Intellectual Property

 
 
  • Recent IP Law Highlights

    The course of IP law took convoluted turns in 2019, as many of the biggest cases involved issues outside the boundaries of traditional IP law. Both the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...

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  • Recent IP Law Highlights

    In 2019 the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit grappled with IP cases turning on constitutional law, sovereign immunity and administrative law. In AVX Corporation v. Presidio Components Inc., the Federal Circuit...

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  • Cybersecurity and Trade Secret Protection

    In order to protect a trade secret, you first have to be able to establish that it is a secret, and that means demonstrating that “reasonable” steps have been taken to keep it that way. These steps...

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  • Med Equipment Fixers To IP: Get Out Of The Way

    Hospital technicians and others in the medical field are pushing to expand “the right to repair” (something that’s been an issue in other sectors, like auto repair and farm equipment, for years) into the world of hospital...

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  • Lawyer’s Algorithm Creates “Every Melody That’s Ever Existed”

    An attorney, working with a programmer, says they have created an algorithm that has generated every melody that’s ever existed and ever can exist. The corpus was then put on a hard drive, copyrighted and released into...

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  • “Reasonable Measures” To Protect Trade Secrets

    It is common knowledge that the law requires the owner of a trade secret to take reasonable steps to protect it, and failing to do so may make a court find that the secret can be misappropriated...

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  • Law School’s Copyright Video Accused of Copyright Violation

    NYU School of Law held a conference on intellectual property, including a panel about music copyright, and posted video of a panelist illustrating a point about music by using several clips, each a few seconds long. No...

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  • China Accuses U.S. Of Massive Hack

    In a reversal of the usual direction of such accusations as reported in the U.S, a Chinese cybersecurity company says it has evidence that the CIA has been hacking sensitive Chinese targets for at least 11 years....

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  • Five Law Firms Breached; Hackers Want Ransom

    At least five law firms have been breached by a hacking group known as Maze. The stolen information included such things as legal fee agreements and privacy consent forms as well as personal information about clients, who...

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  • A Calculator For “Fair Use”

    Four factors enter into the determination of fair use in copyright disputes. They are, as rendered in this post from attorney Michael Lee: “(1) the purpose and character of the use of copyrighted content; (2) the nature...

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