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»

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Kimble vs. Marvel Enterprises, Inc.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. March 31, 2015. The decision before the Court is whether to overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co., holding a “patentee’s use of a royalty agreement that projects beyond the expiration date of the patent is unlawful per se.”

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Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. in March 2015. The decision before the Court is whether the Federal Circuit erred in holding that a defendant’s good-faith belief that a patent is invalid is a defense to induced infringement.

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Disruptive Technologies and the Struggle for Regulation

Occasionally innovations move so quickly or are so novel that legislative and regulatory bodies can have a hard time keeping up. Recently, this struggle has been exemplified in the Federal Aviation Administration’s dealings with drones, or unmanned aerial systems (UAS), for commercial use. The FAA has authority to regulate and… Read More»

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Venture Philanthropy and Drug Development

Historically, disease foundations provide funding for academic research toward treatment or cures. However, a different method of providing support directly to companies, called venture philanthropy, has begun to gain attention. The nonprofit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation began providing funding to a small biotech company to develop drugs for treating the disease… Read More»

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No Summer Break for Technology Commercialization Law Program

A team of students in the College of Law‘s Technology Commercialization Law Program (TCLP) spent their summer working with entrepreneurs, startups and inventors to provide information on the legal and regulatory issues involved with bringing new technologies to the market. Students researched intellectual property and market landscapes for over 25 new technologies.… Read More»

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