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USTR Declines to Overturn USITC's Section 337 Samsung Exclusion Order
10/8. Michael Froman, the U.S. Trade Representative, announced his decision to deny Samsung's request to overturn a Section 337 exclusion order of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) that affects certain Samsung mobile devices that infringe Apple patents. Denial of such a request would be standard, but for the USTR's granting of a similar request in August to Samsung's US rival, Apple, which the USITC found had infringed Samsung patents.

Supreme Court to Examine Award of Attorney Fees in Patent Cases
10/1. The Supreme Court granted certiorari in Octane Fitness v. ICON Health & Fitness, Sup. Ct. No. 12-1184, a patent infringement case in which the sole issue before the Supreme Court is the award of attorney fees. See, October 1, 2013 Orders List [2 pages in PDF].

Reps. Latta and Green Introduce Bill to End FCC's Integration Ban
9/26. Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) introduced HR 3196 [LOC | WW], an untitled bill that would end the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) integration ban for multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). The FCC created integration ban currently prohibit MVPDs from making available to consumers devices that contain both navigation of video content functions and security functions.

Bill Baer Addresses Antitrust Remedies
9/25. Bill Baer, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Antitrust Division, gave a speech [13 pages in PDF] in Washington DC titled "Remedies Matter: The Importance of Achieving Effective Antitrust Outcomes".

USTR Seeks Comments on Notorious Foreign Markets
9/20. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (OUSTR) published a notice in the Federal Register (FR) that requests comments to assist it in preparing a report on the internet and physical notorious markets that exist outside the US and that may be included in the OUSTR's 2013 Notorious Markets List.

House Passes Rare Earths Bill
9/18. The House passed HR 761 [LOC | WW], the "National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013", a bill that would have the effect of facilitating domestic mining and extraction of rare earth materials (REMs), which are used in information and communications technology (ICT) products. Republicans voted unanimously for the bill. Most Democrats voted against.

House Members Introduce Internet Tax Freedom Act Extension Bill
9/12. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and others introduced HR 3086 [LOC | WW], the "Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act". This is one of four nearly identical bills introduced in the 113th Congress that would extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA), which is set to expire on November 1, 2014.

District Court Issues Final Judgment in Apple E-Books Antitrust Case
9/6. The U.S. District Court (SDNY) issued its final judgment and permanent injunction [17 pages in PDF] in U.S. v. Apple, the e-books antitrust case. It bars Apple from engaging in numerous activities related to conspiring to fix prices. It also provides for a court appointed "External Compliance Monitor", for "a period of two years".

9th Circuit Affirms in Somers v. Apple
9/3. The U.S. Court of Appeals (9thCir) issued its opinion [26 pages in PDF] in Somers v. Apple, a putative class action alleging violation of federal and state antitrust law by Apple in connection with portable digital media players (PDMPs) such as the iPod, music download services such as the iTunes music store, and digital rights management (DRM). The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the U.S. District Court (NDCal), which denied class certification, and dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim under Rule 12(b)(6), FRCP.

FTC Administrative Complaint Asserts Authority to Regulate Data Security Practices
8/29. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has filed (but not released to the public) an administrative complaint against LabMD. The FTC issued only a news release that states that LabMD "failed to reasonably protect the security of consumers' personal data, including medical information". See also, the FTC's web page for this proceeding, FTC Docket No. 9357.

FISC Orders Verizon to Produce Call Data for Everyone Every Day
6/6. The Guardian, a newspaper and news publishing business based in the United Kingdom, published an article by Glenn Greenwald titled "NSA collecting phone records of millions daily, court order reveals". The Guardian also published a copy of a document [ PDF | HTML] titled "Secondary Order" issued by the U.S. federal government entity titled "Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court", or "FISC".

Indictment Returned and Domains Seized in Liberty Reserve Digital Currency Matter
5/28. The U.S. District Court (SDNY) unsealed an indictment that charges Liberty Reserve S.A. and several individuals with conspiracy (18 U.S.C. 371) to commit money laundering (18 U.S.C. 1956) and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business (18 U.S.C. 1960 and 1962) in connection with the operation of a digital currency, a payment processor and money transfer system.

