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State Supreme Court decision offers First Amendment guidance for attorney-bloggers

USA - March 12 2013 A February 28, 2013 decision issued by the Virginia Supreme Court, which arose out of a disciplinary action instituted by the Virginia State Bar…

David A. Bell.

#transparency: Twitter modifies its DMCA procedure to point out copyright complaints

USA - November 19 2012 Twitter announced on November 2nd that it was revising its takedown procedures under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C.§ 512(c).

David A. Bell.

Step right up and adjust your patent term: court finds improper PTO calculations

USA - November 14 2012 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) has been improperly calculating patent term adjustment (“PTA”) for some patents, specifically, in cases where prosecution of the underlying application involved the filing of a Request for Continued Examination (“RCE”) more than three years after the original filing.

Jeffrey A. Wolfson.

Embedded liability? Site owners may not be liable for user links to infringing content

USA - October 4 2012 Last month, artist Christopher Boffoli filed suit against Twitter for contributory copyright infringement, alleging it failed to take down unauthorized copies of his images posted on Twitter and to disable tweets linking to or promoting those and other unauthorized copies.

Fourth Circuit revives Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement and dilution claims in Google AdWords appeal

USA - April 10 2012 The Fourth Circuit has just released its highly anticipated keyword advertising decision in Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google Inc., No. 10-2007 (4th Cir. Apr. 9, 2012), vacating much of a district court order favorable to Google.

Purvi J. Patel.