Two new copyright suits were lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by LHF Productions, Inc. LHF holds copyrights to the action flick London Has Fallen, featuring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart in an assassination plot caper.
A Better Way to Litigate Trade Secrets? – Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 is Passed by Congress and Awaits the President’s Signature
Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), with overwhelming bipartisan support in a 410-2 vote.
What rights based in copyright law does a tattoo artist have in a tattoo itself, and to what extent can an artist use those rights to restrict the rights of others, including the people whose skin has been inked?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking comment on the disclosure, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements of its Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR).
On May 2, 2016, amended rules governing post-grant proceedings before the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (“PTAB”), including inter partes review (“IPR”), post-grant review (“PGR”), and covered business methods (“CBM”), will take effect.
FCC Application Processing Decisions – No Reasonable Transmitter Site Assurance Necessary for Auction Applications, Change in Control of Nonprofit Governing Board Fatal to Pending Applications
There were several recent FCC decisions on application processing matters worthy of note.
Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that Amazon is liable for permitting unauthorized in-app purchases incurred by children.
On April 25, 2016, Facebook Inc. (Facebook) pled with a California federal judge, asking that the court dismiss the claims filed against the social media giant for its alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations.
In an increasingly tough consumer market, even successful artists like Beyoncé are looking beyond traditional album release methods for new ways to maximize their sales and limit free consumer access.
2015 saw the continued rise of programmatic buying and cross-device tracking, as well as the continued focus on related concerns such as ad fraud and privacy compliance.