- Blog: MMM Tech Law & Business ReportATA June Education Event: BlockchainPosted on June 27, 2017 by AdminLast week MMM Attorney Austin Mills moderated a panel for an ATA event on blockchain. Here are a few of Austin’s key takeaways: 1. Previously, most blockchain activity revolved around bitcoin as a currency or a few major projects. We are now seeing widespread development of blockchain technologies to disrupt industries and solve problems. 2. […]
- Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogRecord Data Breach Settlement in Anthem Class ActionPosted on June 26, 2017 by Hunton & Williams LLPOn June 23, 2017, Anthem Inc., the nation’s second largest health insurer, reached a record 115 million dollar settlement in a class action lawsuit arising out of a 2015 data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 78 million people. Among other things, the settlement creates a pool of funds to provide credit monitoring and reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs for customers. … Continue Reading
- Blog: Antitrust UpdateSeventh Circuit Finds Exclusive Dealing in Hospital-Payer Case Pro CompetitivePosted on June 21, 2017 by “But what is more common than exclusive dealing?” Affirming summary judgment for defendant Saint Francis Medical Center, the Seventh Circuit recently held that the hospital’s contracts with health care insurers—though admittedly exclusive—did not harm competition. In fact, such contracts were likely the product of a competitive market in which Saint Francis was simply the best [...]
- Blog: Minter Ellison Technology, Media and IP BlogGoogle trade mark survives generic challenge in the USPosted on June 19, 2017 by A United States appeal court has recently found in favour of Google, Inc in a case that sought to argue that the word GOOGLE should lose trade mark protection because it has become generic. The case US trade mark legislation permits the cancellation of a registered trade mark on the ground that the primary significance of the mark to the relevant public is as a generic name for some or all of the goods or services for which it is registered. In other words, if consumers generally understand the term to refer to the type of goods or services, rather than the source of the goods and serv...
- Blog: TSMP ForefrontIn Vitro Fertilisation And The Birth Of A Legal RemedyPosted on June 5, 2017 by “It is a treasured value in humanity … that no parent would want her child to grow up thinking that she (the child was) a mistake." - Justice Choo Han Teck
- Blog: SerendIPity: Intellectual Property Law BlogSupreme Court’s Ruling on Damages Creates Uncertain Future for Design PatentsPosted on December 21, 2016 by Matthew T. HaysIn an opinion handed down on December 6th, 2016, the Supreme Court continued its tradition of unanimously overruling the Federal Circuit while chipping away at the power of patents. While the decision itself was brief and uncomplicated, it characteristically left the most difficult questions to be debated in the lower courts. Read More › Tags: