What’s Happening in Technology, Intellectual Property & Contracts – February 2019

This month:           United States v. Stetkiw           Helsinn Healthcare v. TEVA           Goggin v. National Union Fire Insurance Company Technology News – Bitcoin United States v. Stetkiw, Case No. 18-2057 (E.D. Mich., 2/1/19) The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, was asked to determine whether the defendant, Bradley Stetkiw, […]

What’s Happening in Technology, Intellectual Property & Contracts – January 2019

    This month: Token Taxonomy Act AirFacts, Inc. v. Diego de Amezaga Dittman, et al. v. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center     Technology News Token Taxonomy Act, H.R. 7356. On December 20, 2018, Representatives Warren Davidson and Darren Soto of Ohio and Florida, respectively, introduced a bill H.R. 7356, entitled the “Token Taxonomy […]

What’s Happening in Technology, Arts, Small Business and Contracts – January 2018

This month: In the Matter of Munchee, Inc. SEC v. PlexCorps Twentieth Century Fox Television v. Empire Distribution, Inc. Technology News Below are two SEC cases involving Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs. Based on signaling from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), 2018 is shaping up to be a […]

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 […]

Book release: Legal Aspects of Engineering, Design and Innovation

Released in January 2017, this is the tenth edition – with a new title! This book is the result of a year-long effort to update, reorganize and revise a now standard engineering law text. In this revision, you will find significant updates to prevailing law as well as references to new and emerging technology, such […]

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. […]

Malware warning – Email Scam Notice to Appear

Please watch for email with the subject line:  Notice to appear in court. This is an email hoax intending to encourage unsuspecting recipients to open attached files from email addresses appearing to come from legitimate law firms. The email contains substantially the same information as this: Subject: Notice to appear in court NR#XXXX Notice to […]

What’s Happening Now – Technology, Small Business, Contracts – June 2013

Technology News Health Care, Privacy and Mobile Apps. New smartphone apps make it easier to collect more and more personal information from consumers, including health care related data. The National Telecommunications and Information Agency (“NTIA”), which is part of the Department of Commerce, has started a process to develop a “code of conduct” related to […]