Will your underwear become a node on the Internet of Things? Gerry Elman attended the Greater Philadelphia Smart Fabrics Conference at Drexel University's Center for Functional Fabrics on May 9, 2017. He enjoyed learning more about the Smart Belly Band for pregnant moms, developed in the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab at Drexel's ExCITe Center. Gerry continues to [...]
https://www.meetup.com/TriState-IoT/events/232731983/ The issues are as current as recent headlines: Was your voting machine hacked??? Presidential candidate Jill Stein has asked for a recount in Pennsylvania. On October 21, 2016, consumers were unable to reach Netflix, Twitter, CNN and several other well-known websites. This was because Dyn, a provider of core Internet services for these sites, was in [...]
Elman Technology Law is pleased to announce that Gerry Elman has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Technology Law for the year 2017. Since first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based [...]
We spoke on Cybersecurity Technical and Legal Challenges (You Can’t Just Check the Box) to Philly’s TPNG chapter
Every business, large and small, is investigating its cybersecurity. And increasingly, they're investigating their employees, clients, vendors, and suppliers, too. If you haven't seen a cybersecurity questionnaire yet, you soon will. You need to know more and do more than just checking a box. You need a security strategy permeating every part of your organization. [...]
April 12, 2016 - In the wake of headlines detailing cyber-breaches at some of the most prominent law firms in the U.S., the President of the American Bar Association this morning sent a letter to its members, advising that from now on we will receive FBI Amber Alerts with intelligence that warn of cyber-threats to the [...]
Since 1894, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) have been providing safety certification for products, especially those with electrical cords. On April 5, 2016, they announced that they're extending their reach to cybersecurity. UL will test and certify products that are increasingly becoming elements of the Internet of Things. Steve Case's book "The Third Wave," coincidentally also published on April [...]
I’m breaking my arm patting myself on the back … at least for being quick on the draw. I was able to come up with an additional answer to the following question, moments after it was posted on Avvo.com: Q: Can I use mythological creatures on a card game?: Are mythological creatures, such as chimeras, [...]
On February 2, 2016, Gerry Elman will be a presenter at a webinar about how businesses can minimize their legal exposure from cybersecurity threats. Instead of paying $249, you can register for free as our guest, via our registration link. For further information, see below, or click here for more details. Cyber Security Litigation: What [...]
It’s Christmas Eve: Internet systems at patent offices in U.S.A. and Australia have crashed. Just coincidence?
Christmas eve 2015: Why are the Internet connections to the government patent offices in both the U.S. and Australia shut down right now?
Invest the time and money in crafting a complete provisional patent application. It will be the foundation for a strong and enforceable patent. Avoid the pitfall of filing a “quick and dirty” provisional.. Whatever you imagine you’ll save upfront will be wasted in the long run when the patent turns out to be worthless.
On May 19th, 2015, Gerry and Josh spoke to members of the Chester County Bar Association on the topic of “Cybersecurity for Lawyers and Clients”, providing a one-hour crash course on the opportunities and perils of this brave new world of incredible technological innovation, and how the legal framework is struggling to keep up. President [...]