Intellectual Property

 
 
  • 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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  • Epic Insurance Q: When Is A Cyber Attack An Act Of War?

    A 2017 cyber attack at drug maker Merck was said to have crippled more than 30,000 computers and 7,500 servers, and brought at least one manufacturing facility to a complete halt. As reported originally by Bloomberg News,...

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  • Use Of Landmark Images In Advertising

    Images of local landmarks can be valuable assets in advertising or branding campaigns, but just because the landmark is “public” doesn’t mean the image isn’t someone’s intellectual property or its unauthorized commercial use doesn’t rise to the...

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  • Grunts Flummoxed By 21st Century IP Issue

    The “right-to-repair” – or more accurately the absence of one – has been an issue in a variety of spheres (e.g. big farm equipment). Now it’s also affecting the military. This New York Times oped, by a...

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  • Cybersecurity Protocols and ADR

    Surveys taken after the massive Panama Papers hack suggested that law firm cybersecurity industry-wide was lagging behind health care and financial services companies. Now it appears that another niche of the legal industry may be even less...

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