Dark Patterns: We May or May Not Realize We’re Being Tricked

Have you ever received a bunch of annoying promotional e-mails and let them stuck in your inbox because you hardly find the “unsubscribe” button in the e-mail? Or have you ever made a hasty choice because your heart is trembling fast when an “Only 1 room left!” notification appears in a travel website? If that were the case, then most likely you are exposed to – or tricked by – the Dark Patterns… Read More

The Chilling Adventures of Copyright Infringement

This past fall, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was the Netflix Original that everyone was talking about. This show reimagines the world of Sabrina the Teenage Witch (a popular show released in the 90’s) with a new, dark spin. In this version of the show, Sabrina must choose between joining the world of witchcraft that her family belongs to and remaining in the human world with her boyfriend and friends. Yet what appeared.. Read More

Science and the Courts

As technology advances and new scientific discoveries are made, more courts are faced with issues of admissibility and reliability as challenges in administering their use. Judges and juries are faced with difficult scientific and often unscientific propositions delivered through self-serving expert witnesses and tailored studies. Development of science and tech in the courts is not limited to new findings of traditional sciences but far more narrow and complex fields. Emojis and emoticons for.. Read More

Dance, Dance, Litigation: The Copyrightability of Dance

Everyone’s seen them. With the massive success of Epic Games’ Fortnite, the free-to-play battle royale video game, many of the in-game dances have gained mainstream notoriety among the younger generations. In the game, players can unlock different dances, or “emotes,” for their characters either by completing various objectives within the game or by paying a fee ranging from $5 to $10. Yet, the origins of many of these popular emotes have recently created.. Read More

Strawberry Patent Wars Forever

To a casual grocery shopper, looking to find the perfect topping for her shortcake, ingredient for her smoothie or vehicle for her heavenly chocolate fondue, patents are probably the last things on her mind.  Yet, in fact, the very item that she seeks, the strawberry, an aromatic, bright red, juicy, and sweet fruit, has been at the center of ongoing patent litigation. Patent law covers the invention or discovery of “any new and.. Read More