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|

USITC Considers the Qualcomm v. Apple Patent Case: The Possibility of a New and Troubling Precedent

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) was recently tapped to hear the ongoing spat between two of the world’s leading tech companies to determine whether Apple infringed three patents owned by chipmaker Qualcomm. It’s easy to view this dispute as another instance of tech giants duking it out over [...]

By |2018-09-20T15:58:39+00:00June 26th, 2018|Blog, Courts, FRAND, Patents|

ACT | The App Association Statement on Microsoft’s Supreme Court Data Access Case and the Imperative for the CLOUD Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Supreme Court Justices will hear oral arguments in the ongoing United States v. Microsoft data privacy case. The case explores whether U.S. law enforcement can compel Microsoft, a U.S. company, to provide communications content stored on a server in Ireland. In our interconnected, cloud-enabled word, [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:32:06+00:00February 27th, 2018|Blog, Courts, Cybersecurity, News, Policy|

Republic of Korea’s Highest Court Upholds Landmark KFTC Corrective Order in Support of FRAND

Last month, the Supreme Court of Korea, the Republic of Korea's highest court, issued an important ruling that will have a wide impact on standard essential patents (SEPs) and fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing practices. In December 2016, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) issued a Corrective Order against [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:35:00+00:00December 13th, 2017|Blog, Courts, FRAND, Innovation and IP, Patents|
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