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Thursday round-up

Adam Liptak reports for The New York Times that although “[a]bortion rights are at risk at the Supreme Court, … the short-term threat may not come from extreme laws like the one passed by Alabama lawmakers” this week: “The court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is more likely to chip away at the constitutional right to abortion established in 1973 in Roe v. Wade than to overturn it outright,” and “[i]t will have plenty of opportunities to do so.” Joan Biskupic writes at CNN that “in his ...
Tags: Apple, Florida, Justice, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Alabama, Cnn, Pepper, Atlantic, New York Times, Louisiana, App Store, Usa Today, Hyatt, Round-up

Wednesday round-up

Richard Re analyzes Monday’s opinion in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, in which the court overruled a 40-year-old precedent and held that a state cannot be sued in the courts of another state without its consent, for this blog. At The NCSL Blog, Lisa Soronen observes that Justice Clarence “Thomas spent a mere page explaining why a majority of the justices were rejecting stare decisis (let the decision stand) in this case.” Howard Wasserman writes at PrawfsBlawg that “[t]here is no t...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Pepper, Atlantic, United States, Liberty, New York Times, Louisiana, App Store, District Of Columbia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hyatt, Round-up, Roe, Kavanaugh

May 15 roundup

“Banana Costume Copyright Assailed at Third Circuit” [Emilee Larkin, Courthouse News, earlier] In a new piece for The Bulwark, I sort through some comments by presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg critical of identity politics; Supreme Court’s decision in Apple v. Pepper, with Justice Brett Kavanaugh joining four liberals, takes a little nick out of Illinois Brick doctrine limiting antitrust suits [my new Cato post] Ninth Circuit will soon hear case in which judge ordered Idaho prison sy...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Social Media, Copyright, Pepper, Transgender, Britain, Idaho, United Kingdom, Antitrust, Illinois, Sexual Orientation, Prisoners, Cato

Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued decisions in three cases. In Apple v. Pepper, a divided court held that a lawsuit against Apple by iPhone users who allege that Apple is violating federal antitrust laws by requiring them to buy apps only from the company’s App Store can go forward. Amy Howe has this blog’s opinion analysis, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Subscript Law has a graphic explainer for the opinion. At The Daily Caller, Kevin Daley reports that “Justice Brett Kavanaugh del...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, America, Pepper, United States, New York Times, Fca, Ohio, Silicon Valley, Npr, Nevada, App Store, Los Angeles Times, Hall

Supreme Court greenlights Apple customers' lawsuit over App Store price-fixing

The Supreme Court has ruled on a key question in Apple Inc v Pepper, a class action suit arguing that the App Store violated antitrust law by driving up prices through the monopolistic tactic of prohibiting users from buying apps from third parties, and then taking a 30% commission on every app sold, which led software companies to raise prices in order to remain profitable after Apple had taken its cut. Apple had asked the Supreme Court to prevent the case from moving forward on the ground...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Post, News, Supreme Court, Etsy, Law, Scotus, Ebay, Antitrust, App Store, 1201, Apple Inc, Illinois Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh

Opinion analysis: Divided court allows antitrust lawsuit against Apple to continue

This morning a divided Supreme Court handed a major victory to the plaintiffs in a massive antitrust lawsuit against technology giant Apple. By a vote of 5-4, the justices allowed the lawsuit, brought by a group of iPhone users who allege that Apple is violating federal laws by requiring them to buy apps exclusively from Apple’s App Store, to go forward. In an opinion by its newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, the court rejected Apple’s argument that the lawsuit should be shut down because the comp...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Illinois, Apple Inc, John Roberts, The Supreme Court, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, Merits Cases

Sony’s EULA did not protect it from liability under CFAA and for trespass to chattel

Plaintiff filed a class action lawsuit against Sony after Sony issued a software update that bricked plaintiff’s Sony Dash. Sony moved to dismiss for failure to state a claim. The court granted the motion on a number of claims but allowed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and trespass to chattel claims to move forward. CFAA Claim Sony had argued that the CFAA claim should fail because plaintiff had not alleged the software update was “without authorization,” given the language of ...
Tags: Apple, Law, New Jersey, Sony, Contracts, Jones, Eula, Apple Sony, CFAA, Arcand, Computer Crime, Bricking, Trespass To Chattel, Sony Dash Sony, CFAA Claim Sony, Brother Int ' l Corp

TTI v. IBG: Federal Circuit clarifies meaning of “technical solution to a technical problem”

