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Perspective on the Microsoft v. US Supreme Court decision
Saturday, April 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
The U.S. Supreme Court has recently decided on a ruling for the Microsoft v. U.S. Supreme Court case. Because of the very important implications that this decision could have on the technology industry, we thought it best to get a legal opinion on what the ruling could mean in the future.Geoffrey Sant is a Partner at the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP a...
A guide for protecting your app with a patent, trademark, or copyright
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Bryan Wheelock
Perhaps the only thing harder than taking your idea for a great app from concept to successful reality is watching someone else take your idea for a great app to successful reality. Fortunately, intellectual property law - particularly patent, trademark, and copyright law - provides robust protection for apps, or at least for developers who plan ahead.Utility Patent Pro...
Target Freight Management wins technology patent for FIDA
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Pittsburgh entrepreneur Mike Wagner is best known for his high-growth company which specializes in optimizing carrier pricing in real-time. Now, Wagner’s Target Freight Management has introduced a new technology to an industry with the announcement of their patent for Freight Innovation Density Analytics - or FIDA.“Nothing in the market today can analyze all the variabl...
Seven Keys to Obtaining Meaningful Patent Protection for Your Mobile App
Friday, September 16, 2016 by Mark Lezama
You’ve come up with a brilliant idea for a mobile app that will deliver disruptive technology. You’ve sketched out a rough storyboard of your user interface and user experience. You’ve outlined the algorithms and architecture you need to implement your idea and satisfied yourself that your app is technically feasible. You are ready to finalize you...
O Brother, Where Art Thou How New Laws Are Governing the Collection and Use of Geolocation Information Inside Apps
Saturday, September 20, 2014 by Adam Grant
Trying to find out where someone is located is valuable information for businesses and attorneys, but there are new laws winding their way through Congress which directly impact how this information is obtained. In 2000, George Clooney appeared in the Joel and Ethan Coen comedy titled O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Coen brothers’ movie created the story as a modern...
Riley vs. California: A revoltin development or recognition of the importance of digital privacy
Saturday, June 28, 2014 by Adam Grant
On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in David Riley vs. California 573 U.S. ___ (2014) which addressed the question of whether the police properly searched Riley’s mobile phone as part of a traffic violation stop. The officer accessed information on the phone and noticed the repeated use of a term associated with a street gang...