Briefing Room

intellectual property and technology law

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Note on drone surveillance wins Burton Award

In a recent ceremony at the Library of Congress, Jonathan Olivito ’14 received recognition for a note he published in the Ohio State Law Journal, entitled “Beyond the Fourth Amendment: Limiting Drone Surveillance Through the Constitutional Right to Informational Privacy.”

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Alumnus hits high notes with entertainment, IP practice

Leon Bass ’98 was hopeful he was headed for a career as a musician while playing in a band in college, but when things didn’t go as planned, he decided to find a new way to appreciate his passion for music.

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Symposium explores digital currency

A new way for consumers to pay for purchases online will be the focus of a Feb. 21 symposium: “In Bitcoin We Trust? A Forward Look at the Regulation, Use, and Growth of the Digital Currency.” Bitcoin is a digital currency introduced by open source software in 2009. It is now used in more than 62,000 commercial transactions daily.

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Gathering, usage of massive data to be examined in March

What do Facebook, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Security Agency, have in common? The answer lies in the gathering and use of massive data sets. Big Data Future will explore the possibilities for new enterprises grounded in Big Data to improve economic, social, and political life.

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NSA surveillance program focus of ‘draft symposium’

A journal led by faculty and students at Moritz has launched an online “working draft symposium” on the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency. “NSA Surveillance: Issues of Security, Privacy, and Civil Liberty” is only the second symposium in the wake of recent revelations on NSA’s bulk collection of data about Americans’ telephone and Internet communications.

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Moritz grad uses technological expertise as IP attorney

While an undergraduate student majoring in computer science at the University of Rochester, David Easwaran ’07 knew he was interested in technology. Through a minor in political science, he discovered he had an interest in law as well. “I decided to go to law school to try to put these two interests together,” he said. “It seems like something that not a lot of people do, and that’s how I started down the path of becoming a patent attorney.”

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The Problem-Solver: After selling company to Google, Raj Malik ’98 focuses on next venture

Rebecca Malik had a problem. The online merchant with discerning taste in interior design and home furnishings had products customers wanted to buy on her website, 17thandRiggs.com. She saw the traffic from where they pored over pages of elegant lamps [...]

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Exit Interview: Tim Watson ’13 headed to Silicon Valley

For Tim Watson ’13, the battle of smartphones and other electronic devices is much deeper than photo quality, download speeds, and app availability. Watson is moving to Silicon Valley to work in intellectual property and patent litigation for Alston & [...]

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I/S symposium to focus on broadband issues

The Federal Communication Commission’s 2010 National Broadband Plan asserted that broadband – high-speed Internet access beyond the capacities of dial-up – “is a foundation for economic growth, job creation, global competitiveness and a better way of life.”

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The Creepy Factor: Technological innovation creates new wave of privacy regulation

For the average American, the morning may begin with checking email and scrolling through one’s Facebook feed before even getting out of bed. During the morning commute, a GPS satellite interfaces with the car’s computer, giving directions to the first [...]

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Law journal symposium to tackle ‘Second Wave of Global Privacy Protection’

The Ohio State Law Journal will present a symposium Nov. 16 addressing the newest round of privacy initiatives, featuring keynote speakers, lawyers, technologists, and prominent experts in the private sector from the United States and abroad. “The Second Wave of [...]

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The road less traveled

Henry Schuck, senior vice president of sales and general counsel for DiscoverOrg, has watched the company he helped found in 2007 grow from seven employees to 50 and its revenues skyrocket from $172,000 in 2007 to $2.8 million in 2010.

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