Privacy Safe Harbor for US/EU Data Transfers is Abolished

Hold onto your hat, but, on October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the EU abolished the safe harbor on which US companies rely for transfers of data between the US and EU.  So, as of today, if you are transferring “personal data” between the US and the EU and you are relying on […]

Trademark Registration Amendments Are Now Allowed (Temporarily) for Evolving Technology

Yesterday, the USPTO announced a new pilot program pursuant to which it will allow trademark registrations to be amended where the trademark owner now sells different products from those covered by the original registration due to evolving technology.  In the absence of this pilot program, such trademark owners would have to abandon their existing registration […]

“Blurred Lines” Copyright Infringement: Implications for Software Developers

Yesterday, a federal jury found that the song “Blurred Lines” (by Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and Clifford Harris, Jr.) was substantially similar to the song “Got to Give it Up” (by Marvin Gaye) and awarded over $7 million in copyright infringement damages.  Because the similarities between the songs were largely based on several very small […]

Cloud-Based Export Compliance: Minefield for the Unwary

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a new advisory opinion (its third) on whether and when cloud-based service providers must be concerned with U.S. export compliance.  While such providers are in the clear with respect to many activities, there are still a number of ways cloud-based service providers can unwittingly trigger export […]

Recovering Legal Fees in Trademark Litigation Just Got a Little Easier

Law suits are expensive.  Even when the issues seem like they should be straight forward, cost is both a powerful deterrent before the complaint is filed and a significant strategy consideration during the course of a law suit.  In a recently decided case, the 3rd Circuit has made recovering attorneys fees in trademark litigation a […]

Internet/Social Media Platforms: FDA Draft Guidance

Back in April, I wrote about social media marketing guidance provided by the FTC (Social Media Marketing – New Guidance On Generating “Buzz”).  Well, now it’s the FDA’s turn.  The FDA recently released draft guidance for pharmaceutical and biotech companies about how they should deal with misinformation posted by third parties on Internet and social […]

USPTO Issues New (Software) Patent Examination Guidelines

After the US Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp., the USPTO changed its approach to examining patents (in particular, software patents).  The new approach provides insight to how the USPTO construes the Alice Corp decision. The USPTO’s new approach is memorialized in a memo issued by the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy.  You can […]

Supreme Court Rules on Software Patentability

In a hotly watched case involving the patent-eligibility of software, the U.S. Supreme Court today issued an unanimous (that’s right, unanimous) opinion striking down a software patent on the basis that it was merely an abstract idea and that implementation using conventional computer functions on a generic computer is not sufficient to transform the idea […]

New Jersey Tech Survey Now Underway

Please Participate in Our 5-Minute Survey About The Technology Industry in NJ! We are conducting a survey about the Technology Industry in New Jersey, specifically inquiring about the available talent pool and employment trends. We’d greatly appreciate your thoughts and opinions on this subject. For those who participate, you will receive cialisfrance24.com a copy of the […]

How to Register your API with the Copyright Office

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision last week in Oracle v. Google has been touted as a decision that application programming https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/ interfaces (APIs) are copyrightable.  See, for example, the article “Tech World Stunned as court ruled Oracle can own APIs.”  So the next logical question is how does one go about registering copyright […]

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