Bridge Pier 15 – 5: Texas Patent Law as If Roy Bean Were Still On the Bench: “Hang ‘Em First, Try ‘Em Later”

East Texas is really a very nice place. The people are friendly. Living is relatively easy amongst the “Piney Woods.” The region is more like the Old South, or the southeastern U.S., than the scrub brush and high plains that many usually think of when they think of Texas. Riddled with rivers, creeks and bayous […]

Bridge Span 15-3: Putting Mobile Out of Reach in PG County

According to the Pew Research Center, minorities use mobile technologies more than whites. While African-Americans and Hispanics were much less likely to own a desktop computer, they owned laptops in equal numbers with whites, and are more likely than whites to own a mobile device. Importantly, minority groups use mobile “phone” capabilities to greater effect […]

Bridge Span 14-1: The FCC Thrown Into the Regulatory Briar Patch

Exactly three weeks ago, the D.C. Circuit court ruled in Verizon v. FCC that the FCC’s net neutrality order regulating the operations of broadband companies, hence the Internet itself, was illegal. All the judges agreed that the FCC’s order that a telecommunications provider must treat all data in the same […]