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Up to 26 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave for Adobe Employees

Adobe recently announced that beginning in November, new mothers will be eligible for a maximum of 26 weeks paid medical and parental leave (“maternity leave”), and fathers will be eligible for 16 weeks of paid parental leave. This follows the current trend in the technology industry in which corporations have been increasing paid maternity leave, …

Third Circuit Affirms FTC’s Role as Cyber-Sherriff

Just as it appeared all hope was lost for federal action in the facing the onslaught of data breaches, the F.T.C. has lately ridden in like the cavalry. On August 24, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that this role was within its jurisdiction. The Court held that the agency had legislative authority …

Sensor Based Motion Tracking System With Broad Applicability Held Patent Ineligible Under Section 101

In Thales Visionix v. USA and Elbit Systems, (Ct. Fed. Clm. 2015), the Court held that a sensor-based motion tracking system was patent ineligible. The Court of Claims (which decides cases brought against the United States Government) reasoned that sensors are the equivalent of general purpose computers, adding nothing significant to boost mathematical algorithms from …

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