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Cyber Crime Pays! Different Attacks Have Different Values

Cisco’s midyear report showed that CEO fraud netted cybercrime five times more money than ransomware over the last three years. CEO fraud is a scam in which cybercriminals spoof company e-mail accounts and impersonate...more

Is Your Medical Device Software Compliant with the New EU Standards?

The IEC 62304 standard specifies life cycle requirements for the development of medical software and software within medical devices. It is a standard that is harmonized between the European Union (EU) and the United States...more

8/31/2017  /  EU , Manufacturers , Medical Devices , Software

So Why Do I Have To Sign This Declaration Again?

This is a question that I often am asked when inventors have been working with us for an extended period of time. In the past, we could use an existing, executed declaration in the family for a new member, but not after...more

Uptick in University Enforcement of Intellectual Property an Indication of Stricter Enforcement Policy or a Passing Trend?

Universities have traditionally been reluctant to enforce their intellectual property (IP) against third parties. There are many reasons for this position, including adverse publicity associated with such suits, the time...more

Supreme Court to Review Digital Privacy (Part 2)

In our previous installment, we looked at the issues related to Carpenter. That discussion can be found here. Another case involving the Stored Communications Act may also come before the U.S Supreme Court in the...more

Supreme Court to Review Digital Privacy (Part 1)

In 1986, Congress passed an obscure statute called the Stored Communications Act that has become much more relevant 30 years later. The U.S. Supreme Court will have two opportunities to help define the scope of digital...more

Russian Cyber Attack on US Nuclear Power Stations

A report from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warns of malware attacks targeting mainly nuclear power stations and energy facilities. The attacks started in May of this year....more

University Business Collaborations Bridging the Gap

Historically, our understanding of University Business Collaborations (UBC) is based on the role of barriers in the development of cooperation. During the June 2017 University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) annual...more

7/25/2017  /  Collaboration , Universities

Phishing Moves to SMiShing

Phishing, the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) is something that we have...more

New Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions in India

On July 3, 2017, revised Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs) were released. The full text of the guidelines may be found here. ...more

A Federal Cyber Security Law Coming Your Way?

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, Sens. Hatch and Markey introduced the “Promoting Good Cyber Hygiene Act” that would direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to establish a set of baseline voluntary best...more

New Rule on Trademark Revivals, Reinstatements, and Petitions to the Director

Effective July 8, 2017, new rules went into effect regarding revival of abandoned applications, reinstatement of abandoned applications and cancelled or expired registrations, and petitions to the director. The rules have...more

Intellectual Property Litigation Financing

IP litigation is expensive and risky. A patent owner relies on costly experts and attorneys, and confronts the possibility that the entire case could be dismissed at any point during a lengthy litigation process (likely...more

Whoops, I did not want to file that European Application. Can I get a Do-Over?

It is rare, but there are times where one will file a European Application (EA) and then change their mind due to business considerations. Filing fees are a significant part of the fees associated with filing an EA....more

India – Antitrust Law Update

In 2009, the Indian government implemented provisions under the Competition Act of 2002 for prohibition of anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominant positions in India. More recently, antitrust litigation has...more

Does BREXIT Really Matter to Me in the United States?

Well, if you are a company doing business in Europe and have registered your trademarks, it will. As you know, the United Kingdom (UK) has decided to leave the European Union. This has implications as regards the protection...more

The Supreme Court Clarifies Patent Rights After a Patented Item is Sold

On May 30, 2017, in Impression Products, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a patent owner’s sale of an item, either within or outside the United States, exhausts all of the patent owner’s patent rights in that item,...more

Teaming Up to Cure Cancer "Patents 4 Patients" – Fast Track Review

The United States Patent and Trademark Office “USPTO” is launching the “Patents 4 Patients” initiative, which will provide an accelerated review for methods of cancer treatments. Effective on June 29, 2016 the new “Cancer...more

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