July 23, 2017

Media Mentions

Firm
  1. Trial Pros: Weisbrod Matteis’ Peter Toren (Law360, May 20, 2016).
  2. Acclaimed IP Litigator Peter Toren Joins Weisbrod Matteis & Copley. (IP Frontline, February 2, 2012).
  3. D.C. firm going all-out to collect $26M verdict (Washington Business Journal, Sept. 12, 2013).
Patents
  1. Big Ag is Big Money (MintPress News, Aug. 26, 2015).
  2. Judge Frowns on Threat to Leverage Attorney-Fees Award (National Law Journal, Oct. 2, 2014).
  3. Apple Fails to Get Little I Robot Off Siri’s Back (E-Commerce Times, July 9, 2014).
  4. Will Samsung and Apple Lay Down Their Swords? (E-Commerce Times, May 20, 2014).
  5. Apple still seeking leverage as latest trial against Samsung opens (Daily Journal, April 1, 2014).
  6. Weakened Patent Rights Make Trade Secrets More Attractive (Law360, April 1, 2014).
  7. Demand Letter Bill Would Squelch Worst Patent Trolls (Law360, Feb. 28, 2014)
  8. Motorola Sale Lets Google Aid Android Makers In Patent War (Law360, January 31, 2014).
  9. High Court Could Shut Down Suits Over Many Web Patents (Law360, Jan. 14, 2014).
  10. The Year in Quotes (National Law Journal, Dec. 30, 2013).
  11. Jury Tips Toward Apple With $290M Samsung Penalty (E-Commerce Times, Nov. 22, 2013).
  12. US Pushing Hatch-Waxman Protections In TPP (Law360, Nov. 19, 2013).
  13. Google Faces Tough Battle In Escalation Of Smartphone Wars (Law360, November 1, 2013).
  14. Google, Partners Caught in Patent Lawsuit Blizzard (E-Commerce Times, Nov. 1, 2013).
  15. Patent Court Sets the Pace (The National Law Journal, Oct. 21, 2013).
  16. Patent Win Could Give Apple a Courtroom Midas Touch (MacNewsWorld, Oct. 18, 2013).
  17. No Break for Samsung on US Import Ban (E-Commerce Times, Oct. 8, 2013).
  18. Attys’ Fees Test Case Could Chill Valid Patent Claims (Law360, Oct. 1, 2013).
  19. 9th Circ. Rebuke Of Google Wi-Fi Spying Exposes ECPA’s Age (Law360, Sept. 11, 2013).
  20. MS Win in Moto Patent Case Could Mean Big Money (E-Commerce Times (Sept. 6, 2013).
  21. Nokia Deal Gives Microsoft Patent Protection, Not Weapons (Law360, Sept. 3, 2013).
  22. Samsung Slapped With ITC Ban in Patent Merry-Go-Round (ECommerce Times, August 12, 2013).
  23. White House veto raises stakes in Apple-Samsung patent dispute (Los Angeles Times, Aug. 5, 2013).
  24. Tech Industry Closes Ranks Behind Apple as ITC Ban Looms (ECommerce Times, July 29, 2013).
  25. ITC Slaps Apple in Samsung Infringement Case (TechNewsWorld, June 6, 2013).
  26. Narrow Monsanto Patent Ruling Ducks Self-Replication Issue (Law360, May 13, 2013).
  27. Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court’s Monsanto Ruling (Law360, May 13, 2013).
