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New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 3603

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
  • Nov 19

    Hogan Lovells Partner Discusses Privacy Regulation with FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen

    Hogan Lovells Partner Discusses Privacy Regulation with FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen
    As the keynote speaker for the Winnik Forum, U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen sat down with Christopher Wolf, Director of Hogan Lovells’ Privacy and Information Management Practice to discuss the…
  • Nov 18

    French Official Recommends Increased Supervision Over Government Data-Gathering

    French Official Recommends Increased Supervision Over Government Data-Gathering
    During a November 13, 2014 hearing before the Digital Rights Commission of the French National Assembly, Jean-Marie Delarue, the head of France's oversight Commission for National Security Interceptions said that France's 1991 law on national…
  • Nov 17

    How Do Global Businesses Know When EU Data Protection Law Applies to Them?

    How Do Global Businesses Know When EU Data Protection Law Applies to Them?
    At the heart of EU data protection law is the passionate belief in the right to privacy. Indeed, the Treaty of Lisbon has now recognised both privacy and data protection as fundamental rights under EU law. As fundamental rights, there is a…
Rank this Week: 3664

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 2694

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
Rank this Week: 3253

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Nov 19

    Cyber Security Indeed: Derivative Action Dismissed Where Board Proactively Addressed Cyber Risks and Exposure

    Cyber Security Indeed: Derivative Action Dismissed Where Board Proactively Addressed Cyber Risks and Exposure
    In the first of what is certain to become a cottage industry of derivative lawsuits involving alleged inadequate cybersecurity and deficient public disclosures, on October 20, 2014, a New Jersey federal court granted a motion to dismiss filed…
  • Nov 17

    Cyber Insurance Primer – An Overview of Coverage

    Cyber Insurance Primer – An Overview of Coverage
    The most common form of third party-liability protection in the typical cyber insurance policy arises in the form of “privacy” or “network security” liability coverage. “Privacy liability” affords coverage…
  • Nov 9

    ALJ Denies LabMD’s Motion for Sanctions Against the FTC

    ALJ Denies LabMD’s Motion for Sanctions Against the FTC
    Although the litigation between LabMD and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues in the Eleventh Circuit, an administrative law judge has resolved one battle between the two entities. Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell…
Rank this Week: 4038

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Nov 19

    FTC’s focus on “patent trolls” not limited to competition concern

    FTC’s focus on “patent trolls” not limited to competition concern
    The FTC sent a message to “patent trolls” earlier this month, though how well that message will resonate remains to be seen. On Nov. 6, the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection concluded its investigation into MPHJ Technology…
  • Nov 14

    Breaking down new gTLDs by the number

    Breaking down new gTLDs by the number
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names continues to be sluggish in delegating new gTLDs this month, delegating no new gTLDs since our last post. But ICANN has made a dent this year in the 1,930 gTLD applications submitted,…
  • Nov 7

    gTLD update: Are ICANN and the gTLD program suffering from jetlag?

    gTLD update: Are ICANN and the gTLD program suffering from jetlag?
    ICANN has given 34 gTLDs the green light to launch since our last gTLD update. Only 14 new gTLDs were launched in the month of October, and only 21 were delegated in total for the month of September. These numbers are strikingly low compared…
Rank this Week: 1856

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Nov 19

    GETTING READY FOR EXAMS: STUDY AIDS

    GETTING READY FOR EXAMS: STUDY AIDS
    The law library has numerous print study aids on reserve at the circulation desk that may be useful during exams: Get a broad overview: Nutshells Focus on the core principles: Concise Hornbooks and Understanding…
  • Nov 18

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    On Thursday, November 26, 1789, the first Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated pursuant to a proclamation issued by President George Washington. A 1863 proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln established the last…
  • Nov 11

    VETERANS DAY

    VETERANS DAY
    Pursuant to 5 USC § 6103, Veterans Day is November 11 each year. GMUSL has a special commitment to serving our country’s veterans. Since 2004, the law school has provided a Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers and…
Rank this Week: 1888

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/
  • Nov 18

    Law Firms and Other Security Weak Link

    Law Firms and Other Security Weak Link
    Well, in the case of the Seattle Public School District’s data breach, the culprit seems to be their outside law firm: “Late Tuesday night Seattle Public Schools learned that a law firm retained by the district to handle a…
  • Oct 27