DC Circuit Overturns FCC's Tennis Channel Order
5/28. The U.S. Court of Appeals (DCCir) issued its opinion [51 pages in PDF] in Comcast v. FCC, granting the petition for review of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) July 2012 order, in which the FCC found that Comcast discriminated against the Tennis Channel (TC) in tier placement. All three members of the three judge panel wrote opinions. The line of reasoning in which all three judges joined was the absence of evidence in support of the TC's claim that Comcast discriminated against an unaffiliated vendor in violation of the statute and regulations.

Representatives Reintroduce Password Protection Act
5/21. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), and others introduced HR 2077 [LOC | WW | PDF], the "Password Protection Act of 2013", a bill that would amend 18 U.S.C. 1030 to bar employers, under certain circumstances, from compelling the disclosure by their employees or job applicants of passwords for their own computers, e-mail accounts and social media accounts.

Sen. Levin's Subcommittee Harasses Apple
5/21. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee's (SHSGAC) Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), held a hearing titled "Offshore Profit Shifting and the U.S. Tax Code". Sen. Levin harangued and harassed Apple, and its CEO, Tim Cook. However, neither Sen. Levin, nor anyone else at this hearing alleged that Apple has violated any tax or other laws of the U.S. or any other nation.

EC to Investigate Huawei and ZTE
5/15. The European Commission's (EC) Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht, announced in a release that the EC has decided "to open an ex officio anti-dumping and an anti-subsidy investigation concerning imports of mobile telecommunications networks and their essential elements from China".

Associated Press Alleges Unjustified FBI Seizure of Reporters' Phone Records
5/13. The Associated Press (AP) released a statement on May 13, 2013 that discloses that the Department of Justice (DOJ) "secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press". The AP wrote that the DOJ obtained records regarding "incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery".

Sen. Paul Introduces Tax Repatriation Bill
5/9. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S 911 [LOC | WW], the "Emergency Transportation Safety Fund Act", a bill that would amend the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to incent repatriation of profits earned by foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies, and use some of the tax revenues collected by such repatriation for the interstate highway system, roads and bridges, and other transportation emergency priorities.

Senate Passes Internet Sales Tax Bill
5/6. The Senate amended and passed S 743 [LOC | WW], a bill to authorize states to compel out of state retailers to collect sales taxes on internet and other remote sales, by a vote of 69-27. See, Roll Call No. 113. This bill, titled the "Marketplace Fairness Act", has not been passed by the House.

2nd Circuit Affirms in Aereo Copyright Cases
4/1. The U.S. Court of Appeals (2ndCir) issued its divided opinion [62 pages in PDF] in WNET v. Aereo and ABC v. Aereo affirming the order of the U.S. District Court (SDNY) denying Aereo's motion for a preliminary injunction. The majority held that Aereo's service, which captures, stores, and almost immediately retransmits broadcasters' programming, without license, to its own customers, for a fee, via a multitude of antennas, is not a public performance with the meaning of the Copyright Act, and hence, does not infringe the exclusive rights of broadcasters.

Supreme Court Holds First Sale Doctrine Applies Regardless of Location
3/19. The Supreme Court issued its opinion [74 pages in PDF] in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, holding that the first sale doctrine of the Copyright Act applies to goods that are made abroad, legally acquired abroad, and imported into the US for resale. This is a serious setback for large book, movie, record and software companies, and a victory for eBay and other e-commerce companies.

Obama Picks IT Nemesis Tom Perez to Be Secretary of Labor
3/18. President Obama gave a speech in which he announced that he will nominate Tom Perez to be Secretary of Labor. Perez is currently Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in charge of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division (CRD).

See also:
  Top Stories from 2012.
  Top Stories from 2011.
  Top Stories from 2010.
  Top Stories from 2009.
  Top Stories from 2008.
  Top Stories from 2007.
  Top Stories from 2006.
  Top Stories from 2005.
  Top Stories from 2004.
  Top Stories from 2003.
  Top Stories from 2002.

Sample Back Issues of the Daily E-Mail Alert
(Back issues are not published in the web site until 60 days after original publication in the TLJ Daily E-Mail Alert.)
Alert No. 2,326, Friday, January 13, 2012.
Alert No. 2,325, Thursday, January 12.
Alert No. 2,324, Wednesday, January 11.
Alert No. 2,323, Tuesday, January 10.
Alert No. 2,322, Monday, January 9.
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2011
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2008
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2007
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2006
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2005
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2004
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-29 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2003
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March  21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30  | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-30 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2002
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2001
Jan. 1-10 | Jan 11-20 | Jan 21-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | Mar 1-5 | Mar 6-10 | Mar 11-15 | Mar 16-20 | Mar 21-25 | Mar 26-31 | Apr 1-5 | Apr 6-10 | Apr 11-15 | Apr 16-20 | Apr 21-25 | Apr 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec  26-31

See also, hyperlinks to earlier News By Date.