Trading Technologies International, Inc. v. IBG LLC, Interactive Brokers, LLC (Fed. Cir. April 19, 2019).  Panel: Moore (author), Mayer, and Linn  Download TTI v IBG (April 18, 2019) Trading Technologies International, Inc. v. IBG LLC, Interactive Brokers, LLC (Fed. Cir. April 30, 2019), Panel: Moore (author), Clevenger and Wallach.  Download TTI v. IBG (April 30, 2019) This is a long post since it covers two opinions addressing Covered Business Method (CBM) review for business method claims, pl...
Tags: Apple, Law, Uspto, Patent, Sap, Alice, Fed, Board, Moore, Reyna, Mayer, Federal Circuit, Wallach, CBM, Clevenger, Linn

Hand dryers v paper towels: the surprisingly dirty fight for the right to dry your hands

For a century, the humble paper towel has dominated public toilets. But a new generation of hand dryers has sparked a war for loo supremacy. By Samanth SubramanianIn the summer of 2005, a Chicago marketing consultant named George Campbell received a tantalising call from a headhunter. Was he open to an interview at Dyson? The company was secretively preparing to launch a new appliance, and it needed a sales strategy for the US: that was all the headhunter would divulge. Campbell was excited; he ...
Tags: Apple, Health, Science, Technology, Environment, US, Life and style, Society, Chicago, Health & wellbeing, Hygiene, Dyson Ltd, Dyson, Campbell, George Campbell, Samanth

Sensible Settlement In The Patent World

The latest patent battle between industry titans reinforces the fact that to every litigation problem there is a solution that makes sense for both sides.
Tags: Apple, Law, Patents, Intellectual Property, Qualcomm, Gaston Kroub

King of the Hill (tech antitrust division)

Mar 2000: Palm Pilot IPO’s at $53 billion Sep 2006: “Everyone’s always asking me when Apple will come out with a cellphone. My answer is, ‘Probably never.’” – David Pogue (NYT)… Jun 2007: iPhone released Nov 2007: “Nokia: One Billion Customers—Can Anyone Catch the Cell Phone King?” (Forbes) A brief history of impregnable tech monopolies that were pregnable after all, from personal computers to music distribution to social media, by Geoffrey Manne and Alec Stapp [Truth on the Market] Tags: a...
Tags: Apple, Technology, Law, Uncategorized, Social Media, Cellphones, Antitrust, David Pogue, Geoffrey Manne, Alec Stapp

Morning Docket: 04.17.19

* Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s nonpartisan plan to pack the Supreme Court almost seems too good to be true — and that’s likely because it might be unconstitutional. [Slate] * The Trump Organization wants Michael Cohen’s lawsuit seeking legal fees for his defense to be tossed out, claiming Trump’s former fixer created “fictitious ‘contract’” to ensure they’d be bound to him. (But even if it existed, they probably wouldn’t want to pay up anyway.) [Big Law Business] * In c...
Tags: Morning Docket, Antitrust, Apple, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Court Packing, Dentons, Election 2020, Fortinet, Jeffrey Wertkin, Legal Fees, Mary Wilson, Michael Cohen, Patents, Pete Buttigieg, Qualcomm

Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Dave Smith: Apple is Exploring an Updated Version of MagSafe, One of Its Best Charging Inventions Ever (Source: Bloomberg) Jim Payne: dynaCERT Patent Granted (Source: Associated Press) Frederic Lardinois: Microsoft Gives 500 Patents to Startups (Source: Tech Crunch) Vlad Savov: LG Patents a Transparent Foldable Phone (Source: The Verge) Source: USPTO Commentary and Journal Articles: Prof. Paul R. Gugliuzza: Rising Confusion About ‘Arising Under’ Juris...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Law, Uspto, Rooney, Associated Press, Lg, Christensen, Dave Smith, Klein, Frederic Lardinois, Vlad Savov, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Klarquist Sparkman, Bloomberg Jim Payne

We've Come a Long Way, Dudes and Dudettes

Does it ever occur to you to be grateful for the (good!) changes you've been able to witness, and the cool technology you've experienced the introduction of? It's something I appreciate. I've very glad my lifespan straddled traditional film and early digital, for instance. I wouldn't give up experiencing either one if I had my choice. I mentioned recently that my first computer was an Apple 512k Macintosh, in 1985. (It was also author Michael Crichton's first Mac, and his experience was similar ...
Tags: Apple, Photography, Law, Samsung, Computers, Michael Crichton, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Moore, Long Way Dudes, Charlie Top

When emojis and the law collide

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** When I started writing about the intersection of law and technology in 2006, emojis were a sidebar in the world of communication. Until the release of the first smartphone, the iPhone, emojis were typically used only in certain online chat rooms. But with the release of the iPhone in 2007, people were able to use emojis more often using various messaging apps. And then when iOS 6 was released in 201...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, Law, Washington, Court, Web/Tech, Rochester, Smith, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, California Court of Appeal, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology

