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New Post at TECH{dot}MN

New Post at TECH{dot}MN

My second post at TECH{dot}MN is a quick overview of various employment agreements that can get you into trouble if you ignore them. Anyone starting a new business needs to review what agreements they have signed with their former employer. More at TECH{dot}MN

Judge Reduces Award in Jammie Thomas-Rasset Filesharing Case

Judge Reduces Award in Jammie Thomas-Rasset Filesharing Case

On Friday, the court reduced the damages in the Jammie Thomas-Rasset filesharing case from $80,000 per song to $2,250 per song. The total now stands at $53,000 which is much less than the the jury awarded. Here is what Judge Michael Davis had to say at page 15: Although Plaintiffs highlight valid reasons that Thomas‐RassetRead more about Judge Reduces Award in Jammie Thomas-Rasset Filesharing Case[…]

Philip K. Dick’s estate threatens Google over Nexus One

Philip K. Dick’s estate threatens Google over Nexus One

The movie Blade Runner is based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? written by Philip K. Dick. The androids or replicants in question were Nexus-6 series. I am still confused how a phone, however awesome, is going to evolve into a sophisticated killing machine in only five more revisions. In all seriousness,Read more about Philip K. Dick’s estate threatens Google over Nexus One[…]

USPTO Director coming to William Mitchell College of Law

USPTO Director coming to William Mitchell College of Law

From the William Mitchell alumni website: David Kappos, undersecretary of commerce and director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is coming to William Mitchell College of Law to discuss his vision for the USPTO. Save the date.Tuesday, April 6, 20104:30 pmWilliam Mitchell’s Auditorium The event is free and open to the public. Seating isRead more about USPTO Director coming to William Mitchell College of Law[…]