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Cannabis Shirt Battle Costs Iowa State Almost $1M
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2018

We previously posted about a four year legal battle that arose from a refusal by Iowa State University to let its school logos be used on t-shirts by

Federal Circuit Again Reverses California Court in Oracle-Google Copyright Dispute over Java APIs - Releases a Major Ruling on Fair Use in the Software Context
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2018

In this long-running dispute that has been previously dubbed “The World Series of IP cases” by the presiding judge, Oracle America Inc. (“Oracle”

Raging Bull: Getting Beat Up On Glassdoor?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2018

People are used to sharing everything about their livesfrom what they ate for breakfast to the funny name on their Starbucks Frappuccino. But this

Free Speech in the Workplace
  • Kahana & Feld LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2018

One of the most celebrated and protected amendments to the United States Constitution is the First Amendment and its statement that Congress cannot

Offensive trade marks vs free speech
  • ENSafrica
  • USA, United Kingdom, European Union
  • March 9 2018

The issue of offensive trade marks rumbles on. In 2017, the landmark US decision in Matal v Tam came after the founder of an Asian-American rock

Academic freedom and the price of silence: university professor in hot water over climate change comments
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • February 27 2018

Peter Ridd, Professor of Physics at James Cook University, has brought proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court against the University, challenging a

Is Misogyny Protected Activity? Part 2
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2018

Earlier, we blogged about James Damore, an engineer at Google who was terminated for his memo, which openly expressed his belief that women were not

Appeals Court Harmonizes Texas’ Retraction and Anti-SLAPP Statutes to Protect Free Speech Rights
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2018

A Houston court of appeals recently sided with media defendants regarding the relationship between Texas’ retraction statute (known as the Defamation

Supreme Court to Decide Whether “Fair Share” Fees Violate Free Speech
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2018

On February 26, 2018, the United States Supreme Court is set to hear arguments regarding whether public employees who decide to not join their

Searching for Answers: Ex-Google Employees File Suit
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2018

Yesterday, James Damore, the engineer who authored the Google Memo, which set forth his view on gender bias and diversity in technology, and who was