Tool to search what you are loooking for in SEC filings.
Fintech are filing more patents, although this could be due to an increasing number of companies entering the market.
Yet, an additional resort of such entities is a Trade Secret, since the Alice v CLS Bank poses additional requirements on abstract ideas in order to be patentable inventions.
Waymo (read Google) states that the proprietary information is clear within Uber’s project.
Uber admitted that when Lewandowsky started its new role at Uber, he had 5 disks of information from Google.
Uber admitted its CEO knew about Lewandowsky bringing proprietary information to Uber, but still denies responsibility and alleges that Uber asked the engineer to desist from bringing such proprietary information.
Lesson of the day: however you are doing in a lawsuit, always deny.
Software to read-proof your documents.
The question of whther Uber is a transport or an IT company is highly important as it can determine, mong the others, the applicable authority, not to mention the appeal to investors ( see Facebook and its advertisement business being self-branded as Tech).
The Attorney General within the EU jurisdiction) decided that Uber qualifies as a transport company.
Nice initiative from Reed Smith to help companies across everal states in the US to deal wit h the duty to notify a cyber breach.
While several jurisdictions can count on abusive clause’s laws to give shelter to consumers, France tackled such abuses between commercial entities too with a 2008-law.
The Four main takeaways are that:
- the range of actions is growing and reaches also relationship of unbalanced paower
- a ruling is not limited to the single clause but the the overall contract
- the unbalancement is quite broad as a concept, therefore rather far-reaching
- the check on the legitimity is now even extended to the price assessment.
Trump recently signed an Executive Order to strenghten cybersecurity (both private and gvmt) building on Obama’s framework.
Nice slides well structured (UK, EU Law), on breaches of photos, damages, ISPs blockage, licenses, linking to copyrighted content and more.
US courts are becoming more European.
A plaintiff triggered a lawsuit in Florida against the company behind Pokemon Go (Niantic Inc.) since its T&Cs were “illusory, deceptive, unfair, and/or unconscionable”.
Such privisions gave Niantic the right to unilatrally modify the agreement, to edit or delete one users’s data and similar nice stuff.
Well, the court denied protection to the plaintiff, because:
- he had not yet suffered a damage (good work on the prevention of it, anyway)
- the applicable law was the one from California, which could not be unapplied in Florida.