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16 Jul 2007, 9:21 am
The Patent Propector/PatentHawk took a strong poke on July 15 at Fitzgerald's July 15 NYT piece on the upcoming Bessen/Meurer book.IPBiz tackled some of the Bessen assertions, popularized by Mike at TechDirt, last year in a series of three posts. [read post]
27 Aug 2014, 1:54 am by Lawrence B. Ebert
Note the discussion of the Landmark Technologies/eBay matter at Techdirt in the post Patent Troll Sues eBay For Daring To Ask Patent Office For Patent Re-Exam Here, eBay is using a Texas anti-SLAPP statute to shield it from litigation from Landmark arising from eBay's re-examination request.Note that IPBiz had covered an anti-SLAPP matter in Judge to hear anti-SLAPP arguments in Cha/Flamm matter on Nov. 20 [read post]
12 May 2014, 4:38 am by Walter Olson
“US Patent Office Grants ‘Photography Against A White Background’ Patent To Amazon” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt] Critics suspect there is prior art. [read post]
26 Apr 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Tags: beer and brewers, Germany, trademarks Trademark fight over “Hofbrau” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
26 May 2018, 7:01 am by Walter Olson
[Timothy Geigner, Techdirt] Tags: art and artists, copyright, movies film and videos HBO sued over three-second shot of graffiti is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
17 Mar 2010, 3:26 pm by Ron Coleman
Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe story’s all over the Net, but here’s as good a take on it as any, from Mike Masnick at Techdirt: Derrick Coetzee, a software developer and an administrator of Wikimedia Commons, the media repository for Wikipedia is being threatened by the National Portrait Gallery in London. [...] [read post]
5 Nov 2013, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Far-reaching, little-discussed new regulation: Stewart Baker on NIST rules mandating cybersecurity at private enterprises [Volokh; first, second, third, fourth posts] “Ominous Developments on the Internet Governance Front” [David Post] “The Exaggeration Of The Cyberbullying Problem Is Harming Anti-Bullying Efforts” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt] “Will California’s New Data Breach Notification Duty Stimulate Class Action Litigation? [read post]
3 Apr 2018, 3:03 am by Walter Olson
“Spanish Hate/Anti-Terrorism Speech Laws Doing Little But Locking Up Comedians, Artists, And Dissidents” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt; a recent Scottish case] Tags: free speech, libel slander and defamation, sports, terrorism Free speech roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
2 Nov 2017, 3:11 am by Walter Olson
[Scott Shackford] Results of Russian social-media manipulation episode could include foot in door for regulation of Internet speech [John Samples, Cato] Some in Australia having trouble distinguishing “impersonation” of government from anti-government satire [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Before deep-pocket publications can report on sexual misconduct by persons in high places, gauntlet of legal review needs to be run with special attention to on-the-record sources [Mike… [read post]
12 Jan 2011, 9:20 am by Brendan McKenna
Techdirt reports that Hottrix filed a similar case against Coors a few years back over its virtual beer app. [read post]
5 Mar 2010, 2:44 pm by Joe Mullin
Saw an interesting chart in the New York Times this morning (via Techdirt) titled "An Explosion of Mobile Patent Lawsuits. [read post]
5 Mar 2011, 7:01 am by Lawrence B. Ebert
A comment to a TechDirt post titled The Artificially High Price Of Academic Journals And How It Impacts Everyone relates to patent examiners using science articles:A patent examiner finding an academic article as prior art that is relevant to a patent application is faced with a strange situation (at least in Israel, where I work). [read post]
30 Jun 2009, 12:21 pm
Mike Masnick of Techdirt reports that the RIAA is anxious to settle the case in which it won $1.92 million from Jammie Thomas-Rasset for illegally downloading 24 songs. [read post]
13 Nov 2008, 2:52 pm by Robert Z. Cashman
I thought the conversation in the comments section of the Techdirt article about Bill Gates working with Nathan Myhrvold was a good one. [read post]
9 Jan 2008, 8:26 pm
Techdirt reminds us that the apparent tension in the US between copyright law and free speech is unlikely to be resolved by the courts any time soon:While the Supreme Court has been gleefully taking on more and more cases concerning patent law, it seems that it's not yet ready to revisit some important discussions around copyright law, since the Eldred case back in 2003. [read post]
15 Jun 2010, 5:43 am by (Peter Black)
We've bee seeing more and more stories like this, and it's pretty disturbing that people still freak out so much over a minor negative comment. [read post]
12 Apr 2013, 10:23 am by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
Check out Techdirt’s argument, which makes sense, up to a point. [read post]
9 Jul 2015, 2:19 am by Walter Olson
We’ve covered this topic before, but Mike Masnick at Techdirt has a slew of revealing new details on how Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood acted as cat’s paw for Hollywood studios in his legal battles against Google. [read post]