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California Considers Regulation of Autonomous Vehicles By Yana Welinder – Edited by Albert Wang California S.B. 1298 – Autonomous Vehicles Bill Leginfo.ca.gov summary On February 23, California Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) introduced S.B. 1298. This bill would direct the Department of the California Highway Patrol to adopt “safety standards and performance requirements” with respect to autonomous vehicles that use “computers, sensors, and other technology and devices that enable [them] to safely operate without the active control and continuous monitoring of ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 26 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Continues to Evade Addressing Intra-Circuit Split Regarding Claim Construction By Katie Cohen – Edited by Albert Wang Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co., No. 2010-1402 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 31, 2011) Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit denied a petition for rehearing en banc of Retractable Technologies, Inc.’s patent infringement suit against Becton, Dickinson and Company. Notably, there were two dissents filed in the court’s decision. Judge Moore, joined by Chief Judge Rader, expressed frustration that, despite claim ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 11 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Third Circuit Affirms Prior Decision to Strike Down FCC Fine for CBS Broadcast of Janet Jackson’s Breast During Super Bowl Halftime Show By Abby Lauer – Edited by Albert Wang CBS Corp. v. FCC, No. 06-3575 (3d Cir. Nov. 2, 2011) Slip Opinion The Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed its earlier decision throwing out a $550,000 fine that the Federal Communications Commission imposed on broadcasting corporation CBS for airing a split-second image of Janet Jackson’s exposed breast during the ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 8 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Permits Facebook’s Trademark Suit to Proceed Against Teachbook.com By Albert Wang – Edited by Abby Lauer Facebook, Inc. v. Teachbook.com LLC, No. 11-cv-3052 (N.D. Ill. September 26, 2011) Slip Opinion The District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied defendant Teachbook’s motion to dismiss a trademark infringement suit brought by social networking site Facebook. Judge Aspen, writing for the court, held that Facebook had pled sufficient facts to survive Teachbook’s Rule 12(b)(6) motion. The court declined to ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 20 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Written by Raquel Acosta Edited by Albert Wang and Vicki Blohm Editorial Policy I. Introduction The current copyright framework is becoming obsolete as we try to make a digital world run on an analog legal system. The Copyright Act covers “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be visually perceived, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.” 17 U.S.C. § 401. The ability of ... Read More...
Posted On Sep - 22 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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