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Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • May 2

    Digitally Labeling Website is Unpatentable Subject Matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101, Says E.D. Texa

    Digitally Labeling Website is Unpatentable Subject Matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101, Says E.D. Texa
    Patent claims covering labeling websites were “directed to the abstract idea of gathering and labeling information to facilitate efficient retrieval of the labeled information,” without any saving inventive concept, and as such…
  • Apr 30

    Lessons from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium

    Lessons from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium
    The USPTO is working in a number of ways to emphasize clarity in patent prosecution.  That is the clear theme emerging from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium, which I attended in Alexandria on April 27, 2016.  In listening…
  • Apr 29

    Cert. Denied in Google Books Copyright Case: Big Win for Fair Use Doctrine

    Cert. Denied in Google Books Copyright Case: Big Win for Fair Use Doctrine
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied review of the Second Circuit decision in The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc., 804 F.3d 202 (2d Cir. 2015), finalizing a decision allowing Google to continue its mass digitization projects as fair…
Rank this Week: 3507

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

Covers data privacy, security and social media subjects. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • May 2

    Deeper Dive: Regulatory Investigations Following a Reported Breach

    Deeper Dive: Regulatory Investigations Following a Reported Breach
    We recently released our 2016 Data Security Incident Response Report (“Report”), which provides lessons learned and metrics related to over 300 data security incidents handled by our team. As noted in the report, once an incident…
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Companies May Risk Liability Under Canadian Anti-Spam Law

    U.S. Companies May Risk Liability Under Canadian Anti-Spam Law
    U.S. companies may soon risk litigation for failing to comply with the provisions of Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) in their electronic communications to Canadian consumers. While this anti-spam law has been in force since 2014, its…
  • Apr 26

    Nebraska Amends Its Data Breach Notification Statute

    Nebraska Amends Its Data Breach Notification Statute
    Since the beginning of 2015, numerous states have amended their data breach notification statutes to include expanded definitions of personal information, clarifications on encryption standards, and new notice content and timing requirements.…
Rank this Week: 2657

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • May 2

    Patent No. U.S. 5,742,942 A

    Patent No. U.S. 5,742,942 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas               Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 5,742,942 AGolf Glove having Club-Gripping StrapInventors: Philip K. Sykes Description: In the continued evolution of golf…
  • Apr 19

    Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A

    Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A
     Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A Golf club and glove including coacting non-slip elements and grip positioning means Inventors: Benjamin Masstab Description: In…
  • Apr 11

    Patent No. U.S. 2,258,999 A

    Patent No. U.S. 2,258,999 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 2,258,999 A Golf Player’s Glove Inventors: Edward S Nunn  Description: Edward Nunn, seemingly patented one of the first, if not the…
Rank this Week: 1602

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • May 2

    Radio Berkman 236: Star Wars vs Copyright

    Radio Berkman 236: Star Wars vs Copyright
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg “George Lucas built a whole new industry with Star Wars.” says Peter S. Menell, devoted science fiction fan and a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law, who studies copyright and…
  • Apr 28

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong [AUDIO]

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong [AUDIO]
    The U.S. still lags behind much of the developed world in terms of the speed and density of its internet infrastructure. In the 21st Century this disparity in access to high speed internet could stand as a critical challenge to…
  • Apr 28

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong
    The U.S. still lags behind much of the developed world in terms of the speed and density of its internet infrastructure. In the 21st Century this disparity in access to high speed internet could stand as a critical challenge to…
Rank this Week: 379

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Covers regulation, litigation and other developments impacting the sharing economy. By Michael Erdman.

http://www.SharingEconomyLawBlog.com
  • May 2

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal
    Last December the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a case involving the flight-sharing service Flytenow.com.  The website offered to match private pilots having planned itineraries with persons desiring…
  • Feb 19

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1
    As I mentioned in a recent post, I think it would be worthwhile to examine some of the previous orders in the O’Connor v. Uber class action litigation in California relating to Uber’s various arbitration provisions.  This…
  • Feb 4

