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|FCC Proposes $10 Million Forfeiture for Privacy Violations|
Richard L. Reiter; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014On October 24, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a $10 million forfeiture penalty against TerraCom, Inc. (TerraCom) and YourTel America, Inc. (YourTel) (collectively, the Corporations) for alleged data security violations. Although the FCC is currently unaware of any...
|The Supreme Court's Aereo Ruling: Is the Sky Falling for Cloud Computing?|
Janina Gorbach; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014With the Supreme Court’s Aereo decision finally out, the digital industry is struggling with its impact, if any, on various products and services, particularly with regard to cloud computing. However, the Supreme Court narrowly tailored the Aereo decision to services that closely resemble...
|Supreme Court Reconciles Federal Circuit Diverse Views on Patent Eligibility of Computer Implemented Inventions|
Dev Batta, Rory J. Radding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 2014The Supreme Court has tried to quiet the debate on what is patent eligible. They have now recognized that fundamental economic practices are not patent eligible if they are merely implemented on a computer without additional features as well as that computers are ubiquitous now so wholly generic...
|The Heartbleed Bug: Data Breach and Liability Risks|
Richard J. Johnson, Mauricio F. Paez, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
April 24, 2014, previously published on April 2014It seems that every other day we learn about a new data security threat or compromise. The so-called "heartbleed bug," or CVE-2014-0160 for those technically inclined, is the latest reported data security vulnerability, and it requires an immediate and swift response. The bug was recently...
|A Desk Guide to Data Protection and Breach Response - Part 6|
Jason Stephen Juceam, David M. Siegal; Haynes Boone LLP;
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 21, 2014When a company falls victim to a damaging cyber attack or suffers a theft of sensitive data or intellectual property, the incident very well may fall within the ambit of one or more criminal statutes designed to deter and punish perpetrators with the prospect of jail time, financial penalties and...
|Think Before You Share, Part III: Is My Data Secure?|
Peter I. Sanborn; Foley & Lardner LLP;
October 14, 2013, previously published on October 8, 2013In the final post of a three-part series, I’ll address the ultimate issue behind “thinking before you share” as a follow-up to posts asking “Can They Use My Data, and If So, For What?” and “Can I Get My Data Back?”, which begs the question: Is My Data...
|ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Strike And Denies Motion To Quash In Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710)|
John F. Presper, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
April 24, 2013, previously published on April 22, 2013On April 10, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued the public versions of Order No. 128 (dated November 1, 2012) and Order No. 129 (dated November 7, 2012) in Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-710).
|Avoiding Trade Secrets Lawsuits|
The Law Office of Justin M. Pawluk;
April 22, 2013, previously published on Spring 2013Employees who plan on starting a business that will compete with their former employer need to take special precautions against possible lawsuits for trade secrets misappropriation.
|The Time Is Here: Protecting Your Brands against New Top-Level Domain Names|
Janet F. Satterthwaite; Venable LLP;
March 20, 2013, previously published on March 2013The number of top-level domains, which are currently a handful such as .com, .net, .org, .gov, .mil, .edu, .mobi, .jobs, and .xxx will be expanded later this year to well over 1,000, such as .sport, .eco, .berlin, .web, .art, .android, .auto, .cloud, .film, .movie, .wedding, and many others. Some...
|ALJ Essex Denies Motion To Compel De-Designation Of Expert Reports In Certain Computers And Computer Peripheral Devices (337-TA-841)|
Lindsay J. Kile, John F. Presper; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
December 7, 2012, previously published on December 4, 2012On November 21, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 30 (dated November 20, 2012) in Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-841).