  28. Rubber Band Patent Rejection Could Bounce Apple Back to Court (E-Commerce Times, April 3, 2013).
  29. No Great Sacrifice For Google In Open-Source Patent Pledge (Law360, March 29, 2013).
  30. Judge Orders Apple to Quit Pussyfooting Around (E-Commerce Times, March 11, 2013).
  31. IP Malpractice Suits Belong In State Court, Justices Rule (Law360, Feb. 20, 2013).
  32. High Court Set To Consider Proper Patent Malpractice Forum (Law360, Jan. 14, 2013).
  33. Patently Obvious? Score One for the Big Guys (Barron’s, Jan. 12, 2013).
  34. China surpasses U.S. in number of 2011 patent applications (National Law Journal, Dec. 12, 2012).
  35. Judge Says She Won’t Issue ‘Omnibus’ Ruling In Apple-Samsung Patent Trial Rehash (Forbes, Dec. 6, 2012).
  36. Microsoft, Motorola FRAND Clash Goes to Trial (E-Commerce Times, Nov. 14, 2012).
  37. Apple’s Smartphone Wars To Rage On After HTC Deal (Law360, November 13, 2012).
  38. Judge Kicks Apple, Motorola FRAND Suit to the Curb (E-Commerce Times, Nov. 7, 2012).
  39. Apple Loses FaceTime Patent Quibble (Technewsworld, Nov. 7, 2012).
  40. FTC May Hobble Google’s Motorola Patent-Defense Strategy (E-Commerce Times, Nov. 2, 2012).
  41. Apple Patent From $1B Samsung Case Found Invalid (Law360, Oct. 23, 2012).
  42. Google Withdraws Patent Claim vs Apple (NASDAQ, Oct. 2, 2012).
  43. Apple Likely To Win Samsung Ban, But Devil’s In The Details (Law360, September 24, 2012).
  44. That’s What Clubhouses Were For (This Week in Law 177, August 31, 2012).
  45. Samsung afirma que peleará el pedido de Apple de prohibir la venta de ocho modelos (Wall Street Journal Americas, August 29, 2012).
  46. Apple Will Fight Efforts to Bar Sales of Smartphones (Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2012).
  47. Apple Seeks Ban on Eight Samsung Devices (Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2012).
  48. Apple’s patent victory spells changes in smartphones for consumers (Washington Post, August 27, 2012).
  49. Apple v. Samsung: The Jury’s Hardship (Wall Street Journal, August 24, 2012).
  50. The next phase of the Apple Samsung case: straw poll and sandwiches (GigaOM, August 21, 2012).
  51. Judge in Apple, Samsung Patent Case Asks CEOs To Talk Once More, Says ‘It’s Time For Peace’ (Forbes.com, August 15, 2012).
  52. iLegal: As Apple’s products evolved so did a strategy to protect them (Sigalon’s Apple Soup, August 1, 2012).
