Yesterday the European Union and the United States finalized a "Privacy Shield" agreement which enables companies to exchange personal data between the EU and US without violating the EU's stricter privacy laws (last year the "Safe Harbor" policy was overturned by an EU court due to insufficient privacy protections for EU citizens.). Under this agreement, [...]
Elman Technology Law attorneys Gerry Elman and Joshua Waterston presented the legal seminar “Cybersecurity Ethical and Legal Challenges: How to Protect your Clients and Your Firm" at the Delaware County Bar Association on Feb. 24 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. DELAWARE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION CLE SEMINAR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 “CYBERSECURITY ETHICAL AND LEGAL [...]
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?
Is Your Business CyberSecure? Click above for full-size image. Many of our clients have been asking whether they should be seriously concerned about cybersecurity, or if maybe it's just a bunch of media hype. Unfortunately, this is one area where what you don't know can hurt you. Companies large and small continue to [...]
Congress Passes “Patent Reform”—The America Invents Act As the editor of Elman’s Patent Reform News and chair of the Patent Legislation Committee of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) for much of the past decade, I had a ringside seat this year as Congress gave a painful birth to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [...]
The second phase of a three-phase .cm-domain acquisition opportunity is about to end, heralding the start of phase three. As background, the Republic of Cameroon in West Africa was assigned the country-code top-level Internet domain name (“ccTLD”) consisting of a dot followed by the letters CM, by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, one of the [...]
Gerry Elman was interviewed on Money Matters TV on May 29, 2006, by Bill Montgomery and Bill Schultz. They asked Gerry about technology law, copyright, content on the Internet, and Google Books. Gerry's interview starts at time 5:32 in the session and ends at 28:32. You can scroll past the first five and a half [...]