Category: News

NEXT 2017

On November 17, 2017, the New York State Science and Technology Law Center co-hosted the NEXT Conference, focusing on technology, manufacturing and biotech, with the Central New York Biotech Accelerator, CASE, and TDO.  The all-day event included keynotes, workshops, and a technology showcase at the Syracuse University Sheraton. The morning… Read More»

Building a BAIL Team

On November 10th, the Blackstone LaunchPad presented a BAIL Workshop at Syracuse University. What is BAIL? BAIL stands for banker, accountant, insurance, and lawyer, and Blackstone recommends every new business or startup form a good relationship with each team member. At the workshop, banks were represented by Ben Alexander, Commercial… Read More»

Researching The 2011 America Invents Act (AIA)

In an effort to weed out invalid patents, the 2011 America Invents Act provided a new proceeding that enables third parties to challenge the validity of newly issued patents. Professor Shubha Ghosh, the Crandall Melvin Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law, is gathering data about these proceedings.… Read More»

Thoughts On Senate Passing Trade-Secrets Bill

Through a nearly unanimous vote, the Senate passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 on April 4, creating a civil cause of action in federal court for misappropriation of trade secret.

Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee

On April 25, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a patent case that has implications for the integrity of the patent system. At issue is the continued viability of the most comprehensive reform of the patent system since 1952, the America Invents Act.

Supreme Court Case on Enhanced Damages

When can a patent owner obtain enhanced damages in a successful suit for patent infringement? What is the relationship between the standard for awarding enhanced damages and awarding attorney’s fees in patent cases? These and other questions were debated before the Supreme Court on February 23, 2016, in a pair of consolidated cases, Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics and Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer. The final decision, to be announced in the next few months, will affect patent practice as well as the pace of technology development and litigation.

Goldman Sachs Programmer on Trial for “Stolen Code”

Sergey Aleynikov is a former Goldman Sachs computer programmer who in 2009 was charged in federal court with violating the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) and the National Stolen Property Act (NSPA) after it was found that he had e-mailed himself 8 megabytes of source code four separate times that came… Read More»