September 10, 2019
Volume 10, Issue 1
Testing the Limits of Procedural Rulemaking: How the Federal Circuit Can Use Tafas v. Dudas to Clarify the Authority of the Patent Office
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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Jonathan J. Darrow & Stephen D. Lichtenstein, “Do You Really Need My Social Security Number?” Data Collection Practices in the Digital Age, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/03_10NCJLTech12008-2009.pdf.
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