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IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

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

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche
    This long-running dispute involves the sale of watches in the United States that were purchased on the "gray market" overseas.  Omega sold the watches--manufactured in Switzerland--to authorized distributors overseas.  Third parties…
Rank this Week: 1987

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/
  • Dec 11

    A reprieve for the Internet Tax Freedom Act?

    A reprieve for the Internet Tax Freedom Act?
    We are hours away from the expiration of the most recent extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act.  While earlier this year the House passed a bill making the relief permanent, we never heard anything from the Senate and the status quo…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 1936

Esquire | Mac

Esquire | Mac

Covers Macs in the law office. By Adam Greivell.

http://www.esquiremac.com
Rank this Week: 1566

Nerds in Court

Nerds in Court

Focuses on emerging legal issues and news stories relating to video games, comic books, anime, and other nerd culture. By John G. Nowakowski and Christina R. Evola.

http://nerdsincourt.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1855

The Shout

The Shout

Covers wiretaps, privacy, copyright, and free speech. By Jennifer Granick.

http://www.granick.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Oct 30

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election
    GRANICK SLATE CARD NATIONAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 2012   Friends, Romans, Republicans:  
Rank this Week: 1727

iAbogado.com

iAbogado.com

Covers law and technology in Spain and the EU. Javier Muñoz.

http://iabogado.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1703

NYTechLitigation.com - Litigation…

NYTechLitigation.com - Litigation and Technology News and Opinion

Developments at the intersection of law, litigation, and technology. By Jeffrey Gross.

http://nytechlitigation.com/
  • Mar 15

    Court Rules That LinkedIn Account Belongs to Employee, not Employer

    Court Rules That LinkedIn Account Belongs to Employee, not Employer
    Eagle v. Edcomm, a case about which I’ve posted before, resulted in what may be one of the first rulings on the merits of a thorny issue concerning social media:  Who owns a social media account, the employer or the employee, if…
  • Feb 24

    Recent Case Illustrates Importance of Clawback Provision

    Recent Case Illustrates Importance of Clawback Provision
    Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d) allows courts to issue orders that protect parties from inadvertently producing privileged documents.  Yet, this tool, commonly known as a clawback agreement, remains remarkably underused. A recent New…
  • Feb 24

    The FCPA’s Reach onto Foreign Soil

    The FCPA’s Reach onto Foreign Soil
    A recent New York case demonstrates how powerful the FCPA can be for the SEC to attack bribery that has rather remote connections to the United States.  In SEC v. Straub, et al., No. 11 Civ. 9645 (RJS) (S.D.N.Y. 2013), Judge Richard…
Rank this Week: 1862

The MTTLR Blog

The MTTLR Blog

By the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.

http://www.mttlrblog.org/
  • Nov 21

    Old Regulations, New Technology

    Old Regulations, New Technology
    California’s Bay Area is moving towards a new means of transportation, but not if the state government can have its way. SideCar is a San Francisco-based startup that offers real-time ridesharing to a community of smartphone users who need…
  • Nov 14

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?
    On October 3, 2012, YouTube announced a change in its content ID dispute process, as updated on its blog. What does this update really mean and why does it matter? A short story might help clarify the situation.
  • Nov 12

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?
    Last month, the Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled that the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) did not protect e-mails contained in a user’s webmail account. Jennings v. Jennings, No. 27177 2012 WL 4808545 (S.C. Oct. 10, 2012). The…
Rank this Week: 1579

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1313

The Substantially Similar Weblog

The Substantially Similar Weblog

Covers intellectual property and technology, law. Published by Fish & Richardson attorney Adam J. Kessel.

http://adam.rosi-kessel.org/weblog
  • Dec 31

    Done

    Done
    I started this blog over a decade ago. Over time, my priorities have changed—family, work, home, etc. Many other avenues for online self-expression have also developed in the interim. I’m done for now. Old entries remain online, but do…
  • Sep 25

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?
    Another LazyWeb request: any suggestions for how to search (on any platform) for PDFs that have not been OCR’d?
  • Aug 14

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?
    Dear Lazyweb: I have a bash script with a while loop that takes a long time to process. It restores file modification times for complicated reasons not worth discussing here. Removing some nonessential stuff, I have the following code (I know…
Rank this Week: 1501

Colin Rule's blog

Colin Rule's blog

Covers online dispute resolution and political and legal commentary. Published by Colin Rule is Director of Online Dispute Resolution for eBay and PayPal.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/colin-rule
  • Jun 27

    Novojustice

    Novojustice
    Just a quick note to say I've started a new blog as preparation for a book I'm doing for the ABA in 2012 -- so most of my blogging energy has shifted over there. Please come by and check it out: http://www.novojustice.com
  • Jun 27

