There is a pivotal patent case in the U.S. District Court that involves standard-essential patents (SEPs) and fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND/RAND) licensing terms. The importance of SEPs, FRAND, and RAND in the patent system is explained.
Consumer auctions played a major role in the early days of internet commerce, but today’s online environment has shifted towards posted prices. TNIT member Jonathan Levin and colleagues explore the evolution of sales mechanisms in online markets.
The future of Internet-driven innovation remains a difficult topic to assess. This weekend, the Silicon Flatiron Center will look at innovation in the Internet environment with their conference, “The Digital Broadband Migration: The Future of Internet-Enabled Innovation.” Live stream will be available.
What is the impact of changes in copyright protection on investment in new firms? Research by TNIT member Josh Lerner and colleagues analyzes how contrasting court rulings in Europe and the United States have influenced the extent of venture capitalists’ interest in the cloud computing industries of the two regions.
During last week’s 9th Annual State of the Net Conference, one of the panels tackled the question, should Congress rewrite the Telecom Act? TAP Scholar Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School, was among the panelists.
The final panel at the 9th Annual State of the Net Conference concluded a full day’s discussion that focused on restoring America to economic greatness through sound internet policy.
The new HIPAA-HITECH regulation is here. Officially titled “Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules,” this new regulation modifies HIPAA in accordance with the changes mandated by the HITECH Act of 2009. According to Office for Civil Rights (OCR) director Leon Rodriguez, the rule “marks the most sweeping changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules since they were first implemented.”
Columbia Law School professor Anu Bradford argues that while the European continent may be perceived to be weak militarily and declining in economic power, it is a giant in the field of world commerce. She explains in an article she wrote for The Globalist.
Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee explain the value of digital data, also referred to as Big Data. In their Harvard Business Review article, “Big Data: The Management Revolution,” the authors discuss how big data can aid businesses in making informed and effective decisions.
The major antitrust news from earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) announcement that it has ended a nearly two-year investigation into Google's search and mobile business practices and declined to press antitrust charges continues to garner debate in technology sectors. TAP scholars share their expertise and thoughts on this intensely debated decision.