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On March 24, 2014 By Brenan Salgado March 24, 2014
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On March 31, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, Docket No. 13-298, where the question is whether computer-related inventions are eligible for patenting under 35 U.S.C. § 101. If Justice Breyer’s recent musings are any indication, things [...]Continue Reading →
On March 21, 2014 By Matt Ginther March 22, 2014
Now, there’s some sad things known to man, but ain’t too much sadder than [...]Continue Reading →
CrossFit is one of the latest fitness crazes sweeping the nation. Developed by coach Greg Glassman, the program takes a functional, communal approach to getting fit. CrossFit essentially pools together many different sports and identifies the underlying physical skills needed to perform those tasks.
The result? Groups [...]Continue Reading →
Who knew “shufflin’” could be such a problem? LMFAO’s catchphrase — “every day I’m shufflin’” — from the 2010 smash hit “Party Rock Anthem” is the source of a lawsuit filed by Rick Ross. Ross claims the song is an unauthorized derivative work under 17 U.S.C. § 106 (2) and alleges LMFAO [...]Continue Reading →
JETLaw moves up 33 spots!
In the annual law journal rankings compiled by Washington & Lee University School of Law, JETLaw has risen another thirty-three spots — to No. 167, our highest rank ever!
We thank our exceptional authors for contributing high-quality scholarship and congratulate them for the warm [...]Continue Reading →
When ABC Super Soap Weekend 2008 turned out to be the last, soap fans never dreamed it was a glimpse into a future without their favorite shows. For over 40 years, America tuned in every weekday to visit the residents of Pine Valley and Llanview. Stars such as Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra Wilson recorded their [...]Continue Reading →
Few comic book characters or superheroes are as well-known or well-loved as Superman. At least nine different films, from as far back as 1948 and as recently as 2013, boast Superman as their main character — and that does not even include television. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the Superman “brand” is a [...]Continue Reading →
On Friday, January 10, the Supreme Court granted cert to the major broadcasters’ challenge to Aereo. This follows on the heels of a recent ruling questioning the legality of Aereo’s (and, increasingly, other TV-over-internet service providers’) business models.
Aereo’s TV-over-internet technology captures over-the-air digital television broadcasts and relays them as [...]Continue Reading →
On January 13, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson January 13, 2014
A controversial trade deal that would require significant revisions to both foreign and domestic intellectual property law moved forward last week as House and Senate leaders jointly introduced bills authorizing “Trade Promotion Authority” — otherwise known as fast-track approval — for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Fast-track approval is a procedural mechanism that allows [...]Continue Reading →
Due to its nature as a right to exclude, a patent can have a powerful effect on the market. Though in theory the patent is meant to serve a defensive function, some have chosen to use it as a more offensive tool: obtaining questionable royalties from inadvertent infringers, or raising a competitor’s operating costs. It [...]Continue Reading →
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