is Not There

It is virtually inevitable that health care companies will be called upon to preserve, collect, review and produce some portion of their electronic records. Health care companies face unique and complex challenges as they...more

D.C. Circuit Affirms FCC Order Mandating Data Roaming Obligations for Mobile Service Providers

On Dec. 4, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision affirming the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2011 Data Roaming Order (Data Roaming Order)....more

FCC Launches Incentive Auction Proceeding to Free Spectrum for Mobile Broadband and Data

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released the text of its plan to establish what has been billed as the world’s first incentive auction process to repurpose broadcast television spectrum for...more

FCC Inquiry Implicates Mobile Payments Data

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) renewed inquiry into the privacy and security of information stored on mobile communications devices has run into a challenge to the agency’s authority to expand its regulation of...more

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