IoT Baby-Steps: The Feds Enact Cybersecurity Improvement Act

By: Howard Zaharoff On December 4, 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 (H.R. 1668, 116th Cong.) (the “Act”) was signed into law. This bipartisan bill requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create minimum cybersecurity standards for IoT devices purchased or used by the federal government. Guidelines are to be developed over the next several months, so …

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Morse Client Co-founder Named E&Y Entrepreneur Of The Year New England Finalist

Vishal Sunak, CEO and co-founder of Morse client LinkSquares — provider of the fastest and most comprehensive AI-powered SaaS contract lifecycle management and analysis tool — has been named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2020 New England Award finalist. The program, which honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they …

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U.S. Court of Appeals affirms jury verdict and judgment in favor of ITyX Solutions

On February 27, 2020, Morse litigator Scott Magee won an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on behalf of client ITyX Solutions AG. The Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict and $9.2 million judgment in favor of ITyX in a 28-page opinion. ITyX Solutions created and sells intelligent document recognition software. …

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How to Prepare for Counterfeiters, Whether You Sell on Amazon.com or Not

By: Sean D. Detweiler When it comes to online marketplaces, there are numerous traps for the unwary, whether you are a startup or a multi-million dollar company. The “Better Business Bureau (BBB) has received thousands of complaints from people who have shopped for goods online and received counterfeit products instead of what they thought they ordered… …

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John Hession to Panel BPLA Symposium Session

On Tuesday, November 19 the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA)  Licensing and Litigation Committees are hosting a Symposium on Patent Licensing and Damages. The day-long conference offers a morning and afternoon session, of which guests are welcome to attend each one or all. The first session of the day, on A.I. from A to Z: …

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The Trademark Company, LegalZoom & Other Online Services

By: Sean D. Detweiler Consumers continue to become increasingly more comfortable conducting business transactions of all types online, including filing trademark and patent applications, without the help of an attorney. At Morse, this has resulted in an increase of clients looking for help on a pending trademark or patent application previously initiated using an online …

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Verdeva Signs Deal with E-ZPass to Test Automatic Payments

MBBP client Verdeva, Inc. has partnered with E-ZPass to test automatic payments with E-ZPass toll transponders in a new service called PayByCar. The service will allow E-ZPass users to pay for goods and services at participating businesses with a separate payment account linked to their transponder. Verdeva's deal with E-ZPass is for a one-year pilot …

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Paytronix Receives $65 Million Growth Equity Investment from Great Hill Partners

MBBP client Paytronix Systems, Inc. received a $65 million growth equity investment from private equity firm Great Hill Partners, the first institutional capital in the company. Paytronix is a provider of SaaS customer experience management solutions for restaurants and convenience store brands. With the investment, Paytronix hopes to redefine the guest experience through the development of …

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Joseph Hunt Joins MBBP as Corporate & Tax Associate

We are pleased to announce the addition of corporate and tax associate, Joseph E. Hunt IV. Joe advises emerging and middle-market companies in a wide range of industries and at all stages of their development. Joe also provides counsel to clients on general tax matters, entity formation, and on corporate governance. Prior to joining MBBP, …

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Skelmet Creates Custom-Built Sport Sunglasses Using 3-D Technology

MBBP client Skelmet's Falcon 1 sport sunglasses are custom-built to perfectly fit your face and are ideal for athletes. They are created using 3-D scanning and printing technology and Skelmet's design algorithm. The order process for the glasses includes a 3-D scan of the face, which is then entered into Skelmet's A.I. Fit design system, …

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