LXBN TV: We May Soon See a Federal Trade Secret Law

By | LXBN | May 13, 2014

It seems to happen so infrequently that you have to take notice when it does—Congress is working together, and they’re doing so on a piece of legislation that may soon bring about a federal trade secrets law. The proposed piece of legislation, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014, would afford trade secrets the same level of protection other forms of critical intellectual property currently enjoy. 

LXBN TV: What Consumers and Corporations Need to Know About the White House Big Data Report

By | LXBN | May 9, 2014

Data is everywhere. Really, everywhere. The technology we used has enabled companies to collect more data than is imaginable—and now the biggest thing is figuring out how to use it. And that use of data, not so much the collection of it, was the focus of a report put forth last week by the the White House Big Data Working Group.

LXBN TV: Amazon Hit with Trademark Infringement Lawsuit by Adult Video Streaming Service

By | LXBN | May 7, 2014

There’s a truth in the technology world, and a funny one at that, that if you’re looking to see which video format is going to become the next big thing, you should look at the adult video world. Well, it seems they were spot on with streaming video over the internet to TV sets too, because Wreal’s Fyre TV has been doing it since 2007. And now they’re upset that that Amazon is going with Fire TV as the name of their video product nearly a full decade later.

LXBN TV: Lawsuit Forcing Yelp to Unmask Reviewers Tests the Boundaries of Online Defamation

By | LXBN | April 24, 2014

For small businesses, Yelp is a big deal. Just ask Virginia’s Hadeed Carpet Clearners, which supposedly lost $2.5 million in revenue due to a couple allegedly fake Yelp reviews. They’re now trying to unmask those anonymous reviewers, so they can have the reviews taken down, and the case is headed all the way to the Virginia Supreme Court.

LXBN TV: What Does the Future Hold for E-Discovery?

By | LXBN | April 23, 2014

E-discovery is a subject we don’t talk about a lot on the LexBlog Network, and I’m not really sure why that’s the case. Electronic discovery is at the backbone of all litigation nowadays and, with constantly-changing technology, the space is rapidly evolving.

LXBN TV: Recapping the Aereo Supreme Court Oral Arguments – Justices Hint at Narrow Decision

By | LXBN | April 22, 2014

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.