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Senators push bill protecting interstate trade secrets amidst concerns over trolling

By Bhargav Srinivasan – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

The Senate Judiciary Committee is deliberating a bill to provide US companies with extra legal protections for trade secrets for products or services used in interstate commerce. However, some legal scholars believe the bill creates strong potential for companies to engage in “trade secret trolling” by falsely accusing rivals of stealing trade secrets in order to stall their business. The ensuing debate now weighs the intent of the bill with the potential for legal bullying.


Posted On Nov - 18 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

European Court of Justice Invalidates Key Part of U.S.-E.U. “Safe Harbor” Agreement

By Danielle Kehl – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

Earlier this month, the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated a key part of the transatlantic “Safe Harbor” agreement, which over 4000 American technology companies rely on to operate in Europe without violating E.U. privacy laws. The ruling could have a significant impact on American business.


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

Federal Circuit Flash Digest

By Colette Ghazarian – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board Under No Obligation to Review Evidence Not Originally Presented

“Substantially Pure” Compound Held Obvious When 50/50 Mixture and Pure Compound Prior Art Exists

Federal Circuit Expands Patent Enablement Analysis


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

The Evolution of Internet Service Providers from Partners to Adversaries: Tracking Shifts in Interconnection Goals and Strategies in the Internet’s Fifth Generation

By Robert Frieden – Edited by Marcela Viviana Ruiz Martinez, Olga Slobodyanyuk and Yaping Zhang

In respone to increasing attempts by Internet Service Providers to target customers who trigger higher costs for rate increases, the FCC and other regulatory agencies worldwide have stepped in to prevent market failure and anticompetitive practices. This paper will examine new models for the carriage of Internet traffic that have arisen in the wake of these changes.


Posted On Aug - 15 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Washington Appeals Court Refuses to Compel Unmasking of Anonymous Avvo Critic Absent Evidence of Defamation

By Leonidas Angelakos – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

The Washington Court of Appeals held that—absent evidence of defamation—a third party website is not required to unmask an anonymous defendant. The court adopted an analysis similar to the widely cited Dendrite test for the showing a defamation plaintiff must make on a motion to compel disclosure of an anonymous defendant’s identity.


Posted On Jul - 20 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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