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But, wait! (More on SSDs and e-discovery)

March 1, 2011 0 Comments
But, wait! (More on SSDs and e-discovery)

OK, just last week I wrote a post on a report out of UCSD regarding difficulties in erasing data from solid-state disks (SSDs). But now out of Australia comes a somewhat contradictory report that some SSDs actually erase ‘slack’ (unused) space themselves without any user or system intervention — and, furthermore, that they can do […]

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E-discovery and solid-state drives (SSDs)

February 24, 2011 1 Comment
E-discovery and solid-state drives (SSDs)

E-discovery — the recovery, analysis, and production of evidence stored in digital form on various media — has become a major issue in litigation because of how much data simple devices can hold and the resulting duplication and multiplication of documents, files, and other digital types of evidence. Because of the risks and costs of […]

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How not to handle a cold contact e-mail mistake

February 3, 2010 59 Comments
How <i>not</i> to handle a cold contact e-mail mistake

[Instalanche™ in progress, and I had no clue until I started getting e-mails about the post. I’ve gotten more hits today on this web site than I’ve had here in the past 12 months combined. Ah, the power of Instapundit — thanks, Glenn! Thanks also to Elie Mystal over at Above The Law for the […]

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US District Court Judge Throws Out Software Patent, Citing Bilski

July 9, 2009 0 Comments
US District Court Judge Throws Out Software Patent, Citing <i>Bilski</i>

US District Court Judge Andrew Gilford (Central District of California) granted a summary judgment motion (PDF, 47KB) in DealerTrack v. Huber et al., finding DealerTrack’s patent (US 7,181,427) — for an automated credit application processing system — invalid due to the recent In re Bilski court decision that requires a patent to either involve “transformation” […]

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In re Bilski goes to the Supreme Court

June 1, 2009 1 Comment
<i>In re Bilski</i> goes to the Supreme Court

Just got word today that the US Supreme Court has granted certiorari to the In re Bilski matter regarding business software and process patents. Given the potential implications for new and existing patents, it should be interesting to see how the Supremes rule on this one.  ..bruce..

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