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit
    I practice in Chicago and try to keep a close eye on Sharing Economy developments both locally and in Springfield.  I previously examined a federal court decision involving legal challenges by some of Uber’s competitors here, and…
Rank this Week: 1793

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
Rank this Week: 776

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    'Paying for Miracles:' the Vatican and California's Stem Cell Research Program

    'Paying for Miracles:' the Vatican and California's Stem Cell Research Program
    California's $3 billion stem cell program owes its life to human embryonic stem cells. The effort was created in 2004 to finance research involving such cells, long a matter a major controversy and banned at the time from federal funding by…
  • Apr 26

    California Stem Cell Report Dark This Week

    California Stem Cell Report Dark This Week
    Since the publisher of this report is making a passage aboard the sailing vessel Hopalong this week along the west coast of Mexico, don't expect any fresh items. Postings will resume next week.
  • Apr 22

    California Stem Cell Research and a Super Doc: Inside a $4.4 Million Windpipe Grant at UC Davi

    California Stem Cell Research and a Super Doc: Inside a $4.4 Million Windpipe Grant at UC Davi
    Paolo Macchiarini, Guardian photo Headlines around the world once hailed Paolo Macchiarini as a super-surgeon, a stem cell trailblazer who was responsible for the ground-breaking, first-ever stem cell-based trachea…
Rank this Week: 1325

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3459

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

Covers information security and privacy issues. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • May 2

    Cybersecurity, Corporate Governance, and Risk Management: Best Practice

    Cybersecurity, Corporate Governance, and Risk Management: Best Practice
    As litigators, we help clients resolve conflicts that have matured into disputes.  In the realm of cybersecurity, we defend claims brought by private parties or governmental entities against companies facing the fallout from a data…
  • Apr 25

    Top Tips for OCR HIPAA Audit Preparation

    Top Tips for OCR HIPAA Audit Preparation
    Written by Elizabeth Snell | This article was originally published on HealthITSecurity.com  The recently announced OCR HIPAA audits are not a cause for panic, according to experts, especially of organizations have…
  • Apr 15

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Adopted

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Adopted
    After years of intense discussions, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finally adopted on 14 April 2016. The GDRP sets out uniform new rules in the field of data protection across the EU, rules that will standardize…
Rank this Week: 3515

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

Covers IT and internet legal issues. By Peter S. Vogel.

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • May 2

    FBI says only 20% of private sector reports cyberintrusions!

    FBI says only 20% of private sector reports cyberintrusions!
    20+ years ago, before the Internet and Social Media, the conventional wisdom was that only 10% of businesses would report computer crime crimes. However since cyberintrusions against Sony, Target, and other high visibility companies are daily…
  • Apr 28

    Apparently Yelp lost in its attempt to stop astroturfers!

    Apparently Yelp lost in its attempt to stop astroturfers!
    In March 2015 I blogged about a Yelp lawsuit against alleged astroturfers, and in March 2016 the parties settled the case, but since the defendants continue to operate Revleap  it would seem that Yelp lost its case.  My blog…
  • Apr 25

    GUEST BLOG: Small Texas Law Firm Used in International Cyberattack

    GUEST BLOG: Small Texas Law Firm Used in International Cyberattack
    My Guest Blogger John Ansbach is General Counsel of General Datatech, L.P. (“GDT”), and John is a seasoned attorney with a broad range of experience developed over more than 18 years of practicing law including as a corporate…
Rank this Week: 3740

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3020

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • May 1

    Minimizing Debt

    Minimizing Debt
    I recently listened to The Minimalists’ Podcast episode about money. It inspired me to review my thoughts and plans about money in my life and revise my current plans.
  • Apr 26

    Being Nobody

    Being Nobody
    For three hours, my “job” was to climb trees, navigate obstacles, and sail along zip lines. For three hours I wasn’t a lawyer, a writer, or even a dog parent. For three hours I was Joe Nobody, anonymous, and free to merely…
  • Apr 18

    Bigots Pay More

    Bigots Pay More
    These are issues that are important to me and I’m happy to give discounts to those who share my views enough to implement change and stand for equality.
Rank this Week: 3512

