In May 2021, the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) issued guidance and helpful tips for alcoholic beverage companies seeking quicker product label approvals. Because applications for certificates of label approval, or COLAs, are often rejected or returned to applicants due to easily avoidable issues, the TTB provided a series of tips to help applicants thwart any issues before they arise.
Poly Network, a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform connecting various blockchains (and some of the most widely used, such as Binance Smart Chain, Ethereum, and Polygon blockchains), disclosed late yesterday that it was hacked and that more than $600 million in cryptocurrencies was stolen as a result.
The fast-growing field of decentralized finance (DeFi) employs many artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. However, certain traditional techniques for protecting intellectual property (IP) around AI are unsuitable for some decentralized, blockchain-based technologies. Nevertheless, clever solutions can be employed to protect the IP of such technologies. Thus, it is important for a business to consider and identify its sources of competitive advantage as early as possible.
Category Artificial Intelligence
The Rhode Island retirement system is suing Facebook, and others personally, including Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, alleging breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with Facebook’s collection of users’ private information that was obtained by Cambridge Analytica and misused for political purposes.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued new safeguard guidelines that fuel pipeline operators must implement to better guard their operations from ransomware and other cyberattacks and mitigate the damages caused by any such attacks.
Last week the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted to issue an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR). The ANOPR is FERC’s first step to overhaul how electric transmission in this country get planned, built, and paid for in order to better accommodate the growth of renewable energy projects.