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Apr
24

On Friday, April 2nd the Centers for Disease Control updated its guidelines for safe travel during the next phase of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Taking into account current scientific understandings, the latest evidence, and the current state of infections, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated individuals can now travel relatively safely within the U.S. Additionally,

Apr
23

It’s been a little over a year since COVID-19 arrived in the United States, and vaccines are finally rolling out. Most states are vaccinating people in “groups,” determined by factors such as age, pre-existing conditions/risk factors, and employment type among other things. President Biden has stated that he expects all adults (18 years and older)

Apr
22

If given a chance to go back to high school for a day, many adults would probably decline. As a time filled with anxiety and confusion, high schoolers struggle to find their voice and independence. With now seemingly infinite amounts of communication platforms, students can express their feelings about the school day beyond the final

Apr
21

As we near the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are grappling with how to transition employees back into the office while ensuring workplace safety. Many employers are relying on artificial intelligence (“AI”) and other sophisticated technologies to implement screening measures (e.g., body temperature checks) and other public health-recommended workplace protocols (e.g., social distancing) per

Apr
20

Have you ever googled a gift only to have the future recipient see it later advertised on your web-browser? Chances are your covert efforts fell victim to third-party cookies – or bits of data that your computer receives when browsing websites, that are then stored on your web-browser to track your online activity. These “tracking

Apr
19

This blog addresses Massachusetts’ shift away from the “all or nothing” approach taken by many states to address law enforcement’s facial recognition technology use. In Massachusetts, law enforcement agencies have been utilizing official and unofficial databases to conduct facial recognition searches largely without any legal controls or regulation. For example, police have been using the

Apr
17

Many readers have likely heard of the recent SolarWinds data breach dominating cyber headlines over the past couple months. The SolarWinds hack went viral because company was deeply involved with American government agencies, including intelligence organizations. While federal investigators suspect Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service for the attack, a more recent and comparably unique hack took

Apr
15

The role of extrinsic sources in interpreting patent claims has been a source of debate in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Court for years encouraged the use of extrinsic sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and treatises. The Court abruptly changed course in 2005, however, largely repudiating its earlier cases extolling

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