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Posts tagged “TechLaw”

October 9, 2013

Premium Lock 'DONT TXT ME PLS ... IM DRIVING.' Could you be liable for sending a text message to a driver?

Ward and Smith, P.A. TechLaw: A New Jersey court has held that a person sending a text message to a driver might be liable for injuries or damage caused by the driver's crash. What is your (and your children's) risk of the same becoming the law in North Carolina?

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October 1, 2013

Premium Lock Winning a battle, losing a war: Why ACLU's strategy in Myriad Genetics patent case may have backfired

Analysis: The real losers after Myriad patent case may be members of the general public, who will be denied access to useful information that might otherwise have been part of the public domain once the patent term expired. Is that what the ACLU intended? Please don't get me wrong; the ACLU does a lot of good defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. I'm just afraid that their foray into the patent arena has resulted in a myriad (pun intended) of misunderstood implications and unintended consequences and has done more harm than good.


Updated September 25, 2013

Premium Lock Deed warranties and why they should matter to you

Ward and Smith, P.A. TechLaw: You're negotiating to buy a piece of real estate and your attorney tells you that the seller is proposing to give you a "Special Warranty Deed" in exchange for all of the money you will pay. Special Warranty Deed - that sounds good, doesn't it. But what does it really mean?

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Updated September 11, 2013

Premium Lock Wake Forest to lead federal regenerative medicine project building 'body on a chip'

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine will lead a project to develop a "body on a chip" that can stand in for human organs in developing bioterror countermeasures.

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September 11, 2013

Premium Lock My property was sold at a foreclosure sale - Do I still have to pay back the loan?

Ward and Smith, P.A. Techaw: Just because the lender sold the property you put up as security for a loan at a foreclosure sale doesn't mean you are no longer responsible for paying the remainder of the debt it secured after application of the foreclosure sale proceeds.

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September 3, 2013

Premium Lock Federal cuts shelve Silicon Valley patent office

Patents offer protection While most of the country is feeling some pinch from the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, tech leaders say this one is unique and unfair, because the Commerce Department's promised satellite patent offices were never going to be funded by taxpayers. Instead, they're supported by the $2.8 billion in annual patent fees collected from inventors, entrepreneurs and companies.

August 30, 2013

Premium Lock Tylenol to carry new warning label alerting of potentially fatal risks

The warnings, to appear on the cap of Tylenol bottles, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day.

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Updated August 28, 2013

Premium Lock Update on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups ('JOBS') Act

Ward and Smith, P.A. TechLaw: Recent rulemaking by the SEC on promising provisions of the 2012 JOBS Act is disappointing. We await further rulemaking for other provisions to be effective.

August 14, 2013

Premium Lock Supreme Court issues significant rulings limiting harassment and retaliation claims

Ward and Smith, P.A. TechLaw: In June, the United States Supreme Court issued two important rulings under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal statute prohibiting racial and sexual discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. If you're an employer, you should be happy.

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August 7, 2013

Premium Lock Google's Motorola appeals mobile phone import ban won by Microsoft

Motorola Mobility says the Microsoft patent that led to an import ban on Motorola phones is the "poster child" for common ideas being applied to new devices and labeled an invention.

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Updated August 5, 2013

Premium Lock Obama administration overrules Apple import ban

Apple vs. Samsung, side by side in Japan. President Obama's trade representative on Saturday vetoed a ban on imports of some Apple iPads and older iPhones, dealing a setback to rival South Korean electronics company Samsung.

July 31, 2013

Premium Lock Social media from a litigator's perspective - Your best friend or worst enemy?

Ward and Smith, P.A. TechLaw: Social media has become a big part of the lives of many in North Carolina and around the world. With this rise in popularity and use, many in the legal profession have found ways to use social media to benefit clients in legal disputes; it can also cause problems as well.

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July 30, 2013

Premium Lock Businesses call for Congressional action on immigration reform

Immigration debate Companies, business groups and investors in North and South Carolina are among the more than 400 signers of a letter to Congressional leaders urging immigration reform.

July 17, 2013

Premium Lock Protect your bottom line: Plan and implement a successful collections policy

Ward and Smith, P.A. TechLaw: Sticking to a sound collections policy is important, but many small businesses do not give sufficient attention to this component of their trade. With proper planning, some losses can be avoided. Ignoring the need for a collections policy may affect your bottom line.

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July 12, 2013

Premium Lock Advantage Amazon after Apple's e-book court defeat

Amazon A judge's ruling that Apple violated U.S. antitrust laws by colluding to increase e-book prices gives Amazon added flexibility to sell digital books more cheaply and gain market share.

July 3, 2013

Premium Lock Beware of 'Red Flags:' What must your business do to protect customers from identity theft

Ward and Smith, P.A. TechLaw: State and federal laws, including Federal Trade Commission regulations that were revised in late 2012, require certain businesses to play an active role in the identification, mitigation, and prevention of identity theft. Does your business have any legal obligation to combat identity theft? The answer may be "yes."

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June 26, 2013

Premium Lock Cisco wins appeals court ruling in patent case

Cisco Systems Cisco gets a new chance to argue it didn't infringe a Texas company's patent for wireless-transmission technology.

Updated June 19, 2013

Premium Lock But I just work here: Supervisors' personal liability under federal, NC wage and hour law

Ward and Smith, P.A. TechLaw: Federal and North Carolina laws regarding employees' wages and hours of work impose potential liability on a covered "employer." Do such laws impose personal liability on individuals who control the employer as well? If you answered "no," prepare to be surprised.

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Updated June 17, 2013

Premium Lock Human genes can't be patented, but biotechs have already shifted strategy

Even before the U.S. Supreme Court decision disallowed human gene patents, biotechnology companies shifted their strategies. Learn how biotechs adjusted.


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