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Integro Launches Cyber Risk Practice Focused on ‘Knowledge Assets’

International broker and risk management firm Integro Insurance Brokers has started a new cyber risk practice focused on exposures beyond the commonly accepted definition of data or ‘knowledge assets.’ According to James Sheehan, Cyber Risk practice leader, the exposure created …

Idaho Investment Firm at Heart of Trade-Secret Lawsuit

An Idaho-based software company is being sued after it hired two former employees from another company. The lawsuit, brought by SS&C Technologies Inc. against Clearwater Analytics and former SS&C employee Bradley Rossa in Illinois state court, focuses on common and often …

Citigroup Sues AT&T, Says It Owns Trademark to ‘Thank You’

Citigroup Inc. sued AT&T Inc. on Friday, saying the phone company’s use of “thanks” and “AT&T thanks” in a new customer loyalty program infringed its trademark rights to the phrase “thankyou.” The lawsuit may threaten the business relationship between two …

Copyright Claim Targets Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ Vocal Riff

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and the co-writers of his 2015 smash hit “Sorry” are being sued for allegedly stealing a vocal riff from another artist who said she used it on her own song a year earlier. In a …

Jury Sides with Google; Oracle Loses $9 Billion Copyright Claim

Google won a jury verdict that kills Oracle Corp.’s claim to a $9 billion slice of the search giant’s Android phone business. Oracle contended that Google needed a license to use its Java programming language to develop Android, the operating …

Miami Artist Lawsuit Against Apple, Design Firm Dismissed

A lawsuit filed by artist Romero Britto against Apple Inc. and a design firm claiming misuse of his distinctive images and colorful style has been dismissed. Miami federal court documents show the 2015 lawsuit was dropped last week. No details …

Stakes Are High at Google vs. Oracle Copyright Trial #2

Oracle Corp. and  Google are stepping before a jury a second time with potentially $9.3 billion on the line, and the prospect of profoundly changing how software is protected and licensed. The “World Series” of intellectual property, as the judge …

Cheerleader Uniform Case Tests Copyright Protection for Designs

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to use a clash between rival makers of cheerleading outfits to clarify the scope of federal copyright protection for pictures and graphic designs. The justices on Monday said they will hear an appeal from Star …

Jury to Decide If Led Zeppelin Ripped Off ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Licks

Led Zeppelin founders Jimmy Page and Robert Plant lost their bid to avoid a trial that may rewrite the history of rock n’ roll over song-writing credit for the 1971 classic “Stairway to Heaven.” A federal judge in Los Angeles …

Federal Judge: Monkey Cannot Own Copyright of Selfie Photos

A macaque monkey who snapped clear, perfectly framed selfies that would have made the Kardashians proud still cannot own a copyright to the photos because it’s an animal, not a human, a federal judge in San Francisco said. U.S. District …