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May
07

For decades, law enforcement agencies across the country have relied on Facial Recognition Technology (“FRT”) to assist with investigations, though how the technology is employed is often concealed from the public and remains largely unknown. Compounding this transparency problem, recent research hasshown FRT displays a demonstrated bias against people of color, and disproportionately impacts them

Apr
15

The role of extrinsic sources in interpreting patent claims has been a source of debate in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Court for years encouraged the use of extrinsic sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and treatises. The Court abruptly changed course in 2005, however, largely repudiating its earlier cases extolling

Apr
15

Can anyone really own virtual tokens such as Bitcoin and Ether? And if so, how should the law protect the rights of the owner? Legal rulings in federal courts have yielded inconsistent policies regarding the applicable remedy when rights in cryptocurrencies are infringed. Some adopt a property rule, granting injunctions and enforcement of property rights

Apr
15

The utilization of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) in the process of innovation has been occurring for decades. However, with the increased sophistication of AI, it is becoming gradually more difficult to discern between the point in which AI is simply being employed as a tool, contributing to human innovation, from thepoint in which AI is actually

Apr
15

As governments worldwide struggle to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, many are contemplating supplemental and controversial strategies, including Solar Radiation Management (“SRM”). SRM is a geoengineering technology deployed into the stratosphere that intentionally manipulates the environment to reduce global surface temperatures by reflecting incoming sunlight

Apr
15

In July 2020, former President Trump issued an Executive Order attempting to unilaterally ban TikTok, a social media platform used mainly by teenagers to post videos of dances or viral challenges. Banning a social media app is unprecedented in the United States and raises various concerns among a wide variety of interested parties. These concerns

Dec
07

For years, genomic medicine—medicine based on the growing understanding of the genetic contribution to many diseases and conditions—has been hailed as the future of medical treatment, but it has thus far had limited effect on day-to-day medical practice. The ultimate goal of genomic medicine has always been the ability not just to identify dangerous gene

Dec
07

Products liability law was implemented to protect consumers injured by harmful products. But what happens when victims cannot contact the companies that created or supplied the product that injured them? Such is the case when consumers are injured by counterfeit products purchased through online third-party marketplaces. Consumers are unable to contact the manufacturers who created

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