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 3946

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 30

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?
    There has been a disturbance in the Force, have you felt it? Wait, wrong franchise. To Boldly Go Where No Copyright Suit Has Gone Before! Yes, Qapla’ ! Occasionally there are cases that seem to be tailor-made for legal geeks: Naruto v…
  • Apr 23

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once more helped to answer one of the most puzzling aspects of Internet regulation, where do things happen online? In particular, they have answered where can a copyright collective…
  • Apr 9

    Two Gikii events announced

    Two Gikii events announced
    There will be two Gikii events this year in September 2016. Gikii will be held in Australia and London thanks to the help of long-time Gikii enthusiasts Melissa de Zwart and Andrea Matwyshyn. Gikii Adelaide 2016 The first event will be hosted…
Rank this Week: 2174

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Apr 29

    Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Tech: Cisco Kicks Off Global STEM Mentoring Initiative

    Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Tech: Cisco Kicks Off Global STEM Mentoring Initiative
    From the STEM Education Caucus, to the US Joint Economic Committee’s report on STEM education, to White House STEM Fairs, encouraging students on the path to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is a topic that…
  • Feb 3

    2016 Cisco Mobile VNI: Reporting on the Data

    2016 Cisco Mobile VNI: Reporting on the Data
    Over the last decade, the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI), our rolling five year forecast of Internet trends has delivered some amazing and eye-popping predictions. Today’s VNI Mobile Forecast update , for example, shows…
  • Jan 28

    IoT: Using Technology for the Developing World

    IoT: Using Technology for the Developing World
    As we enter 2016, I can’t help but reflect on the staggering success and take up of the Internet of Things (IoT), which refers to any device able to connect to the Internet. Mobile penetration is booming, broadband access continues to…
Rank this Week: 601

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Monitoring Employee Communications: A Brave New World

    Monitoring Employee Communications: A Brave New World
    Over the last decade, communication via email and text has become a vital part of how many of us communicate in the workplace. In fact, most employees could not fathom the idea of performing their jobs without the use of email. For…
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Treasury Department Suggests That Non-Compete Reform is Necessary

    U.S. Treasury Department Suggests That Non-Compete Reform is Necessary
    The U.S. Department of Treasury recently released a study on the effect of non-compete agreements, taking a hard line with respect to their social and economic benefits and purported harms.  Specifically, while the authors of the study…
  • Apr 27

    What Does the Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act Mean for Your Business?

    What Does the Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act Mean for Your Business?
    On April 4, 2016, the Senate passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”).  Soon after, on April 20, 2016, the House Committee approved S. 1890 by voice vote.  Today, the DTSA will be voted on by…
Rank this Week: 822

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
  • Apr 6

    No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA

    No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA
    At the beginning of this year, we warned that there would be an uptick in American with Disabilities Act litigation related to website accessibility this year in a post entitled Does My Website Need to be ADA Compliant?  The answer then…
  • Mar 23

    The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker

    The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker
    A few days ago, a jury in Florida awarded Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea)  $140 million because Gawker posted a leaked sex video of the former wrestler. Rather than focus on the lurid details (which you can Google), let’s look…
Rank this Week: 3494

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
  • Apr 6

    No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA

    No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA
    At the beginning of this year, we warned that there would be an uptick in American with Disabilities Act litigation related to website accessibility this year in a post entitled Does My Website Need to be ADA Compliant?  The answer then…
  • Mar 23

    The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker

    The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker
    A few days ago, a jury in Florida awarded Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea)  $140 million because Gawker posted a leaked sex video of the former wrestler. Rather than focus on the lurid details (which you can Google), let’s look…
Rank this Week: 3893

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Covers legal technology used in litigation and eDiscovery, especially on the plaintiff's side.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Apr 29

    Everlaw’s Great Escape

    Everlaw’s Great Escape
    We really like games. There is some kind of board, card, or video gaming going on virtually every day at our office. Games help improve our lateral thinking, our logical reasoning, and our team cohesion. And — oh yeah —…
  • Apr 23

