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Coming Changes to the FRCP Can Affect IP Litigation

IP litigation is among the most significant, and costly, litigation a company can face, regardless whether on the plaintiff or defense side. Of import to those “engaged in the game” is that significant changes to the rules by which the game is usually played—otherwise known as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure—are coming later this year. Recently, the Supreme Court approved and sent to Congress a package of important amendments to 11 of the Rules. Unless Congress intercedes (unlikely), the amended Rules take effect on December 1, 2015. Read More ›

Understanding the Risks Associated with the Use of Virtual Currencies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued a consumer advisory warning about the risks of virtual currencies, also referred to as “digital currencies,” such as Bitcoin. The potential risks include the threat of hacking and scams, volatile exchange rates, unclear costs, and the risk that companies offering virtual currencies may not offer help or refunds for lost or stolen funds.   Read More ›