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TweetIf you use the term “google” as a verb (as in to search the Internet), the venerable tech company behind the popular search engine would like you to stop. You could be harming its trademark. Google is fiercely protective of its intellectual property rights, as evidenced by the number of patent lawsuits it is currently […]

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TweetPresident Obama recently unveiled his proposed budget for fiscal year 2013. While the proposal will likely never pass in its current form, it does offer businesses and their attorneys some valuable insight into the administration’s priorities for the upcoming year. Since we suspect that no one (even members of Congress) has time to read the […]

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TweetTwo controversial bills aimed at curbing copyright infringement over the internet–the Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA”) H.R. 3261 and its sister legislation, the Protect IP Act (“PIPA”) United States Senate Bill S.968  –appear likely to win Congressional approval this year. SOPA allows the Department of Justice and copyright holders to pursue companies hosting, linking to, and doing business with, the offending […]

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TweetThe mainstream world is finally taking notice of the fact that lawyers use social media.  In a recent article on Mashable.com (the consumer source for all things social media), our friend and fellow Connected member Adrian Dayton commented on why lawyers have been hesitant to jump into the arena, but are starting to now: “The […]

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TweetEvery year thousands of costume clad geeks, fan boys, and even lawyers flock to the San Diego Comic Con, a comic book convention of super hero sized proportions.  In honor of this annual pilgrimage, (and because I am an old school comic book dork), I decided to put together my top 5 comic book lawsuit […]

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Don’t get sued for downloading or uploading files. The peer-to-peer sharing issue explained by David Nimmer.

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TweetIP and Emerging Regulation, by Mark Costello, James F. Hurst, and Gail Levine   The Obama campaign pledged to infuse our patent system with more “predictability and clarity” and “reduce uncertainty and wasteful litigation that is currently a significant drag on innovation,” but the Obama administration’s hands have been tied fixing the broken economy. In the […]

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