Robinson Bradshaw

Category: Information Technology

What’s Going On with Patentable Subject Matter?

What’s the status of patentable subject matter? The short answer is: it’s a bigger mess than ever. If you ask the judges of the Federal Circuit (the national patent appeals court), it’s all but hopeless. Things have gotten so bad that we’re seeing that rarest of political phenomena, bipartisan Congressional action. Patentable subject matter (often […]

Do I Need Cyber Liability Insurance?

In today’s environment, the answer is probably “yes!” Organizations of all sizes and types increasingly rely on large amounts of their own or their customers’ data to effectively carry out operations, and are tasked with ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of that data. Ransomware attacks or other data breach incidents create not only the […]

The UK’s New Cybersecurity Regulations: What U.S. Tech Companies Need to Know

In a significant development that drew little attention in this country, the UK’s Network and Information Systems Regulations of 2018 (NIS Regulations) took effect on May 24, 2018. (The official text is available here and the government’s formal Guidance is available – and usefully indexed – here.) Intended to improve cybersecurity for IT systems in […]

Proposed FDA Precertification Program Streamlines Review Process and Brings SaMD to Market Faster

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently released an initial working model for its Software Precertification Program. The FDA proposed the precertification program to create a more efficient process for vetting and approving medical software and device developments, specifically for developers of Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). The model should appeal to mobile […]