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I, TweetBot: Are Fake Users Social Media’s Dirty Little Secret?

USA - June 15 2017 President Donald Trump loves to tweet. Although he has been a prolific tweeter since his days as a reality TV star, during his presidential campaign…

“Tantrums” Aside, the Law Leans Toward the Employee in Issues of Social Media and Free Speech

USA - June 8 2017 Whether or not your friends and family get a kick out of your misery at work, that online post of yours might tick off your employer. But what rights…

Executive Order 13800 - Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure

USA - May 24 2017 President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Order 13800 titled “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure” on May…

An 8-0 Decision by the U.S. Supremes Court in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Limits Venue Shopping in Patent Suits

USA - May 22 2017 Today, May 22, 2017, in the TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the proper venue…

Banging the Disclosure Drum: The Once Blurry Line between Advertiser and Influencer Continues to Come into Focus

USA - May 16 2017 As we have written about time and time again, and as celebrities and influencers gain more and more followers on social media platforms such as…

Internet Vino Veritas: Rules and Guidelines for Social Media Efforts Related to Alcohol Sales

USA - April 3 2017 Every day, businesses extend more of their services to the internet in an effort to cater to millennials and upcoming generations of consumers. Those…

Whack a Meme: Is It Possible to Contain (Let Alone Stop) the “Crying Jordan”?

USA - March 29 2017 Almost everyone (even my parents) has seen the Crying Michael Jordan meme popping up around the internet and social media. Crying Jordan has appeared…

Don’t Rock the Vote: Helping State and Local Governments Fend Off Cyber Attacks

USA - March 21 2017 Voting in local, state and national elections could be viewed as a rudimentary form of social media, by which voters share their views and preferences…

How Does a Freeze in Federal Hiring Affect Patent Examination Timelines?

USA - March 13 2017 The President’s January 23, 2017, executive memorandum implemented a federal hiring freeze. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of…

Social Media Gets a “Like” from SCOTUS: Comments Suggest Possible First Amendment Protection

USA - March 2 2017 When the President of the United States, every governor, every member of Congress, and—as Justice Kagan remarked—virtually every under-30 and 35…