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Blockchain Variations: Sidechains, Slidechains and the Potential of the Fork

USA - April 9 2018 As the blockchain avalanche continues, and ever-increasing numbers of blockchain-based patent applications seek issuance, savvy inventors and…

Getting the Brand Back Together: Are Dead Trademarks Free to Use?

USA - April 2 2018 It’s Monday, and you’re at the local coffee stand with your work buddies sipping pour-overs made from freshly roasted fair trade beans. Brad from…

Would You Like Malware with Your Grumpy Cat Meme?

USA - March 21 2018 Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have written “white papers” and devoted considerable resources to projects intended to create…

The Tricky Art of Assessing Damages for Infringement of Software-Related Patents

USA - March 15 2018 What is it worth to be able to block employees from using social media while on the job? And how should one determine that value, exactly?...

One Hashtag at a Time: Twitter’s Versatile Tool Is Put to Work in the Legal Industry

USA - February 28 2018 We have previously examined the evolving role of the hashtag in intellectual property law, particularly trademark law. While the nuances of the…

Debtors Beware: Social Media Knows Where Your Assets Are Buried

USA - February 20 2018 If there’s a golden rule for the online age we live in, it’s “Always assume anything you post online will be visible to all.” Just like the original…

Deepfakes, Privacy Rights and an AI-Powered Blurring of the Lines

USA - February 14 2018 Recent developments in deep learning artificial intelligence have enabled almost anyone to superimpose facial features—including an entirely different…

Artificial Intelligence: All Our Patent Are Belong to You 3.0

USA - January 23 2018 Three years after Elon Musk announced in his famous “All Our Patent Are Belong To You” blog post that Tesla would be opening all of its patents to the…

Boeing Decision Forges New Balance Between NLRA Rights and Social Media Policies

USA - January 17 2018 Under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), all employees have a right to engage in protected concerted activity, even if they are not…

The SEC Shuts Down Munchee’s ICO as Unregistered Securities Offering

USA - January 4 2018 A recent order by the SEC relating to an initial coin offering (ICO) by Munchee Inc. dealt a blow to the common practice of making a distinction…