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Why Data Portability Promotes Competition

On November 11, 2019 By

When 51 leading CEOs recently sent a letter to Congressional leaders to urge the adoption of a national consumer data privacy law, they indicated that one reason for its enactment would be to “enable continued innovation and growth in the data economy.” Now, a focused bipartisan Senate bill has emerged that promises to support greater […]

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Huge leaps in technology within the last decade have brought a once far-fetched idea to the forefront – the prospect of a driverless vehicle. Although some companies claim the technology is already here, economic pressures and city-specific obstacles have steered the focus of this new innovation away from personal vehicles and towards freight […]

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Congress took another step this week in ensuring that we all have safe rides home on Saturday nights. A group of Congressional Democrats penned a letter to the CEOs of Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft demanding that the companies require their drivers to undergo more thorough background checks. This letter comes in the wake of […]

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On January 12, 2015 the White House announced its intention to press for new legislation that would increase consumers’ protection on the web. The Personal Data Notification & Protection Act is intended to “clarif[y] and strengthen[] the obligations companies have to notify customers when their personal information has been exposed . . . .” […]

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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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Bitcoin Education Day on Capitol Hill

On September 5, 2014 By

The newly-enacted Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC), a bitcoin lobbying group, brought more than thirty professionals from the bitcoin industry to Capitol Hill on August 29 in an effort to spread awareness about the digital currency.

The CDC’s goal is to provide information to lawmakers and the general public about the bitcoin technology in […]

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If you are anything like me, bargains are always a welcome sight.  One of the most popular venues for bargain shoppers nationwide are the slew of outlet malls that have popped up in suburban areas and near popular vacation locales.  Outlet stores advertise extensively that they offer upwards of 75 percent off […]

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Copyright Hearings: Road to Reform or Status Quo?

On February 20, 2014 By

This past month, the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held yet another hearing to discuss copyright reform. Aptly titled “The Scope of Copyright Protection,” it offered testimony from some of the most renowned scholars in the field. Yet, although the House and Senate conduct hearings and discuss intellectual property policy […]

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Supreme Court to Weigh in on Awarding Fees in Patent Cases

On February 19, 2014 By

In less than two weeks, the Supreme Court will hear the first patent case of this session, which raises the question of when to award attorney’s fees in patent cases under 35 U.S.C. § 285. The statute provides for the award of attorney fees only in “exceptional cases.” Under the rule established in Brooks […]

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Debit, Credit, or Bitcoin?

On February 6, 2014 By

Will that be debit, credit, or bitcoin? Could bitcoin become that ubiquitous? Those wily Winklevoss twins and the rest of the Bitcoin community have been working to remove the stigma of illegitimacy from the virtual currency, but they want to do so without any additional “draconian” regulation that might interfere with its spread and use. […]

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