Gimlet's Union Drive, Twisted Graphene, and Psychedelic Mice: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well, folks, it’s just a few hours shy of the turn of the month, and you know what that means: April Fool’s Day. Yes, it’s that special time of year when insipid brands, mean-spirited teens, and tech titans compete to be the first to trick you into thinking they released Skittle’s... For Men, that it’s a good idea to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science Fiction, Politics, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Internet, Climate Change, Drugs, Africa, Environment, Vampires, The Magicians, Department Of Defense, Smartphones

FIR 181: Some decisions to consider about social media

With this episode of The Hobson and Holtz Report, FIR 181, Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz embark on a renewed journey every month with conversation at the intersection of business, communication and technology, just as when they first started out in January 2005. In this episode for March 2019, H&H discuss these stories: Print is still a viable communication tool; Raspberry Pi is distributing multiple print magazinesPandora is the first streaming service to introduce a sonic logoIn the...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, Facebook, Business, Politics, Technology, Social Networks, Workplace, Marketing, Social Media, Communication, Public Relations, Society, Blogging, Web

Innovating for the Power… and the Sex

Today’s Guest Post is from Shashi Kara, my partner in Sente Advisors. – RPM This article about companies not getting the value from innovation that they were expecting, got me thinking. How do we know if an innovation is valuable?  I would argue that the value in innovation isn’t in a specific innovative product or process, but the knowledge gained over time as the flow of innovation leads to new learning and further iterations. Apple G4 Cube In July of 2000, one month after I started workin...
Tags: Apple, Law, Steve Jobs, Uncategorized, Sony, UN Office on Drugs, Power Mac, Sente Advisors, Shashi Kara, Cube Apple

"But in Hollywood, Apple must hone its identity and reputation in an entertainment market crowded with competitors, from Netflix and Hulu to HBO and Disney."

"It’s using its deep pockets to buy itself a name in Hollywood. Apple is paying Witherspoon and Aniston about $1.1 million an episode each, according to a Hollywood executive with knowledge of Apple’s plans.... Apple has been trying to shed the notion that it is different because it hails from Silicon Valley. Hollywood is programmed to be skeptical of outsiders who don’t understand the intricacies of filmmaking.... Still, Apple has no Hollywood track record, and people who have inked deals with ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Law, Reese Witherspoon, Disney, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Tim Cook, Hulu, WaPo, Aniston, Silicon Valley Hollywood, Witherspoon, Ann Althouse

California's Right to Repair Bill, killed by Big Ag and Apple, has been reintroduced

Last year, California was one of several states to introduce right to repair legislation that would force companies to end practices that discourage the independent repair sector, creating a requirement to sell replacement parts, provide documentation, and supply codes to bypass DRM systems that locked new parts out of devices until the company activated them. The bills were mostly defeated, thanks to coalitions led by Apple -- which subsequently warned its investors that its profits were...
Tags: Apple, Post, Business, News, Law, California, US, Stockton, Agribusiness, SMEs, Big Ag, Susan Talamantes Eggman, Right To Repair, CALPIRG, Mikey Campbell, Maureen Mahoney

Law enforcement needs to protect citizens and their data

Robert Anderson Contributor Robert Anderson served for 21 years in the FBI, retiring as executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch. He is currently an advisor at The Chertoff Group and the chief executive of Cyber Defense Labs. Over the past several years, the law enforcement community has grown increasingly concerned about the conduct of digital investigations as technology providers enhance the security protections of thei...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Security, Facebook, Column, Human Rights, Privacy, Law, Australia, Tech, Eu, European Union, Encryption, Cryptography, Fbi

WordPress, Used Correctly, for Law Firms is Stable, Secure and Highly Performing

The reason that some law firm IT and legal marketing folks aren’t fans of WordPress is that when they neglect to update it or make ill-advised use of plugins and themes WordPress becomes unsafe. It really is as simple as that. WordPress is one of the most, if not the most, stable, secure and highly performing content management solutions available to small and large law firms, whether it be for a blog, a microsite or a website.  Whether WordPress performs, is secure and stable comes down...
Tags: Apple, Law, Wordpress, Indianapolis, Cms, Chevy, Chevrolet, Facebook Twitter

Theranos and the cult of personality in science and tech

Elizabeth Holmes was a chemical engineering student who dropped out of Stanford to found Theranos: a silicon-valley start-up company that, at one point, was valued at US$9 billion. Her plan was to be another Steve Jobs and, for a while, it looked like that would happen. She made the cover of magazines like Forbes, Fortune, and even Glamour, wearing black polo-neck shirts and was touted as being the next big thing. Former President Clinton was a fan. Former Secretary-of-State George Schultz was a...
Tags: Apple, Books, Technology, Featured, Law, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Defense, US, Fraud, Engineering, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Biotechnology, Theranos, Clinton

