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    • Is the USPTO really contacting your company? Maybe not.

      If your business has taken steps to protect your intellectual property with patents or trademarks, you’ve probably had correspondence or communications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). But some businesses report receiving letters or emails that look to be from the USPTO, but really aren’t. Prince Law Offices, P.C.

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    • FTC Cybersecurity Roundtables with Small Businesses

      The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting small business owners in a series of public roundtables across the United States to discuss the most pressing challenges small businesses face in protecting the security of their computers and networks. The Engage, Connect, and Protect Initiative: Small Business and Data Security Roundtables are part of an ongoing initiative by Act ...

      Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 6 readers -
  • Someone Stole your Phone?

    … Identity theft can happen to anyone. Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published an article based on a true story from one if its fraud investigators who had her phone stolen. She provided tips you can take to protect your digital identity: Smart Phone: Lock your phone. Use at least a 6-digit passcode on your device, or use…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • Is Computer Tech Support Really Calling to Help You?

    … Does the thought of losing everything on your computer leave you queasy? That’s the anxiety fraudsters attempt to exploit with tech support scams – and it’s conduct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and law enforcement partners are challenging through 16 civil and criminal (yes, criminal) actions announced as part of Operation Tech Trap. Tech…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 7 readers -
  • New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

    … to devote to cybersecurity. Symantec Corp.’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report indicates the percentage of spear-phishing attacks targeting small business rose dramatically from 18 percent to 43 percent between 2011 and 2015. The FTC’s new web page offers specific information to help small businesses protect their networks and their customer…

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  • Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

    … The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published an updated version of its Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business. A sound data security plan is built on 5 key principles: TAKE STOCK. Know what personal information you have in your files and on your computers. SCALE DOWN. Keep only what you need for your business. LOCK…

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  • FTC Offers Advice on How to Avoid and Respond to Ransomware Attacks

    … Following its recent workshop on Ransomware – malicious software that denies access to computer files until the victim pays a ransom – the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is offering tips on how consumers and businesses can protect devices and respond to ransomware. The FTC offers How to defend against ransomware to help consumers. Businesses…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • FTC Issues Long–Awaited Patent Troll Study

    … the patent troll problem in court and in Congress: Courts should use their authority under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to manage patent troll cases in a way that minimizes the costs to defendants early in the litigation, and so reduces the pressure to settle based on the cost of litigation, not the value of the underlying invention…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 8 readers -
  • FTC Cracking Down on Drug Manufacturers' "Pay-for-Delay" Practices

    … for Docket Alarm— the only legal research platform that offers attorneys a suite of tools to stay abreast of Orange Book litigation. Users can track updates to the Orange Book, search Orange Book correspondence, and view Patent Trial and Appeal Board analytics for Orange Book litigation. Download Docket Alarm’s free report on Orange Book litigation today…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 13 readers -
  • National Consumer Protection Week

    … years, NCPW has been a time to encourage consumers to learn about their rights, and how to make informed buying decisions and report scams, identity theft and unfair business practices. NCPW.gov offers information on a wide range of topics, including credit and debt, online safety, imposter and other scams, identity theft and more. The site…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • ASUS Settles FTC Charges Routers Put Consumers’ Privacy At Risk

    … ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. (ASUS) has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that critical security flaws in its routers put the home networks of hundreds of thousands of consumers at risk. The administrative complaint also charges that the routers’ insecure “cloud” services led to the compromise of thousands of consumers’ connected…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 16 readers -
  • Identity Theft Assistance

    … file a complaint with the FTC and then get a personalized guide to recovery that helps streamline many of the steps involved. The upgraded site offers an array of easy-to-use tools, that enables identity theft victims to create the documents they need to alert police, the main credit bureaus and the IRS among others. “Millions of Americans have…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 19 readers -
  • FTC takes on toothless encryption claims for dental practice software

    … On January 5, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a data security proposed settlement. When a company promises to encrypt dentists’ patient data, but fails to live up to established standards, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the FTC would bristle. A $250,000 proposed settlement with Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 17 readers -
  • FTC’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock

    … that it protected consumers’ sensitive information with the same high-level safeguards as financial institutions. What about the company’s promise it would send alerts “as soon as” it received any indication that a customer may be a victim of identity theft? According to the filing, that ad claim was false, too. Finally, the FTC says LifeLock didn’t live up…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 16 readers -
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