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On-Line Sales of Counterfeit Goods and the Universal Postal Union: The Little Known Aggravator

The Brand Protection Professional (BPP)September 20, 2019

Cannabis Conundrum

NWLawyer, July/Aug 2019July 17, 2019

Final smart meter request lawsuit against MuckRock dropped

MuckRockOctober 21, 2016

Focal Supports the South Asian Bar Association of Washington

Focal PLLCOctober 1, 2016

Update: EFF Fights to End Court Case Against MuckRock

Electronic Frontier FoundationSeptember 20, 2016

Court: Yelp Not Liable for Negative Rating ‘Stars’ on Site

ABC NewsSeptember 12, 2016

EFF to Court: Government Must Inform People That It’s Accessing Their Emails, Personal Data

Electronic Frontier FoundationSeptember 2, 2016

WA Supreme Court: Lakewood’s Ban on Panhandling Violates Free Speech Rights

American Civil Liberties Union of Washington StateJuly 22, 2016

Airbnb Just Sued San Francisco. Does the City Have a Leg to Stand On?

SlateJune 28, 2016

It’ll Be Very Hard for Terrorism Victim’s Family to Win Lawsuit Against Twitter

Ars TechnicaJune 17, 2016

Court Dumps Hastily-Granted Restraining Order, Says MuckRock Can Publish Smart Meter Documents

TechdirtJune 6, 2016

Victory: Court Ends Prior Restraint Against MuckRock

Electronic Frontier FoundationJune 3, 2016

Why Hollywood Should Pay Attention to Biometric Privacy

THR Esq.May 19, 2016

Focal is Proud to Sponsor Rainier Scholars

Focal PLLCApril 20, 2016

Balasubramani, Offline

SuperLawyers MagazineJuly 15, 2015

Facebook’s video plan? Grow like hell, deal with copyright later

FortuneJuly 10, 2015

Turn Asks Judge to Send “Supercookie” Lawsuit to Arbitration

MediaPostMay 20, 2015

Photog who got $1.2M copyright verdict against AFP won’t get legal fees

Ars TechnicaMarch 27, 2015

Hulu Lawyers Go for Knockout in Privacy Suit

The RecorderFebruary 20, 2015

Google Ruling Won’t End Video Privacy Class Actions

Law360January 23, 2015

Will A ‘Cast Of Thousands’ Become A ‘Cast Of Thousands…Of Plaintiffs’?

ForbesDecember 15, 2014

Modeling Website Didn’t Warn Users Rapists Were Preying On Them

ForbesSeptember 18, 2014

Lawyer’s Suit Over “Professional Recognition” Spam Flops

Technology & Marketing Law BlogJuly 12, 2014

Safari Users Draw On Cell-Phone Ruling In Battle With Google, WPP And Vibrant Media

Media PostJuly 9, 2014

Federal Court Sides With Taco Bell Over Text Messaging

Online Media DailyJuly 3, 2014

Disclosing Unique User IDs in URLs Doesn’t Violate ECPA – In re Zynga/Facebook

CircleIDMay 28, 2014

comScore Agrees To Settle Class-Action By Panelists

MediaPostMay 7, 2014

Judge Says Hulu Might Have Violated Video Privacy Law

MediaPostApril 29, 2014

EFF Supports CafePress Safe Harbor Claim

Electronic Frontier FoundationApril 15, 2014

James Dean Twitter Account Sparks Lawsuit By Licensing Company

Online Media DailyFebruary 10, 2014

The Road to DMCA Takedown Liability – CrossFit v. Alvies

Intellectual Property BriefFebruary 8, 2014

Website’s snarky use of exec’s photo leads to infringement suit against Google

ABA JournalJanuary 10, 2014

Is Gmail Wiretapping? Federal Court Considers how Internet Companies can Read our Email

SingularityHUBOctober 8, 2013

CAN SPAM Issues in Zoobuh V. Better Broadcasting

CircleIDJune 11, 2013

Typosquatting Claims Against Security Researcher Are Legally Complicated – Gioconda v. Kenzie

CircleIDApril 29, 2013

New York Times Editor to take 75,000 Twitter Followers out the Door with him

paidContentJanuary 24, 2013

Media Firm says ‘Damn You’ after paying too much for Auto Correct site

paidContentJanuary 8, 2013

Cyberlaw Predictions: Privacy Litigation in the United States

Bloomberg BNAJanuary 2, 2013

Instagram privacy lawsuit is nonsense say experts

GigaOMDecember 26, 2012

Washington State Drops Defense of Unconstitutional Sex Trafficking Law

Electronic Frontier FoundationDecember 6, 2012

Judge orders sex harassment plaintiffs to produce Facebook passwords

Ars TechnicaNovember 19, 2012

Bad Calls? Buffalo Bills sued for sending excessive texts

Media DailyNovember 12, 2012

9th Circuit Hears Fight for Anti-Israel Bus Ads

Courthouse News ServiceOctober 11, 2012

Can you Blame GPS for your Wreck

Fox BusinessAugust 7, 2012

Court Grants Injunction Against Caterina Fake’s Use Of The Name ‘Pinwheel’

TechCrunchJune 25, 2012

Cartoonist’s Lawyer Responds to FunnyJunk: The Oatmeal Will Not Cave

TechCrunchJune 15, 2012

One Click Away from Legal Protection

Society for Human Resource ManagementJune 8, 2012

Judge Rules ‘Shoulder Surfing’ Might Violate Privacy

Online Media DailyJune 4, 2012

Netflix to Revise Data Retention Practices

Online Media DailyMay 29, 2012

Parents’ Fight With Apple Over ‘Bait Apps Moves Forward

NYT BitsApril 13, 2012

Chanel Seizes Rogue Websites’ Domain Names

InsideCounselFebruary 1, 2012

Mass. Court: ZIP Code is personal identification info under credit card statute but plaintiff must still allege harm

Technology Marketing & Law BlogJanuary 17, 2012

Domain Names Seized Without Due Process

IEEE’s “Spectrum” podcastDecember 16, 2011

Embarq Wins Privacy Suit Stemming from NebuAd Tests

MediaPostAugust 22, 2011

History Sniffing’ Lawsuit Against Interclick Partially Snuffed

ForbesAugust 18, 2011

Second Privacy Lawsuit Over ‘Flash Cookies’ Falls Apart

paidContent.orgAugust 18, 2011

Laws on Proving Identities Online Remain Murky

San Francisco ChronicleJuly 24, 2011

NJ Appellate Court Allows GPS Tracking to Catch a Cheating Spouse

The Wall Street Journal’s “Law Blog”July 11, 2011

Google Sued Over Tracking Code In Android Apps

InformationWeekMay 9, 2011

Twitter, Facebook, MySpace Sued For Confirming SMS Opt-Outs

MediaPostMay 2, 2011

Please Unsubscribe Me from this List

Rachel Kay Public RelationsApril 20, 2011

FTC Fines Company For Bogus Online Reviews

paidContent.orgMarch 16, 2011

A Ridiculous California Court Ruling: Zip Codes are Private

paidContent.orgFebruary 11, 2011

Judge: Law Prohibiting Text Message Spam Not Unconstitutional

MediaPostJanuary 3, 2011

Hey Agence France-Press, Hands Off My Blizzard TwitPics

New York ObserverDecember 29, 2010

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