Monthly Archives: March 2011

The gTLD Series (Post 2 of 3) – The Application Process

Last week, I blogged about an overview of the gTLD opportunity.  This week, I wanted to outline the application process and intellectual property issues associated with the development. Application Process  The first application window is expected to open in the summer or fall of 2011. No firm date has been set, but once the window … Continue Reading

Emotional intelligence: Driving Success in Today’s Business Environment

Reposted from the latest version of our Intellectual Property and Technology newsletter (Q1, 2011) (PDF here).  Also available at DLA Piper’s website. The legal profession has long revered individuals who demonstrate high intelligence and strong technical competence. In recent years, however, there has been growing recognition that another critical part of professional success is emotional intelligence, … Continue Reading

Video: Being a Legal Role Model

By way of background, I have a monthly column in the Chicago Lawyer called Inside Out, in which I provide the private practice perspective on a variety of issues/questions raised by the editor of the magazine (Olivia Clarke, the interviewer in the videos).  David Susler, the gentleman in this video, is also my husband.  He … Continue Reading

ICANN approves .XXX Top Level Domain Name

My colleague David Kramer has been blogging about the gTLD process announced by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).  But ICANN is making other waves this month with the approval of .xxx as the “progressive new home for adult entertainment online”. The new domain will be administered, managed, and supported by ICM … Continue Reading

Google Book Settlement Rejection

The District Court for the Southern District of New York has refused to approve  the proposed settlement of copyright claims arising from Google’s digitization of books and presentation of excerpts online in a class action copyright infringement suit brought by the Authors Guild and others against Google, Inc.  The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc., SDNY, … Continue Reading

Winter/Spring Q1, 2011 IPT Newsletter

  Our team just released the latest version of our Intellectual Property and Technology newsletter (Q1, 2011) (PDF here). Download our latest edition of this newsletter for articles on these topics and more: Reprocessing and resale of single use medical devices: a multinational view Current developments in the trilateral patent offices Your own dot com: ICANN … Continue Reading


Annnndddd we’re back from a small hiatus.  Since the last IP Roundup, there have been a ton of great stories and analyses on Trademark and Copyright Law around the Internet.   Gripe Websites – still fair use: Sedgwick Claims Management Services v. Delsman, 09-16809 (9th Cir. March 21, 2011). Delsman is a blogging griper about … Continue Reading


          From “The Venture Alley,” a blog by DLA lawyers about business and legal issues important to Seattle-area entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. Posted by Trent Dykes on September 20, 2010 Public companies are increasingly turning to social media to market their products and services and drive revenues. Given the sheer number … Continue Reading