    Those Pesky Email Signature

    Those Pesky Email Signature
    Spotted a mention over on eDiscovery Daily about an Above the Law article wherein they take a good look at all of the wasted space taken up by the millions of emails by adding a signature file, specifically the “please consider the…
  • Aug 22

    ILTA According to Twitter

    ILTA According to Twitter
    I was not able to attend this years ILTA conference, but thanks to the power of Twitter, I was able to follow along in my own, small, way. No, it’s not the same as being there, but seeing some of the information being presented, and the…
Rank this Week: 1668

The D: Drive | E-Discovery,…

The D: Drive | E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data

Covers privacy, e-discovery, data security, and cloud computing. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/d-drive/
Rank this Week: 2228

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • Nov 18

    Social Network Aggregator

    Social Network Aggregator
    Private Investigator Blog Social Network Aggregators Finding people on social networks and their other Internet footprints is part technical knowledge, but moreso it demands creative intelligence, because the Internet is not a structured…
  • Aug 18

    Background People Using Yelp

    Background People Using Yelp
    Private Investigator Blog Background People Using Yelp Yelp isn’t just a tool for finding a local restaurant. At least not in the hands of a private investigator. How do you background people using Yelp? Find their friends. Identify a…
  • Aug 16

    How Do I Search Craigslist?

    How Do I Search Craigslist?
    Private Investigator Blog How Do I Search Craigslist? Search Craigslist by phone number or any partial number, even if the number isn’t displayed within the posting. Select “show contact info” to see the hidden number.…
Rank this Week: 3417

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Nov 18

    Privacy Monday (on Tuesday….) — November 17, 2014

    Privacy Monday (on Tuesday….) — November 17, 2014
    Sometimes the day just gets away from you ….. Here are three privacy & security things you should know for your week: 1.  FTC Cites TRUSTe With Misrepresenting Practices – Fines $200,000 Apparently TRUSTe hasn’t…
  • Nov 14

    Corrective Action Earns Verizon End to FTC’s FiOS Router Investigation

    Corrective Action Earns Verizon End to FTC’s FiOS Router Investigation
    Corrective action taken by Verizon Communications to fix security issues with its FiOS and DSL routers resulted in the FTC closing its investigation to determine whether Verizon’s distribution of the routers was an unfair or deceptive…
  • Nov 13

    OCR Issues New Bulletin on Ensuring Privacy in Public Health Emergencie

    OCR Issues New Bulletin on Ensuring Privacy in Public Health Emergencie
    Written by Stephanie Willis   This week, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a bulletin (Bulletin) to remind covered entities and business associates that “the protections of the Privacy Rule are not set aside during…
Rank this Week: 3869

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Nov 18

    Minimalism in 90 Days Update – What was Unpacked During Week 5

    Minimalism in 90 Days Update – What was Unpacked During Week 5
    I am over a month into my variation of Ryan Nicodemus’(of The Minimalists) “packing party” and I have yet to go a day without unpacking something. On most days I unpack only a few items. I
  • Nov 17

    Marathon Training Week 9 Recap – Back in KT Tape

    Marathon Training Week 9 Recap – Back in KT Tape
    Since doing physical therapy for my shin splints and re-working my running form earlier this year, my pain is greatly reduced, but I’ve been plagued by post-tib pain in my left leg lately. So I’m back in KT Tape for the…
  • Nov 11

    Minimalism in 90 Days Update – 4 Weeks into this Adventure

    Minimalism in 90 Days Update – 4 Weeks into this Adventure
    We’ve been doing our own version of Ryan Nicodemus’ “packing party” for just over a month....Ryan’s “party” ended after 21 days. I’m giving myself 90, though I’m starting to wonder how…
Rank this Week: 3727

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2169

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 4432

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification
    I've just listened to an archived recording of an excellent webinar presented by the Angel Capital Association last week (I had intended to listen in real time, but got pulled away): ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and…
  • Nov 4

