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Second Circuit holds employer-disparaging Facebook activity protected by labor law

By Bhargav Srinivasan – Edited by Henry Thomas

Triple Play sports bar fired two employees after they responded to a Facebook post from a coworker suggesting that the bar improperly filed its taxes.  The NLRB found that the Facebook activity was protected concerted speech.  On appeal, the Second Circuit affirmed the decision of the NLRB, rejecting Triple Play’s theory that the profanity in the Facebook comment was made in the presence of customers and lost protection.  While the case was non-precedential, it departed from the trend of courts finding similar firings permissible.

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Posted On Nov - 17 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Supreme Court Poised to Overrule Federal Circuit Again in Upcoming Patent Case

By Adi Kamdar – Edited by Travis West

The Supreme Court announced it would take up two parallel patent cases this term, Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc. and Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., regarding the Federal Circuit’s strict standard for awarding enhanced damages for willful patent infringement — a standard that does not comport with recent high court rulings. Commentators predict the Supreme Court will overrule the Federal Circuit, continuing a clear trend that materialized through the Court’s last few terms.

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Posted On Nov - 4 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Analyzing the Equals Three v. Jukin Media Opinion

By Feiran (Felicia) Chen- Edited by Yiran Zhang

The court held that  Equals Three’s videos favored fair use as commenting on viral videos is transformative with the exception of one episode.

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Posted On Nov - 4 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Sony’s $8 Million Hacking Settlement

By Ann Kristin Glenster — Edited by Ariane Moss

Sony Pictures reaches a settlement with its employees over last year’s data breach in response to the planned release of the controversial comedy film, “The Interview”. The agreement, which is awaiting approval by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, carries an $8 million price tag for the entertainment giant.

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Posted On Oct - 25 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Flash Digest

By Kayla Haran

Court Rules Reputational Harm Confers Standing to Sue over Inventorship

Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Decision to Initiate Inter Partes Review Ruled Non-appealable

Expert Testimony Deemed Admissible Despite Lack of Peer Review

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Posted On Oct - 22 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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