April 9, 2016
Personalized Medicine: the belief that diagnostic testing of a single patient, combined with his or her medical history, will yield targeted treatment options and better overall healthcare. This healthcare movement takes center stage in cancer treatment, where cutting edge research on genetics, immunology, and biotechnology are brought in to tackle one of the most devastating
Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo has been vocal about its commitment to preventing the sale of counterfeit versions of its products. Chairman Ferruccio Ferragamo explained that such efforts served “both to protect our intellectual property rights and to defend our customers.” In recent years, the brand has partnered with the Chinese government to stop the
Terry Bollea, also known as Hulk Hogan, recently won one of the biggest wrestling matches of his career last week when he walked away from a trial against entertainment news website Gawker $140 million dollars richer. Just two weeks ago a Florida jury awarded Hogan $115 million and another $25 million in punitive damages determining
The old adage that the law is one step behind the times, certainly applies to the technology field. Technology normally stays one step ahead of the legal concepts and governing rules that are attached to it. There is no exception to the intersection of estate law and technology, specifically as it relates to the digital
Privacy is a touchy issue in the 21st century. At no other time in history has the capacity for mass gathering and storing of personal data by corporations and governments been possible at the scale seen today. As rapid technological advances continue to shape the way society views data collection, issues of privacy often come
The legal controversy between Apple and the FBI has certainly cooled off in light of the recent revelation that the government was able to bypass Apple’s built-in security measures and unilaterally gain access to encrypted cell phone data related to the San Bernardino terrorist attack late last year. However, the debate over individual privacy and
Tension Between the FBI and Apple Is Halted but Tension Between National Security and Privacy Will Persist
The Justice Department reported on Monday that it has discovered a way to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist, Syed Farook, without aid from Apple. Consequently, the Justice Department withdrew its legal action to compel Apple to assist in the investigation of the San Bernardino mass-shooting. The unlocking method was brought to the FBI
The State of Illinois passed the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) which regulates the use of “biometric identifiers” or “biometric information” by private entities. A private entity may not obtain a person’s biometric identifier or information without first informing the subject that it is being collected or stored, informing the subject of the purpose
Bitcoin Challenged by Alt Currency Newcomer: Ethereum, Not a New Periodic Element, but Competitive New Software
Ethereum, the newest digital currency to garner substantial attention from consumers and corporations alike, is hailed by many as Bitcoin’s newest rival. Recent weeks has seen ethereum gain users, value and attention in a way that is causing many analysts to forecast a lasting presence in the world of digital currency. Invented by a Russian
E-Book Price Fixing Suit Against Apple Bookended by Supreme Court’s Refusal to Review 450 Million Dollar Judgment.
On Monday, March 7th, The Supreme Court denied a petition to review a decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which found Apple, Inc. guilty of price fixing. In contesting a $450 million judgment, Apple argued that by entering into the E-Book market, the company had wrested monopoly control from online retail giant Amazon.