Science and Technology Law Articles
Articles written by attorneys and experts worldwide discussing legal aspects related to Science and Technology including: biotechnology, chemical law, computer and software, data protection, information technology, internet law, research and development, telecommunications law.
October 13, 2010 By Kelly / Warner, PLLC
The author describes the 10 things you should know to market in Internet.
October 13, 2010 By Kelly / Warner, PLLC
Internet law is a relatively new field of legal practice: state and federal courts and agencies are creating it on an ad hoc basis, attempting to fit the highly specialized disputes that arise from website development, service provider liability, copyright/trademarks, and the professional scope of online businesses and affiliate marketers into preexisting legal frameworks.
October 12, 2010 By Cai & Lenard
There is no specific regulation allowing or prohibiting online arbitration in Ukraine at the time.
October 4, 2010 By Jaburg Wilk
Is My Domain Name a Trademark? This is not only a common legal question but also a great question as the answer is - it depends! A domain name simply is an address on the Internet.
October 4, 2010 By Jaburg Wilk
September 24, 2010 By Blackfriars LLP
The recent direction by the Ministry of Information and Communications to the effect that all mobile telecoms operators selling new Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards must obtain the data of prospective subscribers and that all previously obtained SIM cards must be registered without delay is no doubt a good policy aimed at reducing the incidents of technology related crimes.
June 29, 2010 By North American Investigations
New Yorkers Among Many Across Country Fed Up With The Notion That Someone Could Be Watching
June 3, 2010 By The Law Office of Attorney Robert A. Brenner
The best way to avoid chemical burn injuries is through prevention. All chemicals should be properly labeled and stored, whether they are in the home or the workplace.
China Clarifies Procedures of Tax Refund and Exemption for Foreign-invested Research and Development Centers
May 13, 2010 By Guo Lian Law Firm
On 22 March 2010, China’s Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Finance, General Administration of Customs and the State Administration of Taxation jointly issued Circular on Measures of Qualification Review for Tax Refund and Exemption Granted to Foreign-invested Research and Development Centers concerning Equipment Purchases to clarify the procedures that foreign-invested R&D Centers shall follow when claiming refund or exemption of import taxes imposed on purchase of equipment.
April 25, 2010 By MMLC Group
HP and 3Com Corporation (3Com) announced in November 2009 that they had entered into a definitive agreement under which HP will purchase 3Com, a leading provider of networking switching, routing and security solutions, at a price of $7.90 per share in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $2.7 billion. The Chinese government approved this transaction in early April 2010.
April 7, 2010 By Lorenz
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) is a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing the data security of customer details from card transactions. Find out why every company that is accepting online debit or credit card payment should be aware of these standards.
November 23, 2009 By Lorenz
Paving the way for new standards in data security, on October 26, 2009, the Council of the European Union approved the directive amending Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (the “Directive”).
November 15, 2009 By MMLC Group
China has just seen double-digit growth in its biotechnology industry and has gone from being one of the slowest to one of the fastest nations in the adoption of new biotechnologies. By 2010, the Chinese biotech market is projected to reach US$9 billion. This article gives a snapshot of the industry and major laws.
September 12, 2009 By Henry, Samuelson & Co.
Telecoms activities in Cameroon is administered by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. But since communications is the knot which ties both the national and international business community together, the government in 1982 set up INTELCAM, a structure with a business outlook. While this state corporation managed international telecommunications activities, ACTEL was created alongside to take care of the internal telecommunications network.
September 4, 2009 By Resolution Assurance Group
Eavesdroppers, thieves and hackers are all out there -- but you can prevent them from accessing your secrets.
August 19, 2009 By Lorenz
Jan Dhont comments on new data retention bill announced by the Belgian Ministry of Justice. “The proposed data retention requirements risk to violate consumer’s privacy and comes with a high cost. Belgian consumers are likely to pay twice for unpopular and privacy-unfriendly measures”, Mr. Dhont says.
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Important Copyright Case Involving Legality of Remote Storage DVR Systems
August 5, 2009 By Allen M. Lee, Attorney at Law
On the final day of its term, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review an important copyright case involving the legality of “remote storage digital video recorder” (“RS-DVR”) systems. At issue in the case was whether Cablevision’s RS-DVR system directly infringed on the copyrights owned by plaintiff content providers, which included Hollywood studios and television networks such as Twentieth Century Fox, University City Studios, Paramount Pictures and Disney.
Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Remedies Potentially Available to Hawaii Employers for Deleted Files
July 19, 2009 By Law Office of Roman Amaguin
Hawaii employers could have a federal civil remedy available in federal court in addition to the ability to invoke Hawaii criminal statutory law for damage caused to either network or company-owned computers by former employees.
