Center for Biological Diversity Asks Court to Compel FWS Action Regarding ESA-Listing of Caribbean Reptiles

Last Wednesday, the Center for Biological Diversity (Center) filed an action challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) alleged failure to determine whether eight species of Caribbean skink, “smooth, shiny lizards with pointy snouts,” must be listed as endangered or threatened pursuant to the...

Here We Go Again: Judge Blocks TikTok Ban Following Halt of WeChat Ban

On Sunday, Judge Carl J. Nichols of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia blocked the Trump administration from banning...

Simply Orange Juice Company Claims Yogurt “Simply Free” Trademark Would Cause Harm

Simply Orange Juice Company (SOJC), which produces smoothies, fruit juices, and lemonades, filed an opposition to Simply Free Foods Inc.’s 2019 application...

Federal Circuit Issues Opinion After Apple Challenged PTAB Decision

On Friday, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Apple’s two consolidated appeals challenging the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) decision...

Tech Giants

Federal Circuit Issues Opinion After Apple Challenged PTAB Decision

On Friday, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Apple’s two consolidated appeals challenging the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) decision...

Former YouTube Content Moderator Sues Over “Significant Psychological Trauma”

On Monday in San Mateo County, Calif. Superior Court, an anonymous former content moderator for YouTube filed a class-action complaint against YouTube...

Amazon, Pindrop Motions to Dismiss Granted in BIPA Voiceprint Suit

Last Friday, a Southern District of Illinois judge granted Pindrop Security, Inc.’s (Pindrop) and Amazon Web Services, Inc.’s (AWS) motions to dismiss...

DOJ Indicts Six Individuals in Amazon Bribery Scheme

Last Friday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that an investigation spearheaded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation culminated in six federal...

Court Grants DISH Network’s Motion To Dismiss Copyright Infringement Retransmission Suit

On Monday Judge Thomas M. Durkin of the Northern District of Illinois issued an opinion granting DISH Network’s motion to dismiss the...

Comcast Sued for FLSA Overtime Pay Violations

Named plaintiff Luis Bertot filed a proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) class action against Comcast Cable Communications Management LLC and one...

Emerging Tech

Here We Go Again: Judge Blocks TikTok Ban Following Halt of WeChat Ban

On Sunday, Judge Carl J. Nichols of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia blocked the Trump administration from banning TikTok, providing a temporary reprieve for the popular social media platform, paralleling a U.S....

Simply Orange Juice Company Claims Yogurt “Simply Free” Trademark Would Cause Harm

Simply Orange Juice Company (SOJC), which produces smoothies, fruit juices, and lemonades, filed an opposition to Simply Free Foods Inc.’s 2019 application...

Federal Circuit Issues Opinion After Apple Challenged PTAB Decision

On Friday, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Apple’s two consolidated appeals challenging the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) decision...

Wireless Communications Mobile Sues For Home Security Communicator Patent Infringement

Wireless Communications Mobile filed numerous complaints alleging patent infringement on Thursday in the Western District of Texas against Fort Knox Security Services;...

Snack Maker Asks PTO to Cancel Trademark for Processed Nuts Containing “Rockin’ Ranch” Phrase

Biena, LLC petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board last week, asking it to cancel...

Agriculture

Simply Orange Juice Company Claims Yogurt “Simply Free” Trademark Would Cause Harm

Simply Orange Juice Company (SOJC), which produces smoothies, fruit juices, and lemonades, filed an opposition to Simply Free Foods Inc.’s 2019 application for a trademark request on Friday with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The applicant, Simply Free Foods, planned to use the trademark...

Snack Maker Asks PTO to Cancel Trademark for Processed Nuts Containing “Rockin’ Ranch” Phrase

Biena, LLC petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board last week, asking it to cancel...

Playboy Enterprises Enters The Fight To Advocate For Nationwide Legalization Of Cannabis

On September 23, Playboy Enterprises’ CEO Ben Kohn issued an Op-Ed laying out a policy advocacy program with the goal in mind...

Center for Biological Diversity Asks Court to Compel FWS Action Regarding ESA-Listing of Caribbean Reptiles

Last Wednesday, the Center for Biological Diversity (Center) filed an action challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) alleged failure to...

Snack Maker Asks PTO to Cancel Trademark for Processed Nuts Containing “Rockin’ Ranch” Phrase

Biena, LLC petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board last week, asking it to cancel...

Playboy Enterprises Enters The Fight To Advocate For Nationwide Legalization Of Cannabis

On September 23, Playboy Enterprises’ CEO Ben Kohn issued an Op-Ed laying out a policy advocacy program with the goal in mind...

Center for Biological Diversity Asks Court to Compel FWS Action Regarding ESA-Listing of Caribbean Reptiles

Last Wednesday, the Center for Biological Diversity (Center) filed an action challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) alleged failure to...

