• New Legislation Favors Trolls, Says EFF

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s response to a rewrite of Section 101 of the Patent Act now working its way through Congress is summed up in the final paragraph of the Foundation’s most recent article on the legislation:...

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  • IP Watchdog Hammers Judge In Qualcomm Case

    Writing in IP Watchdog, James Edwards says federal district Judge Lucy Koh deserves a prize for the worst ever botch of an antitrust case involving patents. His reference is to her ruling in favor of the Federal...

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  • Citgo Implicated In Bribery and Financial Crimes

    A dual citizen of the U.S. and Venezuela, has pleaded guilty to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related charges in the ongoing investigation into bribery at Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) and its Houston-based subsidiary, Citgo. The Justice...

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  • BigLaw Attorneys Queue To Testify About CBD

    CBD, the over-the-counter, cannabis-based wonder drug that promoters claim can relieve pain, address anxiety and depression, ease cancer symptoms, reduce acne, benefit people with neurological disorders, treat high blood pressure, act as an anti-psychotic and prevent diabetes,...

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  • Smile, You’re In a Facial Recognition Study

    Unbeknownst to them, 1700 students, faculty and others at the University of Colorado’s Colorado Springs campus were photographed as part of an effort to improve facial recognition technology. Their images were posted online and available to be...

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  • Jackson Estate Loses Bid To Keep Neverland Documentary Dispute Out of Court

    A federal judge has rejected a motion from the Michael Jackson Estate to keep an HBO documentary about alleged child sex abuse by the late pop star out of open court. Following a hearing, he decided against...

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  • Major Ruling Re Trademark Licenses In Bankruptcy

    In an 8-1 decision handed down on May 20, the Supreme Court reversed the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals and ruled that a debtor-licensor’s rejection of a trademark license agreement does not terminate the rights of the...

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  • Consumers Might Balk if Antitrust Takes Aim at Big Tech

    The five most valuable companies in the U.S. –  Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook – are all in the tech sector, and there seems to be a consensus in the making that Big Tech needs to...

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  • A Banana is a Banana is a Banana

    U.S. District Court Judge Noel Hillman discussed some of the ways bananas might differ from one another in his ruling that a copyright suit against Kangaroo Manufacturing filed by fellow costume maker Rasta Imposta can proceed. The...

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  • When the Going Gets Tough

    Name partner Jake Bloom of Bloom Hergott is leaving the firm in the midst of a highly publicized malpractice suit filed by film star Johnny Depp. Alan Hergott, whose client list includes luminaries such as Brad Pitt,...

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