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The Next Web: Facebook’s new patent hints at a modular smartphone

The Next Web: Facebook’s new patent hints at a modular smartphone. “Facebook yesterday filed a patent detailing plans for a modular smart device. The patent shows off a design that would allow consumers to mix and match different hardware components compatible with a base frame.”


Rights Fights Over Songs Used in Political Campaigns

Check out our current display, “Rights Fights Over Songs Used in Political Campaigns,” which explores the fallout when politicians use musicians’ songs without permission. For example, Jackson Browne brought copyright infringement and false endorsement claims against John McCain for the unauthorized use of his song “Running on Empty” in a presidential campaign ad in 2008 that mocked Barack Obama’s energy policy. 167 more words

Intellectual Property

Facebook has a Patent for Sensing your Emotions!

You are relaxing on the couch after a hard day’s work – you have your smart phone in hand and enjoy the thought of being able to privately and peacefully browse your Facebook news feed. 163 more words


More on intellectual property jurisdiction. Community designs in BMW v Acacia.

C-433/16 BMW v Acacia follows a similar pattern as yesterday’s post on the Trademark Regulation. In Community designs, too, intellectual-property specific secondary law varies the overall jurisdictional regime of Brussels I (Recast), here: Regulation 6/2002 on Community designs. 393 more words

Conflict Of Laws /Private International Law

"Kiss" It, Universal Music Group

Even after a year after his death, Prince’s Estate is still trying to void Universal Music Group’s licensing deal. UMG, however, bought the exclusive licensing rights to Prince’s unreleased works, thus claiming this conflicted with a contract that Prince signed in 2014. 96 more words

What's Happening In The Law?

License Certification (Mostly) Just Happens

The Eclipse Intellectual Property Policy defines two types of intellectual property (IP) due diligence for third party content. The so-called Type A Due Diligence is concerned exclusively with license certification; and  716 more words

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You are an entrepreneur and just started a new business. Use your imagination. Make it up. Maybe it’s something you have been thinking about as a possible career path or business proposition. 124 more words

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