Legal

Suddenly some explosively positive and futuristic pragmatic policies about the Internet and global e-commerce are creating amazing galaxies of business naming. With already 1.7 billion online users and 1 billion more on its way the new business naming capabilities befitting advance and intricate platforms of...

Federal authorities arrested two computer programmers who worked for convicted Ponzi patriarch Bernie Madoff (pictured), charging them with several criminal counts for their alleged role in the massive $60 billion scam. George Perez and Jerome O'Hara appeared in federal court Friday and faced charges...

The post-industrial evolution of the U.S. economy has aroused multibillion-dollar questions over what kinds of inventions deserve patent protection, and on Monday the Supreme Court joined the muddle over whether new ideas and strategies do. The courts and U.S. law have long held that the inventors...

Am I the only one completely confused and upset with Sprint's poor customer service? My experience involves them selling products under false pretense, breach of contract and not honoring sales claims by Sprint's sales and customer support representatives. Perhaps it's time for us as consumer...

Foley & Lardner LLP announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $208 million contract to the firm for Intellectual Property services for up to 10 years. Beginning this month, the firm will be responsible for performing contested proceedings work in the areas...

To cope with this increasing workload at a time of shrinking budgets, legal departments are doing what other areas like sales, finance and human resources did long ago: namely, leveraging technology. Previously they may have relied on service providers offering expensive white-glove service, now they...

Fair use analysis is about as complex as determining whether an older work is protected by copyright. There are hundreds of cases that analyze and apply the fair use factors, including an analysis of the purpose and character of the use, the nature of the...

Regulations and technical limitations pose challenges in the federal government's move to "Government 2.0," the trend of Web-enabling government data and processes, Andrew McLaughlin, deputy CTO for Internet policy, said in a speech today in Washington, D.C. Several issues come into play as the...