    A Sestina About Copyright

    A Sestina About Copyright
    Sestinas are all about copyright!
  • Oct 26

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet
    Thanks to a London nephew, I'm reading Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin, an anthology of poems by Hardy, Housman, Betjeman, Auden, MacNeice and Larkin, chosen by the English playwright Alan Bennett, with commentary by Bennett between each presented…
Rank this Week: 4760

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    Of straws and haystack

    Of straws and haystack
    Much post-Snowden attention has been directed to GCHQ’s TEMPORA programme, authorised (so it is thought) by a rolling series of external interception warrants under section 8(4) of RIPA. (See foot of this post for an explanation of…
  • Nov 9

    A Catechism of Privacy

    A Catechism of Privacy
    Q. What is the State’s duty?A. To protect us.Q. How does the State protect us?A. Through watchfulness.Q. Whom does the State watch?A. All who present a threat.Q. Who watches the State?A. We do.Q. What may we see?A. That which the State,…
  • Oct 10

    Submissions to the Investigatory Powers Review

    Submissions to the Investigatory Powers Review
    David Anderson QC (@terrorwatchdog) is the UK's Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. He is tasked under the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA) with conducting a review of investigatory powers. This…
Rank this Week: 1931

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Nov 14

    Court Finds Poker Game Management Patents Valid Under Section 101

    Court Finds Poker Game Management Patents Valid Under Section 101
    In denying a motion for summary judgment of invalidity under Section 101, the court stated: "An inability to articulate an abstract idea to which claims are directed may be a clue that those claims satisfy Section 101." The patent claims at…
  • Nov 5

    Another Court Declares Terms of Service Provisions Unenforceable - Are Yours?

    Another Court Declares Terms of Service Provisions Unenforceable - Are Yours?
    Too many companies/lawyers treat website Terms of Service (TOS) as boilerplate agreements that no one reads. Many companies simply put a link at the bottom of the homepage. This approach continues to prove ineffective, as courts are…
  • Oct 17

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation
    In comments on October 14, 2014, Ben Lawsky commented on changes to the proposed bitlicense regulations. The main points he made were these:Regarding who will be required to obtain a bitlicense, he said the focus will be financial…
Rank this Week: 3175

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Nov 12

    Statement of Jeff Campbell on Open Internet Rule

    Statement of Jeff Campbell on Open Internet Rule
    Cisco supports an open Internet and believes that the FCC should adopt balanced rules without imposing the draconian regulatory requirements [...]
  • Nov 11

    Statement of Jeff Campbell on ITA Expansion

    Statement of Jeff Campbell on ITA Expansion
    “The agreement between the United States and China to expand the scope of the Information Technology Agreement represents a major [...]
  • Nov 10

    Time to reform ECPA

    Time to reform ECPA
    Recently, I wrote about the LEADS Act proposed by U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Christopher Coons (D-DE), [...]
Rank this Week: 2497

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

Covers practice management issues such as law office billing and accounting, IOLTA bookkeeping, family law, and 2010 RESPA Rules.

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Nov 12

    Splitting The House In A Divorce

    Splitting The House In A Divorce
    The marital home is often the largest asset to get divided in a divorce, and family law attorneys need to balance other assets to create an equitable settlement. This process is much simpler with the help of Divorce Financials divorce…
  • Nov 5

    The House Market Is Taking Off! Or Is It?

    The House Market Is Taking Off! Or Is It?
    The National Association of REALTORS recently published two conflicting articles on how the housing market is doing. This is a good example of how difficult it is to predict how easily a house will sell, and how easily you can make a profit…
  • Oct 29

    Easy HUD Simplifies The Refinance Proce

    Easy HUD Simplifies The Refinance Proce
    The economy is back! Rates are low! Mortgage terms are the best they’ve been in years! And yet, according to an article in The Washington Post, millions of Americans are not choosing to refinance. Real estate professionals can use Easy…
Rank this Week: 4831

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Nov 12

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case
    It took awhile but today the Ninth Circuit ordered rehearing en banc of Garcia v. Google, the case involving an actress's claim of a copyright interest in her performance in the film "Innocence of Muslims" and her request for a preliminary…
  • Nov 6