    Unitization and Other User-Requested Feature

    Unitization and Other User-Requested Feature
    A new release is live! We’re adding to the enhancements we recently made to metadata, to further improve your review. All of these updates are born of user requests: you told us what would make your work easier, and we implemented it.…
  • Apr 23

    Predictive Coding Best Practice

    Predictive Coding Best Practice
    Suggesting how to improve a case’s predictive coding model can be difficult. This isn’t because of any characteristics of machine learning. Rather, providing predictive coding best practices can be tough because of the nature of…
Rank this Week: 1849

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Everlaw’s Great Escape

    Everlaw’s Great Escape
    We really like games. There is some kind of board, card, or video gaming going on virtually every day at our office. Games help improve our lateral thinking, our logical reasoning, and our team cohesion. And — oh yeah —…
  • Apr 23

    Unitization and Other User-Requested Feature

    Unitization and Other User-Requested Feature
    A new release is live! We’re adding to the enhancements we recently made to metadata, to further improve your review. All of these updates are born of user requests: you told us what would make your work easier, and we implemented it.…
  • Apr 23

    Predictive Coding Best Practice

    Predictive Coding Best Practice
    Suggesting how to improve a case’s predictive coding model can be difficult. This isn’t because of any characteristics of machine learning. Rather, providing predictive coding best practices can be tough because of the nature of…
Rank this Week: 1860

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

Covers software, hardware and electronic evidence for litigation support professionals.

http://mikemcbrideonline.com/category/litigationsupport/
  • Apr 29

    Litigation Support – The Times Are A-Changing

    Litigation Support – The Times Are A-Changing
    That’s the message from the latest ILTA Publication – Litigation and Practice Support: A Career in Metamorphosis. There’s a lot of good information in there. I’ve only started browsing the articles but much of it…
  • Apr 24

    Linked – Stop Apologizing For Showing Unreadable Text in Court – Fix It Instead

    Linked – Stop Apologizing For Showing Unreadable Text in Court – Fix It Instead
    This apology for unreadable text always makes me wince because it is a self-inflicted wound. When you show text to the jury, it should be because you want the jury to read and understand something. Large blocks of small, difficult-to-read…
  • Apr 14

    Security and eDiscovery – Can They Coexist?

    Security and eDiscovery – Can They Coexist?
    This exchange that was written up on the Exterro blog reminded me of a training session I once had: So, back to the conversation between Legal and IT. Recently, I participated in a call with a prospective client who seem extremely interested…
Rank this Week: 1276

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Apr 28

    Website Accessibility Issues Mean ADA Liability Might Be Just a Click Away

    Website Accessibility Issues Mean ADA Liability Might Be Just a Click Away
    Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, businesses have been vulnerable to “drive-by lawsuits” alleging that their facilities are physically inaccessible to disabled customers or guests.  The new…
  • Feb 29

    Apple v. FBI Debate Highlights Importance of Investing in Mobile Device Management Software

    Apple v. FBI Debate Highlights Importance of Investing in Mobile Device Management Software
    Digital privacy versus national security. That’s how scores of articles have framed the controversy over Apple Inc.’s refusal to cooperate with the FBI in bypassing the security features of an iPhone used by Syed Farook, one of…
  • Jan 2

    NLRB Presses the Stop Button on Whole Foods’ “No Recordings” Rule

    NLRB Presses the Stop Button on Whole Foods’ “No Recordings” Rule
    Anyone with a smartphone has the ability to record sound and video. This can raise privacy concerns as well as create a record of events without others’ knowledge. For these reasons, companies may prohibit employees from making…
Rank this Week: 3174

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Apr 28

    Environmental Law

    Environmental Law
    As we celebrate Arbor Day on April 29, don't forget that if you need help with an environmental law issue, there are resources available to you at Jenkins! Environmental Law in a Nutshell and Environmental Law offer good starting points for…
  • Apr 26

    ALA Preservation Week at Jenkin

    ALA Preservation Week at Jenkin
    Philadelphia Legal DirectoriesThis week is the American Library Association's Preservation Week. Preservation Week is a way to raise awareness to the abundance of materials in need of care and attention to retain their usability as their…
  • Apr 21

