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The hymn of Axiom: failure to disclose in FX trades doesn’t violate consumer protection law

Axiom Investment Advisors, LLC v. Deutsche Bank AG, 2017 WL 590320, No. 15 Civ. 9945 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 13, 2017) Deutsche Bank allegedly delayed execution of electronically matched trade orders in the foreign exchange (FX) market in order to benefit from … Continue reading

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Click fraud claim against Google fails

Singh v. Google Inc., 2017 WL 2404986, No. 16-cv-03734 (N.D. Cal. Jun. 2, 2017) Singh alleged that Google falsely induced small businesses to participate in AdWords, resulting in payment for invalid clicks. Singh alleged: (1) breach of the implied covenant … Continue reading

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What’s in the box? Not a valid agreement to arbitrate!

Norcia v. Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, — F.3d —-, 2017 WL 218027, No. 14–16994 (9th Cir. Jan. 19, 2017) Norcia brought a putative class action bringing the usual California claims against Samsung, alleging that Samsung made misrepresentations as to the … Continue reading

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Spy Phone v. spy phone: Google loses motion to dismiss TM and other claims

Spy Phone Labs LLC. v. Google Inc., No. 15-cv-03756, 2016 WL 6025469 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 14, 2016) The plaintiff here, an app maker with a registered mark for Spy Phone for a monitoring app, squeaks past dismissal of its trademark … Continue reading

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IPSC First Plenary Session

Scarcity of Attention in a World without IP Jake Linford We impose artificial scarcity so authors can pick up sunk costs. But costs of creation have fallen; perhaps © should be narrowed as a result.  Wrinkle: attention scarcity. Cheaper dissemination … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Deception Roundtable, part 4

Session 4 – Contracts and Securities Discussion Leaders: Greg Klass, Ann Lipton, Andrea Matwyshyn   Matwyshyn: there’s a duty to perform in good faith in the US, but no duty to negotiate in good faith. If you have an integration … Continue reading

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Private Law & IP, Licensing II

Session 4: Licensing II Moderator: David J. Kappos   Karen Sandrik, “Empowering Inventors”: Reformers must understand the law they are planning to reform before trying to reform it. Stephen Smith, Contract Theory.  Shiffrin, Divergence of Contract & Promise: two sets … Continue reading

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Private Law and IP: Licensing I

Session 3: Licensing I Moderator: Yonathan Arbel Jonathan M. Barnett, “Why is Everyone Afraid of IP Licensing?”: Conventional view—be wary of encroachment on public domain from licensing transactions.  Medley of limitations lay minefield for construction of transactions w/minimum legal risk.  … Continue reading

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is “this video has been removed for violating the ToS” commercial advertising?

Darnaa, LLC v. Google, Inc., 2015 WL 7753406, No. 15-cv-03221 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 2, 2015)   Darnaa posted a music video, Cowgirl, to YouTube.  At one point, YouTube removed the video from its original location, later reposting it at a … Continue reading

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When does “no contract” mean “mandatory arbitration contract”?

Barraza v. Cricket Wireless LLC, 2015 WL 6689396, No. C 15-02471 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 3, 2015)   Cricket advertised a “No Contract” wireless phone plan with an arbitration clause in its purported contract terms.  As Omri Ben-Shahar pointed out, advertising … Continue reading

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