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Plaintiff in Gridiron Battle Over Place of Expert Testimony in Software Copyright Claim Requests Supreme Court to Be Referee

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The software engineer who first coded the popular “John Madden Football” (now Madden NFL) computer video game has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow expert witness testimony to support his software copyright claim, over 25...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - August 2017 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - “Industry Experts Advise GovCon Firms to Prepare for Possible Gov Shutdown.” ExecutiveGov, August 16, 2017. Retrieved from executivegov.com - An ExecutiveGov article from August 16, 2017 analyzes...more

The Good and the Bad from OCIE’s Cyber Examinations and What Firms Should Do Next

by Dechert LLP on

The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a National Examination Program Risk Alert (Risk Alert) on August 7, 2017 regarding observations from...more

EMA proposes new pharmacovigilance practices for the paediatric population

by Hogan Lovells on

The European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) has proposed a new draft guideline document on good pharmacovigilance practices concerning medicinal products used by the paediatric population. The proposed guideline will replace the...more

Scammers Strike Enigma Initial Coin Offering

In the latest example of security risks attendant to initial coin offerings (ICOs), on August 21st the blockchain startup Enigma reported that online scammers used fake solicitations for an ICO presale to steal approximately...more

Deal Watch: Samsung Bioepis and Takeda Enter into Partnership

by Goodwin on

Samsung Bioepis announced that it has entered into a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company to co-develop novel biologic therapies in unmet disease areas. The companies’ first therapeutic...more

There'll Be Some Changes Made: President Signs Prescription Drug and Biologic User Fee Reauthorization Act

by Hogan Lovells on

On August 18, 2017, President Trump signed into law the FDA Reauthorization Act (FDARA). FDARA reauthorizes user fees paid to FDA to support regulatory review of innovator drugs and biologics, medical devices, generic drugs,...more

D.C. Circuit Revives Data Breach Putative Class Action On Standing Grounds, Widens Circuit Split

by King & Spalding on

On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit revived a data breach class action that was dismissed for lack of standing, holding that the district court improperly applied the Article III injury-in-fact...more

Did Data Scraping Just Get A Tiny Bit Safer?

by Dickinson Wright on

Is it okay to scrape data from another website? This is a frequently asked question that almost always leads to an ambiguous and equivocal answer. Legal practitioners are quick to point out the risks of civil and criminal...more

Will Blockchain Render the Bill of Lading a Relic?

A bill of lading is an old form of legal document. As merchants in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries ceased accompanying their goods on ships and entrusted their proper delivery to the carrier, a need arose for a...more

Athena Automation IPR Decision Rejecting Equitable Defense of Assignor Estoppel in IPR Proceedings Designated Precedential by the...

by Fish & Richardson on

On August 2, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) designated Section II.A. of the Institution Decision in Athena Automation Ltd. v. Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., IPR2013-00290, Paper 18 (PTAB Oct. 25, 2013)...more

Federal Circuit Finds Improvement to Computer Memory Systems is Patent Eligible, and Not an “Abstract Idea” Under Alice, reversing...

by Saul Ewing LLP on

On August 15, 2017, the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corp. that provides a favorable decision applicants and patentees can rely upon in seeking to obtain and defend patent claims directed...more

Proposed Bipartisan Bill Intended to Strengthen Security of Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Earlier this month, Senators from both sides of the aisle introduced the “Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017,” outlining new security requirements for vendors who supply the U.S. Government with IoT...more

Consent under the General Data Protection Regulation: what are the alternatives for employers?

by Dechert LLP on

The UK's Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has launched a series of blogs designed to “bust some of the myths” which she believes have developed around the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Her first...more

EMA's revised guideline on manufacture of the finished dosage form

by Hogan Lovells on

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a new guideline on manufacture of the finished dosage form of medicinal products for human use (“the new Guideline”)....more

Social Links: A seminal opinion on web scraping; Obama breaks Twitter record; court holds state’s subpoena law applies to digital...

In an opinion granting a preliminary injunction preventing LinkedIn from blocking a startup’s use of information in LinkedIn profiles accessible to the entire public, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...more

Using Genetics to Uncover Human History

Human history is often something modern man only sees as through a glass, darkly. This is particularly the case when that history did not occur in the Mediterranean, the Nile Valley, India, or China, or when there is no...more

Good Risperdal Times, Part Three: Summary Judgment for Janssen in Philadelphia

by Reed Smith on

We write this in the first minutes of the eclipse, about 75 minutes from whatever “totality” will be visible here in southeastern Pennsylvania. We have our certified safety glasses at the ready, we have instructed the midday...more

Federal Regulation of Self-Driving Cars

by Morgan Lewis on

The first self-driving car appeared on public roads in 2009. Since then, hundreds of other companies have begun working on various technologies designed to put self-driving cars on public roads, and the regulation of...more

EMA further supports Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a new Action Plan

by Hogan Lovells on

The European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) has sought to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). As part of this effort, the EMA has launched a new Action Plan to address the challenges that confront SMEs and their...more

FTC Blog Post Series Makes Common Sense Of Data Security

by BakerHostetler on

Recently, data security experts and regulators have said that “businesses should use a common sense approach” when addressing data security. However, rarely do I hear clients or other business professionals speak in those...more

The Doxing Dilemma: A Popular Tactic of Social Activists and Cyber Bullies Alike Remains Mostly Legal

After counter-protests ended in tragedy, a small group of social media users took to Twitter to expose the identities of the white supremacists and neo-Nazis rallying in Charlottesville, Va. Since last Sunday, the...more

New EU Privacy Legislation Clashes with US Discovery Obligations: Forewarning for companies with employees on both sides of the...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The European Union is launching new privacy and data protection rules in May 2018. This new regulatory framework, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is known to have a substantial extra territorial reach...more

Big Brother or Big Benefit? Weighing the Option of Microchipping Your Employees

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

A Wisconsin tech company made news in August 2017 for implanting microchips into the hands of willing employees. While it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on this technology and its uses, early adopter employers face many...more

Developments in New York and Colorado Cybersecurity Regulations

by Wilson Elser on

New York - For the first time since New York’s Cybersecurity Regulation (23 NYCRR Part 500) became effective on March 1, 2017, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued Frequently Asked Questions to assist...more

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