June 24, 2009 By Law Office of Roman Amaguin
Hawaii employers covered by HIPAA should review their privacy and HIPAA policies and conduct an audit of their practices in order to protect against the improper use and disclosure of private health information and to reduce the risk of privacy breaches in their own organization.
June 14, 2009 By Lorenz
With the proposed amendments to the Electronic Communications Privacy Directive 2002/58 (hereinafter: “E-Com Directive”), the European Union is setting its first steps towards introducing information security legislation in Europe.
June 11, 2009 By CLF International
A large shift is underway in the telecommunications industry; many customers are transitioning from traditional telephone systems or Analog Communications  to Internet packet-based networks or VoIP.
May 26, 2009 By Jayadeep Hari & Jamil
In a nutshell Legal Knowledge Management (LKM) refers to - the collection, organization, dissemination, and reuse of knowledge contained natively within documents and individuals’ minds. The term specifically includes the development of standard forms, tools, and templates to streamline the delivery of service. This definition is quoted from the LKM White Paper One entitled: “Legal Knowledge Management A Holistic Model” dated April 2003.
May 14, 2009 By Seltzer Law, PA
Cyber crime is on the rise. That may not be a novel or new statement, but what is novel and new is the way that law enforcement, attorneys and judges are dealing with this new area of the law. Unlike the categories of the law that we’re used to, like family or bankruptcy, cyber law isn’t a body of law unto itself, but a collection of laws regulating how people behave when they use computers, networks and the Internet. It frequently also draws on both state and federal law.
Hawaii Employment Law and Litigation Basics: How do I Draft a Litigation Hold Policy and Implement a Plan for Electronic Discovery?
May 10, 2009 By Law Office of Roman Amaguin
Electronic evidence is quickly evolving into one of the most difficult areas of litigation to navigate. Hawaii businesses, especially human resource managers in employment disputes, must understand that it is extremely important to work closely with counsel to determine the extent of their discovery obligations.
May 6, 2009 By Bytes and Legal
This article summarizes some of the most important legal tips that every Internet entrepreneur should take into account for their online businesses in Spain, and to help them understand such legal risks, a key point in keeping their business healthy and profitable.
April 29, 2009 By John T. Floyd Law Firm
Sexting Among Children; Criminal Behavior or Brash Sign of the Times
March 21, 2009 By Ioannis Valmas & Associates
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March 17, 2009 By Asesores Legales en Propiedad Industrial
This article discusses TRIPS-plus provisions in Costa Rican patent law, granting patent holders the possibility to request term extensions and restoration as a result of delays in the registration process or relating to effective patent term loss due regulatory approval of certain pharmaceutical products.
Landing Permits for Trans-Continental under Sea Optic Cables in West Africa: Challenges for Telecommunications Outfits
January 31, 2009 By Blackfriars LLP
There is a paucity of fibre optic capability in the West African telecommunications industry. In addition to widening the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world, this situation has resulted in slower Internet connections and expensive telecommunications facilities in the sub-region.
January 2, 2009 By Markland Hanley
Science and technology is advancing at a breakneck pace. With each passing day, new technologies and advancements make our world easier, safer and point toward a brighter future. But with each advancement and innovation, legal issues arise.
December 10, 2008 By Moshe Kahn Advocates
How to Succeed in Negotiations for Investment in High-tech Companies. Some Helpful Advice for Both the Entrepreneur and the Investor
November 20, 2008 By Couzyn, Hertzog & Horak
Monitoring of employee’s data messages at the workplace: What about the employee’s right to privacy?
November 5, 2008 By International Intelligence Limited
Corporate Espionage was once thought of as a risk that only affects the richest of companies in high-risk sectors or emerging markets, the latest trends suggest that this is far from the truth.
The United States Government, in its June 5, 1998 Statement of Policy on the Management of Internet Names and Addresses (the “White Paper”), called for the privatization of the DNS “in a manner that allows for the development of robust competition and that facilitates global participation in the management of Internet names and addresses.”
History of the .Info Domain Name
History of .BIZ Domain Name
October 25, 2008 By Law Firm of Attorney R. Sebastian Gibson
This article discusses and explains the new Country of Origin Labeling Law (COOL) and describes the impact COOL will have on shoppers, food producers and retailers. The author also unwraps what foods the law covers and what foods and retailers are not regulated by this new law.
October 24, 2008 By Law Firm of Attorney R. Sebastian Gibson
This article looks at internet privacy and recent internet hacking crimes involving public figures. The author provides some safety tips and shows how easy it is for anyone's private information to be obtained by hackers.
