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Cocky Controversy Roils Romance Community

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Alarm bells rather than wedding bells are ringing in the insular but passionate world of romance novels as authors and publishers grapple with the question whether an author can claim exclusive rights to use “cocky” in book...more

Facebook, Google, and GDPR: The war for data privacy

by Adrian Dayton on

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg came under fire during a Congressional hearing over Facebook’s policy of tracking data on non-users and logged out users. The scandal forced Facebook’s data-mining partner Cambridge Analytica to...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Facebook isn’t the only tech stock having a good week. Amazon—helped along by its booming cloud business—more than doubled its net income in Q1 as compared to a year ago....more

Annual Report on the Food and Beverage Industry: Recent Trends and Outlook

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The food and beverage industry has experienced significant change in recent years. New technological developments are enhancing the way food producers track food safety issues, food-labeling remains a hot-button issue, and...more

Abuse of Dominance Concerning Online Platforms

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Large online platforms such as Amazon, Facebook and Google have a strong presence in Europe. Although general competition law principles apply to them, cases concerning online platforms give rise to a lot of novel questions...more

Vertical Agreements in the Online Sales of Goods

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The growth of e-commerce and the resulting increase in price transparency and price competition have a significant impact on companies’ distribution strategies and consumer behavior. While the emergence of e-commerce has the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

It was a busy Thursday in the big pharma world, with drugmaker Shire rejecting a $60 billion takeover offer from Japan’s Takeda, while US rival Allergan disclosed that it was considering a bid of its own for Shire....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The notoriously close-to-the-vest Amazon revealed for the first time yesterday in a letter to shareholders that its popular Prime program boasts more than 100 million paid members globally....more

Accused Infringer Estopped from Asserting Prior Art Disclosed in Invalidity Contentions

In an order issued on April 4, 2018, Judge Lynn granted plaintiff ZitoVault’s motion for summary judgment under 35 U.S.C. 315(e)(2), holding that defendant IBM is estopped from asserting invalidity defenses based on prior art...more

The Amazon Effect on Planning and Zoning

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Online retail giant Amazon recently shortened the list of potential locations for its future second corporate headquarters, referred to as Amazon’s “HQ2”, to twenty locations around the country. Three of those 20 locations...more

EKG Monitor May Be Included in Future Apple Smart Watches

by Knobbe Martens on

According to Bloomberg, Apple, Inc. is currently developing an electrocardiogram (also known as an EKG or ECG) feature in its smartwatch products. A report from Bloomberg and other sources have stated that the unit in...more

How Will Smart Devices Impact IP Litigation?

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Patent filings reveal the untapped potential of Google and Amazon smart devices Big companies have been filing patent applications on smart devices for many years.  While it is unlikely that old patents can be stretched to...more

Amazon Develops Drones that React to Human Gestures

The technology of U.S. Patent No. 9,921,579, which issued on March 20, 2018, may help Amazon grapple with how flying robots might interact with human bystanders and customers waiting on their doorsteps. Apple engineer...more

Loose or Tight Fit? Data Partnership Strategies in Voice Solutions

by Ward PLLC on

If you don't read The Information, you probably should start. Their recent report on Apple's Siri and the struggle to help Siri's experience improve is a fascinating dive into the pros and cons of an open ecosystem...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Trivago's strikethrough pricing practices subject to AU scrutiny; Denmark opens investigation...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below and is full of interesting stories. Enjoy....more

Amazon Smiles With Iconic Non-Verbal Logo?

Yesterday, while on the highway heading to a client meeting, I noticed a truck that looked like this...more

Do Google, Amazon, and Apple Support Male Guardianship Laws?

by Atma Global on

In recent weeks, Google, Amazon, and Apple announced plans to launch technology partnerships in Saudi Arabia. Tech firms have already come under scrutiny for alleged gender pay discrimination, as well as for fostering work...more

Pesticide/FIFRA Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Amazon Services, LLC Enter into Consent Agreement

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Amazon Services, LLC (“Amazon”) entered into a February 14th Consent Agreement (“CA”) addressing alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and...more

EPA Settles with Amazon on Distribution of Unregistered Pesticides

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On February 14, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Amazon Services LLC (Amazon) entered into a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) whereby Amazon agreed to pay $1,215,700 in civil penalties for...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Pursuit of scale drives consumer M&A

by White & Case LLP on

The race to consolidate resulted in a flurry of megadeals in 2017, while the disruptive impact of technology on consumer behavior continues to generate activity. M&A deal value in the consumer sector saw phenomenal growth...more

Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: January 2018 #4

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Food Quality News discussed a USDA proposal to revise swine inspection rules. Food Engineering discussed the status of FSMA compliance....more

Disruptive Forces: Antitrust in 2018

Disruptive Forces 2 - - Netflix – a threat to broadcast and cable TV operators? - Amazon – a threat to grocery and retail more broadly? - Apple and Facebook – a threat to would-be rivals? - Google – a threat to...more

Help Wanted: How Your Online Job Advertisements Could Be Considered Age Discrimination

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

More and more employers are seeking employees on the internet through targeted advertisements on Facebook. Employers can target these advertisements to certain users based on age, location, interests, experience, among other...more

Retailers Anxiously Await Possible Changes to Taxation of Online Sales

Retailers will be closely watching the outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to revisit a 26-year-old case which has limited states’ taxing authority over online sales. The Supreme Court, heeding calls from...more

Not Your Grandad’s Facebook? Targeted Social Media Ads Spur Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Can you target advertisements to a group based on age? The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and several individuals think not and filed suit against T-Mobile, Amazon, Cox Communications, and Cox Media Group. The...more

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