IMS Insights: Internet, Blockchain, and IP Litigation
November 14, 2018
Although the future implications surrounding blockchain are of great potential, developmental challenges still exist. We sat down with Dr. Steve Kursh, an IMS elite expert, professor, and consultant in the technology industry for an exclusive interview on the future of smart contracts and IP litigation.
Expert Insights: What Impacts will Cybersecurity have for Business Litigation?
October 23, 2018
In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we have connected with Roger Nebel— an IMS Elite Expert in the cybersecurity industry— to learn more about how cybersecurity is affecting business litigation, and what attorneys should be aware of regarding cybersecurity.
IBM Settles for $57 Million in E-Commerce Patent Litigation Following $82.5 Million Jury Award
October 4, 2018
Leading e-commerce companies are continually trying to introduce new programming methods that will make their online shopping experience faster and more convenient for customers. Frequently, however, these innovations run afoul of existing e-commerce patents.
Not a Dry Eye in the House Federal Circuit Thwarts Drug Company’s Attempt to Avoid Inter Partes Review
August 30, 2018
We’re all familiar with the phrase, “there was not a dry eye in the house,” which conveys that all of the attendees at a particular event felt emotional about what they had seen or heard, and many were crying. Less well known is the eye condition appropriately known as “dry eye,” in which the natural tearing of the eye does not function properly.
Now Amex Has Its Privileges US Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Steering Rules
August 2, 2018
Credit card companies have been responsible for some of the most memorable advertising slogans. Beginning in 1975, Amex pitchman Karl Malden cautioned cardholders, “Don’t Leave Home Without It.” In the 1980’s, Visa reassured consumers that its card was “Everywhere You Want to Be.” Not to be outdone, MasterCard countered with its “Priceless” campaign.
Bitcoin Boom Are Cryptocurrencies Securities Subject to Regulation by the SEC
July 26, 2018
Bitcoin was launched in January 2009 as the world’s first cryptocurrency — a digital asset designed to function as a currency that is created and managed by decentralized computers, using encryption techniques instead of a central bank or other government authority.
Drone Wars As Innovation and Interest in UAV Technologies Rise Questions of Regulatory Jurisdiction Hover
June 21, 2018
The pace of new innovations related to drones has risen in recent years, with companies like Amazon investing in R&D and new technologies such as its storied jellyfish-style drone, as it seeks to mechanize its supply chain, and Google reporting exponential growth in the popularity of related search terms in the past five years.
Will SAS Sow Seeds of Chaos and Uncertainty?
May 30, 2018
On April 24, the Supreme Court addressed a procedural point concerning inter partes review (IPR); namely, whether after electing to review one or more challenged claims, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) must resolve the patentability of all of the challenged claims, or may limit its review to only some of those claims. SAS Institute, Inc. v. Iancu, Case No. 16-969 (April 24, 2018). While the issue addressed in SAS was seemingly technical, many commentators see the decision as a game changer that will dramatically impact IPR strategy, and the conduct of IPR proceedings going forward.
The Supreme Court Upholds the Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review
May 16, 2018
On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court upheld the Constitutionality of inter partes review (IPR) (a procedure allowing private parties to challenge previously issued patent claims on the ground that they are obvious or not novel). Is the Decision a Game Changer That Will Sow Chaos and Uncertainty?
The Supreme Court Takes Up the E-Commerce Sales Tax Debate
April 16, 2018
The accelerating growth of e-commerce has been a boon for Internet entrepreneurs. But, the Internet revolution has been less kind to state governments who remain unable to collect sales taxes from online retailers without a “physical presence” in their state. Thus, as e-commerce has grabbed a larger slice of the retail sales pie, the sales tax base of many states has shrunk. A current case out of North Dakota stands to change that. Read on to learn more.
Leading Voices Weigh in On TIKD Antitrust Suit
April 4, 2018
In December of last year, we wrote an article about an Antitrust case concerning the Florida Bar and TIKD, a tech startup that makes legal services (e.g., handling traffic tickets) accessible to Florida residents through a smartphone app. Since then, the DOJ has filed a Statement of Interest in the suit, solidifying its interest in the matter and aligning its position with that of companies like TIKD, LegalZoom, and Avvo that are seeking to compete in this market. We interviewed some of the leading voices in this case to get their take on this issue. Read on to learn more.