Patent Infringement News – Kodak sues Apple and RIM over iPhone and Blackberry

The BBC News headline tell us that
Kodak sues Apple and RIM over iPhone and Blackberry

We just posted this to @law_pundit at Twitter:

#Kodak sues #Apple and #RIM over #iPhone and #Blackberry for #patent #infringement http://bit.ly/5MK556 intellectual property #patents #fb

Intellectual Property Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2010 – inter alia Federal Circuit and Eastern District of Texas Patent Venue Strategies

JD Supra: Legal Articles – Intellectual Property Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2010
Contributor: Morrison & Foerster LLP

“IN THIS ISSUE:

*1 Risks of Agreeing Not to License a Pooled Patent

*3 Federal Circuit’s Transfer Decisions Forcing Plaintiffs to Re-evaluate Their Eastern District of Texas Strategy

*8 Who Owns Your New Employee’s Patents?

*12 Reexam Interrupted: The PTO Cracks Down on Filing Informalities

*14 Intellectual Property Practice News”

Appeals Court finds Massachusetts law sharply restricting out-of-state wine shipping unconstitutional

Court: Mass. law on wine shipping unconstitutional – San Jose Mercury News
by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press Writer 01/14/2010

“A Massachusetts law that sharply restricts out-of-state winemakers from shipping their products directly to consumers in the state is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

The decision by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court ruling could open the door for connoisseurs in Massachusetts to purchase more of their favorite wines online or by mail order from domestic producers.”

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Court: Mass. law on wine shipping unconstitutional – San Jose Mercury News

Court: Mass. law on wine shipping unconstitutional – San Jose Mercury News
by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press Writer 01/14/2010

“A Massachusetts law that sharply restricts out-of-state winemakers from shipping their products directly to consumers in the state is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

The decision by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court ruling could open the door for connoisseurs in Massachusetts to purchase more of their favorite wines online or by mail order from domestic producers.”

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The Practical Side of Patents : Invention : Is the Golden Age for Inventors at Hand? asks John Blake at CNN.com

John Blake for CNN.com writes at Is the Golden Age for Inventors at Hand? :

“Andrea Belz, a management consultant who specializes in technology commercialization for companies, says this is a ‘fabulous’ time for inventors because labor and real estate is cheap.

‘A lot of money is looking for good places to go,’ she says. ‘There’s a desire to invent. If you have a good idea, there’s actually less competition for money.'”

Employers and Social Media

Social media permeate the employment life cycle by Renee M. Jackson, National Law Journal, January 11, 2010.

“Employers must address their use and misuse before, during and after an employee’s tenure.

Social media are any type of Internet-based media created through social interaction in which ­individuals primarily produce, rather than consume, the content. In the workplace, the prevalent social media are video-sharing Web sites (YouTube), social ­networking Web sites (Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter), online multiuser virtual worlds (Second Life, World of War­craft) and personal or corporate blogs.”

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