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December 30th, 2014
Earlier this week, we wrote about how the government can lawfully compel a person to unlock their smart phone with the Touch ID feature (if the feature is enabled). Recently, Fitbit has been in the news because the popular fitness tracker device is being used as evidence in a Canadian ...
December 26th, 2014
What do actress Lindsay Lohan, former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, and U.S. World War II General George S. Patton have in common? Each is involved in a right of publicity lawsuit brought against video game companies earlier this year. Lohan, Noriega, and Patton’s estate have each filed lawsuits alleging that ...
December 23rd, 2014
You rush into work one morning, coffee and briefcase in hand, barely making it into the cramped elevator as the doors close. You overhear someone in the back whisper “That’s her, she’s the one in the tank top in her profile pic.” You wonder who they’re gossiping about but are ...
December 21st, 2014
For many smartphone users, passwords and passcodes have become a thing of the past. Since late 2013, Apple iPhone users have been able to access their phones by simply applying their stored fingerprint to the Home Button. Many Android devices offer the same feature. And now, Touch ID does more ...
April 11th, 2013
Last Fall, Derek Khanna, then an intern at the Republican Study Committee (RSC) released a policy brief concerning copyright entitled “Three Myths about Copyright Law and Where to Start to Fix it.” Khanna insisted, based on a textualist reading of the constitution, that copyright has become too favorable to the ...
March 7th, 2011
District Court Finds Qui Tam Provision in Patent False Marking Law Unconstitutional: Unique Product Solutions v. Hy-Grade Valve
35 U.S.C. § 292 is known as the Patent False Marking Statute and contains two subsections. Subsection (a) says that it is unlawful, without the consent of the patentee, “to mark a product with, or use in advertising, a patent number in connection with products that are not patented” or no ...