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The Bankruptcy Strategist 01-09-2008 The face of bankruptcies in corporate America has changed several times since the 1978 reforms, and according to authors Louis A. Recano and Scott Y. Stuart, it’s going to change once more — probably radically — over the coming months. The authors discuss how business use of the bankruptcy process has...
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Intellectual Property Strategist 02-12-2008 Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Haute Diggity Dog concluded that canine chew toys fashioned after Louis Vuitton handbags were a permitted parody that did not infringe or dilute Louis Vuitton’s admittedly well-known marks. Although the decision breaks little new ground in the trademark jurisprudence of parody and infringement, it was a...
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The Associated Press 02-14-2008 A Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday proposed legislation to stop network providers from playing traffic cop on the Internet. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on telecommunications and the Internet, introduced the bill to promote the principle, known as “Net neutrality,” of treating all Internet...
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Fed. Cir. 11-16-2007 The Federal Circuit affirmed a decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas denying defendant-appellant Microsoft Corp.’s renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law after a jury ruled that it had infringed two of the plaintiff-appellee’s patents related to prevention of software piracy and failed to...
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The Associated Press 02-13-2008 Yahoo Inc. is discussing a possible partnership with News Corp. in its latest effort to repel Microsoft Corp. or prod its unsolicited suitor into raising its current takeover bid. News Corp. and a private equity firm also would buy significant stakes in Yahoo in a complex deal designed to boost the...
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IBLS Editorial DepartmentWednesday, February 13, 2008Most cybercrimes tried in the United States have dealt with violation of purely federal statutory law; and therefore, they have been conducted in federal courts. Yet, a recent 2008 criminal case emerged as one of the first criminal case involving a typical state criminal case but because of the forum...
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Google was smart on this one. They replied to the lawmaker’s inquiry by basically saying that Google isn’t the bad guy; Congress is the one that should be somewhere making uniform privacy laws. You’ve got to love Google! December 26, 2007 — IDG News Service (Washington, D.C., Bureau) — WASHINGTON (12/24/2007) – Google has responded...
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