Age-Restricted Advertising in Social Media: The Alcohol Industry’s Approach

GUEST POST: This page was principally authored by Maria Martinez, a law student at the University of Michigan.  She has also served as a summer associate at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and an intern to the Hon. Mark A. Goldsmith of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  She can be […]

Living in IPv6: What Happens When Everything & Everywhere Goes Online?

What happens when every physical object and place has an internet IP address?  This could happen in the very near future, and the impact on daily life could be profound. Several trends are already moving in that direction: Hardware: We already see RFID tags used to track the whereabouts of consumer goods.  Consumer electronics, vehicles, […]

Tomita v. Nintendo: the First Augmented Reality Patent Infringement Case

Back in January of this year, I made five predictions regarding the development of augmented reality law in 2012.  One of those was that we’d see the first AR-related patent infringement litigation.  And I further predicted it would involve “physical eyewear with AR capabilities.” Turns out I was mostly right.  On June 26, a judge […]

“Identity and Its Consequences”: My Chapter in Westlaw’s New Book

I’m pleased to announce that I wrote a chapter in Litigation Strategies for Intellectual Property Cases, 2012 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing Key Decisions and Effectively Litigating IP Cases, the newest book in Thomson Reuters’  Inside the Minds series.  It’s available now in the Westlaw store. My chapter is titled “Identity and Its Consequences: the Importance […]