Volume 18

Uber and the Communications Decency Act: Why the Ride-Hailing App Would Not Fare Well Under § 230

Volume 18, Issue 3 (May 2017)

Uber, a company that offers ride-sharing arrangements through its smartphone app, has quickly grown in popularity. As Uber grows in widespread use, injuries involving rides arranged through Uber have been on the rise. Uber maintains that it is a technology platform that connects users on its app, not a transportation company. Such a characterization would

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Adeline A. Allen, Uber and the Communications Decency Act: Why the Ride-Hailing App Would Not Fare Well Under § 230, 18 N.C.J.L. & Tech. 290 (2017), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Allen_Final2.pdf.

Exporting Components of Patented Products: A Unique Way to Infringe

Volume 18, Issue 3 (May 2017)

For the most part, United States patent law is only concerned with activities that take place in the United States and its territories. One of the rare exceptions to this may be found in 35 U.S.C. § 271(f). The first part of this statute makes it an act of infringement for a party in the

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Michael A. Sanzo, Exporting Components of Patented Products: A Unique Way to Infringe, 18 N.C.J.L. & Tech. 322 (2017), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Sanzo_Final2.pdf.

After MCM, A Second Look: Article I Invalidation of Issued Patents for Intellectual Property Still Likely Unconstitutional After Stern v. Marshall

Volume 18, Online Edition (May 2017)

Michael Rothwell previously published an article, Patents and Public Rights: The Questionable Constitutionality of Patents Before Article I Tribunals After Stern v. Marshall, in JOLT’s Volume 13, back in 2012. In response to a rebuttal piece, Michael Rothwell wrote this current piece to further discuss the relevant issues of the constitutionality of Article I post-grant

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Michael I. Rothwell, After MCM, A Second Look: Article I Invalidation of Issued Patents for Intellectual Property Still Likely Unconstitutional After Stern v. Marshall, 18 N.C.J.L. & Tech. On. 1 (2017), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Rothwell_Final2-copy.pdf.

More Sense than Money: National Charter Option for FinTech Firms is the Right Choice

Volume 18, Online Edition (Apr 2017)

The financial technology field is a rapidly growing sector that threatens to disrupt established financial institutions and their accompanying regulatory structure. New types of financial services and products do not fit neatly into the current regulatory landscape, which has hampered growth and competition with traditional financial institutions. This article advances the idea that the Office

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J. Parker Murphy, More Sense than Money: National Charter Option for FinTech Firms is the Right Choice, 18 N.C.J.L. & Tech. On. 359 (2017), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Murphy_Final-copy.pdf.

Evidentiary Standards for Drug Approvals in the 21st Century Cures Act: A Continued Trend Towards Valuing Access over Safety for Pharmaceutical Drugs

Volume 18, Online Edition (Apr 2017)

The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), tasked with promoting and protecting public health, has long been recognized as the gatekeeper for drugs. However, the agency has not been immune from criticism from patients and industry stakeholders over its time-consuming and clinical data-driven approval processes, alleged to hinder potentially effective drugs from reaching the market as

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Farrah R. Raja, Evidentiary Standards for Drug Approvals in the 21st Century Cures Act: A Continued Trend Towards Valuing Access over Safety for Pharmaceutical Drugs, 18 N.C.J.L. & Tech. On. 409 (2017), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Raja_Final-copy.pdf.

Tracking Criminals with Internet Protocol Addresses: Is Law Enforcement Correctly Identifying Perpetrators?

Volume 18, Online Edition (Apr 2017)

Technology’s ever-changing pace has left law enforcement officials with the job of finding legal ways to investigate and search suspected criminal activity. The advent of the Internet has left these officials with a challenging landscape to navigate regarding what is considered a search and what constitutes probable cause to obtain a search warrant based on

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Erin Larson, Tracking Criminals with Internet Protocol Addresses: Is Law Enforcement Correctly Identifying Perpetrators?, 18 N.C.J.L. & Tech. On. 316 (2017), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Larson_Final-copy.pdf.

The Importance of The Design Patent to Modern Day Technology: The Supreme Court’s Decision to Narrow The Damages Clause in Samsung v. Apple

Volume 18, Online Edition (Apr 2017)

With the rapid growth of technological innovations in today’s society, manufacturers are in constant competition with one another to produce the best looking and most distinct products on the consumer market. To prevent an inventor’s new and unique design from replication, Congress established the design patent to protect the appearance of any new, original, and

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Sarah Burnick, The Importance of The Design Patent to Modern Day Technology: The Supreme Court’s Decision to Narrow The Damages Clause in Samsung v. Apple, 18 N.C.J.L. & Tech. On. 283 (2017), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Burnick_Final2-copy.pdf.

The Security and Privacy In Your Car Act: Will It Actually Protect You?

Volume 18, Online Edition (Apr 2017)

On July 21, 2015, in light of emerging technology involving autonomous driving vehicles, the United States Senate proposed Senate Bill 1806, or the Security and Privacy in Your Car Act, to address issues surrounding these technologies. The “SPY Car Act” attempts to address issues surrounding cybersecurity, data privacy, and hacking of autonomous driving vehicles. The

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Benjamin L. Bollinger, The Security and Privacy In Your Car Act: Will It Actually Protect You?, 18 N.C.J.L. & Tech. On. 214 (2017), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Bollinger_Final-copy.pdf.

Bitcoin: Breaking Bad or Breaking Barriers?

Volume 18, Online Issue (Apr 2017)

For nearly the past decade, Bitcoin has found itself in a state of non-regulation, ambiguous regulation, and conflicting regulation, with several interested agencies vying for effective regulation of an often misunderstood technology. Early run-ins with large-scale criminal enterprises in large part created the multi-directional regulatory attention Bitcoin “enjoys” today. Even while many businesses and individuals

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Christopher Burks, Bitcoin: Breaking Bad or Breaking Barriers?, 18 N.C.J.L. & Tech. On. 244 (2017), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Burks_Final-copy.pdf.

One Small Step: the Impact of the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015 on the Exploration of Resources in Outer Space

Volume 18, Issue 2 (Dec 2016)

The United States Congress recently passed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (“CSLCA”). Title IV of the Act ultimately recognized commercial property rights in resources extracted from extraterrestrial bodies. Consequently, the passage of such legislation has once again brought property rights in outer space to the forefront of legal discussion. Although some have said

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P.J. Blount & Christian J. Robison, One Small Step: the Impact of the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015 on the Exploration of Resources in Outer Space, 18 N.C.J.L. & Tech. 160 (2016), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/BlountRobison_Final.pdf.

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