    Dispute Over Rights to "Zorro" Dismissed on Jurisdictional Ground

    Dispute Over Rights to "Zorro" Dismissed on Jurisdictional Ground
    A dispute over the rights to the nearly 100-year-old fictional character Zorro has been quietly dismissed on jurisdictional grounds by the Western District of Washington. According to the complaint, the Zorro character first appeared in 1919…
  • Nov 5

    Court Doesn't Like the "Flavor" of Pizzeria's Trademark Claim

    Court Doesn't Like the "Flavor" of Pizzeria's Trademark Claim
    New York Pizzeria, Inc. ("NYPI") sued a number of defendants alleging, among other things (check out the court's opinion for a discussion of the other claims), that the defendants had "'infringed and/or diluted NYPI's protected trademark…
Rank this Week: 3720

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Nov 11

    0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk

    0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Conservancy file a DMCA petition regarding so-called “Smart TVs”. (02:00) Bradley mentioned the magic marker that was as circumvention technique under DMCA. Here's an amusing joke press…
  • Oct 23

    0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection

    0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Karen asked if Bradley had heard of the Gamergate situation. (01:30) Matthew Garrett wrote a blog post regarding this topic entitled Actions have consequences (or: why I'm not fixing Intel's…
  • Oct 9

    0x4F: Linus Torvalds' Comments at DebConf 2014

    0x4F: Linus Torvalds' Comments at DebConf 2014
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen discuss the Q&A with Linus Torvalds at DebConf 2014 in Portland, OR on 29 August 2014. (01:09) Segment 1 (04:30) Ryan Lortie asked about an offensive public…
Rank this Week: 3634

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1523

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Nov 10

    CASL – New Guidance on the Installation of Computer Program

    CASL – New Guidance on the Installation of Computer Program
    The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released new guidance on the provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) dealing with the installation of computer programs. The installation of computer…
  • Oct 6

    Dentons Welcomes Chantal Bernier

    Dentons Welcomes Chantal Bernier
    Chantal Bernier, formerly of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, joins Dentons today. Ms Bernier was formerly the Interim Privacy Commissioner and, prior to that role, was the Assistant Privacy Commissioner. We are delighted…
  • Sep 15

    Europe Not Yet Satisfied with Adequacy of Québec’s Privacy Law

    Europe Not Yet Satisfied with Adequacy of Québec’s Privacy Law
    On June 4, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party (WP 29) issued a report to the European Commission (EC) regarding an application by the Province of Québec, Canada for status as a jurisdiction providing an adequate level of protection for…
Rank this Week: 3368

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/
  • Nov 10

    The Limited “Unlimited” Plan?

    The Limited “Unlimited” Plan?
    The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against AT & T in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on October 28th for deceiving consumers with the phone service provider’s promise of an unlimited data plan.…
  • Oct 30

    Evidence of Lies and Rules of Evidence: The Admissibility of fMRI-Based Expert Opinion of Witness Truthfulne

    Evidence of Lies and Rules of Evidence: The Admissibility of fMRI-Based Expert Opinion of Witness Truthfulne
    Neuroscientists are exploring intriguing technology that some claim will revolutionize the jury’s search for truth. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (“fMRI”) seeks to correlate brain activity with cognitive function.…
  • Oct 30

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Experimental Use of Patents on the International Agenda

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Experimental Use of Patents on the International Agenda
    As the secret negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) between the United States and eleven other nations advance, the recent release of the draft Intellectual Property Chapter provides a timely opportunity…
Rank this Week: 1309

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Can Authorities Really Prove That You Engaged in Florida Cybercrime Activity?

    Can Authorities Really Prove That You Engaged in Florida Cybercrime Activity?
    Perhaps police arrested you on charges of possessing or distributing pornography in Florida after conducting a thorough investigation into your computer use. Or maybe police recently busted someone you love for allegedly soliciting a minor…
  • Nov 5

    Coast to Coast -- in North Carolina and Alaska -- Men Busted on Child Pornography Charge

    Coast to Coast -- in North Carolina and Alaska -- Men Busted on Child Pornography Charge
    As voters across the land recently weighed in on issues ranging from choosing Senators to raising the minimum wage to reviewing medical malpractice limits, few if any politicians (and voters) paid much heed to issues like federal cybercrime…
  • Oct 27

    Investigation of Florida Sex Crime Sting Operations Changes the Way Police Operate

