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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 2, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

A bill passed in New Zealand effectively bans software patents by labeling them ‘not inventions.’ A newly invented process, implemented in software, would still be patentable, but the software that implements it would not itself be patentable. Will this square New Zealand’s goal with the TRIPS Agreement’s requirement that patents be available [...]

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Since Google-Glass was first announced, it seems there has been no shortage of controversy surrounding the cutting-edge device. From privacy concerns to concerns the device would cause Continue Reading

Disclaimer: I am not from New York.  I like New York.  I do not ♥ New York.

Walk down many streets in Manhattan filled with tourists and you are bound to see numerous tables chockfull of t-shirts and other items emblazoned with the phrase “I ♥ NY.”  While this phrase gained prominence and [...]

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Your Phone Just Called. It’s Tracking You.

On April 9, 2013 By Tim Van Hal

Just last week, a new report published in Nature’s Scientific Reports confirmed what many already knew and some feared: mobile devices can be used to identify people regardless of whether the information was “anonymized.” That is right: your phone and its data, even if it is touted as “anonymous,” can be used to [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On April 8, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Bank not liable to cyber-heist victim company that had expressly declined to use the additional security controls it offered A federal district court hears arguments about whether the FBI’s use of a “stingray” device, which pretends to be a cell phone tower so that it can collect information from phones and [...]

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King of Watered Down Beer?

On March 8, 2013 By Kimberly Smith

Recently, the JETLaw blog detailed Anheuser-Busch’s trademark dispute over the use of “Bud” in regions of Europe, but now the company faces a different legal dispute in the United States.  The company now faces allegations that it intentionally lowers the alcohol content of many of its beverages by using extra [...]

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A Renewed Call for Campaign-Finance Reform

On November 5, 2012 By Mike Dearington

Voters will hit the polls tomorrow ushering in the dawn of a new presidential term.  The beginning of a term brings decreased pressures and a concomitant increase in executive flexibility.  This political landscape, colored by the recent deluge of campaign advertisements, presents a ripe time to renew the discussion and proposals promoting campaign-finance reform.

Since [...]

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Martha Stewart Once Again in Trouble with the Law

On September 20, 2012 By Emily Green

Less than a decade after being convicted for obstructing justice and spending five months in jail, Martha Stewart once again faces charges–this time for allegedly selling counterfeit German knives.

The lawsuit was brought in Florida Federal Court by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Wuppertal-Solingen-Remscheid, a German trade association that [...]

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Facebook has a message for any of its users considering a lawsuit against the company: tread lightly, because Facebook never forgets.  Since a user’s profile history is never truly erased from Facebook’s records, that history can easily be brought to light during the discovery phase of a suit.  As Facebook’s lawyers have discovered, the [...]

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Last Sunday, millions of people tuned in to watch “the big game.”  Everyone knows what “the big game” means (…just in case, it is an unofficial title for the Super Bowl).  Restaurants and stores all advertise their wares with banners telling you to either to “Stock up” or “Come on in” for “the [...]

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