• Best Practices For Protecting Trade Secrets

    The threat of losing confidential information through targeted cyber-attacks by outsiders is real, but the more likely culprits are a company’s own employees. To protect proprietary data, it’s crucial to foster a culture of confidentiality in the...

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  • Why Not An “NTSB” For Cyber Attacks?

    Like the NTSB when it investigates plane crashes and train accidents, the proposed agency would investigate an incident and...

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  • Will “Popcorn Lung” Litigation Expand To Coffee & Vaping?

    A type of litigation that targets a flavoring used in microwave popcorn may be about to branch into coffee and vaping products. The flavoring diacetyl is a highly volatile substance that has a “characteristic buttery flavor,” and...

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  • In-House Lawyers Can Be FCPA Targets

    In one case, the company itself got off the hook on the basis of full disclosure and cooperation, but no such luck for the former GC...

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  • Pricing Algorithms, Collusion and Corporate Compliance

    Pricing algorithms are now commonly used by sellers as a way to maximize profits. Attorney Jeffrey Cross, in this Today’s General Counsel article, considers a question that sellers in some industries will have good reason to address:...

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  • You Just Discovered You’re Repping A Ponzi Scheme

    There are few risk management problems potentially more catastrophic than this one, whether the issue is a Ponzi scheme or some other kind of fraud, writes Mark J. Fucile in this Defense Counsel Journal article. If it...

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  • Chevron Sues A Brother Oil Company In Global Warming Fracas

    The logic is unusual, but it’s logic just the same. Chevron has filed a third-party lawsuit against Statoil ASA, the Norwegian state oil company (majority owned by Norway). This follows a climate change and sea-level-rise lawsuit filed...

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  • New EU Data Protection Will Conflict With IP Rights

    The Pending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will directly impact many U.S. companies, and for IP practitioners in particular it will...

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  • Lloyds Chief Says Cyberhacks Now Bigger Risk Than Weather

    Cyber attacks have overtaken natural disasters as the biggest category of risk for insurers, according to the CEO of Lloyds of London. Speaking at a symposium in Hong Kong, as a hypothetical she cited the targeting of a...

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  • Cyber Protection Tip: Voice Recognition Is Safer Than Passwords

    This post from IT Security Guru points to research that finds 61 percent of fraud losses from account takeovers involve the call center. A remedy for this kind of fraud is to forget about using passwords or...

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