Should Litigation Losers Pay Attorney Fee Awards?

Let's Talk Attorney FeesSection 505 of the Copyright Act allows courts to award attorney’s fees and costs to successful litigants in copyright litigation. But when are fee awards appropriate? Courts in different parts of the country have different answers, so the United States Supreme Court is taking up the issue…

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Apple vs FBI
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Apple vs FBI

A district court in California has ordered Apple to create software that will disable security features on the iPhone of one of the San Bernadino shooters. The order garnered significant public attention and vows to appeal from Apple. Can the government require a tech company to create backdoors into technology…

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Internet of Things: Little ‘Bots Are Watching You!
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Internet of Things: Little ‘Bots Are Watching You!

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the newest technologies on the scene today. It refers to “things” that are able to communicate on the Internet – things like Fitbits, Smartphones, biosensors, coffee makers, thermostats, and even automobiles. These things collect data and they make determinations about what people…

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Frack! My Patent Is Unenforceable!

Inequitable conduct cases don’t happen every day in patent law, so when one comes along, it can be interesting. A recent decision from North Dakota examined an unusual set of facts surrounding the sale of patented hydraulic fracturing technology almost two years before the inventor filed a patent application. After…

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