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Tappy, T-Mobile, and the Huawei Indictment

Huawei Devices USA (Huawei), a Chinese-based smartphone super-corporation, has recently been hit with a 10-count indictment by the Department of Justice. Per the indictment, Huawei instructed its employees in the United States to steal valuable corporate trade secrets and various forms of intellectual property from American competitors. One allegation is that the company offered bonuses

Pokémon Oh! How Augmented Reality Can Threaten Trademark Owners

In July of 2016, Nintendo stock more than doubled in value over the span of two weeks, increasing Nintendo’s market value by $23 billion. However, shortly after this surge, Nintendo was forced to issue a press release clarifying that the game was made by Niantic, not Nintendo, and that Nintendo only had a 32% stake

Derailing the Packet Train: Capitol Records v. ReDigi, Inc.

As the “Malaco Soul Brother” Chuck Brooks once sang, “you can’t be in two places at the same time.” This is the underlying logic behind ReDigi Inc.’s argument to the Second Circuit that their “packet train” file transfer system does not violate the Copyright Act. ReDigi, Inc. was conceived as an online marketplace for digital

Hardly Stoked: The Harsh Reality of Patent Law in the Cannabis Industry

Without a doubt, the legal marijuana business has been booming ever since recreational use became legal in the United States in 2012. Currently, nine U.S. states as well as the District of Columbia allow both recreational and medical use of marijuana, twenty-one states allow medical use only, and sixteen allow the medical use of as

Could Democratic Control of the House Bring Back Net Neutrality?

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Chairman Henry Johnson has a lengthy history of supporting net neutrality. Unfortunately for Rep. Johnson, this decision was left in the hands of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. In December 2017, the FCC voted to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, which officially took

As Congress Turns to Reinsurance, Reinsurance Turns to Technology

As climate change poses escalated disaster risk, more and more countries are turning to the reinsurance sector for risk transfer protection. At the same time, the reinsurance sector is turning to technology to increase efficiency and accuracy of the reinsurance policies. This collision of disaster risks and technology-based solutions has situated the government with a