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As the social networking market continues to grow and evolve, consumers are increasingly presented with new platforms through which they can document and share their lives. The expansion of this market, particularly over the past few years, has been nothing short of remarkable. Websites like Facebook and LinkedIn have become nearly mandatory for young [...]

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If you’re a follower of copyright law, the last several months have been interesting, to say the least. During the debate over the Stop Online Privacy Act and the PROTECT IP Act, copyright talk briefly entered the national discourse. Although that process ended with no changes in the law itself, it’s possible that it [...]

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The New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Program instituted by ICANN was pegged to be a fundamental change in the Internet. While that remains to be seen, many trademark holders are concerned about this fundamental change because an open season on TLDs brings about the risk of an entity appropriating someone else’s registered trademark. [...]

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Mass Texts Spark High-Stakes Class Actions

On March 21, 2012 By JETLaw

Recipients of text messages offering three weekly “flirting tips” for $9.99 per month say they never agreed to be charged for the advice after they ignored the texts.  According to a class-action complaint (PDF) pending before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, though, the amounts appeared on the [...]

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On Monday, February 27th, the Federal Circuit made its fifth post-Bilski decision regarding the patentability of “computer aided” method claims. Previously, the court was split 2-2 on the issue, with Research Corp Technologies v. Microsoft and Ultramercial v. Hulu finding such claims patentable, and Cybersource v. Retail Decisions [...]

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Trade Secret Owners Beware of the Internet!

On October 31, 2011 By JETLaw

Imagine you are an entrepreneur that has just created an invention that will surely make you millions of dollars. You and your partners establish a business location and prepare to manufacture your product. Your product contains a trade secret that provides you with an independent economic advantage over your competitors. You hire employees and [...]

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Even in today’s business world there is more cutting edge technology than one person can possibly utilize (whether you use cloud computing, broadband, or mobile communications in a public or private business). However, with the digital technology that is available, many companies could increase their efficiency and maximize their capacity to service their customers. [...]

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You’ve Been Served…Via Twitter

On October 3, 2011 By JETLaw

Is it possible to serve someone process in 140 characters or less over such social media platforms as Twitter? Many seem to think yes. A new debate currently brewing within the legal community is whether state and federal laws should be amended to allow for service of process on new media and [...]

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