IP | Trend: Data in the Cloud is the Next Big Storm?
In this Presentation:
- Chocolate, Cookies, Coffee and Biscuits
- Privacy, Legislation, Underworld behaviour
- Even manufacturers have secrets to protect!
- Invention, 1%’ers and...more
A new ruling by the City of Chicago, the Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax Ruling #12 (June 9, 2015), takes a broad view of how its whopping 9 percent tax applies to cloud-based services. Providers of information...more
Wondering about outsourcing your data to the U.S.? What follows is an update to one of our most popular posts: Outsourcing by Canadian Companies: Another Look at the USA PATRIOT Act, originally written in January 2013....more
Let’s say you provide web-based software in a SaaS subscription model. What if your reseller or strategic business partner works against you to redesign and reverse engineer your software so they can launch a competing...more
The new guidance addresses the New York sales and use tax treatment of cloud computing services.
On April 14, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (the Department) issued Advisory...more
On May 15, 2015, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance released Advisory Opinion TSB-A-15(2)S which concluded that sales of certain cloud computing services are not subject to New York State sales and use tax....more
On May 15, 2015, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance determined in Advisory Opinion TSB-A-15(2)S that the sale of certain cloud computing services were not subject to New York State sales and use tax. The Advisory...more
There is an interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal about the impending shortage of IPv4 IP addresses (forcing tech companies and cloud providers to scramble to secure the remaining stock for U.S. users) and the...more
For American companies doing business abroad, it is time—past time, in fact—to consider how and where you are storing your data. If you answered “in the cloud,” you need to do some probing, stat. ...more
Further to the EU Commission communication on “Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe” the Commission adopted a European Cloud Computing Strategy (you can find more information here) which is also based on a...more
In This Issue: Megatrends and Developments, Business Activity Taxes, Transaction Taxes, Other Issues...
Welcome to the sixteenth edition of The Construction Advantage! In our latest issue, we thought we would throw a curve ball, in honor of the beginning of baseball season. Construction Law Group Chair Michael Bosse highlights...more
This week, the HIPAA FAQ series continues with another topic about business associate agreements (BAAs). As most Covered Entities and Business Associates know, in the event that a Covered Entity utilizes a service provider...more
In recent times, we have seen an increasing number of deals where the required services have been delivered from the cloud, i.e., from remotely hosted solutions, usually (albeit not always) offered on a “one to many” basis...more
Public cloud computing services-- computing resources (such as networks, storage, applications, and services) purchased from another company (a “cloud services provider”)-- offer many potential benefits for businesses, among...more
Issues of data privacy and security are central to most cloud contract negotiations. While cloud service providers may be willing to take responsibility for the integrity of their networks, accepting obligations in relation...more
A patent defendant specializing in “virtual” database systems recently learned how real its burden is when seeking to transfer out of the District of Massachusetts. Delphix Corp. (“Delphix”) and Actifio, Inc. (“Actifio”) have...more
The "Amazon of China" is following Amazon's playbook yet again with their investment in the cloud. Aliyun, Alibaba's technology arm, already operates five Chinese data centers supporting 1.4 million customers. They cite high...more
Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct requires that all lawyers provide “competent representation to a client.” In August 2012, the ABA added new language to Model Rule 1.1, comment 8:
To maintain the...more
Law firms increasingly turn to “cloud services” for processing and storing confidential client information because of their greater flexibility and efficiency. Use of “the cloud,” however, outsources the administration,...more
Action Item: Firms making commercial off-the-shelf ("COTS") software sold to the federal government, or reselling COTS software to the federal government, should respond to the SBA’s recent proposed rule or risk a loss of...more
Technological innovations in the digitization of information and communications have greatly changed the practice of law in the past decade and will undoubtedly continue to do so at an accelerating pace. While lawyers and law...more
Data centres are the unseen yet integral part of the digital infrastructure of today’s global cities. The market in the specialist provision of data centres around the world is growing dramatically—and it shows no signs of...more
In This Issue:
- Good Rep: Social Media Assets in M&A Transactions
- Narrow Vision: Did Anti-Glass Hysteria Contribute to the Demise of Google Glass?
- Forced to Cyber-Spy: Court Rules Parents Can Be Held...more
Only once you have clearly articulated needs and agreed upon goals, you can begin identifying potential systems to address them. Properly deployed and supported, CRM systems are invaluable because they can do so many things. ...more
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