Tech M&A Numbers Reveal Industry Crossroads

On September 24, 2015 By pjones

Global trends in merger and acquisition activity are reaching record numbers, with last year alone generating $3.5 trillion in deals. Of that total, the technology industry accounted for $214 billion. Although the industry has not generated this type of deal activity since 2007, the facts underlying these deals aren’t necessarily indicative of growth so often [...]

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#Hacked: Ashley Madison Fallout

On September 23, 2015 By nkalkines

A mere two months ago, in July of 2015, it was revealed that the dating website Ashley Madison had been hacked. The hackers referred to themselves as the “Impact Team,” and threatened to publish user information if the website was not shut down. In August, the hackers made good on their word and Continue Reading

In a widely criticized decision this past week, the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended controversial mixed martial arts and Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Nick Diaz five years and fined him close to $150,000.  The suspension stems from a failed post-fight drug test in January in which one of the three tests Diaz provided [...]

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Judge, Jury, and Executioner

On September 21, 2015 By Daniel Ward

In 2011, the Supreme Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit (and a federal district court) in granting a pre-enforcement challenge to a California law that restricted the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. The Court acknowledged that the law violated the First Amendment (See Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011), publically available Continue Reading

“Emailgate?”: The Law of Hillary’s Emails

On September 18, 2015 By thydrick

Hillary Clinton apologized last week for using a private email address and server during her time as secretary of state. In an interview with David Muir of ABC News, Clinton stated, “That was a mistake. I’m sorry about that. I take responsibility.” Clinton’s apology came after months of denying any wrongdoing.

As [...]

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Bachelor Nation: Citizenship Comes Without Rights

On September 17, 2015 By ngabrenya

Last week, millions of viewers watched as complete strangers, in whose lives the public has gotten totally invested, attended the “most dramatic rose ceremony in Bachelor history.” That’s right: The non-reality world of American Broadcasting Company’s long-standing sensation begins another winter hiatus as the public laments the end of Bachelor in Paradise and waits in [...]

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As 2015 comes to an end, so too will the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement. Implemented in June of 2013 by the White House’s Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), this three-year plan advanced the nation’s intellectual property enforcement and policy priorities. Aiming to better protect intellectual property rights domestically [...]

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Amidst many reports of Survivor suing Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, for unauthorized use of their hit “Eye of the Tiger,” they have yet to file a lawsuit.  However, Survivor could have a valid claim of unauthorized use against Davis.

U.S. District Court Judge David L. Bunning ordered that Davis be jailed [...]

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On September 3, Swiss-based pharmaceutical giant Novartis launched the first American “biosimilar”—a copycat version of a complex biologic drug.  Novartis is offering it’s product Zarxio at a wholesale price that is 15% less than the wholesale price of the product it mimics: [...]

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Apple Unsuccessful in Locking Down Unlock Feature

On September 11, 2015 By Jackson Sattell

I had never really thought about how I unlock my phone until today. And, now that I think about it, I’ve had to learn a bunch of different ways to do it in the last ten years or so: hitting the “Talk” button, sliding a keyboard out, unhinging the screen from the buttons, etc. While [...]

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