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Posted on October 12, 2017

Autonomous systems innovators converge on Blacksburg

Unmanned systems, such as driverless cars and drones, become more visible every day. But does the public trust the technology? That question and others will challenge leaders in the field......

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Posted on October 5, 2017

Intel Uses Drones, AI to Help Save Polar Bears and Whales

Today, on World Animal Day, Intel Corp. is announcing two successful wildlife research expeditions powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and drones. In two separate collaborations with a wildlife photographer and conservationist,......

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Posted on September 8, 2017

Micro drones swarm above Metallica

Metallica’s European WorldWired tour, which opened to an ecstatic crowd of 15,000 in Copenhagen’s sold-out Royal Arena this Saturday, features a swarm of micro drones flying above the band. Shortly......

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Posted on June 8, 2017

Target Settles 2013 Hacked Customer Data Breach For $18.5 Million

NBC News | BUSINESS MAY 24 2017, 10:49 AM ET Target agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle claims by 47 states and resolve a multi-state investigation into a massive data breach in late 2013. Target places the total cost of the data breach at $202 million. > Click to read article  

Posted on June 8, 2017

Chipotle Says Hackers Hit Most Restaurants in Data Breach

NBC News | BUSINESS MAY 27 2017, 1:29 AM ET Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle’s roughly 2,250 restaurants. The company is expected to face substantial fines and liability based on the data breach. > Click to read article

Posted on May 18, 2017

Cyber Security and Business Resiliency

The WannaCry Ransomware Attack is the biggest coordinated cyberattack of its kind, impacting countless organizations and infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 100 countries.  Once a computer......

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Posted on January 28, 2016

EDVA Judge dismisses case against parent company after finding parent was not “Alter Ego” of Virginia subsidiary

Piercing corporate structures remains tough in Virginia, even if only to show jurisdiction. In a discrimination case brought by an employee of a Virginia-based subsidiary against his employer, its controlling......

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Posted on January 28, 2016

Virginia Federal court allows jury in trademark case even where demand came 5 months too late

In a Lanham Act case involving pharmaceutical products, Judge Conrad of the Western District of Virginia granted plaintiff’s motion for a jury trial, even though it was made only four......

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Posted on January 28, 2016

Disappointed that PTAB declined inter partes patent review? Tough, EDVA Judge rules

The Patent and Trademark Board’s decision on whether to grant inter partes review cannot be challenged in court. In Medtronic, Inc. v. Lee, 1:15-cv-946 (E.D. Va. Jan. 21, 2016), after......

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Posted on December 17, 2015

Court Orders Arbitration of Patent License Dispute

Virginia federal courts still err in favor of arbitration in business cases, even where parties take measures to avoid it. In University of Virginia Patent Foundation v. DynaVox, where......

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