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Healthcare providers held ransom by alarming surge of cyber attacks - What you can do to protect your critical data

2nd October 2017

It is virtually impossible these days to scan a healthcare or technology news report without seeing some mention of the latest hacking or malware attack. Historically, such attacks against healthcare providers generally involved malware designed to attack medical devices with unpatched or outdated software and then infiltrate the entire network, e.g., “medjack” attacks. Hackers increasingly turned their focus to healthcare providers to obtain access to the rich trove of personal data contained in medical records. Marc Whitfield, Privacy and Health Information Technology attorney, at MSI's Louisiana law member Taylor Porter provides further insight.

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USA: Kerr Russell's Immigration Insider

2nd October 2017

MSI's Michigan law member Kerr Russell has published its fall edition of Kerr Russell's Immigration Insider, which includes topical articles and latest information with regards to immigration matters written by Kerr Russell's immigration lawyers.

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Buying property in Brazil

15th September 2017

Each country has its own legal system and unique aspects when it comes to real estate property purchase. This article by MSI's Brazil law member De Luca Derenusson Schuttof e Azevedo aims to highlight the basic notions of the acquisition of rural estate property in Brazil purchased by foreigners and Brazilian entities controlled by foreigners.

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USA: Supreme Court rejects Federal Circuit’s restrictive view of the patent exhaustion doctrine

4th September 2017

On 30 May 2017, the United States Supreme Court again overturned Federal Circuit precedent, this time in a case addressing the doctrine of patent exhaustion. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., No. 15-1189, slip op. (U.S. May 30, 2017), the Supreme Court held that “a patentee’s decision to sell a product exhausts all of its patent rights in that item, regardless of any restrictions the patentee purports to impose or the location of the sale.” Id. at 2.

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