Commentary

FTC-Qualcomm Patent Dispute: No license, no chips

It’s not every day that the government and the tech industry agree on intellectual property policy, but both interests are united in their opposition to San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc.’s abusive patent-licensing practices. Hoping to escape impending and much-needed scrutiny, Qualcomm has asked the U.S. District Court for Northern California to dismiss an antitrust suit brought by the U.S. […]


U.S. must continue improving the patent process

For the past several weeks, the ongoing series of lawsuits between Apple and Samsung over smartphone patents has been back in the news. Last week, Samsung announced that it plans on paying up, but expects to be reimbursed should other patents in the dispute be invalidated, which is likely based on U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) proceedings thus far. […]



Blog

DFS and the right to gamble – even a little bit

With the baseball season in high gear and football training camps due to open next week, we can expect another uptick in interest in fantasy-sports leagues and their controversial offshoot, daily fantasy sports (DFS). The kerfuffle over DFS speaks directly to both our cultural and legislative ambiguity toward gambling. Fantasy sports wagering wasn’t a problem […]


Network Neutrality Would Have Killed Unlimited Bandwidth Plans

Network neutrality has been in the news again as, over the past two weeks, proponents have been marshaling forces against the Federal Communications Commission’s push to undo the most significant piece of Internet regulation fostered by the Obama administration. Not that it wouldn’t be a bad thing. Net Neutrality was the touchstone of Obama Internet […]