    Election Day and the Committee of Seventy

    Election Day and the Committee of Seventy
    Election Day is this upcoming Tuesday, April 26. The race for president has garnered most of the election coverage in the media, but there are other races in Pennsylvania this year, including 2 U.S. Senate seats, all 18 U.S. House of…
Rank this Week: 4312

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 28

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada
    Summary: This discussion paper is intended to address the following question put forward in the OPC’s consultation paper on online reputation: “Can the right to be forgotten find application in the Canadian context and, if so,…
  • Jan 26

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact
    For anyone who was wondering: the arc of the common law is long and it bends towards privacy. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has this past week expressly recognized the tort of "public disclosure of private facts". This is a huge…
  • Jan 22

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media
    I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. The Society has been a very keen adopter of social media itself. Check out their…
Rank this Week: 2183

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

Cover tech solutions and issues for law firms. By Accellis Technology Group.

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Accellis Technology Group Named “Best IT Services Company” in Northeast Ohio

    Accellis Technology Group Named “Best IT Services Company” in Northeast Ohio
    Cleveland, OH – Accellis Technology Group, Cleveland’s foremost Managed IT Services, Cybersecurity and Legal Consulting firm, was named “Best IT Services Company” during the 10th Annual OHTec Best of Tech Awards, held…
  • Apr 28

    5 Critical Elements of a Successful Law Firm Cybersecurity Program [Webinar]

    5 Critical Elements of a Successful Law Firm Cybersecurity Program [Webinar]
    Join and get ready to learn some immensely powerful tips and management approaches designed to safeguard your firm from today’s growing cyber threats. This webinar offers practical guidance and strategies for attorneys, law firms and…
  • Apr 25

    Join us @ Jam for Justice 2016

    Join us @ Jam for Justice 2016
    Accellis Technology Group is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s 2016 Jam for Justice! More than 800 guests are expected to attend the fundraiser, which raises money to help secure justice and…
Rank this Week: 3090

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3194

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

By Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Apr 27

    Breach Response Portal Added by Massachusetts Regulator

    Breach Response Portal Added by Massachusetts Regulator
    If you have had to provide data breach notices across any number of states (and who hasn’t….), you would know that they vary widely in how those notices must be provided to state regulators.   In some states (for…
  • Apr 20

    Get Ready for those HIPAA Audits – New Audit Protocol (and a Mintz Tool!)

    Get Ready for those HIPAA Audits – New Audit Protocol (and a Mintz Tool!)
    At long last, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released a revamped audit protocol that now addresses the requirements of the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule. OCR will be using the audit protocol for…
  • Apr 14

    Article 29 Working Party Opinions on Privacy Shield and Surveillance

    Article 29 Working Party Opinions on Privacy Shield and Surveillance
    The Article 29 Working Party has released opinions on Privacy Shield and “essential guarantees” under EU law relating to surveillance, here and here. Please join us in our webinar at 1 pm EDT today to learn more about the…
Rank this Week: 3663

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

Covers online legal services, document automation, and virtual lawyering. By DirectLaw.

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
  • Apr 13

    Legal Start-Ups and the ABA Commission on Legal Service

    Legal Start-Ups and the ABA Commission on Legal Service
    The American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services was created last year by then ABA President William C. Hubbard to explore ways to meet the legal needs of the underserved. The Commission does its work by…
  • Feb 19

    AVVO – Uber for Legal Service

    AVVO – Uber for Legal Service
    AVVO – the world’s largest online legal directory –  now enables lawyers to offer legal services directly to consumers through their platform. Beginning last year, AVVO offered the opportunity to consumers to…
Rank this Week: 986

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Apr 27

    Twitter’s Trademark Policy Suck

    Twitter’s Trademark Policy Suck
    The odd case of @YarnAttic vs. @TheYarnAttic. [Editor’s note: Clocktower Law represents The Yarn Attic LLC of NJ (TheYarnAttic.com) in intellectual property matters and has its client’s permission to publish this article.]…
  • Apr 26

    Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP)

    Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP)
    (As Drafted by GiantPeople LLC on April 26, 2016) 1. Purpose. This Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy” or “UUDRP”) was created to provide Service Providers whose services include user-created…
  • Apr 17

    17 Seconds #23

    17 Seconds #23
    Is Clocktower Law the best patent law firm in America? I was talking on the phone with an entrepreneur and prospective patent client (who did not hire us) when I said something like, “There are two ways to practice patent law: the…
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AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
  • Apr 26

    AlphaTakes – Structures for a Company Sale Transaction

    AlphaTakes – Structures for a Company Sale Transaction
    In this AlphaTakes video, Matt Storms discusses the most common types of deal structures for a company sale transaction.
  • Apr 12

    A Company Sale NDA is Different

    A Company Sale NDA is Different
    A common misperception is that all Confidential Disclosure and Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs) are virtually the same. This article describes some ways that company sale NDAs can be different.
  • Apr 5

    Letter of Intent Deal Terms for a Company Sale

    Letter of Intent Deal Terms for a Company Sale
    In most deals, a seller in a company sale process has the most leverage at the LOI stage of negotiations. It’s typically a good idea for a seller to get tentative agreement at the LOI stage on key terms that inevitably have to be…
Rank this Week: 3907

A Copyfighter's Musings

A Copyfighter's Musings

Discuss current copyright/internet law issues. By Derek Slater.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings
  • Apr 25

    Takedown

    Takedown
    These days, I spend most of my work time here. The copyfighting lives on within the family, though.
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
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nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 1635

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Covers defamation, internet law and torts. By BerlikLaw LLC.

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 25

    Minor Factual Discrepancies Won’t Support Defamation Action

    Minor Factual Discrepancies Won’t Support Defamation Action
    You may have heard that truth is a complete defense to an action for libel or slander. This is essentially correct, but it would be more accurate to say that to win a defamation case, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the statements at…
  • Apr 10

    Opinions Laden with Factual Content Are Actionable

    Opinions Laden with Factual Content Are Actionable
    As a general proposition, libel and slander liability requires a defamatory statement of fact; expressions of opinion are not actionable. Distinguishing assertions of fact from expressions of opinion, however, is not always an easy task.…
  • Feb 27

    The Overlooked Bill of Particular

    The Overlooked Bill of Particular
    To bring a successful defamation claim in Virginia state courts, it is necessary to allege facts sufficient to demonstrate to the judge that the statement claimed to be defamatory is capable of conveying a defamatory meaning to a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 3521

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Apr 23

    Clinical legal education survey result

    Clinical legal education survey result
    The law school world is currently enthralled with the idea of "experiential education." The push for experiential education comes from bar associations, accrediting agencies, and especially from lobbying groups of a certain segment of the law…
  • Feb 22

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal
    Last week I posted my annual law review ranking for main law reviews based on Google Scholar Metrics. Google produces a ranking of journals based on the number of citations to recent articles in Google Scholar. This is an important complement…
  • Feb 15

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015
    The spring law review season is now in full swing, so it's time for my annual law review ranking based on Google Scholar Metrics. Google produces a ranking of journals based on the number of citations to recent articles in Google Scholar.…
Rank this Week: 1846

Cyberlaw Central

Cyberlaw Central

Covers security, legal cases and internet governance. By Kevin A. Thompson.

http://www.cyberlawcentral.com
  • Apr 22

    Links of Note – April 22 2016

    Links of Note – April 22 2016
    Here are this week’s links from Twitter (@Cyberlaw): Supreme Court denies cert in Authors Guild v. Google. https://t.co/zrV7sYy7Lk #fatladysings — James Grimmelmann (@grimmelm) April 18, 2016 An analysis of the Burr-Feinstein…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court denies cert in Google Books case

    Supreme Court denies cert in Google Books case
    I’ve been following the Google Books case since it was first filed in 2005; its long history ends with the Supreme Court denying cert today. This leaves stand the 2nd Circuit’s decision that the copying was fair use. This feels…
  • Apr 11

