Technology and the Law: 3 Issues to Keep Your Eye On in 2017

This past year was an exciting (if not troubling) one for technology and the law – from the multiple Yahoo breaches to newly-emerging DDoS botnet attacks to allegations of foreign hacking to interfere with the US election, 2016 did not disappoint.  As technology continues to outpace the laws addressing it, here are 3 things to […]

Newly Amended Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41: What It Means & Why It May Reach Too Far

Consider this hypothetical: Frustrated with ads on his smartphone, John Doe disables access by mobile apps to his location data on his Android phone (like many smartphone users already do)…and as a result, his smartphone gets caught within the scope of a criminal warrant that copies the information from his smartphone and exposes highly confidential […]

Fair Use Does Not Mean Your Use Is Fair: 3 Reasons Why the #Oracle/Google Litigation Matters to Your Business

There’s no way around it – virtually every business today uses some form of software in providing its goods and services to its customers. From software-as-a-service solutions to custom-developed code, software has become an indispensable business need, especially as customer solutions expand to the mobile application space.   Without question, software impacts your business and its […]

All Thumbs? Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law

With all the commotion revolving around the Apple/FBI dispute and accessing encrypted data in the iPhone iOS, it should come as no surprise mobile device makers and application providers have been ramping up efforts to better protect mobile device content from unauthorized access.  Soon, the WhatsApp secured messaging service owned by Facebook will be encrypting […]

Global “MoblileNuclear” War – A Timeline of the Apple/Samsung Litigation

I have seen a good share of patent litigation in my tenure as an attorney, but the proliferation of smartphones and tablets over the past few years has fueled a flurry of such litigation that seems unprecedented in scope and reach. For the uninitiated, one of these disputes can best be described as a global intellectual property “mobilenuclear” war between titans.