Intellectual Property

 
 
  • Women in Porn Dispute Win Copyright – And $12.7 Million

    Twenty-two women who claim they were duped into participating in porn videos have won their case in California state court. In addition to $12.7 million in damages, a judge has awarded them copyright to the work. The...

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  • Biometrics Is Litigation Flashpoint In Illinois

    Biometric technology is just “a natural outgrowth of how humans have always told each other apart,” according to one attorney cited in this post from trade publication BiometricUpdate.com, as he casts a skeptical eye on Illinois’s Biometric...

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  • Design Patent Law After Curver Luxembourg, SARL v. Home Expressions Inc.

    The design patent bar adjusted its strategies after the broad “article of manufacture” interpretation by the Supreme Court apportioning damages in Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc. Many practitioners responded by adopting titles specific to an entire...

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  • Scattershot Regulation of Biometrics

    The rapid embrace of biometrics creates significant concerns relating to protecting the privacy of individuals. Biometric technologies are in use in many industries — automotive, travel, security, health care, insurance, banking and other financial services — and...

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  • Connected Cars and the Clash of Two Patent Regimes

    The auto industry has not experienced rampant patent litigation among key players. Patent litigation takes a backseat to well-entrenched business relationships. Car makers and multiple tiers of suppliers have for decades managed patent rights through licensing agreements....

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  • New Canadian Patent Laws More Aligned With U.S.

    Canada has substantially amended its Patent Act and Patent Rules for the first time in decades. The amendments are intended to better align patent prosecution in Canada with its major trading partners, including the U.S. Two noteworthy...

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  • New Ransomware Threat: We’ll Broadcast Data You Won’t Buy Back

    Purveyors of a strain of malware called Maze Ransomware have added another term to their extortion deal. Not only will they freeze your computers if you don’t pay up, they will start publishing your data. This ploy...

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  • A Fresh Look At Japanese Trade Secret Protection

    Countries throughout East Asia have been feeling the sting of trade secret misappropriation and updating their respective trade secret protection regimes. In Japan, lawmakers responded by enacting amendments to a broader Unfair Competition Prevention Act. A recent...

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  • Managing Mountains of Data: Q&A with H5

    Identifying and retaining data that has business value is critical, but that same data can pose risks. Today’s General Counsel interviewed Sheila Mackay and Karla Wehbe of the technology services firm H5 on how to manage these...

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  • Prison Internet: Reading Moby Dick At Three Cents A Minute

    Inmates in West Virginia prisons are receiving free tablet computers, but if they want to read e-books it will cost them 3 cents a minute, and that includes books that reside on a free on-line public library....

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