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Is patent peace on the horizon? Google and Samsung announced Sunday that they had brokered a global cross-licensing patent agreement covering a wide range of businesses and technologies. While they are keeping the details of the agreement quiet, it appears that the two technology giants are actively trying [...]

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Apple to Apple

On January 11, 2011 By Kelly Donley

On November 16, 2010, the Fab Four’s legendary music became available on iTunes. CMUdaily recently reported that in order to secure The Beatles catalogue, iTunes may have struck an unusual deal. Typically, the wholesale price for [...]

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Anheuser-Busch Shows MLB Its Bitter Beer Face

On November 16, 2010 By Henson Millsap

The thirty-year marriage of Budweiser and Major League Baseball (MLB) turned sour late last week when Anheuser-Busch (A-B) filed suit against the league. A-B alleges that the league’s licensing arm, MLB Properties, reneged on an agreed sponsorship renewal for the upcoming season. The brewer, whose sponsorship rights were set to expire later this [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 27, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Hallmark settles lawsuit with Paris Hilton for “That’s Hot” greeting card the celebrity claimed infringed her trademarked catch phrase and publicity rights.

District court rules films Disturbia and Rear Window not substantially similar, and grants summary judgment for Speilberg in copyright infringement suit.

Supreme Court requests response from [...]

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Next time you hear your favorite song on the radio and whip out your smartphone to Google those hard-to-decipher lyrics, you may be asked to enter your credit card information before you can get them. That might be extreme, but there is little doubt that change is coming in the world of online song-lyrics.

In [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 26, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Michigan woman faces murder charges from a Facebook feud that ended in tragedy.

House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank’s drive to establish a licensing and regulation system for Internet gambling still faces resistance.

70,000 blogs unexpectedly shut down by unidentified law enforcement agency.

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In Reed Elsevier Inc. v. Muchnick, No. 08-103, the Supreme Court reversed a Second Circuit holding that federal district courts do not have subject matter jurisdiction to settle a class action copyright infringement action where some absent class members have not registered their copyrights. The case may clear the way for broader use of the [...]

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Nike to Lombardi: We Want Our Money Back

On March 31, 2010 By Mark Donnell

The folks at Nike were hoping for a motivational speech. Or at least an audio recording of one. But after shelling out $150,000, all they got were words on a page, the text of one of Vince Lombardi’s famed speeches.

Nike was planning to use the audio recording in a new advertising campaign. But without [...]

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Lawsuit May Endanger Survival of NCAA Video Games

On February 17, 2010 By JETLaw

Ed O’Bannon, a marketing director for an auto dealership in Las Vegas, may play a pivotal role in forever changing how the NCAA does business. O’Bannon was a star basketball player for UCLA in the mid-1990s, and now he’s at the forefront of a class action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA [...]

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Hell hath no fury like a Gator scorned. Last week, Fox Broadcasting Company threatened to drop its signal from Time Warner Cable and Bright House on the eve of some of the nation’s most anticipated college bowl games. Even members of Congress and the FTC were urged to get involved. Happily, [...]

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