“When does my right to free speech conflict with your right to private property? Increasingly, augmented reality lies at that intersection – and that’s creating headaches for property owners, gamers and digital developers, not to mention police officers.” Read the rest of my article here in the Grand Rapids Business Journal
The AR world is justifiably abuzz about finally getting its hands on the Magic Leap One. This long-rumored device may not (yet) create immersive illusions of whales diving through gymnasium floors, but it does appear to be an important step forward in AR smartglasses technology, proving the naysayers wrong. Developers across the world have been […]
Can you sue an online advertisement forum for allowing users to post sex trafficking ads? How about Yahoo for failing to remove offensive content created under a fake profile? Traditionally, the answer has been no. Under the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA), internet service providers are granted immunity from lawsuits arising out of content posted […]
If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? By the same token, if a valuable Pokémon is digitally placed on your lawn, is the company whose algorithm spawned that Pokémon guilty of trespassing if a nearby gamer enters your property to catch it? […]
Imagine this scenario: Developer: “Hey world, check out this new AR assistant I designed! You can talk to it and get helpful information from an augmented avatar.” Lawyer: “Sorry, AR ASSISTANT® is a registered trademark, and you just infringed it.” Developer: “Well, what else am I supposed to call a virtual assistant that you interact […]
As an officer of, and longtime attorney for, the organization that produces Augmented World Expo, I’ll be speaking on two separate panels at the 2018 AWE event: “Immersive Experiences, Applications, and Non-technical Impacts” and “101: Law & ARder,” both on May 30. I’m even more excited to reconnect with AR/VR/MR/XR industry leaders from across the […]
In two separate judicial decisions issued within the past month, plaintiffs suing AR/VR developers failed to get the relief they were looking for. While every case rises and falls based on its own facts, these examples are instructive of the type of litigation that AR/VR companies are actively facing right now, and for which others […]
Often, disputes between cutting-edge technology companies raise very common legal issues and are resolved by well-established law. After WNJ’s Emerging Media & Technologies team broke exciting new legal ground for the augmented reality industry in last year’s Candy Lab v. Milwaukee decision, a recent decision by the federal court in New Jersey reminds us that many […]
Learn from WNJ Partner Brian Wassom about the amazing potential of augmented / virtual / mixed reality technologies, and the intellectual property concerns and opportunities that come along with them.
||Friday, February 16, 2018
||Intellectual Property Seminar on IP in Augmented & Virtual Reality
Federal Bar Association - E.D. Michigan Chapter
Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse
||231 W. Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48226
||Click here to register.
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Since January 2011, AUGMENTED LEGALITY(R) has been my primary platform for sharing my predictions and analysis of the legal issues raised by augmented reality, virtual reality, advanced social media, and other cutting-edge emerging technologies. Although I was a law firm partner at the time, this platform was my own, hosted on my personal domain at […]