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    Blog: NY Patent Decisions Blog

    Judge Engelmayer Finds Claims for Timekeeping to be an Abstract Idea: “Whether by Quill or by Computer, Humans Have Undertaken Such Timekeeping . . . for Centuries”

    On March 7, 2023, Judge Paul A. Engelmayer ruled that claims directed to computerized methods and systems for “timekeeping of tasks on a document-by-document, telephone call-by-telephone call, and client service-by-client service basis” are ineligible for patenting under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  Plaintiff Realtime Tracker alleged that automated timekeeping software in the “Juris Suite” product of [...]

    Blog: Privacy & Data Management Blog

    Does Your Organization Have the Right Kind of Consent? Proposed Changes to Consent Requirements Under the CPPA

    The proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act (“CPPA”) is intended to replace the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). The current text of the CPPA will make a number of significant changes to some of the consent requirements Canadian private sector organizations must obtain. See our previous blog about CPPA’s proposed privacy ...

    Blog: Antitrust Update

    Court Denies Direct Purchasers’ Second Attempt at Class Certification in In re Lamictal

    In a recently unsealed opinion, a court in the District of New Jersey has declined to certify a direct-purchaser class in In re Lamictal ("Lamictal") on numerosity grounds.  It joins the growing number of courts in recent years to have held that a putative class included too few members to warrant certification.  (We discussed those prior [...]

    Blog: Online and On Point

    You Have 72 Hours: NCUA Finalizes New Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Rule for Federally Insured Credit Unions

    Federally insured credit unions are now required to report a cyber incident to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board within 72 hours. This final rule was unanimously approved by the NCUA on February 17, 2023 and will take effect September 1, 2023 – giving credit unions just over 6 months to update their data... Continue Reading

    Blog: The Firewall

    BetterHelp… Themselves: FTC Fines Company for Improper Deceptive Advertising Practices

    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently issued a proposed order requiring BetterHelp, an online counseling service, to pay $7.8 million over misrepresentations to consumers and improper disclosures of consumers’ health information to advertisers, such as Facebook, Snapchat, Criteo, and Pinterest.[1] This order and consent agreement comes a month after the FTC entered a settlement with... Continue Reading

    Blog: Garrigues Intellectual Property Blog

    Architecture and Intellectual Property: Is it possible to protect a building?

    Architecture encompasses a range of disciplines. Design, functionality, technique and, at times, good taste, come into play to achieve a result that comprises all of these in one: the building. But who does the “work” belong to? Can you protect a building? Imagine (for a joyful moment) that you are the architect of your favorite […] La entrada Architecture and Intellectual Property: Is it possible to protect a building? apareció primero en Intellectual and Industrial Property Blog - Garrigues.

    Blog: Patent 213

    How Lizzo Helped the USPTO Identify the Source of “100% THAT B—H”

    Recently, Melissa Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, took on the USPTO in a battle to establish trademark rights to a popular lyric from her 2017, Billboard-topping song Truth Hurts. The phrase, “100% That B—h”, which Lizzo admitted was inspired by a tweet, was recently the subject of several lawsuits concerning the authorship of the work... Continue Reading

    Blog: MMM Tech Law & Business Report

    TLF Charlotte VC Investing In Charlotte 2023: Trends, Deal Terms & Surprises

    Major shifts in the market with Covid-19 and the return to the office bring new focuses and economic factors that tech companies and entrepreneurs alike should be cognizant of. This panel, moderated by Alex Scharyj, discusses current trends in tech company valuations, ways entrepreneurs can prepare for meetings with prospective investors, and what venture and […]

    Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law Blog

    “Justice Best Served” – Data Subject Claims Stayed

    In a recent significant judgment1 from the Irish Circuit Court, the judge concluded that “justice is best served” by granting a stay of a data subject’s damages claim pending determination of certain preliminary references currently before the CJEU. The court expressed a view that damages in the case, if awarded, were likely to be small...Continue Reading…

    Blog: Drone Law Blog

    Privacy Rights and Public Perception – What Didn’t Change in COVID

    We came across an interesting article in Slate that highlights an example of one police department in Connecticut that sought to use drones to help flatten the curve in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic—allegedly by using drones equipped with tools that could monitor compliance with social distancing guidance and potential symptoms such as elevated temperature […]

    Blog: HB Briefly

    Federal Class Action Appeals – What’s the Deadline to Petition to Appeal When a Motion for Reconsideration Is Filed?

    If you’re litigating a putative class action in federal court and get a class certification order that is adverse to your client (whether plaintiff or defense), you may petition to take an immediate appeal of that order.  Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(f). The petition to appeal must be filed quickly—within 14 days.  Id.  The short turnaround time … Continue reading Federal Class Action Appeals – What’s the Deadline to Petition to Appeal When a Motion for Reconsideration Is Filed? → The post Federal Class Action Appeals – What’s the Deadline to Petition to Appeal When a Motion for Reconsiderat...