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Patent Eligibility Symposium Wrap-Up
On Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, JETLaw hosted its 2013-2014 symposium, Patents 101: From Computer Code to Genetic Codes, focusing on what, exactly, is eligible for patent protection. Chief Judge Randall Rader of the Federal Circuit delivered the keynote address, and panels addressed software patents, gene patents, and principles of patent [...]Continue Reading →
For several years, net neutrality has been a major issue among consumer groups, startup companies, and many others who value the open nature of the internet. In the early days of the internet, internet service providers (ISPs) relayed data between websites and users indiscriminately, operating as a mere conduit. In the last few years, however, [...]Continue Reading →
On November 26, 2011 By Nick Barry
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had a DVDs-by-mail rental business that was in competition with Netflix. In May 2005, Wal-Mart decided to pull out of the DVDs-by-mail rental industry and struck an agreement with Netflix: Wal-Mart would encourage its members to transfer their service to Netflix and in exchange Netflix would encourage its members [...]Continue Reading →
No one denies that streaming is the future for watching videos. But you can’t stream Netflix–or any online video–without an Internet connection. Moreover, some video streams are time-sensitive. For instance, the free version of Hulu may allow you to view only the most recent episodes of your favorite TV show. But MediaMall Technologies wants [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Axl Rose goes forward with $20 million lawsuit over use of band mate Slash in videogame Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
Charlie Sheen catchphrase, “Winning!” sparks trademark disputes.
ICANN approves .xxx for adult-entertainment sites.
Netflix faces class action lawsuit for privacy [...]Continue Reading →
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After decades of litigation, legal battle over Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window ignites with new fervor.
Fox faces copyright infringement lawsuit over new reality show, My Parents Are Gonna Love You.
‘Real Housewife’, Danielle Staub, gets tricked then treated to litigation by ex-boyfriend who served her with [...]Continue Reading →
The red Netflix movie envelope has become a well-known sight, with fifteen million customers recently joining the service to receive DVDs in the mail or view films through online streaming. The convenience and simplicity of Netflix’s service has even contributed to the collapse of some of its competitors, with former market leader, Blockbuster, declaring bankruptcy [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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Burberry lawsuit accuses T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s of selling mass quantities of counterfeits.
E-Trade prepares to defend against Lindsay Lohan’s “meritless” $100 million lawsuit.
Pink Floyd victory against EMI may end online sale of individual tracks.
Scientologists battle upcoming release of German film.
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