  53. Apple Asks Court to Sanction Samsung (Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2012)
  54. Apple Goes On The Record, For a Change, To Defend Its Products in Samsung Patent Trial (Forbes.com, August 2, 2012).
  55. As Apple’s products evolved, so did a strategy to protect them (GigaOM, August 1, 2012).
  56. ITC Ruling Could Be Nail In Kodak Patent Sale’s Coffin (Law360, July 23, 2012).
  57. Apple Ordered to Publicly Exonerate Samsung in the UK (E-Commerce Times, July 21, 2012).
  58. Yahoo, Facebook Patent Case May End Without Fireworks (E-Commerce Times, June 22, 2012).
  59. Apple, Motorola Readmitted to Patent Thunderdome (Technewsworld, June 15, 2012).
  60. Microsoft’s Emotion Sensing IP Flies in Face of No-Track Move (Law360, June 13, 2012).
  61. Judge Calls Off Apple v. Motorola Patent Rumble, (E-Commerce Times, June 8, 2012).
  62. Judge Calls Off Apple v. Motorola Patent Rumble (Technewsworld, June 8, 2012).
  63. Google’s Android Doesn’t Infringe Oracle Patents, Jury Says (Law360, May 23, 2012).
  64. AOL Patent Buy Gives Microsoft A Leg Up in Patent Wars (Law360, April 12, 2012).
  65. Apple Gets Small Win from International Trade Commission (Bloomberg News, December 20, 2011).
  66. Kodak To Face Challenges To Patent Portfolio Sale In Ch. 11 (Law 360 January 20, 2012).
  67. Latest Patent Volley Against Apple Could Boost Google-Motorola Merger Chances (E-Commerce Times, January 27, 2012).
  68. Motorola Bests Apple In Patent Skirmish (Technewsworld, April 25, 2012).
  69. Apple Notches Limited Win in HTC Smartphone Case (Law360, December 23, 2011).
  70. Al Jazeera – Both Sides Claim Victory in Apple-HTC Case (December 23, 2011).
  71. Google Scoops Up IBM Patents (The Street, January 4, 2012).
  72. Google’s Acquisition of Patents (Sept. 15, 2011).
  73. Lawyers Brace for Patent Reform (National Law Journal, Oct. 17, 2011).
  74. Pursuing a Piracy Claim Against Apple (NYT Nov. 4, 2011).
  75. Social Gaming Patent Battles (Podcast, November 2011).
Trade Secrets
  1. U.S. charges drug researchers with sending trade secrets to China, but will case stand up? (Science, Jan. 26, 2016).
  2. Not Guilty as Charged, (Science, November 2015).
  3. Baseball Hacking Scandal? Its Just Business as Usual, (Corporate Counsel, Aug. 13, 2015).
  4. MLB, Tour de France Breaches Cybersecurity Warnings for Sports Organizations, (Legaltechnews, Aug. 3, 2015).
  5. Cardinals fire scouting director connected to hacking of Astros’ database, (Houston Chronicle, July 2, 2015).
  6. Cardinals owner cites ‘roguish behavior’ for hacking of Astros’ database (Houston Chronicle, June 19, 2015).
  7. Commissioner, not civil courts, would give Astros damages (Houston Chronicle, June 18, 2015).
  8. US officials: Chinese nationals took corporate trade secrets (CCTV America, May 20, 2015).
  9. US lawmakers, rights groups: Chinese-American detained over race (CCTV America, May 21, 2015).
  10. Six Chinese Men Indicted in Theft of Code from U.S.Tech Companies (New York Times, May 19, 2015).
  11. Chinese professors accused of stealing trade secrets from U.S. Companies (Washington Times, May 19, 2015).
  12. Accused  of Spying for China, Until She Wasn’t, (New York Times, May 10, 2015).
  13. Ex-Goldman programmer’s fate on hold after jury’s split decision (NY Post, May 1, 2015).
  14. As patents become harder to protect, trade secrets emerge as viable option (Technology Transfer Tactics, Feb. 2015).
  15. Judge in Kan. orders scientist from China detained (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dec. 17, 2013).
  16. More Kinds of Corporate Spies Target More Kinds of Trade Secrets (Voice of America, Nov. 6, 2013).
  17. China Worries Improve Prospects of Trade Secret Bill (Law360, July 2, 2013).
Criminal IP Violations
Criminal Law/Procedure
  1. NSA Data Collection Ruling to Fuel Congressional Action, (Law360, May 7, 2015).
  2. NSA privacy questions bound for SCOTUS, (The Hill, May 8, 2015).
  3. Justices Poised to Set Line for Police on Data Searches, (Law360, Oct. 22, 2014).
  4. Microsoft Warrant Ruling Puts Service Providers In Bind (Law360, Aug. 3, 2014).
  5. High Court Ruling Bolsters Privacy Push By Consumers, ISPs (Law360, June 25, 2014).
  6. Microsoft Steps In Privacy Quagmire With Email Snooping (Law360, March 21, 2014).
  7. High Court To Take Piecemeal Approach On New Tech Privacy (Law360, Jan. 21, 2014).
  8. Microsoft Caught Between Snowden And NSA (Law360, July 12, 2013).
  9. Patchwork Of Cellphone Warrant Laws Will Trip Up Providers (Law360, July 10, 2013).
  10. Clapper Heads Early List Of 2013’s Top Privacy Rulings (Law360, July 3, 2013).
  11. AP Records Seizure Fuels Push To Limit Gov’t Snooping (Law360, May 13, 2013).
  12. Cellphone Search Confusion Begs For High Court Review (Law360, May 2, 2013)
  13. 9th Circ. Eases Subpoena Compliance For Yahoo, Others (Law360, April 16, 2013).
  14. Secret FBI Spying Program Headed For High Court Showdown (Law360, March 20, 2013).
  15. 9th Circ. Pioneers Laptop Search Limits In Border Case (Law360, March 11, 2013).
