Time to Hide your Bitcoin Wallet: How the IRS is Tracking your Virtual Currency

For the past several years, internet users have been able to remain mostly anonymous while purchasing goods and services by using bitcoins as a means of payment. The cryptocurrency operates outside of banks through a decentralized peer-to-peer transaction system that is impossible for the government to regulate directly. While transactional history is public, the digital…

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Whistleblower Immunity Provision

With the New Year rapidly approaching, it is the time of year when businesses review the past year’s successes and failures, as well as plan what they want to accomplish in 2017. It also should be a time when businesses review their legal contracts to make sure that they are current with all applicable laws…

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Supreme Court Rocks Patent World

Recently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court was a decision on whether Samsung would owe Apple nearly $400 million in damages. The court’s ruling on that case will alter how much Samsung owes for patent infringement, and change patent law going forward. The ruling clarifies the meaning of “article of manufacture” under section 289 of…

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Why “GEC” is the New, Unregulated “GMO”

When people talk about GMOs (genetically modified organisms), they usually start from this viewpoint: GMOs are weird because they only exist when scientists take a piece of food and insert foreign genes into it. But what if scientists could just cut part of a food’s original DNA strand to disable a gene without adding any…

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