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Was that bribery? There’s an app for that! Latham & Watkins releases an app detailing anti-corruption and bribery statutes across many countries. [H/T Law Technology News] False advertising claims (some of them, anyway) against Frito-Lay, based on an “All-Natural” label applied to GMO products, survive. [H/T @rtushnet] After [...]Continue Reading →
On September 9, 2013 By Mark Foley January 26, 2014
In historic fashion, New Zealand’s Parliament passed a bill stating that computer programs are “not inventions” and thus not patentable. Although the bill carves out an exception for embedded software, it significantly restricts the scope of patentable computer software. The bill’s proponents contend that patent protection [...]Continue Reading →
The New York Times breaks a story alleging that the Drug Enforcement Agency has been working very closely with AT&T to access a database of phone records going as far back as 1987. According to the story, the DEA pays AT&T to station several of the company’s employees inside DEA investigative units to [...]Continue Reading →
On September 6, 2013 By Michael Joshi January 26, 2014
A little over a month ago, Acting Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Teresa Stanek Rea announced that the opening of a Silicon Valley satellite office of the USPTO would be delayed, explaining: ”Given current budget constraints under sequestration, our efforts to move into permanent spaces for those three [...]Continue Reading →
A bill passed in New Zealand effectively bans software patents by labeling them ‘not inventions.’ A newly invented process, implemented in software, would still be patentable, but the software that implements it would not itself be patentable. Will this square New Zealand’s goal with the TRIPS Agreement’s requirement that patents be available [...]Continue Reading →
There were a lot of items this week, so we are publishing an additional JETLawg:
Confirming that we have one foot in the utopian and one foot in the dystopian future, credit card thieves in Australia are apparently using 3D printers to make virtually undetectable ATM skimmers. These devices “skim” copies of the magnetic [...]Continue Reading →
Thanks to our authors from the class of 2014 for a great summer full of analysis! We covered a wide range of legal issues in the areas of entertainment and technology. Check our blog archive for the full coverage.
Fox loses its appeal for an injunction to block Dish Networks’ commercial-skipping [...]Continue Reading →
On July 18, 2013 By Shannon Han February 4, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies, the Federal Trade Commission, and antitrust and intellectual property attorneys waited with bated breath for the Supreme Court’s monumental decision on the legality of reverse-payment settlements, announced in FTC v. Actavis. On June 17, 2013, everyone got their answer… or did they?
In March, this blog outlined [...]Continue Reading →
Note: JETLaw staff is off for the week. Happy Fourth of July!
FISA court allows Google and Microsoft to publish procedural details of their lawsuits seeking the right to be more specific about the number of national security requests they receive. WIPO pulls together support for the [...]Continue Reading →
Fairy tale trolls and patent trolls share more than just a name. Both gather property of sorts–trolls gather trees and livestock from fields, and patent trolls gather patents. Neither serves a productive purpose–trolls destroy everything in their paths and patent trolls use the threat of lawsuits to prevent industrious [...]Continue Reading →
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