Brandon Freeman

Brandon Freeman

White & Case LLP

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House Committee Advances Patent Reforms Aimed to Curb Patent Litigation Abuses

On June 11, 2015, the House Judiciary Committee voted 24-8 to approve the Innovation Act of 2015, a bill aimed to curb abusive litigation by so-called patent trolls. "Today in this committee, we are taking a pivotal step...more

7/14/2015 - Claim Construction Innovation Act Legislative Committees Litigation Fees & Costs Patent Infringement Patent Reform Patent Trolls Patents Pleading Standards Prevailing Party U.S. House

White House Re-Introduces Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act

On February 27, 2015, President Obama unveiled the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015, a draft bill intended to govern the collection and dissemination of consumer data. The Privacy Bill of Rights is a revival of...more

4/10/2015 - Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Data Breach Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 Identity Theft Obama Administration

SDNY Clarifies Scope of Contractual Exclusions of Consequential Damages Under New York Law

On December 15, 2014, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in PNC Bank v. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services that defendant Wolters Kluwer Financial Services ("WKFS") was not liable for...more

1/16/2015 - Breach of Contract Consequential Damages IP License Liability PNC Software

Federal Court Rules Business Method Patent Invalid Post-Alice

On September 2, 2014, the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled in the case of Loyalty Conversion Systems Corporation v. American Airlines, Inc. that the plaintiff's business method patents concerning...more

9/23/2014 - Airlines American Airlines CLS Bank v Alice Corp Corporate Counsel Covered Business Method Patents Patents Popular Rewards Programs

Supreme Court Rules Abstract Ideas Implemented on Computer Not Patent-Eligible

On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in the case of Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International that patent claims for managing risk in financial transactions disclosed an abstract idea and were thus not...more

7/29/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents SCOTUS

EU High Court Strikes Down Data Retention Law

On April 8, 2014, the highest court in the European Union invalidated an EU law that required telephone and electronic communications providers to retain user data for up to two years....more

4/15/2014 - Data Mining Data Retention Electronic Communications Electronically Stored Information EU Internet Privacy Mobile Privacy NSA

Federal Judge Rules NSA Data Collection Program Is Likely Unconstitutional

On December 16, 2013, a federal judge for the District of Columbia issued an injunction prohibiting the U.S. government from collecting telephonic metadata as part of a National Security Agency ("NSA") surveillance program....more

12/26/2013 - Data Collection Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Fourth Amendment Injunctions NSA Right to Privacy Surveillance Telecommunications

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