Mitigating the Risky Business of IoT

  Q&A with Donna McPartland & Shamim Mohandessi of Han Santos, PLLC, with Larry O’Connell, of Sequitur Labs, Inc.   Introduction:   Regulation of the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at the federal and state level and pushing organizations to include robust security features in their devices.   The U.S. Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 (the “Act”) was enacted in December 2020 by Congress, and although it applies only to federal agencies, it …

Han Santos Client CasperLabs Provides Technology for CASPER Blockchain and CSPR Token

Han Santos Client CasperLabs Provides Technology for CASPER Blockchain and CSPR TokenJune 2021 Seattle, WA— Last month the Casper Association, a Swiss non-profit, completed their record-breaking token sale through CoinList’s platform. Long-time Han Santos client, CasperLabs, provided the underlying blockchain technology for the launch of the CASPER blockchain network and the CSPR token. The sale concluded in less than 20 …

Han Santos Client PureBlueTech wins EPA Award, Funding for their Clean & Safe Water Technology

Han Santos Client Pure Blue Tech wins EPA Award, Funding for their Clean & Safe Water TechnologyOn March 1st (and announced April 6th), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded  long time Han Santos client, Pure Blue Tech, a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant. This grant specifically draws attention to Pure Blue Tech’s PureMembraneTM technology to treat and reuse water …

Former Telco IP Director John J. Murphy Joins Han Santos Seattle Office

Former Telco IP Director John J. Murphy Joins Han Santos Seattle OfficeContinuing in the trajectory of steady growth, Han Santos finalized an agreement this month with the former Director of Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property at T-Mobile USA, Inc., John J. Murphy. Murphy, a longtime strategic partner to Han Santos, brings with him more than 20 years of experience from …

Han Santos Privacy Round Up-February 2021

Han Santos Privacy Round Up-February 2021by Nabil AbdallaOverviewFebruary heralded a slew of new federal and state-driven privacy and Data protection laws, as well as three key events that have implications on data breach protocols and social media privacy.Noteworthy EventsFacebook’s $650M BIPA Settlement Class action settlement over violations of the Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act The lawsuit stated that Facebook’s practice …

Glen Johnson Named Han Santos IP Counseling Practice Lead

Glen Johnson Named Han Santos IP Counseling Practice LeadFebruary 2020—Han Santos is proud to announce that Senior Attorney Glen Johnson will now lead the Firm’s IP Counseling Practice. Johnson, who first joined the firm as Of Counsel in the summer of 2020, brings over 25 years of experience including 20 years of senior and managerial roles in intellectual property prosecution, …

Han Santos Elevates Testing Industry Advisor Alan Thiemann to Partner

Han Santos Elevates Testing Industry Advisor Alan Thiemann to PartnerJanuary 2021—Han Santos, PLLC, a leading Corporate and Intellectual Property law firm, announced today that the well-known testing industry lawyer Alan Thiemann will formally join the practice as Partner. Thiemann will head the firm’s Testing Practice, as well as continuing to lead the DC-based Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. Thiemann’s 45 years …

Understanding Secret Commercial Use and the Patent Filing Grace Period

Understanding Secret Commercial Use and the Patent Filing Grace PeriodBy Elliott Chen An inventor created a piece of proprietary software that is used to design a commercial product. The inventor initially decided to keep the proprietary software a trade secret, but then decides to file a patent application for the software after sales of the commercial product started to proliferate. …

PPP Loan Considerations for Mergers & Acquisitions

PPP Loan Considerations for Mergers & AcquisitionsBy Shamim Mohandessi In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 27th, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. Legislation that was passed by Congress with broad bipartisan support. A prominent feature of the CARES Act has been the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is …