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What Does the Brexit Vote Mean for IP Protection?

July 7th, 2016

By Martin G. Belisario and Bridget H. Labutta As is well known by now, the citizens of Great Britain have chosen to leave the European Union (EU), a move popularly dubbed the “Brexit.” Despite the economic upheaval and media firestorm surrounding the vote, the realm of intellectual property law is unlikely to see any immediate…

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Top Patent Trends for 2016

January 13th, 2016

By Clark A. Jablon The protection of intellectual property rights through the use of patents remains critically important in today’s global economy. Court decisions in 2015 affected important elements of patent law and laid the foundation for continuing evolution of the law in 2016. Here is a roundup of patent trends to watch out for…

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Trade Secrets: The Other Intellectual Property

September 24th, 2015

By John Simmons, Esq. and Fred Tecce, Esq. Most business owners are at least passingly familiar with trademarks, copyrights, and patents. There is another type of IP, however: trade secrets. This category is widely misunderstood. However, companies such as Coca-Cola, DuPont and Kentucky Fried Chicken have built their businesses around trade secrets. All three of…

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Protecting Your Intellectual Property on the Web

August 6th, 2015

By Bridget H. Labutta, Esq. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas made headlines earlier this year for a reason completely unrelated to his politics. Shortly after Cruz announced his candidacy for the next presidential election, the news media discovered that the presumptive Internet address for the new candidate’s campaign had been “hijacked” and now displayed a…

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When is a ‘Private’ Music Performance Actually Public?

April 23rd, 2015

When it comes to performing music, whether recorded and played or performed by a live band, one of the trickiest aspects to navigate for music copyrights is the definition of “private” versus “public” performance. What constitutes a “private performance” is complex, and has been the basis of many court cases. It often is a matter…

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5 Things to Know About Music Copyright

March 19th, 2015

Every year, and particularly in the summer months when outdoor concerts and dining are popular, we receive phone calls and emails from owners of bars, restaurants, and other businesses that play music for their patrons. Usually, they are calling because they received a letter from a company in the music industry demanding that they pay…

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SK Hynix Sued by SanDisk and Toshiba, Employee Arrested in Japan for Theft of Trade Secrets

March 17th, 2014

By John D. Simmons, Esq. A large dispute is brewing in both Asia and the United States over the alleged actions of a former employee of flash memory manufacturer SanDisk. On March 13, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department arrested Yoshitaka Sugita over actions he took while employed at SanDisk in 2007 and 2008. SanDisk has…

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Former Two Sigma Investments Analyst Indicted in New York

March 13th, 2014

By Fred Tecce, Esq. Another week, another indictment for the theft of trade secrets. This time, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office returned an 11-count indictment against Kang Gao, a 29 year old China native. The indictment alleges that Gao stole confidential information from his former employer, Two Sigma Investments LLC, which uses complex mathematical models…

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Attorney General Holder Questioned by Senate Judiciary Committee on Cyber Prosecutions

March 7th, 2013

By John D. Simmons, Esq. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the Senate Judiciary committee yesterday regarding prosecutions of cyber-attack hackers. Although almost drowned out by the arguments on the Administration’s use of drones, there was significant discussions regarding cyber prosecutions. In the wake of a report by cyber-security firm Mandiant about cyber-attacks from China,…

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