  16. Google, Others Breathe New Life Into ECPA Reform (Law360, January 29, 2013).
  17. DC Court Leaves Cellphone Search Question Up In The Air (Law360, Dec. 17, 2012).
  18. SC High Court Ruling Highlights Gaps In Dated E-Privacy Law (Law360, October 11, 2012).
  19. RI Text Message Ruling Fuels Police Surveillance Debate (Law360, September 6, 2012).
  20. The Fifth Circuit to Tackle Legal Gray Areas of Cell Phone Tracking (Law360, August 6, 2012).
  21. Hedge Fund Chief May Regret Plea Talks At Insider Tips Trial (Law360, July 30, 2012).
  22. 9th Circ. Backs Wiretaps, But Could Restrict Use of New Tech (Law360, July 23, 2012).
  23. GPS Warrant Debate Likely To Climb Back To High Court (Law360, July 17, 2012).
  24. Gupta Win Strengthens DOJ’s Hand In Insider Trading Cases (Law360, June 15, 2012).
  25. Gupta Trial Promises To Be Different Ballgame Than Raj (Law360, May 21, 2012).
  26. Ex-Goldman Director Gupta Denies Insider Trading Charges (Law360, October 26, 2011).
  27. CNN – “Fast and Furious” Interview (October 4, 2011).
  28. Holder Catches Flak for Fast and Furious Program (Nov. 3, 2011).
  29. Supreme Court Justices Consider Warrantless GPS Tracking (Nov. 9, 2011).
  30. Transcript of CNN Interview on Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” Program (October 4, 2011).
Cybercrime/Cybersecurity
  1. What to Expect From Google’s New Self-Driving Car GC, (Corporate Counsel, July 12, 2016).
  2. Pokemon Go’ Developer Wades Into Privacy Minefield, (Law360, July 13, 2016).
  3. What to Expect From Google’s New Self-Driving Car GC (Corporate Counsel, July 12, 2016).
  4. Clinton’s IT aide keeps email server shrouded in mystery (The Hill, June 5. 2016).
  5. FBI Plots Its Next Move in the Encryption Battle(Bloomberg, May 20, 2016).
  6. Immunity deal raises stakes in Clinton email investigation (The Hill, March 3, 2016).
  7. Preparing for cyber attacks must be multifaceted (Inside Counsel, Feb. 10, 2016).
  8. 30 years later, CFAA still flawed, needs reform, attorney argues (SC Magazine, Jan. 26, 2016).”
  9. This Lawsuit Could Change Everything in Cybersecurity (TheStreet, Jan. 25, 2016).”
  10. Guilty plea just the beginning in Astros hacking case (Houston Chronicle, Jan. 16, 2016).
  11. 5 Ways Retailers Can Avoid A Breach This Holiday Season (Law360, Nov. 24, 2015).
  12. Paris ISIS Attacks: Tech Industry Says ‘Anti-Terror’ Back Doors Would Make US Less Safe (International Business Times, Nov. 18, 2015).
  13. Exclusive: A year after the hack, Sony’s chief explains how Hollywood heals its wounds (LA Times, Nov. 18, 2015).
  14. Feds Crack Down On Corporate Hacking With Keys Conviction (Law360, Oct. 8, 2015).
  15. Was Samsung Pay Hacked? What Users Need to Know (The Street, Oct. 9, 2015).
  16. U.S. officials, Chinese president talk cooperation (Politico, Sept. 23, 2015).
  17. Microsoft Case May Set Bar For Shielding Data Stored Abroad (Law360, Sept. 8, 2015).
  18. FBI Said to Examine Whether Hillary Clinton E-Mail was Backed Up (Bloomberg Politico, Aug. 13, 2015).
  19. Astros defend Ground Control and take breach seriously; Cardinals vow to “get to bottom” of FBI probe (Houston Chronicle, June 17, 2015).
  20. Feds search for ways to impede ‘cyber bazaar’, (The Hill, March 15, 2015).
  21. Bank hackers find haven in Putin’s Russia, (The Hill, Feb. 17, 2015).
  22. How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of the Next Big Box Security Breach, (Main St., Feb. 3, 2015).
