$500M Oculus Verdict Underscores Importance Of Non-Disclosure Agreements

A Dallas jury awarded ZeniMax Media $500 million against defendant Oculus VR despite ruling that Oculus did not misappropriate any ZeniMax trade secrets. Of the $500 million award, $200 million arose from Oculus's alleged breach of a non-disclosure agreement.

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Copyright Office Adopts New DMCA Registered Agent Process

The new system has simplified the process but has also created a renewal requirement as well as discarding all prior registrations.

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US Dept. Of Transportation Embraces Self-Driving Technology

The US Department of Transportation has indicated that it is ready to embrace self-driving technology. A proposed new rule by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would require all newly built light-duty vehicles to carry vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology.

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Defend Trade Secrets Act Signed Into Law

On May 11, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The DTSA may be the most significant expansion of intellectual property law by the federal government since the Lanham Act (1946).

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The US-EU Safe Harbor For Data Transfer No Longer Valid

In what may be a significant ruling for e-commerce and other e-businesses transacting in the European Union, the Court of Justice of the EU has declared the Safe Harbor mechanism for data transfer from the EU to the United States invalid.

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