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Corporate South Africa still not taking cybercrime seriously enough

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The growing reliance of business on technology is driving an exponential growth in cybercrime – but companies in both the public and private sectors are not taking the threat seriously enough, says David Loxton, partner at...more

Sony Cyber-Attackers Lurking at Financial Supervisor “Watering Hole” Target Banks and Others

Cybersecurity specialists at BAE Systems and Symantec announced last week new evidence suggesting that the criminals behind the notorious 2014 attack on Sony Corp. are also responsible for recent cyber-attacks involving 104...more

2016 Patent Litigation Year in Review

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is pleased to present its 2016 Patent Litigation Year in Review. WSGR’s patent litigation practice is nationwide in scope and has received national recognition in recent years, with our...more

Intellectual Ventures Petitions Federal Circuit for Full Court Review

Earlier this week, Intellectual Ventures (IV) petitioned the full Federal Circuit to review the panel opinion in Intellectual Ventures v. Symantec, which invalidated two of its patents under section 101. Both patents—the...more

Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Symantec Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016) - Just When You Thought the Federal Circuit Was Softening...

Intellectual Ventures I LLC ("IV") sued Symantec Corp. and Trend Micro (defendants) for infringement of various claims of three U.S. Patents (Nos. 6,460,050; 6,073,142; and 5,987,610). The District Court held the asserted...more

Symantec releases “Ransomware and Businesses” report

Symantec Corp released its annual “Ransomware and Businesses” report this week outlining the increasing sophistication of ransomware attacks. Individuals continue to be the primary target of ransomware attacks as they usually...more

Cyber Attacks on Vulnerable Financial Institutions Linked to North Korea

Has North Korea struck again? Do its recent attacks signal a shift from those motivated by political retribution to those motivated by financial gain? What does this mean for financial institutions?...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.27.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

New evidence uncovered by the digital security firm Symantec suggests that the recent series of Swift-based bank hacks may be linked to North Korea in what “appears to be the first known case of a nation using digital attacks...more

Inconsistent and Confusing Specification Language Does Not Support Broad Claim Construction - Trustees of Columbia Univ. v....

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing various claim constructions that led to a stipulated judgment of non-infringement and partial invalidity, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed two claim constructions and a related...more

IP Newsflash - March 2016

DISTRICT COURT CASES - New York Court Invalidates Targeted-Advertising Patents under Alice - A federal judge in the Southern District of New York granted counterclaim-defendant TNS’s motion for summary judgment...more

Provisional Applications Narrow Construction of Four Patents, Broaden Construction of Two

In the Trustee of Columbia University in the City of New York v, Symantec Corporation, [2015-1146] (February 2, 2016) the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s claim construction order and subsequent partial final...more

Internet of Things Framework introduced by the Online Trust Alliance for our connected world

On August 11, 2015, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released an Internet of Things (IoT) Trust Framework (“the Framework”), which presents guidelines for IoT manufacturers, developers, and retailers. The Framework was...more

Knowledge Is Key to These Pleadings

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

Order Regarding Motions to Dismiss, CAP Co., Ltd. v. McAfee, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-05068, CAP Co., Ltd. v. Symantec Corp., 14-cv-05071 (Judge James Donato) - Further highlighting the inconsistent treatment of Seagate...more

Four Security Gaps Cybercriminals Exploit in Your Business's Digital Storefront

by Polsinelli on

Symantec, the American IT security company, recently released its 2015 Internet Security Threat Report that summarizes the number and types of threats and vulnerabilities seen in 2014. The report also analyzes trends and...more

Two Of The Three Patents-In-Suit Are Patent Ineligible; The Invention In The Third Is Patentable

by Morris James LLP on

A trial against Symantec resulted in a jury verdict of $17 million. A section 101 decision was reserved for post-trial briefing. The Trend Micro trial is scheduled for May. The standard of proof on a § 101 motion is...more

Court Rules On Jury Instructions Relating To Damages

by Morris James LLP on

The court finds defendant’s view of the entire market rule overly narrow and provides a cautionary jury instruction at the time plaintiff’s expert first references its theory of damages, and again as part of final...more

Claims Regarding Newly Accused Products Will Not Be Included In Trial Scheduled The Following Week

by Morris James LLP on

Two newly accused products will not be the subject of trial the following week but are excluded without prejudice for later consideration. The false marking “defense” is not a defense but only a limitation on damages....more

Inter Partes Review Not Stayed, Despite Looming Patent Ownership Trial

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Symantec Corp. v. RPost Commc’ns Ltd. - Addressing a motion to stay an inter partes review (IPR) by the patent owner, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB, the Board) denied the...more

Know the Patent Specification Before Filing a Motion to Amend

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Veeam Software Corp. v. Symantec Corp. - Addressing issues of claim construction and the requirements for a motion to amend, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) ruled that the...more

U.S. Attorney General Intervenes in Whistleblower Suit Against Computer Software Industry Leader

The U.S. Attorney General recently intervened in a qui tam case brought by a current employee of California-based computer software giant Symantec Corporation, alleging violations of the federal, California, Florida and New...more

BALCA Holds Additional Recruitment Steps Need Not Comply With Detailed Content Requirement

On July 30, 2014, the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA), in Matter of Symantec, decided the issue of whether a Certifying Officer may deny an Application for Permanent Employment Certification (ETA Form 9089)...more

Two Recent Say-On-Pay Decisions

Courts have recently rendered two say-on-pay decisions. ...more

Offers of Judgment in FLSA Collective Actions: Another Tool for Wage & Hour Claims

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Last week, while most of us were focused on the events in Boston, the U.S. Supreme Court came down with a notable decision last week involving a wage & hour class action (it’s actually called a “collective” action, but for...more

Court Dismisses Another Say-On-Pay Disclosure Case

The District Court for the Northeastern District of Illinois recently granted a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss an action styled Noble v. AAR Corp. The plaintiff alleged that the company failed to provide adequate...more

Symantec Beats Litigation Challenging Proxy Disclosures For Annual Meeting

A California court recently granted Symantec’s demurrer in a lawsuit that challenged its proxy statement disclosures in connection with an annual meeting. For those of us who haven’t been to law school recently, a demurrer...more

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