Cray, Inc. Wins Summary Judgment in Software Patent Dispute

May 23, 2019 - from IP Watchdog

On April 15, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin granted summary judgment of non-infringement to defendant Cray, Inc. on two high-performance computing (HPC) patents in the matter of Raytheon Company v. Cray, Inc. The software patent infringement lawsuit began in September 2015, when defense contracting company Raytheon alleged Cray, Inc. infringed four software patents, two of which were later withdrawn.

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Amendments to Massachusetts’ Data Breach Notification Law

May 21, 2019 - from Massachusetts Legislature

Revisions to the Massachusetts’ data breach law, Chapter 93H, took effect on April 11, 2019. The amendment details two additional mandates which require that breached entities (1) provide additional information as part of the core notification requirement, including the type of personal information compromised and whether the entity maintains a written information security program (WISP), and (2) offer free credit monitoring services to individuals whose Social Security numbers were compromised.

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Yahoo Agrees to $117.5 Million Data Breach Settlement

May 16, 2019 - from Ars Technica

On April 9, 2019, Yahoo reached a $117.5 million settlement in the class action data breach lawsuit that affected over 3 billion user accounts worldwide. The lawsuit began in February 2017, and covers data breaches that occurred in 2013, 2014, and 2016.

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