    Disparaging Trademarks: The Skin-ny on The Slant

    Disparaging Trademarks: The Skin-ny on The Slant
    Here’s my presentation to the Chicago Bar Association on April 6, 2016 on “Disparaging Trademarks: The Skin-ny on The Slants.” In my talk, I explained how Section 2(a) works when the mark is considered disparaging of an…
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 22

    TWiL 343: Moral Crumple Zone

    TWiL 343: Moral Crumple Zone
    Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes Guests: David Levine, A. Michael Froomkin We Robot 2016, The Defend Trade Secrets Act, Sean Parker's Screening Room streaming service, don't be fooled by crying babies and barking dogs, and…
  • Apr 15

    TWiL 342: Chim Chim Canary

    TWiL 342: Chim Chim Canary
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Lindsey Rogers Cook Wearables and the value of the data they collect, Uber's transperency report, U.S. aerial surveillance, the Led Zeppelin copyright dispute over "Stairway to…
  • Apr 1

    TWiL 341: Won't Someone Think of the Spies?

    TWiL 341: Won't Someone Think of the Spies?
    Host: Denise Howell Guests: Emory Roane, Derek Khanna, and Evan Brown. FBI vs Apple aftermath and Congress's reaction to it, should burner phones be banned in the US?, and this week's animal selfie. Photo credit: Octopus by Thomas…
Rank this Week: 491

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Apr 21

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    apparently the RCMP has had blackberry's global encryption key for some time now. 2016-04-15 joking about isis on funds transfers in the us may result those funds being held. https://t.co/STIrqY8wyN 2016-04-18 scotus declines to hear authors'…
  • Apr 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    in-q-tel (cia's vc arm) funds cosmetics producer that has developed an easy way to collect dna from skin. https://t.co/pJeSBH5ZYu 2016-04-11 the dangers of inaccurate physical mapping of ip addresses. quite interesting (and unfortunate).…
  • Apr 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    apparently tesla motors has received 150,000 reservations for the model 3 in 24 hrs. correction: make that 150,001. 2016-04-01 quebec bill would require isps to block gambling sites. https://t.co/nxqGtD51hq 2016-04-04 swedish court finds that…
Rank this Week: 4587

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Apr 20

    2016 Law Student Survey of Law Library & Technology Service

    2016 Law Student Survey of Law Library & Technology Service
    Please take a few minutes to answer this short survey about the Law Library and Technology Services and let us know how we are doing and what services that you’d like to see added or improved. Our staff carefully reviews ……
  • Apr 18

    Westlaw Prepare to Practice Training

    Westlaw Prepare to Practice Training
    Westlaw’s Prepare to Practice training is this Tuesday, April 19th at 12 pm in Room 120. If you are interning at a law firm or government agency you don’t want to miss this class. Every student who attends will receive…
  • Mar 28

    2L and 3L LexisNexis Professional Research Certification

    2L and 3L LexisNexis Professional Research Certification
    LexisNexis will be offering Prepare to Practice – Professional Research Certification for 2Ls & 3Ls. Please see session details below. Both sessions are the same, so please pick the session that works best for your…
Rank this Week: 2334

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4559

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    The Raines Feldman Cyber Liability Update

    The Raines Feldman Cyber Liability Update
    The cyber liability team here at Raines Feldman has endeavoured to provide weekly cyber liability law updates.  While the production values are very public access, we hope that you will find some practical advice and useful legal…
  • Nov 17

    What the Shift to Chip-Cards Means for Your Small Busine

    What the Shift to Chip-Cards Means for Your Small Busine
    Accepting credit cards just became a riskier and more expensive proposition for small business owners. As a law firm specializing in data breach prevention and response, we know that the United States lags behind comparable markets globally…
  • Sep 3

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege
    Data Breach incidents are a continuing threat to modern commercial activities.  Almost every company of every size is affected by data breach.  Large companies are obvious targets due to the size, nature and scope of their data…
Rank this Week: 1730