October 24, 2008 By Law Firm of Attorney R. Sebastian Gibson
This article examines what biotechnology is and how it relates to the medical field, agriculture, bio processes, industry and the aquatic field. The author notes that as the planet becomes more polluted and more in need of clean water and food, the field of biotechnology will become even more important.
The Effect on Natural Resources and Oil Drilling in California From The Lifting of the Ban on Offshore Drilling
October 17, 2008 By Law Firm of Attorney R. Sebastian Gibson
This article examines what will be the effect of the lifting of the ban on offshore drilling in California and shows why the “Drill Now” movement is not likely to produce a single extra barrel of oil from new offshore drilling platforms off the coast of California.
October 13, 2008 By MMLC Group
This article looks at the legally complex area of virtual property ownership in Greater China. It is the writer’s view that new laws need to be developed to recognize and cope with the virtual property, noting that some regions in Greater China have been willing to do this already.
October 10, 2008 By Aswal Associates
India, like the European Union, does not allow patents for inventions related to software. The relevant provision under the Indian Patents Act dealing with software reads as: Chapter II, Inventions Not Patentable. 3. What are not inventions; the following are not inventions within the meaning of this act, (k) a mathematical or business method or computer program per se or algorithms.
Supreme Court Allows Appeal of Entertainment Network (India) Ltd. “Radio Mirchi” and Refers Matter Back to Copyright Board for Compulsory License
October 10, 2008 By Aswal Associates
Supreme Court allowed appeal of M/s Entertainment Network (India) owner of FM Radia “Radio Mirchi” Ltd against M/s Super Cassette Industries Ltd owner of “T-Series” brand and referred the matter to Copyright Board for reconsideration on merits.
October 6, 2008 By Law Firm of Attorney R. Sebastian Gibson
This article discusses some possible new technologies for the future that will face difficult tests but which could be some of what the future holds in store for industry. The article also discusses the changes we may soon see as energy research goes into high gear and how it could help prevent auto accident injuries.
October 1, 2008 By Harris Kyriakides LLC
Following public consultations and public hearings, Cyprus had undertaken all necessary initiatives in order to complete the liberalization process in the telecommunications sector and the harmonization with the acquis communautaire within the period of 2002 and 2003.
July 24, 2008 By MMLC Group
Privacy rights have been available to Chinese citizens under the Constitution and other legal regulations since the 1980's. However, due to the size and strength of government, as well as a general reluctance in the past to litigate, the laws have not been tested to a great extent. The legislature is in the process of developing broader privacy rights under a Civil Code.
June 25, 2008 By Canosa Abogados
On June 4th, 2008 the Official Gazette published Disposition Number 5/2008 (the “Disposition”) of the National Direction for the Protection of Personal Data (the “NDPPD”), that sets the rules and proceedings for inspections and controls over registered databases according to those faculties granted by Law N° 25.326 of Protection of Personal Information and its regulatory Decree to the NDPPD.
June 13, 2008 By Couzyn, Hertzog & Horak
The new age of technology has exponentially grown and allows for the transmission of various data messages from personal computers to portable devices such as hand held palmtops, cell phones and other electronic peripherals. It has become apparent through the recent years that there has been an increase in private and commercial activity on both the Internet and other telecommunication platforms.
IP/NT Law: Can the Google Adwords System Be Counterfeiting? French Supreme Court Raises Three Questions to the ECJ
June 10, 2008 By Olivier Vibert
French supreme Court raises three questions regarding the existence of counterfeit with the commercial link system. An interesting decision has been rendered by the French civil Supreme Court on the 20th of May 2008 (Commercial chamber n°06-15136) who has raised several questions to the European Court of Justice regarding the existence of a counterfeit by use of a commercial link system such as "Adwords" developed by Googl
March 29, 2008 By HG.org
Most of us have E-mail accounts that get attacked by spammers. These tips will help you reduce the amount of spam in your email.
March 13, 2008 By Trung Thuc JSC
It would be of high interest for worldwide patent practitioners and patent right owners that medical uses have recently been subject to rejection for patent protection in Vietnam. This writing is intended to provide readers with brief information concerning this development.
February 19, 2008 By Patrick Mirandah Co.
Cosmetic companies need to act now!
December 26, 2007 By PSA, Legal Counselors
Software is a product of human intellect and can be rightly termed as “intellectual property.” Considering the very vital role it plays in today’s world economy and development, protection of software is a very crucial issue. There has been a demand worldwide for the protection of software.
December 18, 2007 By Hahn & Bowersock
Time was when court transcripts took weeks to deliver and those involved in legal proceedings had to rely on note taking to capture day-to-day courtroom action. Now judges, attorneys, jurors and litigants are driving demand for reliable court testimony and deposition records -- right at their finger tips, right before their eyes and right away.