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Election Law Web Site Created by American Bar Association

The American Bar Association has created a special Web site devoted to election laws and resources. The site posts state-by-state election law statutes accessible from an interactive election law map. It also contains an election law manual for trial judges,

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Facebook and Others Accused of Violating the Privacy of Users

Suit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Facebook and other defendants, including Blockbuster, Hotwire,, Zappos and Gamefly. The litigation, Lane et al, vs. Facebook et al, alleges the group of

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SPAMMER Avoids the CAN

The Commonwealth of Virginia has long been the model for many laws passed by my native Commonwealth of Kentucky. Now they’re on the cutting edge of SPAM, no pun necessarily intended. Virginia was the first state, or commonwealth, to pass

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Barbie Girls™ Beat Bratz™ in Copyright Litigation

A U.S. District Court jury, after a three month long trial, has awarded Mattel a combined verdict of $100 million against MGA. Mattel makes the Barbie doll, while MGA makes the “saucier” Bratz dolls. Since the Bratz dolls entered the

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Posted in copyright, Intellectual property

Wii™ Will Rock You? Patent Infringement Game Over or Just Starting?

Start-up company, Hillcrest Labs, has filed a patent infringement action in the U.S. District Court in Maryland and a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), against Nintendo. Hillcrest claims “two separate but related technologies and products

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Posted in Intellectual property, patent infringement
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