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Monetizing IoT Data Without Driving Away Your Customers
Apple installs the rock band U2's newest album onto all iPhones for free. Amazon charges customers for Alexa to monitor all conversations in your home.
United States
19 Jan 2018
District Court Rules That Startup Can Use Web Scrapers To Collect Information From Public LinkedIn Profiles, Despite Protests For LinkedIn
On August 14, 2017, on a motion for preliminary injunction, the District Court for the Northern District of California held that LinkedIn, a social network owned by Microsoft, Inc., could not continue to block hiQ...
United States
7 Sep 2017
Fearing eDiscovery In The IoT Age? Let's Keep Things In Proportion
Anyone that's ever been involved in a lawsuit dreads the discovery process. In the United States, litigating parties typically must produce all relevant information that they possess...
United States
16 Nov 2016
E.D. VA. Agrees With Jury: Cox Contributory Liable For Infringing BMG's Copyrights
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held ISPs can be liable, if the ISP fails to properly follow the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").
United States
10 Oct 2016
3 Challenges For Internet-Of-Things Patents
The "Internet-of-Things" (IoT), sometimes known as the "intelligence of things," is a network of interconnected physical objects, each embedded with sensors that collect and upload data to the internet for analysis or control.
United States
24 Jun 2016
Patent The Internet Of Things, Or Not?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the big next step as we continue evolving from the Flintstones' prehistoric lifestyle to the Jetsons' futuristic utopia.
United States
8 Feb 2016
Internet Of Things: Another Industry Patent War?
Depending on which commentator you believe, you could argue that the smartphone patent wars of the past five years are winding down.
United States
5 Jan 2016
GoDaddy's Parked Pages Do Not Violate Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act
On September 10, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California handed domain name registrar GoDaddy a victory against the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, holding that GoDaddy was not liable under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) for "trafficking" in infringing domain names.
United States
13 Nov 2015
Second Circuit Rules That Google's Book Scanning Project Is Fair Use
Google Inc.'s practice of scanning millions of books and making the digital copies available for online searching is transformative fair use under U.S. copyright law, the Second Circuit has ruled.
United States
6 Nov 2015
Ninth Circuit Rules That Copyright Owners Must Consider Fair Use Before Sending DMCA Takedown Notifications
On September 14, 2015, in what has become known as the "dancing baby case," the Ninth Circuit held that copyright holders must consider fair use before sending a DMCA takedown notification.
United States
22 Sep 2015
Careful Claim Drafting Can Make The Difference For Software Inventions Under USPTO's § 101 Analysis
Since providing its Interim Guidelines on Patent Eligibility in December 2014 and additional examples in January 2015, the USPTO has received over sixty public comments.
United States
5 Aug 2015
Judge Awards WordPress Owner Damages In False DMCA Takedown Case
For the first time, a magistrate judge has awarded money damages in a case involving the filing of a DMCA takedown notice with material misrepresentations.
United States
30 Jul 2015
SDNY Holds Fair Use Not Applicable To Most Images On Gossip News Website
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently evaluated whether non-licensed images posted to a celebrity gossip news site constitute fair use.
United States
29 Jul 2015
Ninth Circuit Finds Initial Interest Confusion May Result From Amazon Search Results
On July 6, 2015, a Ninth Circuit panel majority revived the ailing theory of "initial interest confusion" in reversing a lower court's finding of non-infringement relative to search results on for trademarked goods.
United States
16 Jul 2015
Diller v. Barry Driller Inc., 104 USPQ2d 1676 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 10, 2012)
Media mogul Barry Diller ("Diller") brought a claim against the operators of, a digital service that streamed broadcast-television signals over the Internet.
United States
24 Dec 2012
Claim Amendment Made During Reexamination Neither Impermissibly Broadened Nor Substantively Changed Claim Scope
In Predicate Logic, Inc. v. Distributive Software, Inc., No. 07-1539 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 9, 2008), the Federal Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's grant of SJ of invalidity, holding an amendment made to claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 5,930,798 ("the '798 patent") during reexamination neither impermissibly broadened nor substantively changed the claim's scope.
United States
29 Dec 2008
Common Short Codes: The Next Venue for Trademark Disputes
While even the least tech-savvy person knows about the existence of domain names, even the most tech-savvy trademark attorney may not know about the growing use and importance of common short codes on their client’s marketing efforts, or their potential impact on trademark interests.
United States
10 May 2007
Developments in Asia
China’s legal framework underwent drastic changes in recent years, resulting in a much friendlier legal environment for foreign companies to enter into technology-transfer contracts with Chinese companies.
4 Aug 2006
First Amendment Defense Fails in DVD Copy Control Trade Secret Case
In DVD Copy Control Association, Inc. v. Bunner [31 Cal. 4th 864, 75 P.3d 1, 4 Cal. Rptr. 3d 69 (Aug. 25, 2003)], the California Supreme Court rejected a Web site proprietor’s First Amendment defense against the DVD Copy Control Association’s (the Association’s) claim of trade secret misappropriation.
United States
17 Sep 2004
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