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Memes, funny videos and entertaining dance routines are often what go viral on social media these days … but earlier this year, it was a warning about social media that became the talk — or should we say Tok — of the internet. Sharing on the social news platform Reddit in April, someone known only…

October 22, 2020
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What international investment law standards protect IP? Should States be held liable for breach if BIT protections?

First published in Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law 

Volume 11, November 2018
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Each year, the country marks October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but businesses must be vigilant in their approach to cybersecurity year-round. That means staying abreast of new regulations, forming an incident response team, taking the right steps during a breach and performing cyber-related due diligence ahead of major deals. Learn more below.

November 7, 2018
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When it comes to assets, perhaps none are more mobile than intellectual property. Patents, copyrights, trademarks and other so-called “intangible” assets bring tremendous value to the corporations that own them, but they don’t exist in a physical form, making them easy to move from one country to another. For decades, U.S. corporations have taken advantage…

August 9, 2018
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Today is the day! Companies around the world have had two years to prepare for implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, the comprehensive legal regime with the self-stated goal of putting the European Union at the forefront of safeguarding individuals’ data privacy rights. Well, now that GDPR is finally in effect, we can safely assume…

July 26, 2018
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What does it take to win a patent trial when a jury is likely to identify with your adversary? Ask Fred Williams, the co-chair of V&E’s Intellectual Property practice, who recently represented Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp. in a case against Joe Andrew Salazar. Salazar, an 82-year-old inventor, is a former scientist for the United States…

July 26, 2018
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On February 7, 2018, the Federal Circuit unsealed its decision to uphold a preliminary injunction barring Infineon Technologies from terminating an exclusive patent license to MACOM Technology…

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February 8, 2018