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Orange Is the New Hack: Protecting Against Vendor Cyber Breaches

By Scott Lyon |

Crime doesn’t pay, and apparently neither does Netflix, as evidenced by their refusal to pay the bitcoin extortion demand of a hacker or hacking group calling themselves “thedarkoverlord.”

In-House IP Attorneys Not Surprised by Reported Growth in Brand Protection Spend

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

Law departments often focus on cutting spend, but in-house IP attorneys aren't shocked that more funds may be going toward trademark policing.

Ninth Circuit Says Google May Be Ubiquitous, but It's Not Generic

By Ross Todd |

The name Google hasn't gone the way of thermos, cellophane and aspirin—at least not yet.

PTAB Imposes Double Jeopardy on Patent Owners

By Brad Sheafe |

Even if you believe the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s post-grant proceedings have generally played a positive role in eliminating some junk patents, the evidence shows that PTAB is violating the spirit of §325(d) of the America Invents Act by failing to limit double jeopardy and the serial harassment of patent owners in patent examination.

Burford Capital New York Office.

All Signs Point to Gerchen Keller as Funder in Failed Patent Case Against Intel

By Ben Hancock |

With a little sleuthing, it's not hard to see Gerchen Keller's fingerprints on trial that pit Irell & Manella and Boies Schiller lawyers against a team from Wilmer.

Michelle Lee, United States Patent Trade Office

In-House IP Counsel on the Future of USPTO Director Michelle Lee

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

In-house counsel at major U.S. companies have weighed in on whether Michelle Lee should continue as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

New Federal Trade Secrets Law Yields First Award

By Sue Reisinger |

In the first award of its kind under a new federal law on trade secrets, a jam maker was granted more than $5.2 million in treble damages. Dalmatia Import Group Inc. of Miami won the award.

New Patent Framework Aims to Get Attorneys on the Same Page

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

A Corporate Legal Operations Consortium initiative aims to establish an industry standard to structure and define the scope of legal tasks involved in patent matters.

Geoffrey Potter of New York's Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

Tracking Down a Counterfeiter, Bottle by Bottle, and Finding Justice

By Sue Reisinger |

The maker of 5-Hour Energy Drinks spent $3.5 million tracking down a large counterfeiting ring that was producing fake product in 2011 and 2012. The first defendant in the conspiracy recently received a seven-year prison sentence.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

To Patent or Not to Patent: Legal Tech Takes on IP

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Software developers in the legal technology space may want to think long and hard before forgoing a patent.