From the monthly archives: October 2012

Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 22, 2012 By Brandon Trout

 

 

Federal Circuit to take on software patents, again. Google opposes fixed license for standard-essential patents. Dish Network resolves Voom HD lawswuit, AMC will start airing shows again. Can you Tebow? (TM)

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We all know actors who portrayed a role so well that they practically become inseparable from their on-screen personas.  Jason Alexander will always George Costanza.  For many Americans, Hugh Laurie is Dr. Gregory House.  And few people can watch Dennis Franz without also seeing the bare bottom of Detective Sipowicz from NYPD Blue.  Yet what happens when, [...]

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U.S. consumers use smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and laptops to access email, download apps, engage in mobile commerce, upload and download content, stream video, video chat, use navigation systems, and search the Internet.  Responding to the demand for these wireless services, mobile broadband providers are rolling out 4G LTE networks and offering particularized data plans to [...]

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Many of Toyota’s customers have had to deal with at least one recall of their vehicle in recent years.  In fact, last week Toyota issued its 16th recall since 2007.  The most famous recalls occurred in 2010 when the floor mats caused the accelerator of the car to stick, making cars be unable [...]

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Defending 3-D Printing

On October 16, 2012 By Zachary Loney

3-D printing is quickly becoming a reality for the everyday person – or at least a select sub-set of hobbyists out there.  Companies like MakerBot and DeezMaker have both moved beyond the e-commerce arena and opened brick and mortar retail stores in Manhattan and Los Angeles respectively.  The goal being not [...]

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This past September, California governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that aims to protect child actors from sexual abuse by requiring the screening of talent managers, photographers, and other people who work with child actors.  Professionals will provide their names and fingerprints to the state labor commissioner, and anyone who matches [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 15, 2012 By Brandon Trout

US Appeals Court reverses the sales ban on Google’s Galaxy Nexus. Microsoft sues Motorola over Google Maps’s patent infringement. How to stop Verizon from selling your location data to advertisers. The Infield Fly Rule and the Law. Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Telecom [...]

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Falling Victim to “Sponsored Stories”

On October 12, 2012 By Sam Beutler

If you were one of the unfortunate many to participate in the Facebook IPO, here is your chance to (partially) recoup your loss.  This week, Facebook agreed to a revised class-action settlement of $10 per “victim” of their sponsored stories.  The original law suit claimed that Facebook neither sufficiently informed [...]

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Impliedly Tarnishing the Apple Mark?

On October 11, 2012 By Talor Bearman

Now that Apple’s iPhone has become its biggest source of profits, the company has shown its willingness to defend its smartphone technology in the courtroom.  Analysts estimate that in the smartphone industry alone, as much as $20 billion was spent on patent litigation and patent purchases in the last two [...]

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Butt-Chugging Lawsuit?

On October 10, 2012 By Cal Albritton

By now, many of you young readers have heard about the incident at the University of Tennessee where a member of the University’s Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) chapter was accused of “butt-chugging.” And for those of you who don’t know, you probably already have a suspicion of what this is. If you’re squeamish, you may [...]

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