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Current Patent Reform Proposals May Be Premature and Threaten an Independent Judiciary

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, by Daniel Parisi A tornado of patent reform proposals are currently being considered in Congress which pose risks of premature action and dangerous infringement on traditional judicial authority.  Congress should take its time and not get swept away.  In a keynote speech on September 17, 2013, Honorable Federal Circuit Judge O’Malley

States Call Federal Bluff: Online Gambling and State Legislation

Thursday, September 26, 2013, by Britton Lewis In recent months, Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware have legalized and begun regulating online gambling, although any attempt at reaching a federal consensus has stalled among the legislature.  The legality and credibility of online gambling has been, at best, ambiguous since 2011 when the Department of Justice indicted

Twitter IPO and the JOBS Act #Shhh

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, by Tony Lucas In a tweet, nearly two weeks ago, Twitter announced publicly that it had confidentially submitted IPO registration documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  The tweet reignited a debate over the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, signed by the President Obama last April.  However, Twitter is

Privacy Issues With the iPhone 5s: Big Problem, Easy Solution

Thursday, September 19, 2013, by Christian Landreth Excitement surrounding the September 20, 2013 release of the iPhone 5s has been somewhat tempered by privacy concerns related to Apple’s new Touch ID technology. Touch ID is a security feature that “uses a laser cut sapphire crystal, together with the capacitive touch sensor, to take a high-resolution

New Jersey Passes Social Media Privacy Law

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, by Stella Kreilkamp In late August, New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed a social media privacy law, which goes into effect December 1, 2013.  New Jersey is the twelfth state to do so, along with Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, and Washington.  Social media privacy

The Troll Under the Bridge:The Growth of Destructive Patent Practices

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, by Matthew Henry Article One, Section 8 of the United States Constitution states that Congress has the power “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.” The number of patents awarded in