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The Supreme Court Asked to Rule on the Constitutionality of “Restored” Copyright Protection By Andrew Goodwin – Edited by Cary Mayberger Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Golan v. Holder (U.S. 2010) Petition hosted by The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School In June 2010, the United States Circuit Court for the Tenth Circuit held that § 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (“URAA”), codified in 17 U.S.C. §§ 104(A) and 109(a), did not violate the First ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 26 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Daniel Doktori Philadelphia School District Settles Laptop Spying Case The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Tuesday that the Lower Merion school district has settled with two students whose school-issued laptops had webcams that were remotely activated by school officials. Plaintiff Blake Robbins’ parents initiated the suit in February after a school administrator confronted Robbins of wrongdoing using photo evidence of his home taken from the computer’s webcam. CNN reports that the school agreed to pay $175,000 to the family of ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 15 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Microsoft asks the Supreme Court to rule on the evidentiary standard for patent invalidity By Abby Lauer – Edited by Matt Gelfand Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Ltd. P’ship (U.S. 2010) Petition, hosted by Patently-O Last week, Microsoft announced that it has filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court in an effort to overturn a $290 million damages award imposed by a federal jury last year. The plaintiff in the case is ... Read More...
Posted On Sep - 10 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Determination of Patentable Subject Matter Not Limited to Machine-or-Transformation Test; Some Business Method Patents Survive By Davis Doherty – Edited by Matt Gelfand Bilski v. Kappos, No. 08-964 (U.S. June 28, 2010) Slip Opinion In a 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court affirmed an en banc ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which held that the petitioners’ claimed invention, a commodities risk-hedging method, was unpatentable. At the same time, a 4-1-4 split on the broader issue of ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 29 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Supreme Court Holds That a Government Employer’s Search of an Employee’s Messages on a Work-Related Pager Was Reasonable and Not a Violation of the Fourth Amendment By Andrew Segna – Edited by Helen He Ontario v. Quon, No. 08-1332 (U.S. Jun. 17, 2010) Slip Opinion The United States Supreme Court reversed a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that held that the Petitioner City of Ontario’s (“Ontario”) search of the Respondent Jeff Quon’s text messages was unreasonable and, therefore, a ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 23 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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