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The P2B Regulation: A Good-Intentioned Road to Hell

A group of Europe’s SME app developers—representing myriad economic sectors (including healthcare, mobility, software development, cyber security, gaming, and e-commerce businesses)—sent a letter to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) urging them to reconsider its  legislative proposal on business practices of online platforms. The SME signatories warn MEPs [...]

By |2018-12-05T14:24:49+00:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Competition|

Apple v. Pepper and Why It Matters to App Developers

By pairing small business developers and curated platforms (e.g., Apple’s App Store or Google Play for mobile, and Steam for games), the app economy has experienced unrivaled growth and success. This unique relationship creates a trustworthy conduit for reliable and cost-effective access to end users across consumer and enterprise contexts. [...]

By |2018-09-04T09:27:10+00:00September 1st, 2018|Blog|

The Eastern District Court of Texas is Trying to Go Cray on Google

Intellectual property (IP), including patents, is the lifeblood of our industry. Obtaining IP rights is only half the battle for our small company members; they also bear the burden of fending off infringement claims, including tenuous ones, in distant courts.  This phenomenon is especially prevalent in the patent space, which [...]

By |2018-09-20T15:52:21+00:00August 29th, 2018|Blog, Courts, Innovation and IP, Patents|

Words of Wisdom? How Well-Meaning Advice Could Complicate Machine Learning Apps’ GDPR Compliance

With just days before implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), discussions around compliance with the new privacy regulation are intensifying. Ironically, the more “clarity” we receive from European bodies seeking to provide guidance on the regulation,  the opaque our understanding of the GDPR becomes. This is [...]

By |2018-05-21T15:36:21+00:00May 21st, 2018|Blog, Privacy|
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