Combating Trade Secret Theft Abroad Through Legal Action at Home

A federal appeals court recently determined that the International Trade Commission has authority to bar importation of products made abroad using misappropriated trade secrets […]

Protecting IP in Government Contracts

The laws and regulations that dictate the rights the federal government receives in a contractor’s software and technical data are complicated. They differ depending […]

What to Patent is a Strategic Question

The strategic importance of a well-managed patent portfolio has the attention of many C-suite executives. For example, in 2011 Google Inc. offered $12.5 billion […]

Rougher Litigation Terrain For Non-Practicing Entities

Recent trends in patent litigation have made lawsuits brought by non-practicing entities (NPEs) somewhat easier and cheaper to defend. Historically, many of these cases […]

In-House E-Discovery Technology Invokes the Cloud

A recent Harris Interactive-Kroll Ontrack survey found that 86 percent of Fortune 1000 corporations and medium-to-large law firm respondents “insource” some aspect of e-discovery. […]

Digital Forensics and Discovery Management Are Certified Specialties

How electronic evidence is acquired can vary widely depending on whether the case is a criminal investigation, government investigation or civil litigation, but all […]

E-Discovery Data Subject to Export Control Laws

The Export Administration Regulations (EAR), enforced by the United States Department of Commerce, and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), enforced by the […]

Why Corporate Defendants Should Embrace E-Discovery

The burden of preserving electronic information applies equally to defendants and plaintiffs. Defendants that have prepared in advance for e-discovery requests, and even those […]