Jeff Bezos’ far-fetched patent could actually be quite fetching

Dec 14, 2012 By: Will Ashenmacher

Jeff Bezos recently obtained a patent for a “phone airbag system,” which, being exactly what it sounds like, has been described as both “crazy” and “brilliant.”

E-Discovery in Cross-Border Litigation: Part II

Dec 11, 2012 By: Daniel Garrie

This series of blog posts will address the increasingly common cross-border litigation and how the response to electronic discovery (“e-discovery”) differs among civil and common law jurisdictions.

The Controversy over Border Searches and Seizures of Computers

Dec 10, 2012 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

Despite their inappropriateness, border seizures of digital equipment without warrants and associated extensive searches of the digital content of the equipment are increasingly common.

To fight fraud, VA trademarks “GI Bill”

Dec 7, 2012 By: Will Ashenmacher

In an effort to prevent federal funds from being used by deceptive education institutions, the Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to trademark the term “GI Bill”.

E-Discovery in Cross-Border Litigation: Part I

Dec 4, 2012 By: Daniel Garrie

This next series of blog posts will address the increasingly common cross-border litigation and how the response to electronic discovery (“e-discovery”) differs among civil and common law jurisdictions.

Patent Trolls as Racketeers?

Dec 3, 2012 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

Cisco and the other major technology companies, in searching for ways to protect their customers, have begun to bring racketeering charges against “patent trolls.”

There are good reasons for counterfeit drug laws

Nov 30, 2012 By: Will Ashenmacher

Intellectual property protections can be seen as one way of assuring that safe, reliable medicine is getting into the hands of people who need it.

Is There a “Right to be Forgotten”?

Nov 26, 2012 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

It seems that a “right to be forgotten” — i.e. to have one’s digital footprint erased — is difficult to implement; instead, our attention should focus on personal data privacy and security.

The General Petraeus Scandal: A Cyberlaw Lesson

Nov 19, 2012 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

The General Patraeus scandal illustrates the point that, before inviting authorities into your electronic domain, you must assume that all of your secrets contained in that digital material will be discovered.

China’s top IP official might need to import some reality

Nov 16, 2012 By: Will Ashenmacher

Despite insistence to the contrary by the nation’s top IP official, China has and continues to turn a blind eye to all matter of IP piracy within its own borders.

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