Standards, Intellectual Property Disclosure, and Patent Royalties After Rambus

Volume 10, Issue 2 (Jun 2012)

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission found that Rambus, a developer of computer memory technologies, failed to disclose information about its intellectual property holdings to other participants in the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC), a private standard-setting organization, during the period in which JEDEC was developing Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) standards. According to the

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Stanley M. Besen & Robert J. Levinson, Standards, Intellectual Property Disclosure, and Patent Royalties After Rambus, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 233 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/11_10NCJLTech2332008-2009.pdf.

Testing the Limits of Procedural Rulemaking: How the Federal Circuit Can Use Tafas v. Dudas to Clarify the Authority of the Patent Office

Volume 10, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

In an effort to reduce the backlog of unexamined patent applications, the United States Patent and Trademark Office created a controversial new set of rules for patent applicants. In Tafas v. Dudas, a Federal District Court judge issued a permanent injunction against the rules, finding their enactment to be outside the Patent Office’s authority. On

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Michael Neuerburg, Article, Testing the Limits of Procedural Rulemaking: How the Federal Circuit Can Use Tafas v. Dudas to Clarify the Authority of the Patent Office, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 203 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/08_10NCJLTech2032008-2009.pdf.

Tag! Now You’re Really “It” What Photographs on Social Networking Sites Mean for the Fourth Amendment

Volume 10, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

Now that mobile technological devices like camera phones pervade our world, allowing people to capture images and scenes in places and at times never before possible, serious privacy concerns inevitably arise. The fact that users of social networking sites, which are growing rapidly in popularity, frequently and commonly propagate these easily captured images, as well

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Dan Findlay, Article, Tag! Now You’re Really “It” What Photographs on Social Networking Sites Mean for the Fourth Amendment, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 171 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/07_10NCJLTech1712008-2009.pdf.

RS-DVR Slides Past Its First Obstacle and Gets the Pass For Full Implementation

Volume 10, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

Digital video recording has become an indispensable household item. The advent of the remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) allows consumers to expand digital recording capability without the need for a stand-alone DVR box. This new technology raises interesting legal questions regarding copyright infringement including: liability resulting from the need for buffer copies in digital

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Megan Cavender, Article, RS-DVR Slides Past Its First Obstacle and Gets the Pass For Full Implementation, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 145 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/06_10NCJLTech1452008-2009.pdf.

The Misinterpretation of the Patent Exhaustion Doctrine and the Transgenic Seed Industry in Light of Quanta v. LG Electronics

Volume 10, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

The Supreme Court’s recent interpretation of the patent exhaustion doctrine mandates that the transgenic seed industry use contract law instead of patent law to enforce post-sale restrictions. Prior to Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., the federal district courts and the Federal Circuit held that patent exhaustion was not triggered if a sale was

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Tod Leaven, Recent Development, The Misinterpretation of the Patent Exhaustion Doctrine and the Transgenic Seed Industry in Light of Quanta v. LG Electronics, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 119 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/05_10NCJLTech1192008-2009.pdf.

Preserving Competition in Multi-Sided Innovative Markets: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Google?

Volume 10, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

The unique characteristics of the search advertising industry encourage the development of anticompetitive monopoly power, facilitating the rise and dominance of companies like Google. First, the search advertising industry is subject to multi-sided network effects that create a positive feedback loop. An increase in the number of customers on one side of the market attracts

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Kristine Laudadio Devine, Preserving Competition in Multi-Sided Innovative Markets: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Google?, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 59 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/04_10NCJLTech592008-2009.pdf.

The FCC’s New Network Semi-Neutrality Order Maintains Inconsistency in the Broadband World

Volume 12, Online Edition (Jun 2012)

On December 23, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a new Internet Order designed to regulate broadband access providers to further the principle of networkneutrality. The Order imposes regulations on broadband access providers for the first time, seeking to maintain the free and open character of the Internet by preventing this relatively new class

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Kendra E. Leghart , Recent Development, The FCC's New Network Semi-Neutrality Order Maintains Inconsistency in the Broadband World, 12 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 199 (2011), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/25_12NCJLTech1992010-2011-1.pdf.

The Espionage Act and Today’s “High-Tech Terrorist”

Volume 12, Online Edition (Jun 2012)

Throughout the twentieth century courts interpreted the Espionage Act of 1917 to criminalize leaking classified information, but consciously refused to extend the Act to prohibit press institutions from subsequently publishing leaked information. While the United States government has a significant interest in preventing dissemination of sensitive information, the courts allow news organizations to claim First

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Jamie L. Hester, Recent Development, The Espionage Act and Today's "High-Tech Terrorist", 12 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 177 (2011), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/24_12NCJLTech1772010-2011-1.pdf.

Using Fair Use to Stop a Copyright Troll from Threatening Hyperlinkers

Volume 12, Online Edition (Jun 2012)

Righthaven, a recently created company, has filed hundreds of copyright infringement claims against blogs and other small Web sites for posting content from copyrighted news articles online. These claims—filed without any cease and desist letters to warn potential infringers—demand not only high monetary damages, but also forfeiture of the infringers’ domain names. Focusing on the claims against Web sites that

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Nicole M. Downing, Recent Development, Using Fair Use to Stop a Copyright Troll from Threatening Hyperlinkers, 12 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 155 (2011), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/23_12NCJLTech1552010-2011-1.pdf.

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