• 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. Both the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...

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  • 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 “reasonable” steps have been taken to keep it that way. These steps...

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  • 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 auto repair and farm equipment, for years) into the world of hospital...

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  • 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 corpus was then put on a hard drive, copyrighted and released into...

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  • China Accuses U.S. Of Massive Hack

    In a reversal of the usual direction of such accusations as reported in the U.S, a Chinese cybersecurity company says it has evidence that the CIA has been hacking sensitive Chinese targets for at least 11 years....

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  • Don’t Let Efforts To Thwart One Kind Of Virus Bring On Another

    Many companies are now redoubling efforts to enable as many employees as possible to work from home. This will likely slow down the spread of the Coronavirus, but it also increases the chance the door will be...

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  • AI and ML Patents By the Numbers

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted 14,838 patents that mentioned artificial intelligence or machine learning in 2019, roughly double the issuance in 2018, writes Al AuYeung, an IP attorney at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. The average...

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  • A Trade Secret Wake-Up Call

    They are not easy to define, much less protect. Protecting trade secrets is both a technical issue and a managerial issue, and both require ongoing attention. One perennial problem is maintaining a trusting and collegial ambience within...

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  • Advanced Ransomware Infects Backups Too

    Ransomware, said in this article to be among the easiest threats to control (avoid opening suspicious emails) has an insidious offshoot. It’s been dubbed “wiperware” by security specialists; some call them “wiper worms.” These are sophisticated programs...

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  • Women in Porn Dispute Win Copyright – And $12.7 Million

    Twenty-two women who claim they were duped into participating in porn videos have won their case in California state court. In addition to $12.7 million in damages, a judge has awarded them copyright to the work. The...

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