Volume 20

From Arcades to Online: Updating Copyright to Accommodate Video Game Streaming

Author: Nicholas Robinson Cite: Nicholas Robinson, From Arcades to Online: Updating Copyright to Accommodate Video Game Streaming, 20 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 286 (2018), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/RobinsonFinal.pdf. PDF: http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/RobinsonFinal.pdf Volume: Volume 20, Issue 2

Subject Matter Eligibility and Functional Claiming in Software Patents

Subject matter eligibility and functional claiming are considered separate doctrines in patent law. Conceptually, subject matter eligibility relates to the types of ideas that can be patented, whereas limits on functional claiming constrain how patentees can claim their inventions. In practice, however, patents that recite functional claims are also more likely to be invalidated for

Juries in U.S. Patent Cases: A Comparative Portrait of the Boundaries of Democracy

“It is clear that juries will necessarily differ in ‘competence,’ but it is at best incongruous to suggest that a society that sends its citizens routinely into space could never produce a jury competent to determine a case some judge might consider too ‘complex’ for people with ‘common experience’ to decide.” Author: M. Neil Browne,

Cybersecurity of Autonomous Systems in the Transportation Sector: An Examination of Regulatory and Private Law Approaches with Recommendations for Needed Reforms

The past twenty-five years gave rise to increasing levels of automation within the transportation sector. From initial subsystems, like vessel satellite tracking and automobile chassis control, automation continues apace. The future promises fully autonomous devices such as unmanned aerial systems (“UAS”) and self-driving cars (“UAV”). These autonomous and automatic systems and devices (“AASD”) provide safety,

Patent Trolls, Nuisance Suits, and the Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC’s”) Patent Assertion Entity Activity Report (“The Report”) includes a path-breaking collection of data. The Report was compiled with the object of changing policy, both in Congress and before the courts. Because of the FTC’s ability to force businesses and individuals to provide information, a power that no ordinary researcher possesses,

Proposed Rules to Determine the Legal Use of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Platforms in Domestic U.S. Law Enforcement

We need some rules. “Or there will be . . . trouble.” Author: Michael Sinclair Cite: Michael Sinclair, Proposed Rules to Determine the Legal Use of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Platforms in Domestic U.S. Law Enforcement, 20 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2018), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/SinclairFINAL.pdf. PDF: http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/SinclairFINAL.pdf Volume: Volume 20, Issue 1

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