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With new technology come new products, new opportunities, and—unfortunately—new problems.  Few technologies pose quite the excitement, and potential for legal complication, as 3D printing.  3D printing, a technique that manufactures goods using thin layers of plastic based on written computer programs, has the potential to revolutionizeevery major industry in the world.  However, as Yoshitomo Imura [...]

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EMV Cards Finally Coming to the US

By Sara Hunter On October 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

On October 17, 2014, just days before Staples announced that it was investigating a “potential [security] issue,” President Obama signed an executive order to accelerate EMV adoption in the United States.

The hacking trend first began in November of 2013 when—a few days before Thanksgiving—Target’s security and payments system was hacked. In the first [...]

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Using Robots to Treat Ebola?

By Daniel Rheiner On October 28, 2014 · Updated October 29, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Scientists are exploring the possibility of using robots to help treat the Ebola epidemic. This development, while still in its early stages, has the potential to significantly improve our Ebola response efforts. However, the use of robots in the medical field also raises legal questions, both in the United States and abroad.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

By Brenan Salgado On October 27, 2014 · Updated October 28, 2014 · Leave a Comment


A federal district court judge dismisses an antitrust lawsuit brought by Starlight Cinemas against Regal Entertainment regarding Regal’s exclusivity agreements with major movie studios.


Getty Images announces that its copyright “enforcement policies are being ramped down.”


The Electronic Frontier Foundation, reddit, and the [...]

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FCC No Longer to Blackout Sporting Events

By Michael Griffin On October 27, 2014 · Updated October 27, 2014 · Leave a Comment

For years, professional sports and blackouts have gone hand-in-hand. No, not those blackouts; broadcast blackouts of games that failed to sell out. But the times, they are a changin’.

In November of last year, the JETLaw Blog reported that the FCC was reviewing its policy on blackouts. Most sports blackouts are [...]

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The Increasing Use of Virtual Physicians

By Mark Foley On October 24, 2014 · Leave a Comment

As the costs of both delivering and receiving health care services continue to increase, doctors are looking for new ways to deliver quality health advice in an efficient manner. One way they are doing so is through virtual patient consultations. For instance, MeMD offers 24/7 services in most states [...]

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Faux Hershey Settles

By Chastity Bobo On October 23, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Hershey Company has settled the trademark infringement lawsuit it filed in June against TinctureBelle, LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC, Colorado based marijuana-candy companies. Hershey claimed consumers would be confused by the similarities between marijuana-infused chocolate products and popular Hershey favorites. Other included claims were: trademark dilution, false designation of origin, unfair competition, and passing off.


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In the wake of the government’s indictment against members of Unit 61398, the Shanghai-based cyberunit of the People’s Liberation Army, economic cybertheft against private industries continues to rise. Last week, the FBI issued a private warning to industries that another high-level group of Chinese hackers [...]

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