Intellectual Property

In Celebrity Law Firm Ransom Attack, Hackers Up The Ante, Threaten Trump

New York’s Grubman, Shire, Meiselas & Sacks has been hit with a crippling ransom attack by the hacker group REvil, which is threatening to reveal…

Companies Pledge To Forego IP Rights For Covid Projects

Sixteen Japanese companies, including Toyota, Honda and Canon, as well as two major diagnostic firms that provide Covid-19 testing, have signed a pledge declaring they…

Employees Working At Home? Read Your Cyber Policy

Some policies exclude devices not owned by the “named insured”; some require that the named insured have an on-the-record….

Protecting Electronic Devices At The Border

A recent episode involving a cell phone search at the border got a lot of media attention, seen primarily through the lens of politics, but…

DOJ Backs Off Antitrust Enforcement For Covid Collaboration

At the companies’ request, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division has issued a business review letter, saying it does not intend to challenge a proposed…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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