Applebee’s Franchisees Say They Do Not Owe Debt to Maines’ Successor

Applebee’s franchise owners filed a complaint on September 16 in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County, alleging...

Around Law Street

Integrated Sports Media Sues For Cable Communications Act Violations

Plaintiff Integrated Sports Media has filed a complaint against Nestor Eduardo Manrique, d/b/a Pisco Sour Market. The plaintiff said the defendant violated...

Trial Brief Filed in Calif. Cannabis Delivery Rules Lawsuit

The defendant California government agency in a California marijuana case filed a brief arguing that Proposition 64, which allows adults in California...

FCC to Investigate T-Mobile Outage

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will examine a widespread T-Mobile outage that affected individuals throughout the United States Monday, according to...

Sandwich Chain Alleges Beef Antitrust Conspiracy in Class Action Complaint

A Wisconsin sandwich chain filed a class action complaint Friday in the District of Minnesota, alleging four large beef processors engaged in...

Indiana Judge Rejects Cannabis Natural Law Claim

A federal court in the Southern District of Indiana refused to overrule its previous judgment dismissing a pro se complaint alleging that the Constitution and “natural...

Court Partially Grants Uber’s Motion to Dismiss Employment Case

The  Northern District of California granted in part Uber’s motion to dismiss a class action complaint over wage-and-hour violations under California law. The plaintiffs alleged that...

Bayer’s Roundup Settlement Hits a Snag After Judge Expresses Concerns

Bayer AG agreed to a withdrawal of settlement proposals on Wednesday in a case accounting for multiple Roundup lawsuits after concerns were...

Goya Foods Does Not Meet ADA Requirements, Lawsuit Says

On Monday Goya Foods, Inc., was sued via class action complaint alleging that the food giant has violated the Americans with Disabilities...

Company Alleges Contractor Used Their Food-Preserving Formulas to Usurp Customers

Henessey Food Consulting, LLC claimed in a complaint filed in the Northern District of New York on Thursday that Prinova Solutions LLC...

Intellectual Property

Federal Circuit Issues Opinion After Apple Challenged PTAB Decision

On Friday, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Apple’s two consolidated appeals challenging the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) decision...

Wireless Communications Mobile Sues For Home Security Communicator Patent Infringement

Wireless Communications Mobile filed numerous complaints alleging patent infringement on Thursday in the Western District of Texas against Fort Knox Security Services;...

Tesla Files Answer, Claims Nikola Stole Patented Design

Tesla filed an answer on Wednesday in the Northern District of California to zero-emissions vehicle startup Nikola Corporation’s Third Amended Complaint and...

Policy

Here We Go Again: Judge Blocks TikTok Ban Following Halt of WeChat Ban

On Sunday, Judge Carl J. Nichols of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia blocked the Trump administration from banning...

House Passes Don’t Break Up The T-Band Act

The House of Representatives passed a bill repealing the requirement that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to do away with the 470-512...

DOJ Announces Proposed Section 230 Legislation Reforms

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it sent draft legislation to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act...

Cybersecurity

Calif. AG Testifies Before Senate Committee on Consumer Data Privacy

California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation this Wednesday, in a hearing entitled,...

Twitter Sued for Privacy Violations Over Use of Telephone Numbers

On Monday in the Western District of Washington, Darlin Gray filed a putative class-action complaint against Twitter for privacy violations alleging that...

TikTok Ban Delayed; Oracle & Walmart Deal Has Tentative Approval

The Department of Commerce announced that it will delay its TikTok ban related to an August executive order announcing the measure by...

Cannabis

Simply Orange Juice Company Claims Yogurt “Simply Free” Trademark Would Cause Harm

Simply Orange Juice Company (SOJC), which produces smoothies, fruit juices, and lemonades, filed an opposition to Simply Free Foods Inc.’s 2019 application...

Snack Maker Asks PTO to Cancel Trademark for Processed Nuts Containing “Rockin’ Ranch” Phrase

Biena, LLC petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board last week, asking it to cancel...

Playboy Enterprises Enters The Fight To Advocate For Nationwide Legalization Of Cannabis

On September 23, Playboy Enterprises’ CEO Ben Kohn issued an Op-Ed laying out a policy advocacy program with the goal in mind...

Land Use

Simply Orange Juice Company Claims Yogurt “Simply Free” Trademark Would Cause Harm

Simply Orange Juice Company (SOJC), which produces smoothies, fruit juices, and lemonades, filed an opposition to Simply Free Foods Inc.’s 2019 application...

Snack Maker Asks PTO to Cancel Trademark for Processed Nuts Containing “Rockin’ Ranch” Phrase

Biena, LLC petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board last week, asking it to cancel...

Playboy Enterprises Enters The Fight To Advocate For Nationwide Legalization Of Cannabis

On September 23, Playboy Enterprises’ CEO Ben Kohn issued an Op-Ed laying out a policy advocacy program with the goal in mind...