INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Google Seeks Protection to Copy Books Without Permission Google Inc., owner of the world’s largest search engine, tried to persuade a judge that digitally copying millions of books for online searches without authors’ permission is protected by copyright law. The company argued Monday in federal court in Manhattan that the fair-use provision [...]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW When Startups Seek Patent Trolls as Saviors, the System Has Failed It turns out two tech startups have banded together with patent trolls in order to fight off insane instances of patent assertion. While this sentence may cause you to do a double take, it’s sadly true. In the face of costly, [...]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Google Is Waging War on Apps That Attack and Steal From Your Phone Google made sweeping changes late last month to its policies for developers on Play, the official store for apps that run on Android, Google’s smartphone operating system. The changes, which among other things affect how ads are displayed and [...]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW America’s most profitable company per employee makes your phone work—and it’s not Apple You’d be forgiven for not recognizing the name InterDigital, despite the fact that it has been around since 1972 and developed many of the technologies that are critical to our increasingly mobile, wireless world. As a result, per employee, [...]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Trolling Effects: Taking on Patent Trolls with Your Help n the midst of a tidal wave of momentum in the fight against patent trolls, we’re proud to launch Trolling Effects (trollingeffects.org), a resource to empower would-be victims of patent trolls through a crowdsourced database of patent demand letters and a clearinghouse for [...]

DIGITAL LAW Facebook Stock Surges 25% After Beating Wall Street Expectations It took more than a year, but it looks like Facebook has finally impressed Wall Street. Facebook’s stock opened above $33 a share on Thursday, its highest opening price since the day after it went public last May, after smashing Wall Street’s expectations with [...]

DIGITAL LAW Get Organized: Evernote Business Ah, common office frustrations. There’s the back-and-forth messaging between employees for triple-confirmation, the sharing and re-sharing of lost Google Docs, and those long and confusing email threads that never seem to die. But imagine how efficient your workplace would be if everyone — designers, marketers, C-suiters, salespeople — had [...]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY  The White House Takes Aim at Patent Trolls Frustration with patent trolls, and momentum for reform, has been building for some time now. Today, the stakes got even higher when the White House announced that it was actively taking on the troll problem. This is big news, and not just because of the [...]

DIGITAL LAW How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works There’s a lot out there about Bitcoin transactions. We found this nifty chart to help clarify and educate our readers on how the process unfolds. FULL ARTICLE.   INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Another Bill to Fix the Patent Troll Problem… Well, Part of It Though it was paraded [...]

Tampa Bay Rays pitchers David Price, Jeremy Hellickson, and Matt Moore have all been fined for their violation of the MLB’s social media policy after they reacted to an incident on Twitter.   The policy prevents players from “displaying or transmitting content that questions the impartiality of or otherwise denigrates a major league umpire.”   [...]