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By Anne Woodworth

UK Court Allows Safari Users to Sue Google over Privacy Settings

FTC Responds to Allegations that it Ignored Staff Recommendations to Sue Google

Citigroup Report Criticizes Law Firms for not Reporting Hacking

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Posted On Mar - 31 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

White House releases administration discussion draft for Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015

By Lan Du – Edited by Katherine Kwong

On February 27, 2015, President Obama released an administration draft of a proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act. The proposed bill’s stated purpose is to “establish baseline protections for individual privacy in the commercial arena and to foster timely, flexible implementations of these protections through enforceable codes of conduct developed by diverse stakeholders.”

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Posted On Mar - 23 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Whack-a-troll Legislation

Written by Asher Lowenstein     —   Edited by Yaping Zhang

Patent assertion entities’ extensive litigation activities in different states enables to assess the efficacy of the proposed bills against legal strategies these trolls, such as MPHJ Technology, have engaged in. The legal battles confirm some of the concerns about the usefulness of proposed regulatory measures.

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Posted On Dec - 22 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Illinois District Court Opinion Shows Uncertainty of the Economics of ANDA litigation

By Yaping Zhang – Edited by Mengyi Wang

The Northern District of Illinois just laid down a Hatch-Waxman opinion, holding that the Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. infringed the patent No. 727 Patent held by Medicines Company. Patently-O published a study that demonstrates ANDA Paragraph (iv) cases have increasingly settled, reducing consumer surplus. The case suggests that there are potentially more complicated calculus and players embedded in ANDA litigations than originally thought.

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Posted On Nov - 10 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Comcast as a Media Powerhouse: A Threat to Consumers?
By Insue Kim – Edited by Suzanne Van Arsdale

Comcast has proposed to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock, in a merger that could have far-reaching implications for the media and communications industry. Comcast hopes the merger will further its longstanding strategy of growing into a broadband and media powerhouse. Critics voice concerns about consolidation of power, and analysts highlight Comcast’s powerful lobbying operation in Washington.

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Posted On Feb - 23 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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