WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer protection agency on Wednesday lost an appeals court fight with now-defunct cancer testing company LabMD over accusations that the firm’s data security was inadequate and allowed the exposure of sensitive patient information. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued LabMD in 2013, claiming that poor security practices in 2008 had allowed medical and other sensitive information about 9,300 consumers to be exposed on peer-to-peer network LimeWire, often used for downloading music. LabMD denied any wrongdoing and argued that the FTC did not have the authority to enforce rules about how personal information on its network was handled. It asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to vacate the FTC order, and the court agreed to do so. The court said that the FTC’s order was unenforceable. “It does not enjoin a specific act or practice. Instead it mandates a complete overhaul of LabMD’s data-security program and … [Read more...] about U.S. agency loses appeal over alleged LabMD data security lapses
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For the third time in three years, federal judges have ruled against the Walker County, Ga., school district's public commenting policy. U.S. Court of Appeals justices declined on May 2 to hold a rehearing in the district's case against Jim Barrett, which the school system already lost twice. Barrett sued the district in 2015, arguing that its policies for how people can address the board of education violate the First Amendment. Attorney Craig Goodmark, left, talks to the media Wednesday alongside Dr. Jim Barrett, Gerry Weber and Michael T. McGonigle outside the Walker County School Board in October 2017, after the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Barrett against the school system. Goodmark says Superintendent Damon Raines and the school board have wasted taxpayer money defending their public comment policy in court. Attorney Craig Goodmark, left, talks to the media... Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press. In February 2016, U.S. District Court Judge … [Read more...] about Court of Appeals denies hearing for Walker County Schools on public comments policy
[STK][IN] HEA MEQ[SU] PLWTO BUSINESS, HEALTH, AND MEDICAL EDITORS:Sebacia Announces Favorable Ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for theFederal Circuit Regarding Patent Interference Proceedings with SiennaBiopharmaceuticals, Inc.DULUTH, Ga., May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sebacia, Inc., a privatelyheld dermatology and aesthetics company, today announced aprecedential ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the FederalCircuit. The ruling relates to a patent interference proceedingbetween The General Hospital Corporation (GHC, the owner of certainpatents licensed by Sebacia) and Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. TheFederal Circuit ruled in favor of GHC deciding that the Patent Trialand Appeal Board (PTAB) was arbitrary and capricious in terminating apatent interference proceeding initiated at GHC's suggestionconcerning Sienna's Patent No. 8,812,941. The Federal Circuit remandedthe interference proceeding for the PTAB to determine who between GHCand Sienna was the first to invent the … [Read more...] about Sebacia Announces Favorable Ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Regarding Patent Interference Proceedings with Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Back on January 9th 2007, during the introduction of the Apple iPhone, Steve Jobs also unveiled muli-touch. "We have invented a new technology called multi-touch that is phenomenal," Jobs said. "It works like magic. You don't need a stylus. It's far more accurate than any touch display that's ever been shipped. It ignores unintended touches. It's super smart. You can do multi-finger gestures on it, and boy have we patented it."But that didn't seem to matter in December 2012 after the USPTO invalidated the '915 patent associated with multi-touch and its features such as pinch-to-zoom. Two months earlier, the '381 patent that included rubber banding or the bounce scroll effect was also ruled invalid. However, there is now a chance that Apple will get another shot at protecting pinch-to-zoom thanks to a ruling that came down today from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The appellate court said that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board had made an error in interpreting two … [Read more...] about Court of Appeals ruling means Apple gets another shot at a valid patent for pinch-to-zoom
Had everything gone as scheduled in the Apple-Samsung patent trial II, "the thriller with the manilla folders," both sides would have wrapped up their closing statements on Monday, and turned the case over to the jury for deliberations. But as it turns out, a ruling in another courtroom has implications for the Apple-Samsung trial, which forced Judge Lucy Koh to add extra hours of testimony before the jury gets the case.On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a 95 page ruling in a separate case between Apple and Motorola. The latter case does have implications for the Apple-Samsung trial since it covers Apple's '647 patent covering "quick links" or "data detectors. That is one of five patents that Apple claims that Samsung infringed on. The Appeals Court reversed the original ruling and reinstated Motorola's claim, which was previously dismissed when Judge Richard Posner said that neither Apple nor Motorola could prove that they were damaged by the … [Read more...] about Apple-Samsung closing arguments are pushed back due to decision in Court of Appeals