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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 →
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 →
The United States and Russia agree to establish a cyber hotline aimed at reducing the risk of cyber conflict and misunderstandings. Many are drawing analogies to the Cold War-era nuclear hotline, and in fact the new cyber hotline will be built on top of that communications framework. NSA leaker Snowden is [...]Continue Reading →
June has been an interesting month for DNA at the Supreme Court and for technology and the law generally. Justice Scalia demonstrated his own signature brand of judicial restraint by declining to sign on to those aspects of last Thursday’s Myriad Genetics decision that explained “fine details of molecular biology.” [...]Continue Reading →
Last Thursday, the Supreme Court held that some forms of DNA are patent-eligible in its long-awaited opinion, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.. Following Chakrabarty, the Supreme Court ruled that naturally occurring DNA is not patent-eligible, however cDNA, a form of DNA artificially created in a lab [...]Continue Reading →
In the Ninth Circuit, Google argues that the Wiretap Act does not prohibit interception of unencrypted wireless transmissions. The Supreme Court unanimously rules in Myriad that isolated DNA is not patentable, while cDNA is. [H/T PatentlyO; SCOTUSBlog] Monsanto keeps farmers who were worried about inadvertent infringement out of court. [...]Continue Reading →
On June 11, 2013 By Michael Joshi
A little over a month ago, Judge James L. Robart of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington published his 207-page FRAND rate-setting decision in Microsoft v. Motorola.
FRAND, which standards for “fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory” is a term that comes up in the context of [...]Continue Reading →
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