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

This month: Fourth Estate Public Benefit v. Wall-Street.com  Rimini v. Oracle Intellectual Property – Copyright Registration Fourth Estate Public Benefit v. Wall-Street.com (2019) The United States Supreme Court was asked to resolve a split among the Courts of Appeals regarding when copyright registration occurs. The specific issue before the Court was “[has] registration been made in accordance […]

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 – 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 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, 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 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 […]