    Novojustice

    Novojustice
    Just a quick note to say I've started a new blog as preparation for a book I'm doing for the ABA in 2012 -- so most of my blogging energy has shifted over there. Please come by and check it out: http://www.novojustice.com Read more »…
  • Jun 27

    Novojustice

    Novojustice
    Just a quick note to say I've started a new blog as preparation for a book I'm doing for the ABA in 2012 -- so most of my blogging energy has shifted over there. Please come by and check it out: http://www.novojustice.com Read more »…
Rank this Week: 1671

Lawgarithms

Lawgarithms

Issue-spotting the Live Web. Covers blogging, copyright, licenses, privacy, software, syndication and more. By Denise Howell.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/howell/
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Stop the security line, I want to get off. And I’m taking my kid with me.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Rank this Week: 1460

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Apr 29

    Mississippi Attorney General Withdraws Burdensome Subpoena, but Google Continues to Fight

    Mississippi Attorney General Withdraws Burdensome Subpoena, but Google Continues to Fight
    Last week, after over a year of fighting in court, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood withdrew a burdensome, 79-page investigatory subpoena issued to Google back in October 2014. Documents from the 2014 Sony hack implied the subpoena was…
  • Apr 29

    Federal Circuit Declines to Fix Forum Shopping in Patent Cases, Reform Still Needed

    Federal Circuit Declines to Fix Forum Shopping in Patent Cases, Reform Still Needed
    In a disappointing but unsurprising ruling, the Federal Circuit confirmed today that patent owners essentially have free rein to file suit in any tiny corner of the country, regardless of its minimal connection to the patent owner, the…
  • Apr 28

    A Battery of Dangerous Cybercrime Proposals Still Hang Over Brazil

    A Battery of Dangerous Cybercrime Proposals Still Hang Over Brazil
    Digital rights activists across Brazil held their breath yesterday, as the country’s Parliamentary Commission on Cybercrime (CPICIBER) debated whether to send its report to the full lower house of Congress for committee assignment and…
Rank this Week: 3173

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

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

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    A lawsuit alleges this Snapchat feature is making driving even more dangerous, and it’s not texting or instant messaging. This state is considering imposing hefty fines on jurors who post information to social media about the lawsuits…
  • Apr 29

    Now Available: The April Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter

    Now Available: The April Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter
    The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award winning guide to the law and business of social media. In this edition, we discuss what a company can do…
  • Apr 28

    Judge in High-Profile Case Obtains Attorney Agreement Not to Engage in Juror Social Media Snooping

    Judge in High-Profile Case Obtains Attorney Agreement Not to Engage in Juror Social Media Snooping
    It seems that almost everyone uses social media today. Of course, this means that most every juror is a social media user, and that courts are dealing with the thorny questions that arise out of the proliferation of social media usage among…
Rank this Week: 4446

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

Provides breaking news and analysis of communications law and business. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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

    FCC Sets Clearing Target and Starting Date for Incentive Auction

    FCC Sets Clearing Target and Starting Date for Incentive Auction
    In a long-anticipated move towards commencement of the spectrum auction, the FCC today released a Public Notice and related Appendix providing an initial clearing target of 126 Megahertz of spectrum in what is currently the broadcast…
  • Apr 26

    FCC Starts Down the Path to ATSC 3.0

    FCC Starts Down the Path to ATSC 3.0
    Fulfilling Chairman Wheeler’s promise at the NAB Show to launch a proceeding before the end of the month commencing the process of authorizing use of ATSC 3.0 by TV broadcasters, the FCC today released a Public Notice on the…
  • Apr 7

    FCC Proposes Privacy Rules for Broadband Provider

    FCC Proposes Privacy Rules for Broadband Provider
    In a recently issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the FCC asked for comments on proposed rules that would apply the traditional privacy requirements of the Communications Act to providers of broadband Internet access services. This…
Rank this Week: 4795

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: 2274

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

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

    The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced

    The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced
    It’s crunch time – so everybody looking to participate in the Incentive Auction should pay close attention. At long last, the Commission has announced the Initial Clearing Target that it plans to shoot for in the Incentive…
  • Apr 28

    “This Is Only A(nother) Test …”

    “This Is Only A(nother) Test …”
    In connection with second-ever nationwide EAS test (now scheduled for September), FCC introduces new EAS Test Reporting System If you participate in the Emergency Alert System, it’s time to get out your calendars and circle Wednesday,…
  • Apr 24

    Update: Effective Date, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set for Revised ILEC Rule

    Update: Effective Date, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set for Revised ILEC Rule
    We recently reported on the Commission’s decision to impose numerous additional obligations upon rate-of-return regulated incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), while leaving many rural ILECs with the same or even less compensation…
Rank this Week: 2156

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 27

    Haircuts Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit

    Haircuts Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit
    Claims in a patent application that were directed to a method of hair-cutting are not patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the Federal Circuit has held.  In re Brown, No. 2015-1852 (Fed. Cir. April 22, 2016) (per curiam). …
  • Apr 25

    Does Claim Construction Matter in Determining Patent-Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101?

