Intellectual Property

 
 
  • Sleeper IL Law Could Cost Tech Giants $1 Billion-Plus

    A state law passed back in the day when the privacy issue was just a gleam in the eye of a few libertarians and left-wingers could become the basis for class-action lawsuits that will cost some major...

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  • Study Confirms: Employees Are Biggest Data-Security Threat

    Sixty-nine percent of organizations said they had been breached due to an insider threat. Symptomatic of how intractable the problem has become: Two thirds of the respondents themselves said they had brought data from former employers to...

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  • Is The U.S. Giving Away Leadership In 5G?

    On the verge of new era – some call it the Fourth Industrial Revolution – the U.S. is ceding leadership to others, notably in China and Europe, by virtue of, among other problems, “failures on the 5G...

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  • Was Spider Man’s Creator Ripped Off?

    The daughter of Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer who created Spider Man, Hulk and the X Men for Marvel Comics, is suing the production company that creates films using Lee’s characters. J.C. Lee’s suit, filed...

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  • Chuck Yeager Sues Airbus For Trademark Infringement

    Chuck Yeager, legendary test pilot and the first pilot to break the sound barrier, has sued Airbus SE for trademark infringement. The company, in 2017, ran a website piece that included the CEO of its helicopter division...

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  • Use of Landmark Images in Advertising

    Though landmark images are valuable visual assets in advertising campaigns, their use can raise serious legal concerns. They are often protectable under intellectual property laws, and unauthorized commercial use could rise to the level of infringement. One...

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  • A Fresh Look at Japanese Trade Secret Protection

    There is no specialized trade secret statute in Japan, but trade secrets are afforded both civil and criminal protection under the broader Unfair Competition Prevention Act. The act has been amended to address issues of big data...

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  • Phony Student Papers, Purchased On Demand, Are Flooding U.S. Colleges

    It’s not plagiarism because the essays are original. It’s just that they aren’t the work of the students who turn them in. Instead they are written to order by employees who work for outfits with names like...

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  • To Defuse Potential Litigation, Defense Dept To Clarify IP Rights With Contractors

    The Department of Defense is setting up a new office intended to define, clarify and allocate IP rights in the course of DoD contracting and acquisition. The new initiative was announced in a press briefing by Ellen...

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  • Data And Business Litigation

    Data retention is a double-edged sword. Data can be a treasure trove of evidence, notably in matters involving trade secrets and non-compete agreements, but in virtually any type of litigation. At the same time, data – holding...

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