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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[…]

Probelms with Contextual Advertising

Probelms with Contextual Advertising

Google, Yahoo! and others offer advertising services that can pluck words from a web page to create customized advertisements. Contextual Advertising as its called, is a really cool feature but there are some potential problems that companies considering online advertising campaigns should consider. 1. They can make you look bad. See this Business Insider storyRead more about Probelms with Contextual Advertising[…]

ISP ordered to pay $32 million for contributing to trademark infringement

ISP ordered to pay $32 million for contributing to trademark infringement

This is an interesting story especially because the amount of damages awarded are so high. The ISP was a host to a number of sites that were selling counterfeit fashion goods like Louis Vuitton handbags. The ISP had claimed an exemption under the DMCA, however the court correctly concluded that that only applied to copyrightRead more about ISP ordered to pay $32 million for contributing to trademark infringement[…]