Archive for February, 2012

PayPal Advises E-Book Sellers to Remove Certain Content

Monday, February 27th, 2012

PayPal has advised e-book sellers that they must remove all erotica content off their websites.  The Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog discussed the PayPal decision and the controversy that resulted in the following blog post:

http://www.siliconvalleyiplicensinglaw.com/paypal-launches-new-internet-controversy-over-decision-to-censor-erotica-content-sold-through-platform/

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President Obama Announces The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

President Obama has announced the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights initiative, as further discussed by the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog in the following blog post linked here:

http://www.siliconvalleysoftwarelaw.com/president-obama-unveils-new-consumer-privacy-initiative-the-consumer-privacy-bill-of-rights

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Apple Trademark Dispute With Proview Becomes Global Fight

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Apple’s trademark dispute with Proview has become a two-front fight on both the local and international levels, as The Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog explored in the following blog post:

http://www.siliconvalleyiplicensinglaw.com/apple-trademark-dispute-with-proview-becomes-a-global-fight/

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SOPA Blackout Protesters Succeed in Tabling SOPA and PIPA Bills

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

SOPA Blackout protesters have succeeded in having tabling SOPA and its companion bill PIPA, as the Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog discussed in the following blog post:

http://www.siliconvalleyiplicensinglaw.com/sopa-blackout-protesters-succeed-in-tabling-sopa-and-pipa-bills/

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Web-Based Companies Evaluate the OPEN Act Proposed as an Alternative to SOPA

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Is the Online Protection and Enforcement of the Digital Trade Act (“OPEN”) a better alternative to SOPA?  The Silicon Valley Software Law Blog explored this question in the blog post linked below:

http://www.siliconvalleysoftwarelaw.com/is-the-open-act-a-more-viable-alternative-to-sopa

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Lessons for Silicon Valley Companies from Apple Trademark Dispute

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

What are the lessons Silicon Valley companies should take away from Apple’s trademark dispute over the use of the mark “iPad” in China?  The Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog looks at the dispute and the lessons to be learned from the dispute in the following blog post:

http://www.siliconvalleyiplicensinglaw.com/lessons-for-silicon-valley-companies-in-apple-trademark-dispute/

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IPO Outlook for Biotech Remains Dreary in 2012

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

The California Biotech Law Blog reported that the outlook for biotech in 2012 was expected to remain dreary, and that companies would continue to focus on acquisitions over IPOs in the following blog post:

 http://californiabiotechlaw.com/archives/biotech-ipos/ipo-outlook-for-biotech-remains-dreary-in-2012/

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