Patent Privateering: VirnetX v. Apple

On February 3, 2016 a federal jury returned a verdict finding Apple guilty for willfully infringing four VirnetX … Continue Reading

Contractor or Employee? Uber Drivers and the Future of Ridesharing

Uber is facing a class-action lawsuit brought by drivers who claim that they have been misclassified as independent … Continue Reading

A Rallying Cry for Open Data and Open Source Technology in US Elections

Transparent. Accessible. User friendly. Many of the key principles that serve as the foundation for inclusive elections resonate … Continue Reading

Apple v. FBI: Privacy Issues Related to San Bernardino Shooters

Apple is opposing an order by a federal magistrate judge to help the FBI unlock an iPhone belonging … Continue Reading

Alice, Abstract Ideas, and Software-Related Patents

Those “who sweat in the clammy gymnasia of patent law” were impatiently waiting for the Alice decision. They … Continue Reading

How to Avoid Patent Cliffs: Product Hopping in the Pharma Sector

In May 2015, Mylan Pharmaceuticals appealed to the Third Circuit after the lower court dismissed its case against … Continue Reading

The Original Happy Song: Now Free for All

While it has never topped the charts of the Billboard 100, the Happy Birthday song is arguably one … Continue Reading

EU’s Approach to Bans on Online Sales: Consumer Welfarism or Digital Market Integration?

The European Commission has stated that transforming the EU into a single digital market — that is, removing … Continue Reading

Neuroimaging and Privacy: A Question for the Thanksgiving Table

Some crucial privacy questions about the use of neuroscience in criminal courts may be headed our way. And … Continue Reading

Green Patents and Technological Innovation

“Go green” is a common expression to refer to the use of eco-friendly products. The basic idea of … Continue Reading