A recent decision from a federal court in California is a good reminder that sometimes you can ask for too much and get less than the other side offered.
An overview of the Pandora case and summarizes some of the complexities of copyright protection of pre-1972 sound recordings.
As federal and state agencies and courts further examine the implications of the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling on same-sex marriage in U.S. v. Windsor, the laws and regulations governing employee benefits for employees’ same-sex spouses continue to be clarified.
We can chalk up another Internet-prompted intellectual property frontier: performance rights. People have been performing for one another for centuries. But suddenly courts are grappling with performance copyright claims, including two quite unusual cases that led to decisions by two of the country’s most prominent and thoughtful judges.
The ruling in Planet Bingo, LLC v. VKGS LLC is notable because it is one of the first Federal Circuit rulings regarding patent ineligibility after the Supreme Court's recent decision on that topic in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International... The Planet Bingo ruling offers insight into how courts are applying, and will apply, Alice.
This is all preamble to a fairly significant decision issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on August 14th in Liu v. Siemens AG. In that case, the court held the Dodd-Frank retaliation prong does not apply to whistleblowers outside the United States. ... I think this case is substantial for two main reasons.
In a question of first impression, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals recently held that trial court judges have discretion to award attorneys' fees for work performed by in-house counsel for claims brought under the state's unfair trade practices law.
Privacy considerations aside—and there are many—wearables are yet another example of how technology may be a gold mine of potentially relevant ESI for use in litigation.
It is time to put down the broad brush used to paint BigLaw as inefficient and out of touch. At least for me, that is the big takeaway from the 2014 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference, which took place this past week at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville and included nearly 2,000 lawyers, administrators, staff, and vendors from around the world.