• Four Years After Alice, Software Patents Making a Comeback

    Following the Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice decision, many practitioners assumed it that any attempt to patent software would be so difficult and unpredictable that it was ...

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  • Software Patents Still Valuable After Alice: A Case Study

    The Supreme Court’s Alice decision in 2014 raised the bar for patent eligibility, with a two-part test that led many software patents to be declared ineligible. Some companies overreacted, writes Banner & Witcoff attorney Aseet Patel in...

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  • Protecting Your Company’s Domain Name

    Other companies cannot use your company’s domain name, but they may attempt to use something similar. This Today’s General Counsel article explains the potential problems – specifically cybersquatting and the related practice of “typosquatting” – why it’s...

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  • Protecting Investments In IP And People

    Companies are advised to pay attention to recent DOJ Antitrust Division initiatives to go after anti-poaching pacts between companies, including by way of criminal prosecutions. Non-compete agreements can subject a company to criminal fines of up to...

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  • Data Threats Are Often Internal

    Threats to data and security don’t always start on the outside. Many times, actors within an organization carry out sophisticated and malicious attacks designed to steal money or IP or both. Without the right form of monitoring,...

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  • Prize Avocado IP, Headed For Court

    A grower in the Dominican Republic discovered a new strain, said to produce avocados large enough to make a whole loaf of avocado toast but still having the rich flavor of some of the smaller California varieties....

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  • Why It’s Dangerous To Even Say “Trade Secret” In A 10-K

    A recent study has found that companies that even mention the existence of trade secrets in their 10K filings are 30 percent more likely to...

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  • Tattoo Artist Suing World Wrestling

    A tattoo artist who says she turned down $450 for rights to her copyrighted tattoo designs, which cover the body of wrestling superstar Randy Orton, is continuing her lawsuit against WWE, 2K Games Inc., and a number...

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  • Foreign Hacking Is Bleeding IP from U.S. Companies

    A report from the National Counterintelligence and Security Center says that foreign actors are stealing intellectual property from U.S. companies through cyber espionage. Three of the usual suspects are singled out, although unspecified “countries with closer ties...

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  • China Stole This U.S. Company’s IP The Old-Fashioned Way

    The Chinese wind turbine company Sinovel managed to come up with some software that had been developed by a U.S.-based company with which Sinovel had been working for years. Sinovel made the turbines, and the U.S. company...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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