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Volume 26, Issue 2 (Spring 2011)

Front Matter Front Matter (PDF 227Kb) Articles Secret Inventions (PDF 394Kb) by J. Jonas Anderson Intrusive Monitoring: Employee Privacy Expectations Are Reasonable in Europe, Destroyed in the United States (PDF 409Kb) by Lothar Determann & Robert Sprague The Case for Liberal Spectrum Licenses: … Continue reading

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GPS Tracking: United States v. Jones

Overview On November 8, 2011, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Jones, a case involving the warrantless placement of a GPS device on Antoine Jones’ vehicle by law enforcement and the subsequent tracking of … Continue reading

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United States v. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; in re RealNetworks, Inc., Yahoo!, Inc.,

Overview The Supreme Court’s recent declination to hear an appeal from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”) regarding the Second Circuit’s decision in United States v. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 627 F.3d 64 (2d … Continue reading

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Volume 26, Issue 1 (Annual Review 2011)

Complete Volume 26, Issue 1 (Annual Review 2011) Complete Volume (PDF 8.86 MB) Individual Files Front Matter (PDF 238Kb) by BTLJ Foreword (PDF 155Kb) by BTLJ Patent Law Bilski v. Kappos: Sideline Analysis from the First Inning of Play (PDF 482Kb) by Ebby Abraham … Continue reading

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Volume 25, Issue 4 (Fall 2010)

Data Sharing, Latency Variables, and Science Commons (PDF, 655 KB) by Jorge L. Contreras Operating Efficiently Post-Bilski by Ordering Patent Doctrine Decision-Making (PDF, 231 KB) by Dennis Crouch & Robert P. Merges Patent Law’s Parsimony Principle (PDF, 498 KB) by … Continue reading

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Volume 25, Issue 3 (Symposium 2010)

Happy Birthday Statute of Anne: The Dance Between the Courts and Congress (PDF, 300 KB) by the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown The Copyright Principles Project: Directions for Reform (PDF, 437 KB) by Pamela Samuelson and Members of The CPP The … Continue reading

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2011 Writing Competition Winners

BTLJ is proud to announce the winners of the BTLJ Spring 2011 Writing Competition. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all participants for your submissions!   1st Place: Noam Kutler, “Protecting Your Online You: A New Approach to … Continue reading

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Centocor v. Abbott Labs: Enforcing the Written Description Requirement in the Unpredictable Arts

In the recent Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc. v. Abbott Laboratories (PDF), the Federal Circuit found that Defendant Abbott was not liable for patent infringement, on the basis of written description insufficiency. The Federal Circuit emphasized the patent statute’s requirement that … Continue reading

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Sony v. Hotz: Controversies Regarding DMCA, Jurisdiction, Search Warrant and Subpoenas

Factual Background When Sony released its PlayStation 3 (“PS3″) video game console, it included a feature that allowed customers to install a version of the Linux operating system so that the machine could be used as a general purpose computer. … Continue reading

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NLRB v. American Medical Response: A Rare Case of Protected Employee Speech on Facebook

The recent settlement between the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and an ambulance service company in Connecticut is the first of its kind to set legal limits on employers’ Internet and social media policies. In December of 2009, employee Dawnmarie … Continue reading

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