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  More Trade News

Alert No. 2,639, Monday, April 7.
  Patent Legislation Update
  Representatives Introduce Resolution Advocating International Internet Freedom
  Commentary: Brendan Eich and Internet Freedom

Alert No. 2,637, Wednesday, March 26.
  House Appropriations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on FCC Budget
  FCC Releases Agenda for March 31 Meeting
  More FCC News
  USCESRC Report Predicts Growing PRC FDI in US ICT Sectors
  PK Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Pass Patent Bill

Alert No. 2,636, Tuesday, March 25.
  IRS States that Virtual Currencies are Property for Tax Purposes
  Obama Aide Discusses PRC and IP Theft
  HCC/SCT Marks Up STELA Reauthorization Bill

Alert No. 2,635, Monday, March 24.
  HCC/SCT to Mark Up STELA Reauthorization Bill
  Netflix's Hastings Complains About Lack of Interconnectivity
  Free Press Wants BIAS Reclassified As Title II Service

Alert No. 2,634, Wednesday, March 19.
  Copyright Office Seeks Comments on Music Licensing
  GSA Seeks Comments on Cyber Security Related Regulation of Federal Suppliers
  FTC Seeks Comments on Proposed COPPA Safe Harbor

Alert No. 2,633, Wednesday, March 12.
  House Passes FCC Process Reform Act
  Commentary: FCC Process Reform Act
  Sen. Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Limit Exports of IT Products for Recycling

Alert No. 2,632, Thursday, February 27.
  Sen. McCaskill Introduces Bill to Regulate Patent Infringement Demand Letters
  USPTO to Amend Rules Regarding Collective Marks
  UK's GCHQ Engaged in Massive Interception of Yahoo Video Chats
  People and Appointments

Alert No. 2,631, Wednesday, February 26.
  Obama Administration Condemns Patent Trolls
  President Obama Mentions Patents in State of the Union Address
  DOJ Issues Policy Statement Regarding Reporter Subpoenas and Communications Records Seizures
  People and Appointments

Alert No. 2,630, Tuesday, February 25.
  House Passes Bill to Allow Consumers to Unlock Their Cell Phones
  House Passes Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act

Alert No. 2,629, Monday, February 24.
  FCC Proposes Changes to Location Surveillance Rules

Alert No. 2,628, Wednesday, February 12.
  Copyright Office Announces Another Round of Comments and Hearings on Orphan Works
  Rep. Grayson Introduces Bill to Extend Expired R&D Tax Credit for One Year
  House Passes Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act
  Federal Reserve Board Presents Economic Report

Alert No. 2,627, Tuesday, February 11.
  Senate Confirms Baucus to Be Ambassador to PRC
  Sen. Wyden Set to Become Chairman of Senate Finance Committee
  Sen. Schumer Introduces Robocalling Bill

Alert No. 2,626, Monday, February 10.
  DOJ Closes Its Investigation of Samsung
  Alumnia Addresses EC Investigation of Google's Search Practices
  Rep. Waxman Introduces Open Internet Preservation Act
  Rep. Waxman to Retire

Alert No. 2,625, Tuesday, January 28.
t28 This issue contains the following items:
  2nd Circuit Affirms in Swatch v. Bloomberg
  Commentary: Salinger, Holt and Unpublished Works not Intended for Publication

Alert No. 2,624, Monday, January 27.
  House Commerce Committee Democrats Write Target Regarding Data Breach
  Data Breach Bills Introduced
  Target Discloses Data Breach
  Nieman Marcus Discloses Data Breach
  More Data Breach News

Alert No. 2,623, Thursday, December 19.
  Obama's Review Board Offers Recommendations Regarding Surveillance
  Commentary: President's Review Group Offers Policy Trojan Horse
  House Republicans Seek Criminal Investigation of DNI Clapper
  People and Appointments: Privacy and Civil Liberties
  More People and Appointments

