Today is Take Our Daughters to Work Day, which I thought was a lost day but apparently has been re-branded to the more gender-neutral “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”
So the storm that had been brewing for some months – the long-impending Aereo argument in the Supreme Court – has now come and gone, and we are left to sift through what remains to try to figure out what’s next.
We all know that constant fighting is exhausting and can cause headaches or even stomachaches. A challenger recently brought a fight over stomachache claims brought by headache medicine makers but NAD said enough is enough in these ongoing aspirin wars.
On Monday April 21, Pom Wonderful LLC, the maker of a line of POM WONDERFUL® pomegranate juice products, www.pomwonderful.com, and The Coca-Cola Company, which sells MINUTE MAID® juice products, www.minutemaid.com, battled it out before the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of whether a private party can bring a claim under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act challenging a product label that is regulated under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. US Supreme Court Case No. 12-761.
Detroit Institute of Arts Grand Bargain Not Done Yet, Creditors Claim to Have Purchaser Willing to Pay Nearly $2 Billion for Entire Collection
Since reports last month that a grand bargain had been struck to provide an infusion of cash to the Detroit bankruptcy in exchange for conveying the artwork at the Detroit Institute of Arts back to the museum itself, it has been largely accepted that the deal would succeed.
Funds for Broadband Deployments in Rural Areas May Be Available to Competitors Under FCC CAF Phase II Order
Competitive broadband providers, including cable operators, CLECs and wireless ISPs, will be permitted to seek subsidies to deploy broadband networks in unserved areas under a new FCC order approved today.
The Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in the Aereo case yesterday, it has received all the briefs, and now we all just wait for a decision – to probably be released late in June before the Court’s summer recess. The transcript of yesterday’s oral argument has been released and is available here.
Following last June’s forum on mobile security, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) again seeks to draw public attention to security issues in the mobile space.
Aereo’s Supreme Court Oral Argument Raises Questions On the Cloud, Gives Little Answers About Ruling
The outcome of the monumental ABC v. Aereo Supreme Court case can not be predicted based on Tuesdays oral arguments, according to communications lawyers behind the CommLawBlog.
Though it makes things less entertaining, it’s probably for the best: when the Supreme Court has a landmark case and industry-shaping issue on its hands, it likes to keep its opinions as narrow and specific as possible. Based on what we heard this morning in ABC v. Aereo, the same will likely happen in this case. Though, with SCOTUS oral arguments, you never really do know what they mean.