Volume 13, Issue 2

Carrier IQ, Pre-Transit Keystroke Logging, and the Federal Wiretap Act

Mobile analytics software companies must walk a fine line between providing useful data to their customers—handset manufacturers and wireless network operators—and protecting the privacy rights of consumers whose data they collect. In late 2011, a relatively unknown Connecticut-based systems administrator named Trevor Eckhart revealed that mobile analytics software developer, Carrier IQ, may have crossed this

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Andrew D. Salek-Raham, Recent Development, Carrier IQ, Pre-Transit Keystroke Logging, and the Federal Wiretap Act, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 417 (2012), available at http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJLTech417.

Throw Me a Bone Marrow Transplant: Peripheral Blood Stem Cells and the National Organ Transplant Act

Thousands of people die every year in the United States waiting for a matching bone marrow donor. This is attributed to a shortage of willing donors. One solution that has been suggested is to incentivize donation with compensation. However, since 1984, the National Organ Transplant Act has made it illegal for anyone in the United

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Vaughn N. Barnard, Recent Development, Throw Me a Bone Marrow Transplant: Peripheral Blood Stem Cells and the National Organ Transplant Act, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 387 (2012), available at http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJLTech387.

Patents and Public Rights: The Questionable Constitutionality of Patents Before Article I Tribunals After Stern v. Marshall

The Supreme Court’s recent Stern v. Marshall decision both rekindled and revived the oft-overlooked public rights exception. In light of this development, this Article seeks to argue that patents, where subject to final, binding decisions, are unconstitutionally before Article I tribunals. Such tribunals include, for example, the Bankruptcy Court, as well as the newly-created Patent

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Michael Rothwell, Patents and Public Rights: The Questionable Constitutionality of Patents Before Article I Tribunals After Stern v. Marshall, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 287 (2012), available at http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJLTech287.

High-Speed Rail in America: An Evaluation of the Regulatory, Real Property, and Environmental Obstacles a Project Will Encounter

In 2009, President Barack Obama allocated $8 billion in stimulus funding for high-speed rail projects across the United States. One year later, in 2010, an additional $2.5 billion was distributed to corridors with High-Speed Rail Projects. Even though the most recent congressional budget eliminated high-speed rail funding, many corridors are working diligently to break ground

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Darren A. Prum & Sarah L. Catz, High-Speed Rail in America: An Evaluation of the Regulatory, Real Property, and Environmental Obstacles a Project Will Encounter, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 247 (2012), available at http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJLTech247.

Determining Patent Inventorship: A Practical Approach

This Article provides a basic understanding of the law of inventorship and a practical approach to handling inventorship review when patenting. Considerations of inventorship under the present case law and under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, signed into law on September 16, 2011, are also presented.

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Sherry L. Murphy, Determining Patent Inventorship: A Practical Approach, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 215 (2012), available at http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJLTech215.

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