Intellectual Property

 
 
  • Economic Espionage Charges Dropped Against Tech Employees

    Two fitness tech companies, FitBit and Jawbone, went head to head over the past decade. Jawbone debuted its fitness bracelet in 2011, FitBit came out with one in 2013. FitBit took a bigger market share and had...

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  • Scattershot Regulation Of Biometrics

    Advances in biometrics technology are rapidly finding their way into many industries – automotive, travel, security, health care, insurance and financial services, among others – with impressive results but also some predictable privacy concerns. Some insurance companies...

    • Posted 2 days ago
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  • Secure Sharing Of Files Online

    A brief look at some off-the-shelf options for sending files and documents over the internet. All seven platforms reviewed here encrypt, but only one of them is not able access the files itself. All the others “retain...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • A Trade Secret Wake-Up Call

    They are not easy to define, much less protect. Protecting trade secrets is both a technical issue and a managerial issue, and both require ongoing attention. One perennial problem is maintaining a trusting and collegial ambience within...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Phishing Has Succeeded At More Than Half Of U.S. Organizations

    More than half of U.S. organizations were successfully phished in 2019, meaning they lost data, faced a credential or account compromise, or a ransomware...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Advanced Ransomware Infects Backups Too

    Ransomware, said in this article to be among the easiest threats to control (avoid opening suspicious emails) has an insidious offshoot. It’s been dubbed “wiperware” by security specialists; some call them “wiper worms.” These are sophisticated programs...

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  • 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...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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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...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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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...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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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...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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