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Apple Ordered to Pay $506 Million to the University of Wisconsin for Infringing its Computer Processor Chip Patent

by Knobbe Martens on

Patent Judgments & Awards - Wisconsin Alumni Research Found. V. Apple, Inc., No. 14-CV-062-WMC (W.D. Wisc.) On July 25, 2017, a federal court in Wisconsin ordered Apple to pay a whopping $506 million for infringement of...more

What a Difference a Decade Makes…

by LawVision Group LLC on

It’s hard to believe the inflection point that marked the beginning of so much change in the legal world occurred ten years ago today on August 9, 2007. That was the day BNP Paribas closed withdrawals from three funds citing...more

UK Announces Plans For New Cybersecurity Innovation Center

by King & Spalding on

On July 24, 2017, the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (“DCMS”) announced plans to develop a new center for cybersecurity innovation in London. The UK plans to invest up to £14.5 million in the center over...more

Court Enjoins Milwaukee Over AR Location-based Game Ordinance

A U.S. District Court Judge issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing a Milwaukee county ordinance requiring a permit before implementing certain AR location-based games. As we previously reported, Candy Lab AR,...more

How Technology Is Changing the Market For Energy Commodities

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

An experiment performed by a startup in Brooklyn, New York, in 2016 could be a harbinger of the future of the energy industry. In the experiment, individuals were able to trade energy generated by solar panels between each...more

Congress Faces Tough Questions on the Road to Governing Self-Driving Cars

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Self-driving cars must also scare the hell out of Congress too. This past June 14 – long after states began their forays into regulating self-driving cars – the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee...more

A Patchwork Quilt of Regulations for Self Driving Vehicles – No Way, Says Congress!

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

Big news! Next week, on June 27th, a Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hearing to discuss “Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation.” As reported by Wired, “last week, the Senate published...more

Is Automation Really the New Outsourcing?

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

As disruptive technologies continue to explode across the corporate technology landscape, a natural inclination from both business personnel and attorneys may be to draw parallels between these innovation tools and more...more

Don’t Quarrel Over Scripture

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a jury verdict in favor of the EEOC in a Title VII religious discrimination claim. At issue was the use of a biometric scanner as a time clock. EEOC v. Consol Energy, Inc....more

NAIC Insurance Summit 2017: Innovation and Disruption Are Top of Mind for State Regulators

by Mintz Levin on

From May 22-26 Mintz Levin participated in the annual NAIC Insurance Summit in Kansas City. A main theme of this year’s Summit was technology and innovation. The Summit was remarkable in that it served as a meeting grounds...more

“The Future is Now” — Compliance and Technology

by Michael Volkov on

This posting is not a “pie in the sky” outline of compliance in the future, when technology works seamlessly with compliance functions. My focus today is on what is happening now in the compliance world when it comes to...more

The Paris Agreement and the Auto Industry

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

With President Trump announcing that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the Auto Industry is sure to be impacted. But, how is definitely not known. One impact may be the development of “green car”...more

Patent Grace Period Laws in the IP5 Patent Offices: Some Similarities But Largely Different

Life science and other high technology companies most frequently file patent applications in five IP offices (IP5), namely: the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japanese...more

Recognition of Smart Contracts - Legal developments encourage the use of smart contracts in the United States

This spring, Arizona became one of the first states in the U.S. to enact a law explicitly granting smart contracts the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as their standard contract counterparts. “Smart contracts”...more

Boston Scientific closes acquisition of TAVI device company, Symetis

by Knobbe Martens on

On March 30, 2017, Boston Scientific announced an agreement to acquire Symetis SA, a privately-held Swiss company focused on minimally-invasive transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) devices, for $435 million in cash....more

Researchers Announced A New Implantable Energy Storage System Powered By The Patient’s Body

by Knobbe Martens on

UCLA announced that scientists from UCLA and University of Connecticut designed a new form of energy storage for powering implantable medical devices that do not require a battery.  According to the announcement, this design...more

Corporate Fraud: How to Detect It and Put a Stop to It

Fraud costs companies trillions each year and the vast majority of those deceptions are detected purely by luck—only a very small percentage of frauds are found by auditors....more

Roundtable on Geopolitical Risks and Effective Response Strategies

On May 4, 2017, 15 business leaders gathered at Skadden’s Palo Alto office to discuss the current political and policy environments in the U.S. and abroad, as well as their implications for the technology sector. Participants...more

Self-Sovereign Identity and Distributed Ledger Technology : Framing the Legal Issues

by Perkins Coie on

Purpose - Distributed ledger technology (“DLT”), including the use of blockchain technology, has been touted as a way to create and validate digital identities that serve many of the same purposes that physical forms of...more

Public Perception And Policy Regarding Drones And Autonomous Vehicles

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Recently I had the opportunity to speak to a college class regarding public perception and policy regarding drones and other autonomous vehicles. In preparing for my presentation, I realized several things that I already...more

Intellectual Property Cases Dominate 2016 Verdict Awards

by Knobbe Martens on

According to the annual Top 100 Verdicts report by ALM’s VerdictSearch, five jury verdicts for Intellectual Property cases cracked the top 10 with a sixth breaking into the top 25 verdicts of 2016. While the amounts do not...more

Challenge and Counter-Proposal

by Moskowitz LLP on

In Part I, we outlined the scope of the November 2016 summons served on Coinbase to identify its users and their transaction activity and the IRS’ justification for requesting this data under 26 U.S. Code § 7602. Section 7602...more

Artificial Intelligence – are you keeping up?

by Hogan Lovells on

On Thursday 4 May 2017, Hogan Lovells’ Tech Hub hosted Azeem Azhar, renowned strategist, product entrepreneur and writer, who spoke about the current status and implications of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”)....more

Revised Modernizing Government Technology Act clears House Oversight Committee with Bipartisan Support

by Reed Smith on

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently passed, with unanimous support, the revised “Modernizing Government Technology Act.” The bill is designed to modernize federal IT infrastructure and to reduce...more

The Future of High Tech Patent Litigation in the Auto Industry

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The rapid adoption of new technologies by the auto industry and the new players that provide them is going to have an impact on the world’s roads. It’s also bringing an increased focus on exploiting and protecting...more

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