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IP Law Update: September 2015

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and is ready for a very productive fall! Please consider these topics that are likely to be useful now that you have returned to the “real” world: Use of administrative review of patent validity; Senior executive exposure for information security/privacy problems; Need for caution when using the name [...]

Hackers, Whistleblowers, and Government Investigations – Has Your D&O Insurance Got You Covered?

Recent FisherBroyles client alerts have focused on many of the threats facing U.S. companies, their officers and executives. We’ve discussed cyberattacks and data security breaches,[1] the heavy monetary penalties that can ensue from violations of the False Claims Act, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback statute,[2] and even the criminal penalties that can land a CEO in [...]

Intellectual Property Law Update

We hope everyone has a wonderful summer! Before you take off, please consider these topics that are likely to be useful when you return to the ‘real’ world: Use of provisional patents to reduce cost of protecting inventions; Ownership of data from mobile apps; New developments in information security and privacy; Start-ups must beware of [...]

Intellectual Property Law Update

We hope everyone is having a great holiday season! In this issue, we address: techniques for avoiding involvement in IP litigation; issues often encountered regarding IP ownership under commercial contracts; a new ISO standard for privacy practices of cloud service providers; contractual risk allocation in data breaches; and a discussion of an effort to obtain [...]