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Pierce Publication Version PDF Cite as: N. Scott Pierce, Patent Eligibility as a Function of New Use, Aggregation, and Preemption Through Application of Principle, 23 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 11 (2017), http://jolt.richmond.edu/2017/05/19/volume23_issue4_pierce/.   By: N. Scott Pierce* Abstract By long-standing judicial precedent, laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas are excepted from eligibility for patent protection.

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By: Kathleen Pulver, “Facebook Live” was created with the intention of allowing users to engage more thoroughly with their followers, connect with others instantaneously, and tell stories their own way.[1] Many used the Facebook live function to stream real time shots of protests and marches surrounding this year’s inauguration, and the weeks that followed, including

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Sherer Publication Version PDF Cite as: James A. Sherer, Melinda L. McLellan, Emily R. Fedeles, and Nichole L. Sterling, Ransomware – Practical and Legal Considerations for Confronting the New Economic Engine of the Dark Web, 23 Rich. J.L. & Tech. Ann. Survey (2017), http://jolt.richmond.edu/2017/04/30/volume23_annualsurvey_sherer/.   By: James A. Sherer,* Melinda L. McLellan,** Emily R. Fedeles,*** and Nichole

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Jennings Publication Version PDF Cite as: Madison Jennings, Protected Genetics: A Case for Property and Privacy Interests in One’s Own Genetic Material, 23 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 10 (2016), http://jolt.richmond.edu/volume23_issue4_jennings/.   By: Madison Jennings* I.  Henrietta And Her Cells   [1]       In 1951, a young black woman named Henrietta Lacks entered Johns Hopkins Hospital, having been diagnosed

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Webb Publication Version PDF Cite as: K.C. Webb, Products Liability and Autonomous Vehicles: Who’s Driving Whom?, 23 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 9 (2016), http://jolt.richmond.edu/2017/05/13/volume23_issue4_webb/.   By: K.C. Webb* I.  Introduction……………………………………………………………………………… 3 II.  Background……………………………………………………………………………… 6 A.  Background of the Technology and State of the Art……………………… 6 B.  Background of Statutory and Regulatory Reforms……………………… 14 C.  Background of Automotive

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By: Daniel Eggleston   E-cigarettes, also called vape pens, were once heralded as a much safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, and a way for smokers to either kick the habit or decrease cancer risks.[1] Because e-cigs are available in a wide array of flavors and devices (some look like pipes, others like cigarettes, and many

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  By: Eleanor Faust,   Reports have surfaced that in the days preceding President Trump’s executive order effectuating an immigration ban, the Center for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed legal complaints concerning hostile interrogations by Customs and Border Patrol agents.[1] The complaints allege that the agents demanded the travelers unlock their phones and provide them with

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By: Victoria Linney Amazon Echo is a hands free speaker that is controlled by your voice.[1] Echo answers to the name Alexa, and plays music, reads audiobooks aloud, gives headlines, and does so much more.[2] But, is one of Alexa’s “skills” the ability to help solve a murder? This question is being asked in connection

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