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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 18, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Facebook wins German case to force users to use their real names online. FAA moves ahead with plans to allow drone test flights in US airspace. Even Obama knows patent trolls are “extorting” money. Google files first patent suit against British Telecom. HP [...]

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Hate Crimes, Beards, and a Mullet

On February 13, 2013 By J.P. Urban

Although the Amish attacks were brazen, victims were initially reluctant to come forward, in part because the Amish community is insulated from mainstream society

The JETlaw Blog typically focuses on the cutting edge of technological innovation and the laws that govern it.  Today, however, we are going to take a moment to remind ourselves that technology cannot solve all [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 4, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Path settles with the FTC over contact privacy violations. US DOJ asks FCC to defer Sprint/Softbank merger. Judge Koh rules that Samsung did not willingly infringe Apple’s patents (pdf) Apple trademarks its retail store design. How Newegg crushed the “shopping cart” patent and [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 28, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Steve Jobs threatened patent suit to enforce no-hiring plicy. Court approves Kodak financing, could exit bankruptcy by mid-2013. Google stands up for Gmail users, requires cops to get a warrant. Online gamers say “gaymer” trademark has to go. FCC approves new “secret” wireless [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 14, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Obama signs bill to allow Netflix users to share videos via Facebook. Buffy vs. Edward youtube video removed, even though it is a perfect example of “fair use.” Court decisions show why copyright assignment provisions should be strictly worded. Judge approves Apple and Google’s purchase [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 12, 2012 By Jesse Bland

HTC and Apple settle patent issues, enter 10-year licensing deal. Might this be the end of the patent wars? Judge agrees to consider Samsung’s accusations of juror misconduct in Apple patent trial. Judge denies Fox injunction against Dish’s ad-skipping DVR. Google infringes old Lycos search [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 5, 2012 By Brandon Trout

Election 2012 – where do the candidates stand on technology issues? FTC is in favor of suing Google for antitrust violations. Cell phone donations have increased their impact in the Presidential Race. Contrary to many internet stories, Apple’s court loss in Mexico does not prevent [...]

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As many of you have probably heard, this week an Italian court convicted six scientists for manslaughter based on a “falsely reassuring” evaluation regarding the risk of an earthquake in the town of L’Aquila.  The sentence included 6 years in prison and payment of $10 million in court costs and damages.

The scientists [...]

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Regardless of the political spin surrounding the “Innocence of Muslims,” a legal battle continues in the United States.

In an interesting twist, Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who appeared in the anti-Muslim film that led to protests around the world, sought an emergency injunction.  Garcia’s request to have the video removed [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 29, 2012 By Brandon Trout

Jailbreaking now legal under DMCA for smartphones, but not tablets. Motorola scales back its ITC case against Xbox. ITC rules that Samsung infringes four Apple patents. AMD, Intel, and RSA team up, form the Cyber Security Research Alliance. Patent office tentatively invalidates Apple’s [...]

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