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By Vivian Tao Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in HIV Test Patent Dispute Mercury News reports that oral arguments in the Supreme Court began this week over whether a Stanford University researcher’s patent on an HIV test belongs to Stanford or pharmaceutical company Roche. Researcher Mark Holodniy developed the test while he was employed as a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine. The dispute centers around whether he could transfer Stanford’s patent rights while working as a visiting researcher at Cetus laboratories, ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 6 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Dorothy Du IBM Creation “Watson” May Have the Potential to Assist in Legal Research Watson, an IBM super computer four years in the making, competed on the popular TV game show Jeopardy! on February 14 through 16. On the 16th, Watson prevailed against former Jeopardy! champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, tallying in at a total of $77,147 in winnings — more than triple each human contestant’s totals, as PC World reports. Robert Weber, IBM’s senior vice president of legal ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 27 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By A. Gavin Fishman Marketing Executive Proposes Controversial “.gay” Top-Level Internet Domain CNET reports that Scott Seitz, chief executive of dotGAY and founder of SPI Marketing, plans to apply to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for approval of the proposed top-level Internet domain “.gay.” Seitz states that “.gay will be a venue for enhancing [the LGBT community’s] ability to interact with each other as a community.” Past efforts to register controversial top-level domains, such as the ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 19 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Federal District Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Contributory Cybersquatting and Contributory Dilution Claims By Elina Saviharju – Edited by Jonathan Allred Microsoft Corp. v. Shah, et al., No. C10-0653 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 12, 2011) Slip opinion hosted by WSJ.com The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff Microsoft’s claims for contributory cybersquatting and contributory dilution as unrecognized by law. Cybersquatting is the practice of registering a domain name similar to a well-known ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 14 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
By Esther Kang AOL Buys Huffington Post for $315 Million TIME reports that on Monday, AOL announced its plans to acquire The Huffington Post, a progressive Internet news site.  This move follows AOL’s acquisition of TechCrunch in September 2010.  The New York Times reports that The Huffington Post’s founder Arianna Huffington will become president and editor-in-chief of the new Huffington Post Media Group, giving her control of AOL’s news content.  AOL CEO Tim Armstrong says that “the reason AOL is ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 12 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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