    Does Claim Construction Matter in Determining Patent-Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101?
    Patent applicants and owners should position claims for narrow constructions where subject matter is susceptible to challenge under 35 U.S.C. § 101, suggests a recent decision from the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board…
Rank this Week: 2051

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: 3601

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: 2135

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: 2775

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: 2705

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: 2149

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: 4845

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 21

    GUEST BLOG: Cybersecurity Compliance Just Got Tougher

    GUEST BLOG: Cybersecurity Compliance Just Got Tougher
    My Guest Blogger Nick Akerman learned about Cybercrime as a federal prosecutor where he prosecuted a wide array of white collar criminal matters, including bank frauds, bankruptcy frauds, stock frauds, complex financial frauds,…
Rank this Week: 2452

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • 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.…
  • Apr 25

    Deeper Dive: Human Error Is to Blame for Most Breache

    Deeper Dive: Human Error Is to Blame for Most Breache
    Each year, as companies implement the latest security technologies, attackers develop and launch new tactics, techniques, and procedures to circumvent those technologies. While investment in security defense and detection technologies is an…
Rank this Week: 4858

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: 2103

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: 2413

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

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

    Uber Pays $100 Million to Settle “Employee or Independent Contractor?” Class Action Case

    Uber Pays $100 Million to Settle “Employee or Independent Contractor?” Class Action Case
    In January we updated you on the numerous legal battles Uber was fighting across the country related to its classification of its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. Uber, the on-demand car service, recently put one of…
  • Mar 17

    What is a Trademark?

    What is a Trademark?
    What is a trademark? A trademark is the identity that you have in the marketplace specifically associated with your goods or services. Any name, phrase, identity, symbol or logo your company uses in conjunction with selling your goods and…
  • Mar 6

    Intellectual Property: Copyright

    Intellectual Property: Copyright
    Business owners need to understand copyrights. The video below continues Foster Swift's Legal Basics for Business Video Series by explaining the basics of copyrights. Learn more about copyrights and how they are important to your business in…
Rank this Week: 4253

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • 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.
  • Apr 17

    Mad at Sugar

    Mad at Sugar
    Bah! Sugar is everywhere! Even in “healthy” options. . . . I’m frustrated that food manufacturers can’t be trusted to be forthcoming about what they’re pushing. It’s hard to know at a glance what’s…
Rank this Week: 2065

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 3309

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: 4110

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: 3458

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

A blog about e-discovery, technology and other related matters of interest.

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Apr 25

    The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?

    The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?
        It is no secret that the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice stepped up investigation and prosecution of corporate wrongdoing. In fact the Yates Memo, issued by the DOJ in 2015, put the…
  • Apr 11

    Tracking Legal Cost & E-Discovery Metrics – Custodians [Infographic]

    Tracking Legal Cost & E-Discovery Metrics – Custodians [Infographic]
        This is the third entry in a series examining legal and e-discovery cost metrics. As explained in prior articles, tracking legal spending is a good way to manage costs, lower legal bills and help prepare accurate budget…
  • Apr 1

    How to Use an ESI Questionnaire to Streamline the Discovery Proce

    How to Use an ESI Questionnaire to Streamline the Discovery Proce
    As litigators are well aware, nowadays it is almost impossible to escape electronic discovery (e-discovery) in any case. Electronic documents are involved in nearly every matter because that is how we communicate. There is probably no case in…
Rank this Week: 3012

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: 2419

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: 2680

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…
Rank this Week: 2153

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: 3276

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3792

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: 3070

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • 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…
  • Apr 6

    Wi-LAN, Inc., v. Apple Inc., No. 2014-1437, 1485 (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Wi-LAN, Inc., v. Apple Inc., No. 2014-1437, 1485 (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Written By: John Kirkpatrick Wi-LAN sued Apple alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. RE37,802 (the ’802 patent) concerning a wireless data communication technique.  The jury found no infringement and that the infringing claims…
Rank this Week: 3290

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: 2448

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: 4643

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: 4981

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: 3213