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News Briefs

10/23. USTR Charlene Barshefsky gave a speech to the Federal Communications Bar Association titled "The Networked World Initiative: Trade Policy Enters a New Era." See, TLJ story.
10/23. The ICANN issued an update on the status of applications for new TLDs.
10/23. The FTC held the first of two sessions of a two day workshop on identity theft. The workshop continues on Oct. 24. See, agenda.
10/23. The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association changed its name to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association. It will continue to use the acronym CTIA.
10/23. Calif. Gov. Gray Davis visited High Tech High, a charter school in San Diego Calif. which opened last month. See, Davis release.
10/21. On Oct. 19 the SEC sought a civil contempt order in U.S. District Court (DHa) against Robert Moore, who offered "war bonds" for sale on the Kingdom of Enenkio web site. See, SEC release. In his web site, e-mails, and Internet posting, Moore offered to sell bonds to fund Enenkio's (i.e., Wake Island's) war of independence against the United States. On Oct. 5, the SEC filed its complaint, and obtained a temporary restraining order. See, SEC release of Oct. 6. But, the king continued to offer war bonds for sale over the Internet. However, on Oct. 21 the Kingdom issued a release, which stated that the bond offering has been suspended. It explained that "Certain unresolved legal questions have arisen and the EnenKio government is cooperating with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ..." (Case No. CV 0000651 SOM)
10/16. The SEC obtained preliminary injunctions from the U.S. District Court (WDOk) against BroadBand Wireless International Corp. (BBAN), BroadCom Wireless Communications Corp. (BroadCom), and two individuals. The defendants engaged in a "pump and dump" scheme which included making false and misleading statements in postings to the Raging Bull Internet message board. See, SEC release.
Editor's Note: This column includes all News Briefs added to Tech Law Journal since the last Daily E-Mail Alert. The dates indicate when the event occurred, not the date of posting to Tech Law Journal.
New TLJ Stories

Barshefsky Proposes Trade Initiative for E-Commerce. USTR Barshefsky gave a speech in which she described an initiative for a new set of rules and agreements for electronic commerce in the international trading system.
New Documents

Barshefsky: speech re e-commerce international trade initiative, 10/23 (HTML, TLJ).
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Quote of the Day

"Ask not what antitrust law is doing to patent enforcement, or vice versa. Ask what antitrust law can do for patent lawyers."

Willard Tom, former FTC official, speaking Oct. 19, at the AIPLA meeting regarding the need for patent law expertise in antitrust proceeding involving high tech companies.