    Investigation of Florida Sex Crime Sting Operations Changes the Way Police Operate
    Florida cybercrime and solicitation charges are incredibly serious; if you are convicted, you can face many years behind bars, the destruction of your personal reputation and business, and untold damage to your self-esteem and important…
Rank this Week: 1517

The Legal Pioneer

The Legal Pioneer

Covers law startups--that is, Law 2.0 type companies that integrate law and technology to change the way law is practiced. By Amy Wan.

http://thelegalpioneer.blogspot.com
  • Nov 9

    Results of USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend

    Results of USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend
    Written by Adam LongFour teams pitched at the USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend on November 9, 2014LegalSync:an app that provides real-time tracking of filings with legal couriers en route to courtProbonopubli.coan online matchmaking…
  • Sep 3

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW
    The 2015 SXSW panel picker vote is soon coming to an end! We'd appreciate if you could take a minute and upvote (click on the thumbs up on the left) of a SXSW panel calledLegal Hackers: A Global Movement to Reform the Law. We have…
  • Aug 6

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy
    Mary Juetten, Founder and CEO of Traklight.com, created Traklight while earning her JD at Arizona State University. Instead of taking the bar, she chose to work at another software startup while working on Traklight on the side…
Rank this Week: 2207

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Nov 9

    Webinar: How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

    Webinar: How to Practice Patent Law After Alice
    Presented by the IP Legal Network, this free webinar on December 9, 2014, at 1 pm EST, will provide practical advice for navigating the tumult that has followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank.  Many…
  • Nov 1

    Ho-hum: More Rule 12 Motions, More Patent Claims Held Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Ho-hum: More Rule 12 Motions, More Patent Claims Held Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    In the wake of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, court after court has held patent claims invalid for failing to recite patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  And courts are not waiting for claim construction or summary…
  • Oct 18

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite
    With all the attention paid recently to patent-eligibility questions under 35 U.S.C. § 101, patent drafters should take note of a recent decision by the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) holding claims indefinite under…
Rank this Week: 3725

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Nov 7

    No Intra-Corporate Immunity Against Defamation Claim

    No Intra-Corporate Immunity Against Defamation Claim
    Workplace defamation actions face a number of obstacles. The one that probably comes up the most is the issue of qualified privilege. Employees often claim that a manager or supervisor defamed them in the course of a termination or negative…
  • Oct 22

    The Benefits of Apologizing for Libel or Slander

    The Benefits of Apologizing for Libel or Slander
    Suppose you've spoken your mind about someone you don't like and have been accused of defamation. Should you apologize? If you intentionally defamed the character of another person out of ill will or spite, you're probably not going to want…
  • Sep 15

    Fresenius Medical Care Sued for Allegedly Defamatory Statements of Employee

    Fresenius Medical Care Sued for Allegedly Defamatory Statements of Employee
    As a business owner, you can't control everything your employees will do or say. What if one of them defames the character of another employee while on the job? Can the business be held responsible? If the employee uttered the defamatory…
Rank this Week: 3631

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

Discusses practicing law in a web-based virtual law office (vlo). By Stephanie Kimbro.

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Nov 6

    Commission on Future of Legal Services Seeks Feedback

    Commission on Future of Legal Services Seeks Feedback
    I was honored to be asked to participate in the ABA President’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services this year and next. This Commission is calling for Issues Paper feedback now through December 10th. For my legal…
  • Oct 29

    Consumer Law Levels Up

    Consumer Law Levels Up
    Two new options for consumer legal services entered the market in the past week. They are different in nature, but both provide alternatives for legal assistance and guidance. Both include different levels of legal guidance from licensed…
  • Oct 17

    Meaningful Play & Legal Games Research

    Meaningful Play & Legal Games Research
    The annual Meaningful Play Conference (@meaningfulplay, #mplay) is being held this week at Michigan State University. This game conference takes an academic approach to how games can be used to educate and persuade the players.…
Rank this Week: 1410

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Limits of US Patent Law

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Limits of US Patent Law
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The United States patent laws have a territorial scope and prohibit individuals from making, using,…
  • Oct 8

