The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a motion to intervene In United States v. Facebook

An article outlining the background and deficiencies in the settlement can be found at https://epic.org/privacy/facebook/epic2019-challenge/.  Links to the motion, the opposition of Facebook and the Government to EPIC’s motion and EPIC’s reply, among other FTC, and FOIA documents are provided.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) just released a scorecard rating privacy legislation currently pending

The report provides a good overview of privacy legislation currently pending.  See Epic’s Report here EPIC GradingOnACurve. Rather, EPIC ranked Senator Ed Markey’s (D-MA) Privacy Bill of Rights Act, S. 1214 Markey’s Privacy Bill of Rights Act, as the most comprehensive and responsive to current privacy threats.  The title of the report is noteworthy – […]

EPO to Amend Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RBPA), effective January 1, 2020

The attached publication from the EPO EPO Appeal Rule Changes 1JAN2020 includes a chart showing the rule in its current form, the rule showing the proposed changes, and explanatory remarks. The amendments are mainly directed to case management and provides means to accelerate the appeal proceedings.  Acceleration can be requested by either party, or by […]

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USPTO requests comments on patenting AI inventions

In 84 FR 44889, the USPTO has requested comments on issues related to patenting inventions related to artificial intelligence.  Although the PTO states that any comments believed to be relevant are welcome, the Notice poses 12 questions in which the PTO is particular interested in answers.  Comments must be received on or before October 11, […]