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Did VMware Flout Open Source License Terms?

"The contours of what constitutes a GPL violation in the formation of a derivative work employing Linux code has not been decided in Germany or apparently elsewhere," noted Raymond Van Dyke, principal of Van Dyke Law "On the one hand, creative expression should not be hampere...

Court Sticks It to Apple in $533M Patent Case

Should Apple appeal the judgment, the courts will probably modify the ruling in some fashion, according to patent attorney Raymond Van Dyke, principal at Van Dyke Law "A willfulness award indicates that some form of wrong was done to [a] plaintiff, such as where a defendant, a...

SCOTUS Seeks DoJ Input on Google-Oracle Java Dispute

This case "represents what is wrong about taking things to the Supreme Court," said tech attorney Raymond Van Dyke. "Entire established industries can be thrown into unnecessary confusion because of zealous advocacy," he told the E-Commerce Times.

The Madness of the ITC, Part 2: Is Its Reach Exceeding Its Grasp?

"The transmission of a valuable, trade-related article, such as the digital designs [in the Invisalign case], constitute a subversion or circumvention of patent rights," said Raymond Van Dyke, principal of Van Dyke Law The ITC "is reacting to protect the rights and properties...

The Madness of the ITC, Part 1: The Invisalign Case

However, "This is hardly a free speech issue," pointed out Raymond Van Dyke, principal at Van Dyke Law. The ITC goes after malfeasants, not ordinary individual users and abusers." Further, the innovations in question "are designs, not mere data," he told the E-Commerce Times.

Snail Mail Surveillance: Rules Are Weak – and Routinely Broken

"Americans know that their privacy rights have diminished in view of the terrorist threat," technology attorney and educator Raymond Van Dyke told the E-Commerce Times While the contents of the mail so far have been off-limits, it soon may be possible for mail cover surveilla...

EFF Raises Alarm Over ComputerCOP’s Spying Ways

"Products such as ComputerCOP claim to give parents the solution to gathering the information they want on their kids' activities," but they can have a dark side, technology attorney Raymond Van Dyke told TechNewsWorld. "Gathering keystrokes is one way to garner this informa...

T-Mobile’s Legere Sputters Over FTC’s Cramming Accusations

Still, "as with speeding on the highway, the one caught cannot avoid scrutiny because others are not caught," technology and IP attorney Raymond Van Dyke told the E-Commerce Times On the other hand, "I've been with T-Mobile since at least 2002 and have never seen any unexplain...

Iranian Court Wants a Word With Zuckerberg

"Neither Zuckerberg nor his companies' officers will be going to Iran to face charges from a conservative judge there," technology attorney Raymond Van Dyke told TechNewsWorld "Iran, China, Russia and other countries that wish to maintain control over their populations by limi...

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A Dream of America’s Forefathers

Last week marked the 224th anniversary of the U.S. patent system, an institution designed and brought forth to promote progress in the fledgling nation. Despite its value for more than two centuries, that system is under attack ...

Record Labels Slam Russian Social Net With Piracy Suit

"Russia remains a pirate nation from the perspective of most copyright holders," patent and IP lawyer Raymond Van Dyke told the E-Commerce Times. "By many measures, music, films and software runs around 80 percent infringement -- likely more, despite preventive efforts by the Russian government."

Microsoft Does Some Scroogling to Catch a Thief

"Microsoft appears to have acted reasonably under the circumstances, and engaged the FBI upon knowing of the theft," patent and IP lawyer Raymond Van Dyke told TechNewsWorld "Users of software, which is only licensed and not owned, grant the providers broad rights regarding th...

Snowden Amnesty Idea Kicked Around

From the standpoint of public policy, not granting amnesty would be the better course, argued Raymond Van Dyke, principal at Van Dyke Law "I would hope intelligent people are trying to determine what Snowden has and where he has it, and interdicting it," Van Dyke told TechNew...

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Playing Fair in the Patent Game

Since the U.S. has a strong identification with the principle of due process, it is clear that something needs to be done to make the patent process fair. Small companies and individual inventors do not have the funds to play this game, particularly in view of the great governmental fee increases in the recent America Invents Act. Without fairness in the process, innovation and America suffer. Raymond Van Dyke is a Patent Attorney and Educator in Washington, DC...

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Breaking Bad Patents

In AMC's Breaking Bad, high school chemistry teacher Walter White, although starting out as a protagonist, descends into depravity and ruin. Clearly, not all high school chemistry teachers are Walter Whites. Similarly, not all scientists, innovators and patent owners are evil. Yet Congress, at the urging of lobbyists, is ready to label many innovators and patentees as "patent trolls," categorically unworthy of participating in the patent process and subject to stiff penalties...

Court Paves Way for Lawsuit Over Google’s WiFi Fishing Expedition

"Google sometimes pushes the legal boundaries and sometimes the law pushes back, such as here," remarked Raymond Van Dyke, principal at Van Dyke Law "We are disappointed in the Ninth Circuit's decision and are considering our next steps," Google spokesperson Nadja Blagojevic...

Apple Wins Some, Loses Some in E-Book Price-Fixing Case

Technology has put the book release and promotion business in a state of flux, remarked Raymond Van Dyke, principal of Van Dyke Law "Things change, and punishments can become obsolete and unjust," Van Dyke told MacNewsWorld. "With circumstances morphing, the Department of Ju...

The Ghost of SCO Dogs IBM Again

IBM "is likely wanting to appear fair," commented Raymond Van Dyke, principal at Van Dyke Law. "Assuming there is no new evidence to confer code ownership on SCO, IBM probably hopes to put a stake into the matter." IBM did not respond to our request to comment for this story....

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Patenting Future Cures – or Not

In a hotly contested case, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, the Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously decided that some of Myriad's patent claims were invalid for claiming products of nature. However, the Court also held that other Myriad patent claims were perfectly valid. ...

Tech Industry Could Pay Stiff Price for PRISM

"Americans, in response to the terrorist threats, did not generally contest agencies' invasions of privacy and generally went along for the ride," Raymond Van Dyke, principal at Van Dyke Law, told TechNewsWorld. "Now we learn that our spymasters are spying and we are shocked? That horse left the barn a long time ago." ...

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