Stories from the Week that Was – 9/2/12-9/8/12

My favorite stories from last week:

Think hard to fly: Chinese scientists unveil mind-controlled drone

NY court to decide if lap dance is tax-exempt art

Ben & Jerry’s sues porn-flick production company over trademark infringement

Sanrio, DC Comics, and Disney Sue Party Company For Counterfeit Costumes

If you’ve got a top intellectual property or technology story from last week, please leave a comment below.

Stories from the Week that Was – 8/26/12-9/1/12

My favorite stories from last week, just a few as I’ve been busy since school started up again:

Think hard to fly: Chinese scientists unveil mind-controlled drone

Artist resale royalties in America: California law struck down. National legislation proposed

If you’ve got a top intellectual property or technology story from last week, please leave a comment below.

Stories from the Week that Was – 8/19/12-8/25/12

Some of my top stories from last week:

Can We Use that Picture on Our Website? “Fair Use” in a Pinterest World

Apple v. Samsung verdict is in: $1 billion loss for Samsung

What the Apple-Samsung verdict means for your smartphone

If you’ve got a top intellectual property or technology story from last week, leave a comment below.

Stories from the Week that Was – 7/22/12-7/28/12

Another quiet week spent in Portland, Oregon. Here are the top stories I followed this week:

Jack Daniel’s Sends the Most Polite Cease-and-Desist Letter Ever

The changing landscape of Internet sweepstakes regulations

Pakistan spy agency chief to tell CIA: End drone strikes; ID targets for us to attack

Copyright troll: $10,000 sanctions upheld by appeals court are “bulls**t”

If you’ve got a top intellectual property or technology story from last week, please leave a comment below.

Stories from the Week that Was – 7/15/12-7/21/12

Quiet week because I was out of town. In any case, here are the top stories I followed this week:

Judge rules Indiana owes IBM $12M over botched welfare program

Minnesota kills copyright trolling in its infancy

Representing Artistic Clients by Kenan Farrell on Prezi

I’m sure I missed something. If you’ve got a top intellectual property or technology story from last week, please leave a comment below.

Stories from the Week that Was – 7/8/12-7/14/12

Here are the top stories I followed this week:

Ukrainian Students Develop Gloves That Translate Sign Language Into Speech

Officials: Past 12 months warmest ever for U.S.

Accused of downloading porn, Kentucky woman sues the pornographers

Here comes Skynet: Army drones almost ready to share sky with airlines

That’s Not My Phone, It’s My Tracker

What were your top stories of the week? Leave a comment below.

Stories from the Week that Was – 7/1/12-7/7/12

Here are the top stories I followed this week:

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Patent Bullies Can Hit and Run

Defunct copyright troll Righthaven seeks resurrection

Hold Your Flow! Yoga Sequences Not Copyrightable

Drones decimating Taliban in Pakistan

U.S. drone ‘hijackings’ raise security concerns

Charles Carreon drops lawsuit against @TheOatmeal’s Matthew Inman

Facebook Users Hijack Walmart Campaign to Exile Pitbull to Remote Island

Yahoo and Facebook settle patent lawsuit with strategic deal

“Man is a slow, sloppy and brilliant thinker; the machine is fast, accurate and stupid.”  ~William M. Kelly

Stories from the Week that Was – 6/24/12-6/30/12

Here are the top stories I followed this week:

Indiana Court Upholds Social Media Ban for Sex Offenders

USPTO seeks to intervene in publisher’s copyright infringement suit against law firm

FTC v. Myspace Part II – The Takeaways

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Nike trademark case

“As far as I’m concerned, progress peaked with frozen pizza.” -Die Hard 2, spoken by the character John McClane

Stories from the Week that Was – 6/17/12-6/23/12

A week spent getting caught up from vacation. I had a great time giving a seminar at the office on Tuesday, Trademark and Brand Protection for Communicators. Look out for more of those in the future. It’s also about time to start preparing for Art & Museum Law, so expect more art world news in these posts in the upcoming months. Here are the top stories I followed this week:

Google reports ‘alarming’ rise in government censorship requests

Why brands are leaning towards minimalism

More Download Cases filed in Indiana

Washington’s 5 Worst Arguments for Keeping Secrets From You

U.S. rejects requests for documents regarding targeted killings with drones

Supreme Court cops out, again, on “fleeting expletives”

Louisiana Sex Offenders Must List Status on Social Media Profile

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.  No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” -Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary and Book of Epigrams, 1923

Stories from the Week that Was – 6/10/12-6/16/12

I spent this week in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. It was my first visit and I have to say the place is top-rate. Some of the best museums you can imagine and the C-SPAN junkie in me was absolutely thrilled to walk inside Congress Hall, location of the first U.S. House and Senate from 1790-1800. But just because I’m out sightseeing doesn’t mean the news stops. Here are the top stories I followed this week:

Indiana finally has its own keyword advertising case

$176 million unmanned drone crashes in Maryland

Twitter Takes a New Approach to Avoid Patent Litigation

The NLRB’s Dos And Don’ts For Employer Social Media Policies

US elections 2012: top 50 Twitter accounts to follow

Downloaders take heed, Indiana’s first BitTorrent download case – CP Productions v. John Doe

These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America

Comcast: Don’t “Shake Down” Our Customers

Got another big story from this week that I missed? Leave a comment below.

“He snatched the lightning from the sky and the sceptre from tyrants” – Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, speaking of Benjamin Franklin