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Avoiding Claims Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in Connection with Software and Firmware Updates

USA - October 21 2020 A recent ruling in Parziale v . HP, Inc., arising out of the implementation by Hewlett-Packard (“HP”) of a remote Firmware update on many models of...

Geary Choe.

International Arbitration Update: Widening Circuit Split, Seventh Circuit Joins Second and Fifth Circuits in Refusing to Allow Discovery in Aid of Private Commercial Arbitration Seated Outside the United States

USA - September 26 2020 A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit widens an existing circuit court split regarding whether parties may seek...

Sarah Janette Thomas, Timothy W. Blakely, Craig I. Celniker.

Stretching the Bounds of Personal Jurisdiction, 4th Circuit Finds Geotargeted Advertising May Subject Foreign Website Owner to Personal Jurisdiction in the U.S.

USA - July 21 2020 Foreign websites that use geotargeted advertising may be subject to personal jurisdiction in the United States, even if they have no physical...

Lily Smith.

Webscraping a Publicly Available Database May Constitute Trade Secret Misappropriation

USA - June 4 2020 Compulife’s main product is its “Transformative Database,” which contains many different premium-rate tables that it receives from life insurance...

Lily Smith.

Webscraping a Publicly Available Database May Constitute Trade Secret Misappropriation

USA - June 4 2020 Is scraping data from a publicly available website trade secret misappropriation? Based on a new opinion from the Eleventh Circuit, It might be. In...

Lily Smith.