Internet users who illegally share music, movies or TV shows online may soon get warning notices from their service providers that they are violating copyright law. Ignore the notices, and violators could face an internet slow-down for 48 hours. Those who claim they're innocent can protest for a fee.
In a pair of unrelated matters involving a prohibition against the use of cellphones while driving, a New York judge has held that using a phone while stopped at a red light violates the statute, but using the voice-activated "Siri" feature on an iPhone does not.
It's no secret that the U.S. patent system has come under attack lately, so the United States Patent and Trademark Office is going to the public to figure out what the agency can do to fix it.
In a technology-rich environment, in-house counsel must necessarily handle a range of agreements that implicate intellectual property issues, including retaining a contractor to develop software for your company.
A controversial "six strikes" program designed to thwart downloading copyright-protected material was launched by the film, television, and music industries to combat online piracy. Critics of the Copyright Alert System include technology and consumer advocacy groups.
Ecosphere Technologies, a company that created an eco-friendly way to treat fracking wastewater, is seeking $300 million from Halliburton Energy Services for breach of a nondisclosure agreement.
Kickstarter.com seems to be on the verge of winning its well-publicized declaratory judgment suit against ArtistShare, the crowdfunding website that claims its patent covers Kickstarter's social financing business model.
After its stinging defeat last year, Oracle is relying on heavy-hitting appellate lawyers at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Kirkland & Ellis to take the company's copyright fight with Google to the Federal Circuit.
U.S. lawmakers are considering whether Congress should set up a special court to decide when drones can kill American al-Qaida suspects overseas, much as a secret court now grants permission for surveillance.