The FTC Gives 3M Reasons to Ramp Up Cybersecurity
November 7, 2017
If consumers these days are purchasing, ordering and refunding almost exclusively online, the consumer protection battlefront starts with the internet. If the FTC is gearing up for an unprecedented year of cybersecurity investigations and litigation, shouldn’t you?
Cybersecurity Litigation Following Equifax Breach
October 3, 2017
When the Social Security and credit card numbers of 143 million people are hacked, an onslaught of litigation is destined to follow. Find out what claims are currently mounting against Equifax and the likely expert testimony needed to resolve them.
Who’s Reading Your Texts?
September 13, 2017
And what do they say about you? A lot apparently. Like where you are, what you bought there, and the credit card you used. With the massive amount of data keyboard apps are accessing to make recommendations for your current mood, next meal, or next word, you have to wonder: Is anything we type on our phones secure and what could possible data breaches mean for these companies?
Patentability Post-Alice: Cracking the Code
September 5, 2017
Another digital data conversion patent bites the Alice dust. Since the controversial Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International opinion was issued in 2014, courts have been striking software patents left and right. The latest Alice victim, an image-processing patent holder battling Nintendo, has commentators calling rulings like this a threat to software patents worldwide.
Who’s Driving Your Car? Cyber Un-security in Autonomous Vehicles
February 21, 2017
With autonomous vehicles becoming an impending reality and the plethora of computer electronics involved, as well as their vulnerabilities, it will be hard to say “who” exactly is driving your driverless vehicle: the car maker, the self-driving software, or the cloud…
Google Pays 5.5M To No One: Cy Pres Problems Expert Cures
January 24, 2017
They say the art of negotiating is learning what the other side truly wants. What if they want a donation to cancer research? That’s admirable. But what if it is not the plaintiffs who want it, but counsel, in addition to a hefty attorney’s fee? Might it be time to call in the experts?