On November 27, 2019, Sentara Hospitals agreed to pay $2.175 million to settle an April 2017 complaint alleging violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.
On November 20, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California jury verdict which awarded Greg Young Publishing, Inc. $460,800 in statutory damages in a dispute against Zazzle, Inc.
In November 2019, a jury in the New London Superior Court of Connecticut awarded research and development (R&D) company LBI, Inc. $839,423 in a trade secret misappropriation dispute against Charles River Analytics, Inc.
On December 2, 2019, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) announced that it had seized over 30,500 domain names that distributed counterfeit and pirated products and services over the internet.
On November 21, 2019, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Russian hacker Stanislov Lisov was sentenced to four years in prison for conspiring to use malicious software to infect victims’ computers.
On November 19, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) vacated a December 2018 PTAB decision which granted Covered Business Method (CBM) review in the patent infringement matter of Apple, Inc. v. Universal Secure Registry LLC.
On November 12, 2019, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that warrantless searches of smartphones and laptops belonging to international travelers at U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment.
On November 9, 2019, CAFC ordered the parties in Polaris Innovations Lt. v. Kingston Technology Company, Inc. to provide supplemental briefings related to the constitutionality of APJs.
On November 4, 2019, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida awarded medical software company Kipu Systems, LLC $19.5 million in damages in a breach of license dispute against customer-turned-competitor ZenCharts, LLC.
On November 8, 2019, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) agreed to a $1.6 million fine for a data breach that affected the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of over 6,600 individuals.
On November 5, 2019, the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) reached a settlement under which the medical system agreed to pay $3 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for alleged privacy and security violations of HIPAA.
On October 31, 2019, NIST released the Big Data Interoperability Framework containing specifications to help developers deploy software tools capable of analyzing large data sets.