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  • Patent Amendments and Prosecution History Estoppel Under Festo
    By: Stephen Dirksen, Kyle Grimshaw, Michael Hostetler, Michael Kim & Steven Mesnick On November 29, 2000, the Federal Circuit retroactively reduced the value of nearly 1.2 million unexpired United States patents by announcing a ...
  • Digital Television: Has the Revolution Stalled?
    By: Aaron Futch, Yemi Giwa, Kisa Mlela, Amy Richardson & Yelena Simonyuk When digital television technology first hit the scene it garnered great excitement, with its promise of movie theater picture and sound on ...
  • FTC vs. Toysmart
    By: Daniel Bronski, Conway Chen, Matthew Rosenthal & Robert Pluscec Last summer, Toysmart agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission concerning use of its customer information database. Under the terms of the ...
  • The Fate of Napster: Digital Downloading Faces an Uphill Battle
    By: Jennifer Askanazi, Glen Caplan, Dianne Descoteaux, Kelly Donohue & Darin Glasser First Diamond Multimedia, then MP3.com, now Napster. The recording industry, in a flurry to protect its copyrighted material, has waged an all-out ...
  • Can You Yahoo!? The Internet’s Digital Fences
    By: Brendon Fowler, Cara Franklin & Bob Hyde The Yahoo! auction case illustrates the problems inherent in the lack of a common Internet jurisdictional structure. This iBrief argues that the application of local law ...