What’s Happening in Technology, Arts, Small Business & Contracts – November 2017

Technology News Update – SEC complaint against initial coin offerings (ICOs) by companies REcoin and Diamond Reserve Club as well as individual Maskim Zaslavskiy. SEC v. REcoin Group Foundation, LLC, et al., 17 Civ. 5725 (E.D.N.Y., Sep. 29, 2017 On November 8, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a letter endorsing a Proposed Agreed […]

What’s Happening in Technology, Arts, Small Business & Contracts – October 2017

Technology News SEC files a complaint against initial coin offerings (ICOs) by companies REcoin and Diamond Reserve Club as well as individual Maksim Zaslavskiy. Key terms: ICOs, material misrepresentation, deceptive acts, Securities and Exchange Commission On September 29, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of the […]

What’s Happening Now in Technology, Arts, Small Business and Contracts – September 2017

Technology News Distributed Ledger Technology and new Delaware law On August 1, 2017, Delaware became the first state to allow share issuing corporations to keep track of stockholders and outstanding stock via blockchain technology. This is one of several steps Delaware has identified as part of its initiative to use blockchain technology as a streamlining […]

What’s Happening Now in Technology, Arts, Small Business & Contracts – November 2015

Arts News Copyrights and Fair Use: Lenz v. Universal Music Group, et. al. In this appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit’s panel held that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) requires copyright holders to consider “fair use” before sending a takedown […]

What’s Happening Now in Technology, Small Business & Contracts – September 2014

Technology News When is there a “performance” to the “public?” The Aereo case As with many Supreme Court cases, the Court did not decide what many people thought it did. The Supreme Court rarely issues an opinion which does not require that a lower court apply its interpretation and come up with an answer itself. […]

What’s in a name? Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) canceled six trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins. The plaintiffs in the case are five Native Americans who wanted to cancel registrations filed by, and issued to, the organization from 1967 and 1990. The 2-1 decision in Blackhorse, et al. v. Pro-Football, Inc. was announced today (June […]

What’s Happening Now in Technology, Small Business & Contracts

Technology News Patents Are you a small business that considered applying for a patent, but didn’t because of costs? The America Invents Act, which went into effect in September 2011, provides some financial relief in the form of a fee reduction. However, how a small business can take advantage of the fee reduction was unclear […]