The attorney-client privilege and the work-product doctrine are both well known among practitioners in the U.S., but these concepts are not always well understood. In the context of investigating a suspected cyber incident or auditing the security of your systems, it is important not only for counsel to understand these concepts, but also the technical … Continue Reading
Wearable health technologies provide a great deal of benefits to consumers, health providers, and employers who offer wellness programs to their employees. From fitness bands that help ind… Continue Reading
Wearables look like they will be en vogue for seasons to come. They can be used for a variety of purposes – tracking fitness, improving posture, and even measuring air quality. But when employers use wearable technology to evaluate activity, there may be legal concerns. Christin McMeley sat down with Bloomberg BNA to discuss the surrounding privacy is… Continue Reading
A report just released by security startup, Menlo Security, found that one-third of the top one million websites have already been compromised with malware or are running outdated or unpatched software that is vulnerable.
The problem is two-fold:
1. Does your website contain vulnerabilities?
As the report notes, these website vulnerabilities are easi… Continue Reading
Employers who investigate workers’ criminal or credit backgrounds may want to review federal guidelines released March 10.
The joint publication of the Federal Trade Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides detailed guidance for employers who check into the criminal or credit histories of applicants or em… Continue Reading
A new San Francisco ordinance will prohibit employers and city contractors from asking job applicants about their criminal histories until after they conduct a live interview or make a conditional offer of employment. When the ordinance takes effect in August, San Francisco will join the ranks of 10 states and more than 50 cities to restrict employers… Continue Reading
Posted by Lance Koonce As a follow-up to last week’s discussion about inadvertent disclosures in intellectual property filings, here’s more in-depth information about patent filings to fill in the somewhat superficial explanation we provided previously. This from one of our patent gurus, George Rondeau.… Continue Reading
Posted by Lance Koonce While theft of trade secrets tends to garner more prominent headlines, there are also a number of ways in which a company can lose control of its secrets that are unintentional, and often preventable. A case in point is intellectual property filings.… Continue Reading
On the heels of the well-publicized litigation brought by Apple against bloggers who posted information about an upcoming product release on their sites (see reports here and here), another cautionary tale. Sony Eriscsson recently sent a cease and desist letter to the owners of the website Ubergizmo, based in Palo Alto, California, concerning pictures … Continue Reading