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Will Your Cyber Insurance Respond When You Need It Most?

On May 7, Columbia Casualty Company, an insurance company, filed one of the first lawsuits by an insurer seeking to deny coverage for a privacy class action under a cyber insurance policy. Why is this significant? As the...more

Can One Bad Apple Spoil the Bunch?

According to their recent press release, Intrexon Corp (NYSE:XON) recently purchased a Canadian specialty food producer, namely Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., the inventor of the “Arctic®” apple. ...more

IP Newsflash - March 2015 #3

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - Federal Circuit Reverses $61 Million Judgment Based on Erroneous Claim Construction - Despite the Supreme Court’s recent Teva v. Sandoz decision that factual findings by a district court...more

Can A Certified Class Include Uninjured Parties? First Circuit Majority Says “Yes,” In Some Instances

One of the “hot” issues in class actions today is whether, or to what extent, a class can be defined to include members who were not injured, and do not have standing to sue. ...more

Policyholder Observer

Encryption Flaw "Heartbleed" Creates Data Risk: How Insurance Can Stanch the Bleeding - In early April, news broke of an encryption flaw named “Heartbleed” that exposed companies to data breaches for over two and one...more

Covered Business Method Review Is All or Nothing - Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. v. Progressive Casualty Insurance Co.

In the final written decision of the second covered business method (CBM) patent review, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) cancelled all claims under review, noting that instituting a CBM review based on a...more

Help Clients Insure Against Cyberattacks

The constant threat of cyberattacks presents many and varying challenges for businesses. Insurance provides one way to deal with them....more

Preparation Counts: Two Courts Reaffirm the Benefit of Identifying and Taking Steps to Protect Trade Secrets

Two recent decisions emphasize yet again the value of defining and taking steps to protect a company’s trade secrets. On May 16, 2013, Judge England issued a preliminary injunction in Farmers Insurance Exchange v....more

Software Licenses and Indemnities: What Obligations Are You Taking On?

License agreements often contain indemnities. An indemnity is a contractual obligation to step in and reimburse some financial obligation such as a liability, loss, or damage. In essence, the party giving the indemnity will...more

Unfiltered Orange | Weekly eDiscovery News Update – The Second Half of 2012 in Review

Highlighted in Forbes’ Law & Technology Blog as one of Eight Great Law & Technology Resources, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange Weekly eDiscovery News Update provides readers with a trusted compilation of key...more

Do Your Vendors Have the Right Insurance to Pay for the Damages They May Cause to Your Business?

When you enter into a contract with a vendor, you generally impose insurance requirements on the vendor and an indemnification obligation. But consider whether your current contracts have insurance requirements that would...more

IP Liability Insurance: Do You Have the Protection You Think You Have?

Given the risks and costs of intellectual property (IP) infringement claims (even when your company isn’t found liable), most companies ideally want coverage of perceived infringement of the products they sell or the services...more

Negotiating the New World of Cyber Insurance

Businesses today have complex, carefully-designed insurance plans to protect against physical property loss, environmental damage, defective products and other risks. Much of a company's value, though, is now tied up in its...more

Time to Check Whether Your Insurance Policies Cover Lawsuits Alleging Misuse of Advertising Software and Cookies

In the past six months approximately 6 class action lawsuits have been filed in Los Angeles federal district court against various companies for violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), Title 18...more

FTC Chair Calls for Ban to Pay-For-Delay Settlements

On January 13, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission released a study critical of “pay-for-delay” patent litigation settlements by which brand-name drug companies pay generic competitors to keep generic drugs off the market. The...more

Everything Counsel Should Know About Electronic File Metadata

This paper discusses the electronic discovery uses and implications of electronic file metadata in the context of civil litigation. It is a comprehensive overview of the different types of metadata as well as...more

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