  23. Obama’s Hacking Law Cold Comfort for Corporate Targets, (Law360, Jan. 21, 2015).
  24. U.S. sanctions on North Korea suggest prospect of further retaliation, (Los Angeles Times, Jan. 2, 2015).
  25. Theaters Screening Sony’s “The Interview” Receive Threats, (Techaeris, Dec. 17, 23014).
  26. Some theaters drop ‘The Interview’ amid Sony hacker threats (Los Angeles Times, Dec. 16, 2014).
  27. Sony Hack: Legal Risks for Years to Come (All Web News, Dec. 10, 2014).
  28. Sony Execs Debated Risk of ‘The Interview’ (CIO Today, Dec. 11, 2014).
  29. Sony Pictures execs debated risk of ‘The Interview’ before cyberattack (Los Angeles Times, Dec. 9, 2014).
  30. Cyberattack could cost Sony Pictures tens of millions of dollars (Los Angeles Times, SFGate, Dec. 5, 2014).
  31. 6 Things We Learned From This Year’s Security Breaches (CIO, Nov. 3, 2014).
  32. Attorney Slams Google for Making Money Off Nude Celeb Pics  (ECommerce Times, Oct. 2, 2014).
  33. Companies’ Worst Hacking Threat May Be Their Own Workers (Bloomberg News, Sept. 25, 2014).Burning Question: Do Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton Own Their Hacked Images? (Yahoo Celebrity, Sept. 4, 2014).
  34. Seleznev back in court amid unique conflict — Cyber protests in Ferguson, Mo. — Another day, another breach (Politico, Aug. 15, 2014).
  35. Caution, Skepticism Follow News of Russian Password Mega-Heist (American Banker, Aug. 11, 2014).
  36. Hackers’ challenge is finding any value in 1.2 billion stolen passwords (Bloomberg, Aug. 8, 2014).
  37. Cybercrime’s bill has momentum, but will it work? (Politico, July 3, 2014).
  38. Comcast’s Win Encourages ISP’s to Fight User Data Requests (Law360, June 18, 2014).
  39. Court Rules Business Responsible for Fraud Losses (Credit Union Times, June 19, 2014).
  40. This may be the answer to cybersecurity, or not (CBS Newwatch, May 27, 2014).
  41. China hacking charges: Symbolism or deterrent? (Politico, May 20, 2014).
  42. Chinese Hacking Charges Spur Cos. To Turn To US Gov’t (Law360, May 19, 2014).
  43. Smart Fridges Head From Kitchen To Courtroom, (Law360, April 4, 2014).
  44. Google Win Threatens End to Privacy Class Actions (Law360, March 24, 2014).
  45. California leads states in identity fraud and computer hacking, report says (Christian Science Monitor, March 20, 2014).
  46. Report of NSA Spying On Mayer Brown Rattles Other Firms (Law360, Feb. 18, 2014)
  47. Target Data Theft Fuels New Worries on Cybersecurity (LA Times, Dec. 19, 2013).
  48. Google Data Privacy Ruling Widens ECPA Divide (Law360, Dec. 9, 2013).
  49. How the Adobe hack could fuel next wave of cyberattacks (USA Today, Oct. 4, 2013).
  50. Google’s Email Setback Hands Weapon To Privacy Plaintiffs (Law360, Sept. 27, 2013).
  51. Survey: Phishing Attacks Growing in Sophistication, (CIO Today, July 30, 2013).
  52. Biggest-Ever Hacking Bust Restores Faith In DOJ (Law360, July 26, 2013)
  53. Russians indicted in giant hacking scheme (Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2013).
  54. Email ‘phishing’ attacks by hackers growing in number, intensity (Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2013).
  55. Microsoft, the NSA’s Cooperative Mistress (SeattleWeekly, July 18, 2013).
  56. What is Wrong with the Cybersecurity Industry? It has two big problems and tech people will never fix either of them “ (Hacksurfer, July 18, 2013).
