Attorneys Beware: The “Cloud” May Be Raining on Your Ethical Obligations

EverNote.  DropBox.  Google Drive. These are but a few of the many cloud-based applications available on the Internet that provide helpful and cost-effective solutions to document creation, collaboration and storage. Traditionally, the need for additional document management capability meant purchasing a new disk drive or a new software package.  Technology has now evolved to the […]

MEDIA: Is the President Giving Away the Internet? Tom Kulik on the Mike Shikman Show (WSVA Radio)

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration says that ICANN is ready for private sector management of the DNS…but is it? I had the pleasure of appearing live on The Mike Shikman Show on WSVA (Harrisonburg, VA) to discuss the repercussions of ending US oversight of ICANN – it was a fun discussion with a great […]

MEDIA: Is Obama Giving Internet Control to Foreign Censors? – WHDT World News Interview with Tom Kulik

There is a lot of conflicting information out there regarding the upcoming end of US oversight of ICANN on October 1, 2016.  Will nation states exert undue influence on ICANN and its administration of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS)? The National Telecommunications and Information Administration says that ICANN is ready for private sector management […]

ISPs Beware: If You Ignore These 3 Things, You CAN Be Liable for Copyright Infringement

Until recently, most internet service providers (“ISPs”) had good reason to feel reasonably shielded from liability stemming from the conduct of their subscribers. From the uploading of unlicensed music files to the exchange of pirated content via BitTorrent, most ISPs remained shielded from liability since the implementation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in 1998. […]

Light at the End of the Rabbit Hole: 3 Reasons Why the Enfish Ruling Matters to Your Patent Portfolio Strategy

If your company has expended valuable capital in obtaining patents involving computer technology, then by now you likely familiar with the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision in Alice v. CLS Bank in 2014 and how it has devastated software patent portfolios in the U.S. You see, under Section 101 of the Patent Act. “whoever invents […]