The ability to access existing patents and patent related information can have significant impacts on technology development and commercial markets.
16-Oct-2018: In recent news, President Trump has accused Google of rigging search results. The President claims that the search engine giant has purposefully suppressed positive stories about his administration, and could be opened to prosecution as a result.
20-Sep-2018: The 4th generation of the Apple Watch was released last week with exciting new features including fall detection and advanced heart monitoring capabilities.
28-Aug-2018: As the fall semester begins, students of Saint Louis University will soon find a new amenity, the Amazon Echo Dot, in each of their dorm rooms.Echo Dot is a voice assistant device developed by Amazon and enabled by the artificial intelligent service, Alexa.
31-July-2018: On Friday, July 13th, Robert Mueller’s special prosecution team announced an indictment of twelve Russian agents in connection with cyber attacks against us.
26-June-2018: Cellular service providers store information about which cell towers transmit signals to a customer’s phone, thus revealing the geographic area where you are located when the transmission occurs.
10-May-2018: In April, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, testified in Congress about the alleged user privacy violations that occurred at Facebook.
14-Mar-2018: Humans and computers are alike in at least one sense –both could malfunction or be compromised. On Feb. 28th, the U.S. Marine Forces Reserve announced a data breach affecting thousands of marines, sailors and civilians, putting their identities at risk,as sensitive personal information like truncated social security
15-Feb-2018: The Internet is being used to recruit terrorists, to spread disturbing and abusive content, and fake news, and many of us want to stop this. Facebook allegedly sold ads to Russian operatives whose goal was to sow discord within the American electorate in advance of the 2016
09-Jan-2018: Net neutrality means that your Internet service provider should not be able to treat some type of content on the Internet different from others.
30-June-2015: Patent reform continues to be on the minds of lawmakers on Capitol Hill as both the House and the Senate’s Judiciary Committees approved bills that are supposed to stop certain abuses in patent litigation and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
01-June-2015: The National Security Agency’s surveillance activities are once again the subject of Congressional scrutiny. In the past few days, the Senate voted to reject a bill that would have ended metadata collection under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.
04-May-2015: Millions of Americans worry about identity theft or cyber crime. Data about us is everywhere, including in our pockets.Smart phones are often used to access email, take photos, and access bank statements and bills.
07-Apr-2015 : Last month, Members of Parliament in the U.K. voted in favor of plain packaging on cigarette packs. The vote came a day after Ireland’s president signed a similar bill into law and two years after Australia passed the same law.
10-Mar-2015: In a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission--the FCC—recently voted to approve a new set of rules for net neutrality. The most significant rule gives the FCC the ability to regulate broadband Internet service providers by reclassifying broadband Internet under Title II of the Federal Communications Act.
09-Feb-2015: Last week, the nation’s second largest health insurance provider, Anthem, reported a theft of up to 80 million health records.Thieves could use this information to steal identities, ruin credit scores, or make counterfeit residency documents to allow dangerous criminals to pass through U.S. borders.
20-Jan-2015: Snapchat, a popular photo messaging app that has previously claimed that photos sent through their app are only stored temporarily, has run into some legal trouble. Snapchat has reached a settlement with the FTC over allegations that messages sent over their app are not actually temporary.