The iPhone X’s Controversial New Feature

By: Melissa Goldstein In honor of the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, Apple will be releasing the iPhone X. One of its new features, known as FaceID or facial recognition, allows users to unlock their phones just by staring into the camera. The iPhone creates a 3D map of a person’s face by using sensors, the front … Continue reading The iPhone X’s Controversial New Feature

Rubik’s Cube: The Battle for America’s Classic Toy

By: Elle Nanstein In 1974, Erno Rubik, a Professor of Architecture in Budapest, Hungary, created a six-sided, colorfully decorated cube puzzle in an effort to provide new and exciting ways to present information to his students. Though it took over a month for Erno to work out the solution to his puzzle, he was able … Continue reading Rubik’s Cube: The Battle for America’s Classic Toy

Vengeance of Nokia, It is Back!

Xiang Qi Nokia has acquired the exclusive rights to market phones under the storied Nokia brand and plans to announce four phones at the Mobile World Congress, which is set off on Feb. 26 in Barcelona, Spain. Besides the reboot of the classic 3310, the company also plans to release the Nokia 5 and Nokia … Continue reading Vengeance of Nokia, It is Back!

Samsung’s Heir’s Arrest Clouds the Company’s Future

Xiang Qi Samsung’s de facto chairman, now vice chairman, Lee Jae-yong was arrested on Friday in South Korea on account of bribery, embezzlement and perjury as a part of an investigation into a confidante of the President Park Geun-hye. In South Korea’s chaebol culture, the chairman must endorse or make corporate decisions. So the arrest … Continue reading Samsung’s Heir’s Arrest Clouds the Company’s Future

By the Corporations, For the Corporations: Scott Pruitt Chooses Not to Ban Insecticide

Emma Fusco The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, and made one of his first formal actions as the nation’s top environmental official this past Wednesday.  About a decade ago, two environmental groups asked the agency to ban all uses of an insecticide called clorphyrifos.   After being banned in 200 for … Continue reading By the Corporations, For the Corporations: Scott Pruitt Chooses Not to Ban Insecticide

Snap Aims for Valuation of More Than $20 Billion IPO

Xiang Qi The company, Snap Inc., disclosed on Thursday that it expected to be valued at as much as $22.2 billion in the sale. Snap would be worth $20.9 billion at the midpoint of the offering’s range of $14 to $16 per share. The final pricing of the new shares as well as the company’s … Continue reading Snap Aims for Valuation of More Than $20 Billion IPO

Laches Defense in Patent Cases

Justin Farooq The United States Supreme Court ruled last week that patent owners may not use the doctrine of laches, meaning that they may not assert that defendants slept too long on their rights as a defense to lawsuits filed within the Patent Act’s six-year statute of limitations.[1]  The high court stated that allowing defendants … Continue reading Laches Defense in Patent Cases

Protection of Trademarks: The Overprotective Parents

Annie Millar Part of protecting a trademark involves monitoring potential infringing trademarks on the market, which often involves attorneys drafting cease and desist letters. On occasion, these trademark holders go above and beyond, sending aggressive letters in an attempt to protect a trademark. The result is comedic stories that are passed along the internet. Back … Continue reading Protection of Trademarks: The Overprotective Parents

Scientists are Making Headway in the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Cecilia Santostefano Nilotinib was created to treat one of the dozens of types of leukemia, but doctors are hopeful that it will slow down the progression of two diseases of the brain.[1] Currently, there is no treatment that can delay or stop the neurodegenerative diseases known as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.[2] The term “neurodegeneration” refers to … Continue reading Scientists are Making Headway in the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases