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18 Apr 2014, 5:43 am by Adam Weinstein
The law offices of Gana LLP recently filed a claim on behalf of couple that invested and lost millions in Advanced Equities private equities and other speculative private placements.  The investments were made with brokerage firm First Allied Securities, Inc. (First Allied) and recommended by their broker Cynthia “Cindy” Couyoumjian (Couyoumjian).  The complaint alleged that the investments were unsuitable for the couple, were sold through false and misleading statements, and… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 5:30 am by Ben Stevens
Though cheating on a spouse would appear to be a pretty clear cut thing, new research indicates that people have very different ideas of what behavior qualifies as crossing the line and what does not. A recent poll that was discussed in the Huffington Post found which found that not only do people regard different activities with different degrees of suspicion, but men and women often have different ideas about what behavior qualifies as inappropriate. The survey found that kissing appears to be… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 2:22 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Adam Wyner of the University of Aberdeen has posted slides of his presentation entitled Annotating, Extracting, and Linking Legal Information, given 11 March 2014 at the University of Edinburgh. Topics covered in the presentation include: Resources for marking up legal texts, including LegalRuleML, Oracle Policy Automation, and TSO’s OpenUp Platform Sources of marked up legal texts, such as Legislation.gov.uk, Google Scholar’s case law database, and Dr. Rinke Hoekstra‘s MetaLex… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 10:07 pm by Gordon Smith
Dealbook has reprinted a series of tweets by Marc Andreessen explaining the sometimes lofty valuations of acquisitions in the tech sector. The key idea is "attach rate," which Andreessen describes as follows: "acquirer Y can attach company X's product to Y's sales engine." We used to have another word for this idea: synergy. Just because it's not new doesn't mean it's not real. But Andreessen rightly cautions: "Of course, for the deal to be good, I have to deliver that attach rate. But when it… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:59 pm by Florian Mueller
In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung II trial in the Northern District of California, Apple's lawyers try hard to downplay Google's role, though it's blindingly obvious that Google is the true target of Apple's second California lawsuit against Samsung. Usually a twelve-mile drive (from Cupertino to Mountain View) is more convenient than a twelve-hour flight (from San Francisco to Seoul), but in this case, Apple seeks to benefit from the statistically-established bias of U.S. jurors against foreign… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 4:37 pm by By WILLIAM ALDEN
In a series of tweets on Thursday, the prominent venture capitalist offered a framework for thinking about technology company valuations. [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 2:26 pm by Joe Silver
Photo by Flickr user Morgan200 Looking online for some good weed, assault rifles, or stolen credit cards? One reddit user has just the thing. With its intuitive, Google-like interface, a new search engine, called Grams, offers users a new tool to find sites, not indexed by standard search engines, that are selling illicit materials. The search engine can only be accessed through the Tor anonymizing browser. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments [read post]
Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud computing issue is sure to make an appearance. Several parties that filed amicus briefs in the case weighed in on the issue. The Center for Democracy & Technology, for example, filed abrief arguing that a ruling against Aereo would hinder the development of cloud… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 1:13 pm by Dan Goodin
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hammer_Ace_SATCOM_Antenna.jpg Mission-critical satellite communications relied on by Western militaries and international aeronautics and maritime systems are susceptible to interception, tampering, or blocking by attackers who exploit easy-to-find backdoors, software bugs, and similar high-risk vulnerabilities, a researcher warned Thursday. Ground-, sea-, and air-based satellite terminals from a broad spectrum of… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 1:09 pm by D. Daxton White
According to reports, CEO and president of DBSI, Douglas L. Swenson, was convicted of thirty-four counts of wire fraud and forty-four counts of securities fraud. Three other top DBSI executives were also convicted on multiple fraud charges. The jury convicted Ellison, 65, of Boise, David Swenson, 36, of Boise, and Jeremy Swenson, 41, of Meridian, on forty-four counts of securities fraud. The Idaho Statesman reports that prosecutors described the fraud as a Ponzi scheme, however the term was… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 12:36 pm by
Image [cc] - Tedeytan Last year it seemed everyone was gaga for Google Glass. "Ooooooh, it's a computer for your face!  It's got a camera and can give you directions! It's just like your phone was permanently positioned 3 feet in front of your right eye! Woo hoo! I can't wait to get one!" I wasn't so sure. I didn't jump on board. I just didn't see the utility. Yes, it's a cool concept, but the functionality wasn't there. Maybe in a few years it would become something functional and… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 12:07 pm by By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
The Chinese microblogging service and the travel technology services provider made their trading debuts during one of the roughest times for new stock sales in weeks. [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 11:51 am by Mitch Kowalski
Technology, particularly legal technology is supposed to make the delivery of legal services more convenient. However, sometimes lawyers get in the way and muck things up. Teraview is a perfect example. Back in the day, anyone could walk into the local registry office and register any document they wanted. Since the mid-1980s registration documents were not witnessed, nor were signatures checked. The system was one of openness and accessibility. Then along came Teraview – which allowed… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 11:46 am by U.S.P.T.O.
The purpose of the roundtables is to engage further with members of the public on the following issues: (1) the legal framework for the creation of remixes; (2) the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment; and (3) the appropriate calibration of statutory damages in the contexts of individual file sharers and of secondary liability for large-scale infringement. The roundtables, which will be led by USPTO and the National Telecommunications and Information… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 11:46 am by U.S.P.T.O.
The purpose of the roundtables is to engage further with members of the public on the following issues: (1) the legal framework for the creation of remixes; (2) the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment; and (3) the appropriate calibration of statutory damages in the contexts of individual file sharers and of secondary liability for large-scale infringement. The roundtables, which will be led by USPTO and the National Telecommunications and Information... [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:49 am by LTA-Editor
By Alex Boguniewicz The phenomenon of bringing deceased musicians back to life on stage via “hologram” technology may have hit a bump in the road with the most recent suit involving the controversial process. We have previously covered some of the copyright implications of these holographic resurrections, but now Hologram USA and Musion Das Hologram Limited have filed a complaint in the Federal District Court for Central California against Cirque Du Soleil alleging patent infringements… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 7:40 am by My name
The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight with the recent case of Verizon v. FCC, which many are proclaiming signifies a dangerous change in the policies of net neutrality. This article gives an overview of what net neutrality is, and what this means for people and businesses. What is net neutrality? A… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 7:07 am by Matt Homann
Here’s a tech-related tip from this post: How many times has a quick technology fix turned into a day of un-billable time?  Trust me on this one, no matter how much (or little) work you have, your time is better spent building your business and serving your clients than it is crawling around on the floor underneath your desk repairing your computers or troubleshooting your network. Need help remembering this resolution?  Try this simple trick: Everywhere in your office where you… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Steve Brachmann
Today’s featured patent application would protect a novel system of addressing power outages when a utility network doesn’t receive notification of the event directly from customers. This system allows a utility network to scan social media posts for relevant information about outages, and then turn those posts into instructions for maintenance crews. We also discuss a few inventions related to wind turbines, including a new method for measuring lightning strike damage on wind turbine… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Steve Brachmann
Today’s featured patent application would protect a novel system of addressing power outages when a utility network doesn’t receive notification of the event directly from customers. This system allows a utility network to scan social media posts for relevant information about outages, and then turn those posts into instructions for maintenance crews. We also discuss a few inventions related to wind turbines, including a new method for measuring lightning strike damage on wind turbine… [read post]