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Analysis – Health Care Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Supreme Court

Adler and Gluck call the action, “a shocking legal ruling.” In addition, the authors characterize the decision as, “an exercise of raw judicial power.” . . . → Read More: Analysis – Health Care Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Running A Leading Law Firm In 2018

Here’s some advice that could guide your law firm to success this year. . . . → Read More: Running A Leading Law Firm In 2018

Psychology In Law: How Important Is An Online Presence For A Modern Law Firm?

Online resources are still a relatively new concept in the grand scheme of things, especially for a modern law firm. . . . → Read More: Psychology In Law: How Important Is An Online Presence For A Modern Law Firm?

Security Flaws Revealed in Full-Body X-Ray Scanner

UC San Diego computer scientist Hovav Shacham before a backscatter X-ray scanner (Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego)

20 August 2014. Computer scientists at three universities evaluated the backscatter X-ray scanners used in U.S. airports up to 2013, finding weapons could be readily concealed, and the device vulnerable to hacking. The team from University . . . → Read More: Security Flaws Revealed in Full-Body X-Ray Scanner

Supreme Court Rules Federal Drug Rules Preempt State Laws

(A. Kotok)

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ruled 5-4 that in cases involving generic drugs, federal laws take precedence over an individual’s right to sue in state courts. The case, Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., v. Bartlett, overturned lower-court rulings in favor of the plaintiff, who sued the generic drug manufacturer Mutual Pharmaceutical — now . . . → Read More: Supreme Court Rules Federal Drug Rules Preempt State Laws

America Invents Act Signed Into Law

President Obama signed into law today the America Invents Act at a high school in Alexandria, Virginia, not far from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The bill that passed the Senate earlier this month and House of Representatives in June, changes patent procedures to recognize parties who are first to file their applications, a . . . → Read More: America Invents Act Signed Into Law

First Flaw Reportedly Found in Advanced Encryption Standard

Computer scientists from European universities and Microsoft Research have found a weakness in the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm. Andrey Bogdanov from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, Christian Rechberger from L’École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and Dmitry Khovratovich from Microsoft Research say that the discovered flaw makes the recovery of the secret AES encryption key . . . → Read More: First Flaw Reportedly Found in Advanced Encryption Standard

DuPont Expanding Agricultural Research in Delaware

Soybean field (Agricultural Research Service/USDA)

The chemical company DuPont plans to expand its biotech research on soybeans at its Delaware facilities. The $50 million expansion is expected to create 75 new, full-time positions in Delaware by the end of 2015.

The proposed investment will include expanding biotech research facilities at DuPont’s research and . . . → Read More: DuPont Expanding Agricultural Research in Delaware

Collaboration Finds Cryptography Flaw, Creates Countermeasure

Two European universities, one research institute, and a computer security company developed a technique to exploit imperfections in quantum cryptography systems, then created a countermeasure for it.

Quantum cryptography allows the distribution of a cryptographic key across an optical network, then applies the laws of quantum physics to guarantee its secrecy. The technique uses the . . . → Read More: Collaboration Finds Cryptography Flaw, Creates Countermeasure

Research Labs Get More Patents, Start-Ups Level Off

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A survey of U.S. universities and research institutes shows more patents were awarded to their labs in 2018, while new start-ups stayed the same from 2017. . . . → Read More: Research Labs Get More Patents, Start-Ups Level Off