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By Emily Hootkins New Law Improves Access to Technology for Disabled Bloomberg Businessweek and The Associated Press report that President Obama has signed into a law a bill requiring the telecommunications industry to enhance the accessibility of devices and programming for Americans with vision and hearing loss.  The bill could improve the quality of life for an estimated 61 million disabled people.  Among other requirements, the law sets new federal guidelines regarding accessible user interfaces on smart phones, telephone compatibility with hearing aids, ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 10 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District court dismisses patent infringement claim against Wildtangent By Andrew Segna – Edited by Matt Gelfand Ultramercial, LLC v. Hulu, LLC, No. CV 09-06918 RGK (C.D. Cal. Aug. 13, 2010) Opinion hosted by The Hollywood Reporter On August 13, the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted Wildtangent, Inc.’s motion to dismiss against Ultramercial, LLC’s patent infringement claim. Hulu, LLC also made a similar motion that was rendered moot. In granting the motion to dismiss, the ... Read More...
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DC District Court Orders a Halt to Federally Funded Embryonic Stem Cell Research By Jessica Palmer – Edited by Ryan Ward Sherley v. Sebelius, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86441 (D.D.C. August 23, 2010) Memorandum Opinion On August 23, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s July 2009 guidelines for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. Judge Royce Lamberth held that “because the Guidelines ... Read More...
Posted On Sep - 6 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Lawyer Violates Telephone Consumer Protection Act with Outsourced Newsletters By Ian B. Brooks – Edited by Jad Mills Holtzman v. Turza, No. 08-C-2014 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 3, 2010) Opinion hosted by Google The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that a lawyer makes unsolicited advertisements under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) when his primary purpose for hiring a company to distribute his materials via facsimile was to advertise his services.  Granting the plaintiff’s summary ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 31 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Chinh Vo Republican Senators Draft Bill in Opposition to FCC’s Net Neutrality Regulations Plans CNET reports that a group of Republican senators, led by Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, is sponsoring a new bill designed to thwart the FCC’s plans to regulate broadband providers. The bill, dubbed the Freedom for Consumer Choice Act, would allow the FCC to impose requirements on the broadband industry only if marketplace competition is inadequate, giving the agency authority similar to the Department ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 27 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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