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Nokia: Phones for the Future?

On September 16, 2013 By Erin Frankrone

 

Nokia was once a behemoth of the mobile-phone market, producing nearly indestructible flip-phones and other mobile devices that are now relegated to nostalgia. But as the smartphone market boomed, Nokia was slow on the uptake. The company’s near-fatal delay in releasing a viable competitor for the iPhone [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 16, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 9, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 2, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

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 [...]

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Wednesday Morning JETLawg

On August 28, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 29, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

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 [...]

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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?

What happened?

In March, this blog outlined [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 1, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

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 [...]

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