Alert No. 2,622, Wednesday, December 18.
  Obama to Name Baucus Ambassador to the PRC
  Representatives Urge USTR Froman to Prioritize Cross Border Data Flows in Trade Negotiations
  Groups Ask FCC to Stop AT&T and Other Telcos from Selling Anonymized Call Record Data
  Verizon to Release Reports on Law Enforcement Requests for Customer Information

Alert No. 2,621, Tuesday, December 17.
This issue contains the following items:
  District Court Holds that NSA's Bulk Phone Records Program Violates 4th Amendment
  Summary of the District Court Opinion in Klayman v. Obama

Alert No. 2,620, Monday, December 16.
  Reps. Eshoo and Lofgren Introduce Retransmission Consent Bill
  Rep. Scalise Reintroduces Video Reform Bill
  OUSTR Seeks Comments Regarding Trade Agreements Affecting Telecommunications

Alert No. 2,618, November 18.
  District Court Rules in Authors Guild v. Google
  Authors Guild v. Google: Procedural History and Related Cases
  Commentary on District Court Opinion in Authors Guild v. Google

Alert No. 2,617, November 5.
  Consumer Watchdog Releases and Criticizes Google's Proposed Commitments to End EC Investigation of its Search Practices
  EC's Almunia Addresses Antitrust Damages in Private Actions
  FTC Closes Investigation of Merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax Due to Online Competition
  FTC Amends HSR Pre-Merger Notification Rules Regarding Patent Transactions
  More Antitrust News
  Senate Committee Approves Digital Accountability and Transparency Act
  Senate Committee Approves Federal Data Center Consolidation Act

Alert No. 2,616, Monday, October 28.
  FCC Releases Tentative Agenda for November 14 Meeting
  FCC Revises Dates and Deadlines for H Block Auction
  Revised Dates and Deadlines for H Block Auction
  UK MP Urges Criminal Prosecution of the Guardian
  Obama's PR Office Releases Statement Regarding NSA Surveillance of Merkel
  Supreme Court Denies Cert in Case Against Data Broker
  Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Internet Search Cases
  More Supreme Court Orders

Alert No. 2,615, Wednesday, October 23.
  Representatives Introduce Bill to Restrain Patent Assertion Entities
  Summary of the Innovation Act
  Commentary: Patent Reform, Demand Letters and Non-Litigation Tactics

Alert No. 2,614, Tuesday, October 22.
  Representatives Introduce Bill to Limit FDA Regulation of Medical Software
  Panel Discusses Medical Apps and FDA Regulation
  Bill Would Expand FCC E-Rate Subsidy Program to Cover More Health Services Providers
  Police Convention Focuses on Social Media and Other ICT Topics

Alert No. 2,613, Thursday, October 17.
  Republicans Query DHHS Regarding IT Failures in ObamaCare's FFM
  ITIF Releases Report on US EU TTIP Negotiations
  Supreme Court Declines Case Involving Domestic Industry Requirement of Section 337
  Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Technology Patents v. T-Mobile

Alert No. 2,612, Wednesday, October 16.
  Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Sony Computer Entertainment v. 1st Media
  Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Patent Reexamination Case
  Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Case Involving Rule 11 Sanctions and Fee Shifting in Patent Cases
  Supreme Court Ends Hartman's Claim to Have Invented the Internet
  Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Challenge to the AIA's False Marking Amendments

Alert No. 2,611, Wednesday, October 9.
  USTR Declines to Overturn USITC's Section 337 Samsung Exclusion Order
  Azevedo Addresses Innovation and Trade
  More Trade News (US EU TTIP, Obama on IPR in PRC, TPPA, Doha)
  President Obama Picks Yellen to be FRB Chairman
  GAO Issues Report on Shortage of Lithium-7

Alert No. 2,610, Tuesday, October 8.
  Rep. Sensenbrenner Presses DOJ for Answers to Questions About Section 215 Abuse
  US and UK Governments Target Tor Users
  Academics and Groups Fault President's Surveillance Review Process

Alert No. 2,609, Monday, October 7.
  ITIF Report Advocates Investment Tax Credit
  Reps. Latta and Green Introduce Bill to End FCC's Integration Ban
  Rep. Waxman Complains About Time Warner Cable
  Appropriations and the Judiciary
  People and Appointments
  More News

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