After years of collaboration, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a cybersecurity guide for electronic health record (EHR) applications on mobile devices (see “Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices,” SP 1800-1, published July 27, 2018). Even if your organization has prioritized mobile application cybersecurity, it is worth comparing the guide recommendations to your current mobile application cybersecurity posture to identify any potential gaps.
Global Securities Shareholder Barbara A. Jones, who currently serves as co-chair Greenberg Traurig’s Blockchain Task Force, has been profiled in Authority Magazine as one of the women experts who work in the Blockchain industry. In the piece, Barbara discuss a bit about her career background and current projects as related to Blockchain as well as her thoughts on the Blockchain and cryptocurrency industries. To read the article, click here.
Navigating IP Ownership Issues that May Otherwise Delay, Devalue, or Derail Funding and Exits
Many emerging tech companies focus only on the defensive nature of intellectual property – namely, deterring competitors from stealing technological innovations or copying creative branding. While these protections are important, it can be understandably difficult to justify the associated costs when you are still in the process of commercializing a product or service. So why not worry about IP later? Because in doing so, you may miss out on the opportunity to leverage an asset known to increase company valuation, attract funding, and position your company for the next level or potential exit.
Everybody is talking about blockchain as a disrupter in the banking and finance industries, but this emerging technology also has potential application for intellectual property (IP) protection. Blockchain creates the potential for an “open, distributed ledger” that permits the secure transfer and recordation of information and data, including digital assets, without the need for middlemen. Once recorded, the data in any given “block” cannot be changed retroactively, except in certain circumstances involving the modification of all subsequent blocks and the consent of a network majority. These features make blockchain interesting for digital currencies. Additionally, blockchain presents other benefits for trademark, copyright and patent protection, as well as IP licensing. Below are a few uses that are currently being explored.
David J. Dykeman authored an article titled “5 Tips to Protect Your Medtech Startup’s Innovations.” The article was published in Medical Design & Outsourcing as well as MassDevice.
In our Feb. 9th blog post, we highlighted some of the amazing technology being used at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. While awe-inspiring, the use of these technologies can give rise to legal challenges that may need consideration.
AI, Robots and Drones – Oh My!
Artificial intelligence (AI) abounds at this year’s Winter Olympics, particularly in the form of robots and drones. South Korea has one of the highest concentrations of industrial robots in the world, so it’s no surprise that this Olympic host country is using 85 very different AI-enabled robots to do everything from greeting travelers and providing multilingual information on schedules, transport, and attractions, to carrying the Olympic torch. As part of the entertainment at the games, robots even competed in their own Olympic ski challenge this week. Drones are also taking center stage with elaborate light shows and filming techniques.
Athletes are not the only ones competing at this year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. Spectators will encounter a number of competing technologies. From robot greeters and drones that improve the spectator experience, to smart helmets and tech suits to help Olympians, technology is the hidden star of the Winter Olympics. Below is a round-up of some of the leading-edge technology being used at the games.
Companies across many different industries are starting to look toward blockchain technology as a way to conduct business more effectively, efficiently, and securely. As a result, there are new blockchain technology startups and strategic partnerships being established at break-neck speed. And, like any burgeoning industry, there seem to be new innovations introduced almost every day.
November was National Entrepreneurship Month in celebration of the country’s innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. As we close this important awareness month, we reflected on what it takes to be a successful tech venture, and we note some of the top traits and criteria in this blog post.
On Nov. 9, Nataliya Rymer (Of Counsel, Philadelphia) presented an immigration workshop at The Garage at Northwestern University. The workshop focused on immigration law issues including non-immigrant and immigrant visa options and DACA, and discussed challenges and opportunities for international students, faculty, and staff looking to start or run a business in the United States.
Starting in 2015, GT’s Emerging Technology Group has worked with Northwestern University’s The Garage to serve as advisors and mentors for its educational space. The Garage is Northwestern’s hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation, bringing together a cross-disciplinary community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who share a passion for building new ideas.