Dennis Nicholl, a 63-year- old Chicago man was arrested on Tuesday and charged with a felony for the unlawful interference with a public utility. His bail was just set at $10,000. His crime? Using a cell phone jammer on the subway.  Nicholl, dubbed the “the cellphone police,” at his bond hearing is [...]

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The Ninth Circuit Does Not Feel the Burn

On March 17, 2016 By Katherine Dutcher

Bikram Choudhury’s famous sequence of twenty-six yoga poses and two breathing exercises—which is performed over ninety minutes in a humid, 105-degree room—is not copyrightable, says the Ninth Circuit. Choudhury, the self-proclaimed “Yogi to the stars,” popularized this form of “hot yoga” after emigrating to Beverly Hills in the early 1970s, and he detailed the [...]

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The Seattle City Council recently passed a law that allows for-hire drivers (that are classified as independent contractors by Uber and Lyft) to form unions. This ordinance ended up triggering the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) to file a lawsuit against the city of Seattle because of the potential effects it could have [...]

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This week, one of the last remaining big-name free agents in baseball signed a one-year, $8 million deal.  To the average person that would be a life changing sum of money.  However, to Ian Desmond that represents far less than he, or industry experts, would have expected him to receive.  Desmond over the past [...]

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In today’s social-media focused Internet age, many new doting parents will flood friends’ Facebook news feeds with pictures of their newly arrived chubby-cheeked children. At first glance, this behavior seems innocuous – but the French police earlier this week warned citizens that Internet predators, identity thieves, and other unscrupulous individuals could view those pictures [...]

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Never before has an interception caused such a ruckus. Generally, Tom Brady throws a pick-off and his fans pout until the Pats regain control of the ball. But on January 18, 2015, Tom Brady threw an interception during the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts that [...]

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On February 12th, 2016 the Federal Circuit decided Lexmark Int’l Inc. v. Impression Prods., No. 2014-1617, 2014-1619, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 245.

Lexmark International (Lexmark) begged the issue of whether sales of printer cartridges carried with it “conferred authority” to enable Impression, one of Lexmark’s buyers’ customers, to import and sale an otherwise infringing product.  [...]

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This weekend I’ll enjoy watching The Honda Classic, a PGA tour event played in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Some of my favorite players will be out there including Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Jason Dufner. Along side those players’ every step will be their trusted caddies – carrying clubs, suggesting strategy and searching for [...]

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The topic has been covered on this blog in the past, here, here, and here. However there have been many developments on the [...]

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The Rise of Predictive Legal Technology

On March 3, 2016 By tricker

Lawyer’s desks are often cluttered with papers.  There are files upon files.  Accordion folders are part and parcel for a deal closing or court hearing.  These papers and their content are often why the resolution of a legal issue is expensive and prolonged.  While technology has already affected many areas of the law and made [...]

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