Monday, July 2, 2012

How to be safe(r) online

How to be safe(r) online
With great power...

It's one thing to be responsible for keeping your own electronic data safe from prying eyes and quite another when you're responsible for your client's data.  Just like a client's funds, attorneys have a responsibility to protect their client's confidential information from third-parties. When the information is accessible electronically that responsibility becomes trickier to fulfill.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Apple v. Google (by proxy)

Note: A version of this post was originally published March 15, 2010 in GSU College of Law's "The Docket"

Apple v. Google (by proxy)
Apple is worried. 

Despite denials to the contrary, it appears that at least some in Cupertino are worried that Google's newest phone, the Nexus One, is an "iPhone Killer" after all. On March 2, 2010 Apple filed suit alleging that HTC, the Nexus One's manufacturer, is infringing twenty Apple patents. There are many interesting aspects about Apple's move.

Why sue HTC instead of Google?

Because Google is huge and people generally like them while HTC is relatively unknown.  Apple wants to play "good guy" as long as they can and going toe-to-toe with Google might reveal that the guy behind the curtain isn't actually a good wizard after all.