Apple ad focuses on iPhone’s most marketable feature — privacy

Apple is airing a new ad spot focused on privacy today in primetime. The spot is visually cued, with no dialog and a simple tagline: Privacy. That’s iPhone. In a series of humorous vignettes, the message is driven home that sometimes you just want a little privacy. The spot has only one line of text otherwise, and it’s in keeping with Apple’s messaging on privacy over the long and short term. “If privacy matters in your life, it should matter to the phone your life is on.” The spot will air t...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Human Rights, Privacy, Identity Management, Law, US, Tech, Ceo, United States, Digital Media, Tim Cook, Computing

March 13 roundup

“Near the end of her new proposal to break up Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple, Senator Warren asks, ‘So what would the Internet look like after all these reforms?’ It’s a good question.” [Geoffrey Manne and Alec Stapp, Truth on the Market/CNBC] Floral arrangements as constitutionally protected expression: Cato files amicus on behalf of First Amendment rights of Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman not to serve a wedding of which she disapproves [Ilya Shapiro and Patrick Moran, Washington...
Tags: Apple, Law, Washington, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Transgender, Antitrust, Warren, Don't, FHA, Second Circuit, Natalia, Facebook Google Amazon, Scott Greenfield, Barronelle Stutzman, Ilya Shapiro

The Real Immigration Problem

ICE had to simply drop off newly minted immigrants to a bus stop. Immigration officials dropped off about 50 more undocumented migrants, mostly from Central America, Friday morning at a Greyhound bus station near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, where they were left to fend for themselves as overwhelmed volunteers sought help for them. [ … ] Since Dec. 21, according to the data, ICE has released 84,500 migrant family members. Of that, 14,500 have been released in the Phoenix area, 37,50...
Tags: Apple, Texas, White House, Immigration, America, Walmart, Military, United States, Tim Cook, San Diego, Wall Street Journal, Central America, Lindsey Graham, Trump, El Paso, Phoenix

LawNext Episode 30: ABA TECHSHOW’s Startup Pitch Competition

Last week, ABA TECHSHOW presented the third annual Startup Pitch Competition, which I was thrilled to moderate and help organize. Fifteen legal technology startups presented three-minute pitches before a live audience of TECHSHOW attendees, who then voted for their favorite. In this special edition of LawNext, we partner with the Legal Talk Network to present a recording of the live event. Listen as the 15 startups present their pitches, and then hear the final results and the announcement of th...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Law, Bob Ambrogi, ABA Techshow, Laurence Colletti, LawNext, TrialLine Kinnami Software Corporation

February 27 roundup

In move to protect itself against patent trolls, Apple plans to close retail stores in the troll-favored Eastern District of Texas [Joe Rossignol, MacRumors; Sarah Perez, TechCrunch] Don’t: “Civil Rights Lawyer Faked Cancer to Delay Cases, Illinois Bar Authorities Say” [Scott Flaherty, American Lawyer] Don’t: “* lies about joint stipulation for extension * FABRICATES OPPOSITION BRIEF * constructs false chain of emails, forwards to partner. Dude, just doing the work would have been WAY les...
Tags: Apple, New York, Texas, Law, Colorado, Uncategorized, Patent Trolls, Cbs, Dude, Don't, Religious Liberty, Joe Rossignol, Don, Cato Institute, Vance, Copeland

Insider sources say Apple is shutting its east Texas stores to escape the jurisdiction of America's worst patent court

The Eastern District of Texas is home to a crooked court that is in the pocket of patent trolls, handing down ludicrous rulings in favor of the trolls, whose "head offices" are tiny, unoccupied offices in empty, dusty office buildings, the rent on which entitles patent trolls to claim that their rights are being infringed in the demense of the Eastern District's terrible judges. A report in Macrumors cites "five sources familiar with the matter" and claims that Apple is now planning to shut...
Tags: Apple, Post, Copyfight, Texas, News, Law, America, Patent Trolls, Patents, Dallas, Trolls, Eastern District of Texas, Eastern District, Plano Texas, Mess With Texas, Frisco Texas

The Huawei and Nissan Drama: A Staged, Camouflaged Public Spectacle

By Marshall Wordsworth The high-profile arrests of Huewei's CFO and Nissan's Chairman in the past several months, while they have made spectacular news headlines, the information presented to the general public by the media including the reasons for their apprehension barely scratches the surface of a much larger, more complex geopolitical ramifications that cannot be ignored. Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd., a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider bas...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Featured, France, Stanford, China, Africa, America, Iran, Nasa, West, Canada, Military, United States, Brazil, Toyota

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