  57. Snowden triggers scrutiny on secret access (Fresno Bee, June 12, 2013).
  58. NSA’s Internet Spying May Prompt Belated Lawmaker Backlash (Law360, June 7, 2013).
  59. Obama, Xi, Congress talk cybersecurity; does it matter? (fedscoop, June 7, 2013).
  60. Experts Weigh In: What are your top cybersecurity concerns? (HackSurfer, June 2, 2013).
  61. Will the 113th Congress succeed on cybersecurity where the 112th failed? (fedscoop, May 30, 2013).
  62. Texas Email Privacy Bill Could Prod States, Feds (Law360, May 29, 2013).
  63. Cyber Barrage On Utilities Unlikely To Stir Congress (Law360, May 23, 2013).
  64. Bloomberg’s Terminal Snooping May Draw Criminal Charges (Law360, May 13, 2013).
  65. Ban On Chinese IT Creates Contracting Headaches (Law360, May 10, 2013).
  66. Cyber Financial Extortion: The big business problem no one wants to talk about (HackSurfer, May 10, 2013).
  67. Chinese Suspected in Hacking Infrastructure: Real cyberwar or just fear mongering? (HackSurfer, May 8, 2013).
  68. With Email Ban, King & Spalding Misses Bigger Picture (Law360, April 17, 2013).
  69. Obama Puts Cybersecurity On Pedestal With Budget Boost (Law360, April 11, 2013).
  70. Cybersecurity lobbying doubled in 2012 (CNNMoney, April 8, 2013).
  71. What Beyonce, Ashton Kutcher and Stars Can Do About Hacked Financial Data (Analysis) (Hollywood Reporter, March 12, 2013).
  72. How to Protect Your Company From Hackers (Bloomberg TV, March 8, 2013);
  73. Chinese Army Tests US Cos.’ Ability To Defend Data (Law360, Feb. 19, 2013).
  74. Twitter, Media Giants Shed Stigma Of Reporting Hacks (Law360, Feb. 4, 2013).
  75. Security experts: Times hacking story a wake-up call (CNN, Feb. 2, 2013).
  76. Internet Activist’s Suicide May Take Teeth Out Of Hacker Law (Law360, Jan. 16, 2013).
  77. Wi-Fi Location Ruling Offers Path For Evaluating New Tech (Law360, Nov. 20, 2012).
  78. Cybersecurity Bill Defeat Won’t Turn Down Regulatory Heat (Law360, Nov. 15, 2012).
  79. Petraeus Probe Highlights Holes In Outdated Wiretap Laws (Law360, Nov. 14, 2012).
  80. 4th Circ. Email Privacy Case Hinges On Employer’s Policy (Oct. 31, 2012).
  81. 4th Circ. Considers Bid To Unseal WikiLeaks Wiretap Orders (Law360, Nov. 1, 2012).
  82. Chinese Cyber Espionage Concerns Point to ‘Deep Contamination’ (Homeland Security Today, October 12, 2012).
  83. 4 Tips For Banks To Fend Off Cyberthreats (Law360, September 24, 2012).
  84. Theft of Apple UDIDs Mitigated by News the FBI Didn’t Have Them (MacNewsWorld, September 11, 2012).
  85. Cybercrime disclosures rare despite new SEC rule (FoxNews, ABC News, AP News, Las Vegas Review Journal, June 29, 2012).
  86. Revamped Cybersecurity Bill Unlikely To Bridge Party Gap (Law360, June 27, 2012).
  87. LinkedIn Breach Could Spur Plaintiffs Attys Into Action (Law360, June 6, 2012).
  88. Sen. Seeks Info Tying News Corp. Scandal To US Activity (Law360, May 2, 2012).
  89. Willful Blindness May be News Corp.’s Legal Undoing in US (Law360, May 1, 2012).
  90. Phone Hacking Report: Experts Discuss Implications for News Corp., Murdochs, (The Hollywood Reporter, May 1, 2012)
  91. Wall Street Eyes on Rupert and James Murdoch as Moguls Prepare for U.K. Questioning (The Hollywood Reporter, April 23, 2012).
  92. Will Heather Morris’ Hacker Go to Jail For Naked Photo Leak? (E! Online, March 13, 2012).