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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 |2018-09-20T15:52:21-04:00August 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 |2018-05-21T15:36:21-04:00May 21st, 2018|Blog, Privacy|

TV White Spaces: Throwing a Lifeline to the Universal Service Fund

Through Universal Service Fund (USF) distribution, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has attempted to bring telephone and broadband services to under- and unserved Americans. While USF programs have made significant progress bringing connectivity to “high cost” areas, schools, hospitals, and low-income populations, most agree that the fund alone cannot bridge [...]

By |2017-12-06T11:51:38-04:00October 13th, 2017|Blog, TVWS|
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