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Fredrikson & Byron’s Revised Travel Alert

February 8, 2017

President Trump’s initial executive order established broad grounds under which designated foreign nationals could be denied entry to the United States. This week, there have been a number of rollbacks.

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Top Trends in Data Protection and Cybersecurity in 2017: Ransomware Will Happen

February 3, 2017

Like it or not, ransomware is happening, and will continue to happen with increasing frequency. In fact, a recent survey indicates that 93 percent of phishing emails contain ransomware.

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USPTO to Begin Random Audits of Declarations of Use

February 3, 2017

Does your trademark registration identify multiple goods or services in a single class?

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HCA, Owner of 100+ Hospitals, Sued for ‘Inaccessible’ Websites Violating ADA

February 1, 2017

Carlson Lynch has sued HCA Holdings in federal court, alleging that over 100 hospitals and health care facilities websites are not accessible to blind individuals and violate Title III of the ADA.

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Travel Alert

January 30, 2017

President Trump signed an executive order on Friday, January 27, 2017, which has caused great concern worldwide on new travel restrictions to the U.S.

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Preservation Obligations for Text Messages and Instant Messages

January 27, 2017

Courts are starting to recognize that “texting has become the preferred means of communication.”

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Proposed Amendments to Federal Rule of Evidence 902 Will Impact Collection of Electronically Stored Information

January 27, 2017

To establish that an item of evidence is authentic, a proponent must produce sufficient evidence “to support a finding that the item is what the proponent claims it is.” 

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Designing into Patent Protection: Proactively Protecting the Replacement Component

January 26, 2017

Replacement components can be big business. However, the replacement component market may quickly become crowded with competitors attracted by lucrative profit margins.

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Do Not Waive Privilege After Declining to Assert the Advice of Counsel Defense

January 25, 2017

Parties facing allegations of willful patent infringement can rebut the claim by proving that they relied in good faith upon the advice of counsel when undertaking the allegedly infringing activity but at a heavy cost.

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Inside High Court Argument on Offensive Trademarks

January 25, 2017

On Jan. 18, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lee v. Tam to decide whether the Trademark Act’s prohibition on registering “disparaging” marks violates the First Amendment.

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