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Benjamin M. Cutchshaw Joins Wilson Keadjian Browndorf, LLP’s Irvine Office

IRVINE, CA (AUGUST 8, 2018) – Wilson Keadjian Browndorf, LLP (“WKB”) is pleased to announce that Benjamin Cutchshaw has joined the firm as a partner in its Commercial Litigation Practice Group and will be resident in the firm’s Irvine office. Mr. Cutchshaw brings substantial litigation experience at both the trial and appellate levels. His practice […]

WAS DIEHR A FLOOK IN THE SYSTEM? A SYSTEMS ANALYSIS FOR TWO LANDMARK PATENT ELIGIBILITY SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

Abstract As far back as the 1970s, the Supreme Court has wrestled with the issue of whether patents should be granted for computer software and mathematical algorithms.  The Supreme Court tailored the definition of patentable subject matter through three landmark decisions, which have colloquially become known as the “patent eligibility trilogy.”  While the Court’s intention […]

Negligent Hiring, Retention & Supervision

In today’s hyper-litigious society, employers must perform reasonable investigations of new hires and remain attentive to conduct of tenured employees, to ensure that an employee does not present an unreasonable risk to others. Types of Claims Employers have faced claims for negligently hiring a new employee, negligently retaining a bad employee and/or negligently supervising a […]

Website Accessibility

Businesses must proactively ensure that their commercial websites are easily accessed by people with visual, auditory, motor and/or cognitive impairments or brace for litigation throughout the United States. A growing number of lawsuits claim that websites that are not reasonably accessed by the disabled violate the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  See e.g., McDonald’s, […]

Wilson Keadjian Browndorf, LLP Welcomes Jonathan J. Faust as New Partner

NEW YORK, NY, April 20, 2018 – Wilson Keadjian Browndorf, LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan J. Faust will join the Firm as Partner and move his practice to the Firm’s New York office. Mr. Faust is a veteran litigator and enhances the Firm’s capabilities with his wide-ranging experience as a general commercial litigator […]

Facebook’s Data Practices Saga

As we all know, the personal data of about 87 million Facebook users have been “shared” without their knowledge with Cambridge Analytica (“CA”), a firm linked to Donald Trump’s 2016 political campaign.  Seemingly, Facebook knew of this incident in December of 2015, but Facebook users only found out this past March 17 when the New York […]

German Court Curbs Facebook User Terms

On January 16, 2018, and in another step toward reigning in Facebook’s data practices in Europe, a Berlin district court issued a €250,000 judgment against Facebook Ireland Ltd. and ordered the company to change many of its terms of use for German users of the social network.[1] Here are a few of the main points: […]

Europe’s Data Protection Regulation and the EU -U.S. Privacy Shield-the New Normal for Everyone?

During a September of 2014 Intellectual Property Law Conference in Duesseldorf, Germany[1], Birgit Sippel, a member of the European Parliament informed the audience that the Parliament overwhelmingly supported far greater restrictions on collector and processors of personal data than currently provided and regardless of where they were situated. Ms. Sippel went on to state that […]