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
Rank this Week: 3711

Privacy Law Blog

Privacy Law Blog

Covers data privacy, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and national security legal issues. By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://privacylaw.proskauer.com/
  • Apr 18

    Regulators Offer Guidance on Privacy and Security for Health App Developer

    Regulators Offer Guidance on Privacy and Security for Health App Developer
    Laura E. Goldsmith This month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued guidance on privacy and security best practices for health-related mobile apps, such as fitness apps connected with wearables, diet and weight loss apps, and health…
  • Apr 15

    Article 29 Working Party has “Strong Concerns” About Privacy Shield

    Article 29 Working Party has “Strong Concerns” About Privacy Shield
    Courtney M. Bowman On Wednesday, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party issued its much-anticipated statement on the viability of the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield. As we’ve detailed previously, EU and US officials reached agreement on…
  • Apr 15

    An Overview of Turkey’s New Data Protection Law

    An Overview of Turkey’s New Data Protection Law
    Courtney M. Bowman After a decade of winding its way through the legislative process, Turkey’s new Data Protection Law entered into force on April 7.  Although Turkey previously had a few sectoral data protection laws on the books,…
Rank this Week: 826

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

News and comments on Business Law. By Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Apr 18

    “Travelers v. Portal Healthcare Solutions – NBD”

    “Travelers v. Portal Healthcare Solutions – NBD”
    FYI, NBD is “internet slang” for “no big deal.”  “Internet slang” is what my little brother uses in text messages. Anyway. Last week, the Fourth Circuit affirmed an Eastern District of Virginia ruling…
  • Apr 14

    “Are You Down with B.E.C.?”

    “Are You Down with B.E.C.?”
    You probably are not.  The FBI, however, is reporting that an increasing number of cybercriminals are running “business e-mail compromise” scams.  A “B.E.C.” is when someone misuses social media or electronic…
  • Apr 6

    “Breaches and Bagels”

    “Breaches and Bagels”
    On April 28, 2016, Angie Singer Keating (CEO of IT security firm Reclamere), Renee Martin (my colleague at Dilworth and a true HIPAA expert) and little old me will be presenting the first of a three-part series on data breach preparedness,…
Rank this Week: 2502

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Why Don’t Lawyers Have Empathy?

    Why Don’t Lawyers Have Empathy?
    One of my entrepreneurial friends recently asked me this question. He works with lawyers in various aspects of his life. He previously asked me, “Why are you the only lawyer I like?” His most recent question made me ponder if and…
  • Apr 3

    Know the Fine Print – Dispute Resolution

    Know the Fine Print – Dispute Resolution
    Every contract needs a dispute resolution clause – every contract. It’s something you should look for in every contract you read. If you’re given a contract to sign that doesn’t have one, I strongly recommend adding…
  • Mar 28

    Reclaiming your Copyright

    Reclaiming your Copyright
    It was recently announced that Sir Paul McCartney filed papers in the United States to reclaim the rights to 32 songs from The Beatles’ catalog. The rights to these songs are currently owned by Sony. Yes, there is a provision (call if a…
Rank this Week: 3510

Above and Beyond KM

Above and Beyond KM

Covers knowledge management. By V. Mary Abraham.

http://aboveandbeyondkm.com
  • Apr 17

    When Scope Creeps Like Kudzu

    When Scope Creeps Like Kudzu
     Japanese arrowroot is the name of a group of plants in the pea family. Sounds innocuous, right? What if you learned that these plants are “climbing, coiling and trailing perennial vines”? Still sound innocuous? What if you…
  • Apr 1

    Find Your Fool

    Find Your Fool
    It’s April Fools’ Day. So keep your eyes open for the best jokes and pranks.  Typically, Google goes above and beyond by offering a variety of ways to mark the occasion. (For example, see how Google puts “the…
  • Mar 30

    Have You Eaten a Child Lately?

    Have You Eaten a Child Lately?
    Regular readers of this blog will know that I am extremely interested in productivity. Along with my interest in productivity, however, is an even greater interest in impact. At the end of the day, if what we do does not make a difference,…
Rank this Week: 4018