Supreme Court Opens Door to Worldwide Patent Damages

The Supreme Court issued a disappointing opinion [PDF] today holding that a company could recover patent damages for lost profits overseas. The court’s reasoning could make overseas damages available in many patent cases. This will disadvantage companies that do research and development in the United…

Will Dream Market’s Fentanyl Ban Save Lives?

Dream market recently issued a ban on fentanyl sales and surprised many users in the process. The decision to ban fentanyl came somewhat unexpectedly. All Dream updates have taken place quietly, but many feel that banning fentanyl goes against the very nature of the Dream…

Appeals Court Rules Suspicion Required for Forensic Searches of Phones at Border

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia recently issued a ruling in the case of United States v. Kolsuz. The appeals court ruling in the Kolsuz case created a significant change in how the 4th amendment of the constitution of the United States…

Apple Noticed a Sharp Increase in US National Security Requests – Latest Hacking News

Apple Inc on Friday issued its biannual transparency report which is based on government data requests. The report shows a Apple Noticed a Sharp Increase in US National Security Requests on Latest Hacking News. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Apple Noticed a Sharp Increase in US…

FTC Commissioner Chopra: “FTC orders are not suggestions”

Incoming Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra issued a memo today warning that the FTC will enforce its consent orders against companies that violate the law. “FTC orders are not suggestions,” said Chopra. Chopra said the FTC should seek structural remedies as well as monetary fines….

U.S. Courts Release 2017 FISA Report

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has issued the 2017 report on activities of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Scrutiny of FISA applications increased substantially in 2017. The 2017 FISA report reveals that there were 1,614 FISA applications in 2017, of which 1,147 were…

Patent Office Throws Out GEMSA’s Stupid Patent on a GUI For Storage

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has issued a ruling [PDF] invalidating claims from US Patent No. 6,690,400, which had been the subject of the June 2016 entry in our Stupid Patent of the Month blog series. The patent owner, Global Equity Management (SA) Pty Ltd. (GEMSA), responded…

EPIC, Consumer Groups Urge FTC To Investigate Facebook

In a statement issued today, EPIC and a coalition of consumer groups have called on the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether Facebook violated a 2011 Consent Order when it facilitated the transfer of personal data of 50 million Facebook users to the data mining…

MSU Student Arrested for Distributing Fake Oxycodone Pills

After a string of overdoses in Minnesota and warnings issued by the City of Northfield Police, authorities have arrested a MSU student suspected of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills. The Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force raided the room of 19-year-old Joshua Ryan Chlan and found…

Appellate Court Issues Encouraging Border Search Opinion

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in U.S. v. Molina-Isidoro recently issued an encouraging opinion related to the digital privacy of travelers crossing the U.S. border. EFF filed an amicus brief last year in the case, arguing that the Supreme Court’s decision…