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Crypto Copycats Beware: Fair Use Of Financial Technology In Wake Of Oracle v. Google

by Locke Lord LLP on

FinTech companies beware: your use of code that was originally developed via open-source methods may not be shielded from future copyright infringement claims by the fair use doctrine. Recently, in Oracle America, Inc. v....more

How to Roll Out a New eDiscovery Program

by Epiq on

When you’re getting ready to roll out a new eDiscovery program – whether it’s a new piece of software to handle one piece of the puzzle, an entire set of solutions to insource the whole process, or a capacity-based eDiscovery...more

Best Practices for Policy Management

by Mitratech Holdings, Inc on

Like the many gears that keep machinery running efficiently and working together, an effective policy management program involves many moving parts. Trying to wrangle these parts on your own, without help from a software...more

The Dangers of Training Neural Network with Phone Calls

If you haven’t seen Sundar Pichai’s presentation on Google Duplex, watch it. The technology is fascinating. Google is developing software that can assist users in completing specific tasks such as making reservations by...more

Open-Source Licensing: Mitigate Your Risk

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Businesses today rely on an ever-changing and expanding software suite simply to run. Open-source software, now approaching a 50% share of the business market, is driving innovation speed and reducing development costs....more

In-House Processing and Review Reduce the Risks of Ediscovery

by Zapproved LLC on

Risks are everywhere in ediscovery, but you can do something about them - In ediscovery, the ground is littered with landmines. The unwary can be caught up in predictable as well as unexpected risks, from spoliation...more

Mobile Phone Manufacturer Settles with FTC Over Privacy and Data Security Concerns

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it settled with a mobile phone manufacturer for alleged privacy and data security violations which occurred when the manufacturer allegedly allowed a foreign third-party...more

FDA Commissioner Continues To Roll Out Digital Health Initiatives

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb trumpeted the agency’s “modern and flexible” approach to digital health regulation when speaking at Health Datapalooza last week. As we have written about here, FDA has announced multiple...more

FDA releases working model for Software Precertification Pilot Program

by Hogan Lovells on

Last week, FDA released updates to its Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Pilot Program, including release of a working model reflecting the Agency's vision of the pilot and outlining its most critical components. The...more

Jury Orders U.S. Bancorp to Pay $3 Million to Solutran for Infringing Patents for Paper Check Processing Technology

by Knobbe Martens on

Patent Judgments & Awards - In another win in a string of victories for Solutran, Inc. in its long-running patent dispute with U.S. Bancorp, a jury in the U.S. District Court in Minnesota found that Solutran was entitled...more

Lost in Translation, or “Mayday”

by Ward PLLC on

Given my practice, it probably isn’t surprising that I hear data and technology related buzzwords all the time, and often they’re just strung together in an incoherent jumble. “Blockchain crypto machine learning AI alakazam.”...more

Googles Use of Oracles APIs

On March 27, 2018, the Federal Circuit handed down its long awaited decision on whether Google’s use of 37 Java application programming interface packages (“APIs”) in Google’s Android mobile operating system was protected...more

German Federal Court: Unfair Competition Law No Basis to Ban Ad Blocking and Whitelisting

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In a landmark decision, on April 19, 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice decided that the ad blocking application and browser-extension Adblock Plus does not violate the German Unfair Competition Act (Gesetz gegen den...more

Happy Days Are Here Again

by Exterro, Inc. on

In just a week’s time, the 2nd Annual Study of Effective Legal Spend Management from Exterro and the Blickstein Group will be released. For in-house legal departments—and specifically for e-discovery professionals—the news is...more

Software Escrow 101

by Polsinelli on

Software escrow arrangements are gaining increasing importance in complex technology deals. Software escrows can be an effective way to mitigate certain future risks involving the licensing of commercial software, a SaaS...more

Predictive Algorithms in Sentencing: Are We Automating Bias?

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

Although algorithms are often presumed to be objective and unbiased, recent investigations into algorithms used in the criminal justice system to predict recidivism have produced compelling evidence that such algorithms may...more

TechConnect - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - April 2018

by Mintz Levin on

Letter from the Editors - As Tolstoy once wrote, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” Hopefully, the snows of winter are finally behind us, and it’s time to look forward, build, and create! We at Mintz Levin continue...more

Adblocking reloaded: No unfair competition, says German Supreme Court

by Hogan Lovells on

Germany’s highest civil court signs off on the business model behind AdBlock Plus - The popular adblocking software AdBlock Plus, and the underlying business model of Eyeo GmbH, do not fall foul of German unfair...more

Slash Risk by Saying Goodbye to Manual Legal Holds

by Zapproved LLC on

The right automation software can help you avoid spoliation sanctions, improve your audit trails, and boost ROI - We all know that ediscovery can be expensive. But while we usually think of review as the most expensive...more

FDA grants De Novo Market Clearance of Artificial Intelligence Software

by Knobbe Martens on

According to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration press release, Viz. AI Contact application was granted De Novo premarket review to Viz.AI’s LVO Stroke Platform. According to PR Newswire, Viz.AI’s LVO Stroke Platform is the...more

Licenses, SaaS, and the Cloud

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Some Legal Issues to Consider When Migrating to Become a Service Provider - Although everyone’s into blockchain and the “Internet of Things,” believe it or not, there are still plenty of traditional software developers out...more

Home Remedies For Politically Charged IP Theft

In January of this year, Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel Wind Group Co. Ltd. was convicted of stealing trade secrets from U.S. company AMSC Inc. ...more

Efficient and Effective eDiscovery Uses Continuous Active Learning (CAL)

by Epiq on

Most document review today uses some form of technology-assisted review (TAR). TAR uses computer software to categorize documents as responsive or nonresponsive, based on human review of a subset of documents from the...more

What’s the Return on Investment for Automated Legal Hold Software?

by Zapproved LLC on

Learn the rewards of streamlining your legal hold process - If you’re still managing legal holds with an archaic conglomeration of spreadsheets, emails, and duct tape, you can do better. Today’s automated, cloud-based...more

Oracle v. Google, Copyright & Fair Use: One of “Billions” of Summaries

Earlier this week, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals released its blockbuster decision in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC, which held that Google’s unauthorized use of certain aspects of Oracle’s Java software was not...more

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