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SCOTUS Issues Long-Awaited TCPA Ruling Narrowing The Definition Of An Autodialer
On April 1, the Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated ruling in Facebook v. Duguid, which limited what qualifies as an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The Court unanimously h...
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Google v. Oracle and the Future of Copyright in APIs
The Supreme Court has now come out with its decision in the long-running Google v. Oracle case. To take a deeper dive, we’ve invited David O’Neill, CEO of APIMetrics to help us analyze the true impact of the decision. First, some background: Oracle...
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USPTO Addresses Gender Inequality in the Patent Bar
The USPTO has recently received criticism about the lack of gender equality in the patent bar, which is composed of people who have passed the USPTO registration exam. To take the patent bar, one does not have to be an attorney, but one has to have...
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Virginia Becomes the Second State to Adopt a Comprehensive Privacy Law
On March 2, 2021, Virginia passed the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA). The CDPA imposes obligations on businesses handling the Personal Data of Virginia consumers and goes into effect on January 1, 2023. Virginia follows in the footsteps of Calif...
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Stimulus Legislation Brings Substantial Changes to Trademark and Copyright Law
Congress tucked major trademark and copyright legislation into the almost 6,000 page COVID-relief stimulus package it passed in the waning days of 2020. Overall, these changes will make it easier for rightsholders to pursue infringement claims going...
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Text Message Marketing Can Cost You Millions
Does your cannabis company use text message marketing to build customer relationships through a loyalty program? That common practice could bankrupt your company. It is a shock to many that text message marketing can expose you to staggering damages...
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