    Copyright and the Selfie

    Copyright and the Selfie
    by Cara Disheroon, attorney at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Cara Disheroon on G+) In the ever transitioning world of copyright law, issues surrounding the selfie have recently taken center stage. The latest dispute…
  • Oct 7

    DRI IP Litigation Community Open

    DRI IP Litigation Community Open
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The contributors here on the Pit IP Tech Blog are proud to announce the formation of a new DRI…
Rank this Week: 3075

LegalTypist

LegalTypist

Covers legal technology.

http://blog.legaltypist.com/
  • Nov 5

    Get New Contact Into Outlook in 3 Easy Step

    Get New Contact Into Outlook in 3 Easy Step
    Every time Outlook “upgrades” – I have to change how I do things. For instance, it used to be very easy to right click on a person’s name/email, click “add to Outlook” and the information would populate…
  • Oct 25

    Elance, Delegation and Workflow

    Elance, Delegation and Workflow
    I just love Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse  – a no nonsense kinda guy; who tells people like it is.  Over the years, Lee has gone from helping people understand the divorce process to helping attorneys understand on and off…
  • Oct 20

    Not All Curmugeons Are Old White Guy

    Not All Curmugeons Are Old White Guy
    I have been “in the cloud” since adopting Onebox for my company’s virtual pbx a dozen or so years ago.  In fact, I found the “cloud” to have so many advantages over hosting my own solutions, I took…
Rank this Week: 2891

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Nov 4

    Ready or Not, Here They Come: Preparing For Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audit

    Ready or Not, Here They Come: Preparing For Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audit
    Our friends at Co3Systems and IOD recently produced a webinar, “Ready or Not, Here They Come: Preparing For Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audits” that provides a succinct overview of what is coming down the pike for HIPAA covered…
  • Oct 28

    FDA Flunks Data Security Exam

    FDA Flunks Data Security Exam
    Last week, the HHS Office of Inspector General released a damning report on FDA’s data security:  “The objective of this review was to determine whether the FDA’s network and external Web applications were vulnerable to…
  • Oct 27

    The FTC Wants to Regulate the Internet of Things, Including Your Car

    The FTC Wants to Regulate the Internet of Things, Including Your Car
    The FTC recently filed a comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to vehicle-to-vehicle communications.  The comment left no doubt that the FTC wants to regulate…
Rank this Week: 3618

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

Covers digital advertising, new media, e-commerce and the law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Nov 3

    mHealth - The Future of Mobile Health Care

    mHealth - The Future of Mobile Health Care
    Last month, I had the privilege of being invited to attend and make a presentation at an mHealth and the Law Workshop in Washington, D.C., convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and supported by a grant from the…
  • Sep 23

    Operation Full Disclosure - The FTC Targets Advertising

    Operation Full Disclosure - The FTC Targets Advertising
    Earlier today, the Federal Trade Commission issued a press release indicating that after a review of many national television and print advertisements, warning letters have been sent to a number of companies – including some of the…
  • Aug 15

    WOODSTOCK, The Legend at 45!! Need We Say More?

    WOODSTOCK, The Legend at 45!! Need We Say More?
    45 years ago, on July 20, 1969 at precisely 10:56 p.m. EDT, American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon. Armstrong then stated, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Less than a…
Rank this Week: 3623

Internet Television Law Blog

Internet Television Law Blog

Covers the interaction between the law and the rise of internet television.

http://internet-televisionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    News Roundup - October 2014

    News Roundup - October 2014
    Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined UK reforms enabling private copying, parodying and general quotation of copyrighted material come into forceAcademic…
  • Sep 30

    News Roundup - September 2014

    News Roundup - September 2014
    CJEU defines works of parody and rules that rights holders' interests must be considered
  • Aug 31

    News Roundup - August 2014

    News Roundup - August 2014
    Is posting football Vines copyright infringement?
Rank this Week: 3889

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Oct 30

    EPA Publishes Two Engine-related Items to Federal Register

    EPA Publishes Two Engine-related Items to Federal Register
    The U.S. Environmental and Protection Agency (EPA) recently published two items in the Federal Register related to engine regulations. The first notice addresses mobile engines and provides some new minimum standards on maintenance, as well…
  • Jun 9

    More Flexibility for Nonroad Diesel Engine Replacement and Technical Hardship

    More Flexibility for Nonroad Diesel Engine Replacement and Technical Hardship
    Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 emission standards rule, nonroad diesel equipment manufacturers are required to install engines that meet current emission standards in their equipment unless an exemption…
  • Sep 18

    Is Your University’s Cloud Contract Compliant?

    Is Your University’s Cloud Contract Compliant?
    Reviewing and negotiating an IT contract on behalf of a university can be a daunting task. It requires a firm grasp of both technical and legal jargon. In addition, it requires an awareness of the institution’s obligations to comply with…
Rank this Week: 3884

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

From the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://cssis.org
  • Oct 30

    Some apps for classroom learning

    Some apps for classroom learning
    As we start getting into the teaching season, here are few new(ish) apps that might be helpful in creating effective teaching experiences for students. Adobe Presenter 10 Presenter provides a quick and easy-to-use software platform to…
  • Jun 9

    Seeking Volunteers for the Cool Tools Cafe at the AALL Annual Meeting

    Seeking Volunteers for the Cool Tools Cafe at the AALL Annual Meeting
    Cool Tools Café will be at the AALL Annual Meeting again this year.  This program will feature informal demos of tools, apps, and gadgets that will help librarians create, organize, and deliver information, increase productivity,…
  • May 15

    2014 Election Result

    2014 Election Result
    Congratulations to our newly elected CS-SIS board members:Kincaid C. Brown (University of Michigan), Vice-chair/Chair ElectPatrick Butler (University of Connecticut), Member-at-largeMany thanks to all of our excellent candidates, and to the…
Rank this Week: 4328

E-Commerce Law

E-Commerce Law

Covers news, trends, and legal issues affecting e-commerce businesses. By Jonathan D. Frieden.

http://ecommercelaw.typepad.com/ecommerce_law/
  • Oct 27

    This Week in Law, Episode #280

    This Week in Law, Episode #280
    Last Friday, I had the pleasure of appearing on Episode 280 of This Week in Law with host Denise Howell and fellow guests Lindsey Rogers Cook, a data report for US News & World Report, and Professor Greg Vetter, of the University of…
  • Oct 24

    Today at 2 p.m. Eastern Time - This Week in Law, Episode # 280

    Today at 2 p.m. Eastern Time - This Week in Law, Episode # 280
    Today, I will be returning as a guest on This Week in Law . The show streams live at http://live.twit.tv/ from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. ET and will be produced as a podcast thereafter. The show is hosted by Denise Howell and Evan Brown. I'll be…
  • Oct 23

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Amendment

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Amendment
    In earlier posts in this series, we discussed the first six oessential elements of website Terms of Use or Terms of Service (TOS), a website operator's contract with its website users. The next and final key element of such contracts is: 7.…
Rank this Week: 2661

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 2626

Online Liability Blog

Online Liability Blog

Covers laws and litigation that regulate, challenge and in some cases immunize services offered by Internet websites, online subscription services. By Michael Erdman.

http://onlineliabilityblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea
    On August 4, 2010 the Eighth Circuit ruled in Johnson v. Elizabeth Arden dba ComplaintsBoard.com (No. 09-2601), an action involving the posting of allegedly defamatory statements on an internet discussion board. Plaintiffs Mr. and Mrs.…
  • Apr 13

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?
    At the very end of 2009, the Fourth Circuit ruled in Nemet Chevrolet v. Consumeraffairs.com.  Sadly, I’m just now getting around to blogging about it.
  • Oct 27

    Tenth Circuit: No Section 230 Immunity for Website that “Developed” Confidential Information by Publishing It

    Tenth Circuit: No Section 230 Immunity for Website that “Developed” Confidential Information by Publishing It
    I previously wrote about the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in an action alleging unfair practices against Accusearch’s Abika.com (a website advertising access to and selling personal…
Rank this Week: 4643

Online Liability Blog

Online Liability Blog

Covers lawsuits involving websites, ISPs, and other online services, especially those implicating 47 USC 230(c)(1). By Michael Erdman.

