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3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Patent Risk
For startups, patent trolls can be a major headache. Make sure you remain abreast of patent risk to avoid litigation with trolls.
John A. Amster
U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data
A drug trafficking case in which the government is demanding Microsoft hand over emails stored in a Dublin datacenter has called into question Fourth Amendment rights in a digital era.
Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones
The digital giant is petitioning the Federal Aviation Association to get its drones up and running for the public.
Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule
In letting McDonald's biggest franchisee open up shops in Puerto Rico, local franchisees say the fast-food giant violated FTC rules.
Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China
A suit brought today by Zhan Baosheng, who registered the 'Tesla' trademark in China in 2006, could decelerate the electric car-maker's eastward expansion.
U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment
‘We never meant to upset you,' said Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself.
Tinder Suspends Co-Founder Over Sexual Harassment Claims
Whitney Wolfe, former vice president of marketing, says she was repeatedly called a whore by top Tinder execs, and that her status as a co-founder was revoked because she was female.
Sweden's Six-Hour Workday Experiment Officially Kicks Off Tomorrow
The year-long initiative seeks to determine whether reducing hours leads to increased productivity and fewer sick days.
Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers
Think Whole Foods is too expensive? The city attorneys of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Francisco are of a similar mind.
Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown
While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations.
Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone
Elon Musk said the company is opening up its patents to competitors in 'the spirit of the open source movement.'
FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations
Recent communication from regulators sparked concerns that the government would ban cheese from being made on wooden shelves.
Will My Star-Wars Themed Product Idea Get Me Sued?
Our expert discusses nuances of copyright and trademark law.
Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads
The tiny, synthetic beads -- found in facial cleansers, hand washes and toothpastes -- have been found to pollute our waters and introduce toxic chemicals into the food chain.
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