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As Facebook Friends Wall Street, Legal Risks Grow

On February 9, 2012 By Niels Melius

Facebook recently announced a major status update: it’s going public.  On Wednesday, February 1st, the company filed registration papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in what marks the first step in becoming a publicly traded company.  If all goes according to the planned timeline, the social networking site will raise at least [...]

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Last month, Google announced its plans to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings, the cellphone company that recently split from Motorola.  As the popularity and use of smartphones have both been growing rapidly of late, many speculated that Google intended to wed its Android operating system with Motorola’s celebrated–and large–collection of telecommunication and hardware patents [...]

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As its name suggests, Google’s Street View, a feature of Google Maps, provides street-level images of locations across the world. Google captures these images through its Google Street View cars and trikes, which are specially equipped with cameras that capture 360-degree views of the streets through which they pass. [...]

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If Only Cars Could Drive Themselves…

On July 15, 2011 By Sophia Behnia

Amidst its ongoing legal battles, Google should be happy about one thing: driverless cars are now legal in Nevada!

Driverless cars are one of Google’s latest hot projects.  At this year’s TED conference, Google showed off its “Googlized Prius” by having it drive around a rooftop parking lot.  Google has [...]

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Are We Living Through a Cyberwar?

On June 18, 2011 By JETLaw

Even casual news readers have probably noticed the increased frequency of large-scale hacking against prominent targets lately.  Just this past month, the list of cyber-victims has grown formidable: Sony (almost daily), Citigroup, Google, Lockheed Martin, the Continue Reading

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently opened a review into the sale of bankrupt Canadian telecom giant Nortel’s vast collection of patents over concerns that the winning bidder could stifle competition. Vying for ownership of over 6,000 patents covering wi-fi, social networking, and mobile technology, bidders are looking to bulk-up their commanding position [...]

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Having revolutionized Internet search, cloud computing, advertising technology, and mobile phone operability (through the development of the Android mobile phone operating system), Google has yet another feather to put in its cap. Last month Corporate Counsel named Google as having the best legal department in its annual (since 2006) “Best Legal Department” [...]

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Google Faces 1/2 Billion Dollar Fine

On June 7, 2011 By Susan Reilly

Google is facing a $500 million dollar fine “in connection with a potential resolution of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the use of Google advertising by certain advertisers,” they disclosed in their 10-Q last week. This extraordinary potential fine comes at a time when Google has joined [...]

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In the most recent installment of the battle between Switzerland’s Federal Data Protection Commissioner and Google Inc., the top administrative court in Switzerland ruled against Google’s “Street View” map service on Monday, backing the Swiss privacy watchdog. The decision was grounded in existing laws that require permission to use visible faces on the internet.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 28, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Major Hollywood studios get victory over “Family-Friendly” DVD service that strips films of objectionable content.

Judge orders shutdown of TV streaming site, despite periodic statutory licensing payments.

France becomes destination of choice for celebrities looking to forum shop for plaintiff-friendly defamation laws.

Law firm [...]

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