http://onlineliabilityblog.com
  • Oct 24

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea
    On August 4, 2010 the Eighth Circuit ruled in Johnson v. Elizabeth Arden dba ComplaintsBoard.com (No. 09-2601), an action involving the posting of allegedly defamatory statements on an internet discussion board. Plaintiffs Mr. and Mrs.…
  • Apr 13

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?
    At the very end of 2009, the Fourth Circuit ruled in Nemet Chevrolet v. Consumeraffairs.com.  Sadly, I’m just now getting around to blogging about it. Nemet takes issue with 20 allegedly defamatory posts that appeared on the…
  • Oct 27

    Tenth Circuit: No Section 230 Immunity for Website that “Developed” Confidential Information by Publishing It

    Tenth Circuit: No Section 230 Immunity for Website that “Developed” Confidential Information by Publishing It
    I previously wrote about the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in an action alleging unfair practices against Accusearch’s Abika.com (a website advertising access to and selling…
Rank this Week: 4917

IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

Covers information technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. By TJ McIntyre.

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • Oct 24

    Discovery of encrypted document

    Discovery of encrypted document
    Today's Irish Times has a story arising out of the Quinn litigation against the state which raises important issues around access to encrypted documents:The family of Seán Quinn is demanding access to three letters sent between former…
  • Oct 21

    Garda body cameras: quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Garda body cameras: quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Garda body worn camera - screencap from Dublin Says No protest video.I had a piece in Saturday's Irish Independent on the implications of the new Garda body worn cameras being used at protests against water charges. There wasn't enough room…
  • Oct 2

    Watering down data protection

    Watering down data protection
    © P L Chadwick CC-BY-SA-2.0.[I wrote a short opinion piece summarising the Irish Water data protection fiasco which didn't run. So here it is, lightly modified with added links.]It was never likely that people would be happy about paying…
Rank this Week: 2349

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?
    As you probably read, the Texas Securities Board approved intrastate crowdfunding yesterday without limiting it to accredited investors.  You can read the rules here. For those wanting to issue equity through intrastate…
  • Oct 8

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate
    We like to give you information that helps you stay off the radar of the Federal Trade Commission with posts like this, this, this, this, this and this.  But, what do you do if the FTC does investigate?  I asked newly-minted Gray…
  • Sep 30

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good
    Law360 reported that two competing DUI defense lawyers are fighting over the domain name www.dontblow.com (article here, but subscription required).  Well-known DUI attorney Tyler Flood is the plaintiff.  He has been using the…
Rank this Week: 4002

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?
    As you probably read, the Texas Securities Board approved intrastate crowdfunding yesterday without limiting it to accredited investors.  You can read the rules here. For those wanting to issue equity through intrastate…
  • Oct 8

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate
    We like to give you information that helps you stay off the radar of the Federal Trade Commission with posts like this, this, this, this, this and this.  But, what do you do if the FTC does investigate?  I asked newly-minted Gray…
  • Sep 30

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good
    Law360 reported that two competing DUI defense lawyers are fighting over the domain name www.dontblow.com (article here, but subscription required).  Well-known DUI attorney Tyler Flood is the plaintiff.  He has been using the…
Rank this Week: 3731

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Covers eDiscovery case law, rules, and issues, such confidentiality, sanctions and spoliation. By Morris James LLP.

http://www.delawareediscovery.com/
  • Oct 22

    Morris James Leads Delaware Today “Top Lawyers” Edition with 25 Recognition

    Morris James Leads Delaware Today “Top Lawyers” Edition with 25 Recognition
    Morris James LLP is pleased to congratulate the lawyers listed below, who were most recommended by their professional peers in a survey of Delaware attorneys conducted by Delaware Today magazine. Morris James received more…
  • Sep 16

    FRCP Amendments Approved

    FRCP Amendments Approved
    According to Bloomberg BNA, the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States and have been forwarded to the Supreme Court for consideration.  Rule…
  • Jul 1

    Laura G. Readinger Joins Morris James LLP as an Associate in Business Litigation

    Laura G. Readinger Joins Morris James LLP as an Associate in Business Litigation
    June 25, 2014 Morris James LLP has announced that Laura G. Readinger has joined the Firm’s Wilmington office as an associate in its Business Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Readinger’s practice will focus on electronic discovery…
Rank this Week: 4003

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 1653