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Technology Law and Electronic Media Update

FCC Repeals Net Nuetral
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Donald Trump’s Threat to China regarding “theft” of U.S. Intellectual Property May Be a Paper Tiger.
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US Supreme Court Takes a Whack at Patent Trolls
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U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit Fine Tunes post – AIA “On Sale Bar” to Patentability
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Copyright Law.

U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Copyright Protection for “Separate” Decorative Artwork Embodied in a Garment.
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Congress Does Away with FCC Data Privacy Regulations over Broadband Service Providers.
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Technology Law and Electronic Media Update

We have been asked about the election of Donald Trump to the office of the presidency and its impact on intellectual property.  We have not found a formal position paper issued by the Trump campaign regarding United States or international intellectual property law. 
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Copyright Law.

Knives are Out at the U.S. Copyright Office. It is reported that Maria Pallante, the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, was abruptly removed from her post on Friday.
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Ted Sabety’s insight on the ORACLE v. GOOGLE jury decision and also an important Federal Circuit court decision supporting the patentability of software inventions—an interesting comparison.
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Ted Sabety discusses a new impediment for copyright owners trying to police the unauthorized use of copyrighted works in user-generated online content, and in patent law the judiciary has breathed life back into innumerable computer-related patent claims that were considered moribund.
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Ted Sabety reviews the recent copyright infringement case pitting Marvin Gaye’s heirs against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, as well as the recent net neutrality regulations issued by the F.C.C..
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The U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, strengthens U.S. copyright protection for computer software by ruling that application program interface code (APIs) enjoyed copyright protection if there were alternative ways of expressing the same function when they were created—even if verbatim copying becomes essential for interoperability in the future. This is an important decision in the law of computer software copyright. It is expected that this will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced a controversial patent “reform” bill in an attempt to reign in what some view as abusive patent litigation—this coming a year after the effective date of the prior reform bill.  The new bill proposes that patent plaintiffs that lose pay the defendant’s legal fees, unless their case was substantially justified.  
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President Obama calls for standardized practices for maintaining cyber-security of critical infrastructure. Federal Trade Commission issues rules governing tracking of children under age 13 by websites under the Child On-line Privacy Protection Act. DON’T FORGET: ON MARCH 16 THE PATENT LAW CHANGES TO “FIRST TO FILE.”
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Federal court rules in a patent case that no preliminary injunction should issue if the alleged infringement by a computer product is not the primary driver of its sales. In addition, the court widens the basis of possible infringement liability by Internet website operators for certain kinds of patented computer process claims.
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Ted Sabety publishes “Weak IP Protection Hurts Small Businesses” in Inventors Digest Magazine, Illuminex Corporation receives a Notice of Allowance, Drive Sentry receives a patent, Sabety +associates defends Destiny Media Technologies et. al. in patent litigation case.
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Technology Law and Electronic Media Update

U.S. Supreme Court clarifies Anti-Trust treatment of patents, New Bill authorizes Digital Radio Broadcast Flag, Research Grant application invalidates Researcher's patent and other important news from the technology law and electronic media fields.
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Technology Law and Electronic Media Update

Important news concerning a U.S. court decision extending software patent protection to foreign sales, recent developments in revising the U.S patent statute, the possible end of the s. 115 compulsory copyright license, the failure of the pan-Europe software patent proposal and other news from the technology law and electronic media fields.
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Technology Law and Electronic Media Update

Important news concerning extensive revisions to the U.S. patent statute under consideration by congress, legislative process begins to mandate consumer datasecurity, and other news from the technology law and electronic media fields.
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European Commission postpones its decision to approve patent protection for software in Europe, FCC Unanimously Rules that Voice over I.P. (VOIP) is an "interstate" service exempt from state regulatory requirements, US Patent and Trademark Office Establishes a New Invention Class for Nanotechnology, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Three Note Sample in a Hip-Hop Record "De Minimus" Copying of the Underlying Song and other news from the technology law and electronic media fields.
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Important news concerning a New York state ruling on Voice over IP, a Nanotech IPO, The i-Pod technology, Intel, SCO, The Free Software Foundation, and other news from the technology law and electronic media fields.
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Kodak sues Sony for Infringing Digital Camera Patents, FTC Questions Innovation Market Anti-Trust Theory, F.C.C. Rules that Pulver.com's Voice Over IP Service is Exempt from Telecommunication Provider Regulations, and other news from the technology law and electronic media fields.
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Technology Law and Electronic Media Update

Congressional committee approves database protection law; Trademark infringement case over search keywords reinstated and settled; Copyright Office Sets Digital Sound Recording Performance Royalties, and other activities in the technology law and electronic media fields.
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Technology Law and Electronic Media Update

FCC adopts regulations concerning digital television, and other activities in the electronic media and digital copyright fields.
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Technology Law and Electronic Media Update

Summer of 2003 ends with significant activity in the electronic media and digital copyright fields.
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Technology Law and Electronic Media Update

Further litigation in digital copyright and open source fields among other developments changes the strategic context.
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Digital Copyright Protection Technology Policy Update

2003 Begins with a Flurry of Activity in the Copyright Protection Arena.
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Digital Copyright Protection Battlefront Moves to the F.C.C.

Federal Communications Commission considers a mandate for a digital copyright protection scheme.
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