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More Self-Driving Car Trade Secret Fallout — Waymo v. Uber

May 16, 2017
More Self-Driving Car Trade Secret Fallout — Waymo v. Uber

An earlier post here deal with allegations by Telsa that a former employee had stolen trade-secret information and taken it to a new startup. This latest article has a remarkably similar story, but involving an individual leaving Waymo and joining Uber: Uber has escaped a court order that could have effectively halted its self-driving car program, […]

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Telsa alleges theft of intellectual property

January 26, 2017
Telsa alleges theft of intellectual property

From the article by Jordan Golson over at Verge: The complaint, filed in California Superior Court, County of Santa Clara, alleges that Anderson attempted to recruit at least 12 Tesla engineers to a new self-driving venture that he and Urmson were starting, in violation of Anderson’s non-solicitation agreement, and that Anderson took confidential Tesla information […]

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BanxCorp v. Costco et al. — Can you copyright the result of a calculation?

February 24, 2014 0 Comments
BanxCorp v. Costco et al. — Can you copyright the result of a calculation?

From 2011 to 2013, I served as an expert witness in BanxCorp d/b/a BanxQuote v. Costco Wholesale Corporation et al., a copyright infringement case in the US District Court, Southern District of New York. To quote from the summary judgment opinion issued in this case by Judge Kenneth M. Karas (note — I have omitted […]

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Giving forensic experts a bad name

May 1, 2013 0 Comments
Giving forensic experts a bad name

Cybercrime Review is one of the blogs I read daily, due to my ongoing interest in the intersection between law and technology. The posts generally have to do with court rulings and decisions in cases involving computer technology, such as whether someone can be compelled to provide a password for an encrypted data source. But […]

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The need for e-discovery tools

March 5, 2011 0 Comments
The need for e-discovery tools

John Markoff in the New York Times has a detailed article on the emergence of software tools to help in the analysis of electronic documents (and, one could easily presume, scanned and OCR’d physical documents) in litigation: Now, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, “e-discovery” software can analyze documents in a fraction of the time […]

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