Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split on Copyright Registration
    On March 4, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC unanimously held that the U.S. Copyright Office must issue a copyright registration prior to a copyright claimant filing a lawsuit alleging infringement.
    Examining and Protecting Trade Secrets in IT Litigation
    DisputeSoft's Jeff Parmet and Tom Ashley discuss the issues a software expert must address when supporting litigation in which trade secrets are involved.
    Electronic Medical Records and Litigation
    Read G. Hunter Jones' review of “Electronic Medical Records and Litigation," a reference and practice manual valuable for both attorneys and forensic experts involved in medical malpractice litigation.
    SCOTUS Holds That Federal Agencies Cannot Use AIA Post-Grant Reviews
    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) found in the matter of Return Mail Inc. v. United States Postal Service that “a federal agency is not a ‘person’ who may petition for post-issuance review” of an issued patent under the America Invents Act (AIA).
    Department of Homeland Security to Complete Forensic Analysis of N.C. Voting Software Failure
    On May 31, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security agreed to renew the North Carolina State Board of Elections’ request to complete a forensic examination of 21 laptops seized from Durham County after voting software malfunctioned during the 2016 presidential election.
    Kansas Hospital to Pay $250,000 to Settle FCA Allegations Regarding EHR Technology
    On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, Stephen McAllister, announced a $250,000 settlement with Coffey Health System after two whistleblowers filed a qui tam suit for violations of the False Claims Act (FCA).