Recapping the Whitford Symposium

Integrity and inclusion. These were the themes of a special Temple Law Review Symposium held Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Law School in honor of University of Wisconsin emeritus professor Bill Whitford. I organized the Symposium, which was attended by nearly 150 lawyers, scholars, and law students. If you read that carefully, you may wonder: why would

Competing Outside the Courtroom: “Trying” the Deal

Introduction to Transactional Skills

Temple Law School has long been known for its trial advocacy programs. What some may not know is that its transactional programs are growing fast, and provide students with innovative hands-on opportunities to develop competitive business transactional skills, such as negotiating and drafting corporate documents During my 3L year, I had the opportunity to immerse

Goodwill Indemnity: Another Approach to “Competition” between Franchisors and Franchisees

Franchising is a growing business model in the U.S. As franchising grows, however, franchisors can compete with their franchisees over the right to goodwill generated by the franchisee. I have recently completed a dissertation in Temple’s doctoral program that examines legal mechanisms to address expropriation of goodwill generated by franchisees, and proposes an alternative solution.

The Supreme Court Protects Broadcasters from Competition, for now: ABC v. Aereo

Evening Watching Television

In ABC v. Aereo, the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, held that Aereo, Inc.’s subscription service – which gave subscribers access over the Internet to a miniature TV antenna and a miniature DVR housed in Aereo’s facility, allowing them to record over-the-air broadcast television signals (like the ones transmitted by your local ABC affiliate)

Coming to a Mall Near You: Robo-Seller

Increasingly, online merchants, together with brick-and-mortar sellers and data intermediaries, are knitting together mass data collection, the interconnective power of the “Internet of Things” and automated algorithmic pricing and selling with their existing retailing and supply-chain businesses. The result of this coordination is that traditional sales functions such as competitive intelligence gathering and pricing are