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When Do the Perils of Programmatic Advertising Undermine Its Value?

USA - June 19 2018 #FakeNews is hurting more than political campaigns. Companies’ hard-earned reputations may be on the line when their ads pop up next to fake news…

The Selfish Side of Self-Reporting: Should We Trust the Numbers Behind Music Streaming?

USA - June 14 2018 Music consumers love streaming services. The data surrounding subscriptions and revenue tells us so. Largely self-reporting systems, however, have…

The King and IP: A Copyright Tussle between LeBron’s Uninterrupted and the University of Alabama

USA - May 22 2018 Let’s talk shop. With LeBron James. Sounds cool right? That’s what James and his partner Maverick Carter thought when their entertainment company…

The Dangers of Training Neural Network with Phone Calls

USA - May 15 2018 Google is developing software that can assist users in completing specific tasks such as making reservations by telephone. The software uses…

Who Is Ultimately in the Driver’s Seat with Autonomous Vehicles?

USA - May 8 2018 When Eddie Rabbitt sang “Drivin’ My Life Away” in 1980, he was chronicling the life of a roadie, of a life spent behind the wheel. At the time…

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…