• Trademark Lunacy, Acronym Fever, Over Big Mac Brand

    Hmm Daily notes that the Operations Department of the Cancellation Division of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) issued a ruling that, under the European Union Trade Mark Delegated Regulation (EUTMDR), it was canceling the registration...

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  • Senate Committee To Act On Cybersecurity

    Three cybersecurity bills will soon get votes before the Senate Homeland Security Committee. The most important one appears to be the DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act. The bill requires the Dept. Of Homeland Security...

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    Law School Grad Interested In Data Privacy, Convicted Murderer, Would You Hire Him?

    Bruce Reilly is a poster boy for profound social disagreements about mainstreaming felons, and the possibility of redemption after committing the most serious of all crimes. In 1993 he pleaded guilty to second degree murder, and was...

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  • New Legal Team For Weinstein

    Accused serial rapist Harvey Weinstein’s lead attorney, Benjamin Brafman, has resigned. Brafman led the charge to get sexual assault charges against Weinstein dropped, stating that his client “did not invent the casting couch,” and calling the indictments...

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  • A String of Sales Successes, Then the Slammer

    As a VP of international sales, Richard Bistrong compiled a string of commercial successes that was so unlikely and counter-cyclical that it should have raised some eyebrows. It didn’t, so he continued to make a ton of...

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  • It’s the Mount Everest of Insurance Frauds

    If you’re planning a trip to Nepal, don’t count on having travel insurance. International insurance companies are threatening to end coverage if an avalanche of fraud perpetrated by Mount Everest trek operators, guides, helicopter evacuation companies and...

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  • Using An “Adversary Mindset” To Detect Cyber-Risk

    Today’s security analyst, utilizing artificial intelligence, can detect anomalies in even the largest and most complex networks. The problem, says this post from eSentire, is to distinguish “the potentially malicious from the purely anomalous,” and unless that...

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  • Predictions About Cybersecurity Didn’t Come True In 2018

    Government actions worldwide to tighten cybersecurity, widely predicted, didn’t happen in 2018. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation led to widespread forecasts that U.S. firms, used to playing fast and loose with individuals’ data, would get smacked...

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  • Public Defender Workloads Make “Right To Counsel” A Dead Letter

    Studies in a number of states find that public defenders are overwhelmed and that they should be spending from between two and five times more hours on each case in order to make a reasonably effective defense....

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  • Arbitration Gaining Favor In IP Disputes

    Patent litigation activity has slowed a bit according to a PWC report, but median damages are going up. Under recent Supreme Court decisions, district courts have broad and largely un-reviewable discretion to award attorney’s fees and costs...

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