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The export of arms to Russia despite the embargo is a disgrace to the whole EU!

The export of arms to Russia despite the embargo is a disgrace to the whole EU! So far, four packages of sanctions have been approved at the EU level against Russia in response to the attack on Ukraine. What is less well known, however, is that some of the sanctions were already imposed after Russia’s […]

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Rocket League’s race to become a Tier 1 esport

For a game where flying rocket-powered battle cars slam oversized low-gravity footballs into virtual nets, Rocket League is surprisingly skillful. Like any skill-based competitive pursuit, setting is largely irrelevant — winning requires mastery, and mastery warrants practice. Like all esports titles, Rocket League requires thousands of hours spent training and refining intricate mechanical movements, the […]

Italy’s Consob Blacklists Six Financial Websites

Consob (Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa), the Italian government’s top authority responsible for regulating the domestic securities market, has blocked six websites involved in the ...

AXEL Go Blockchain App Joins Clio’s Global Platform of Legal Technology Solutions

AXEL, the leading technology company optimizing data privacy and security through its enterprise software solutions, announces that its AXEL Go app, the secure cloud-based file sharing solution for legal professionals, is now available through Clio, the world's leading provider of legal technology. Starting today, Clio's 150,000 users can collect and share files of any size, all within the Clio platform using AXEL Go, the secure file sharing and transfer software. 

 AXEL Go's unique security features can provide stringent defense against cyberthreats, while also helping to maintain proper workflow management. With its newly launched metadata preservation feature, AXEL Go is a defensible, cost effective and easy-to-use option for legal professionals to collect evidence, while preserving crucial metadata and for smaller document collections, AXEL Go eliminates the need for costly forensic examiners. 

“We're excited that Clio's legal professionals can now experience AXEL Go and benefit from this intuitive and secure software that addresses their most important cybersecurity issues,” says Ben Ow, President and CTO of AXEL. “According to the ABA TechReport 2021, 25% of respondents reported that their firms had experienced a data breach at some point. AXEL Go is an easily implemented solution to help legal professionals organize their digital workspace, as well as keep their clients and practices safe from security risks.”

 Clio, the most connected legal technology, is transforming the legal experience for all through cloud-based and client-centered solutions that integrate with 200+ apps. Firms of all sizes and practice areas use Clio to manage firm operations, improve client experiences, streamline billing and payments, and automate legal documents—saving lawyers valuable time and resources. 

 “AXEL Go deeply aligns with Clio's values of delivering cloud-based and client-centered technology for legal professionals— securely and from anywhere,” says Jack Newton, CEO and Founder of Clio. “This integration furthers our dedication to helping app developers build new experiences, launch their app with impact and reach more customers. We're thrilled to work with the whole AXEL team to bring this exciting integration into the Clio app ecosystem.” 

 While designed to be user-friendly and easily implemented for individuals and businesses of all sizes to protect data privacy and security, AXEL Go offers significant value to the legal industry in particular, where unique ethical, legal and confidential considerations are a major part of their day-to-day business. Built with blockchain technology and military-grade encryption, the mobile, desktop and web applications include a digital safe for highly sensitive documents with no size limits when sending or sharing files. 

 When files are shared with AXEL Go's secure sharing, they are split into small “shards” and distributed to various servers closest to the recipient. This process, which uses the same encryption technology that government agencies and the military use to secure their most confidential files, has no file size limits, doesn't require the other party to have an AXEL Go account to receive files and greatly reduces the risk of a data breach when the files are in transit. Users can also access reporting to show when their shared files were viewed and downloaded. And with the “Secure Fetch” feature they can also proactively request files from others through a secure channel with just a simple link, and in turn, recipients of a Secure Fetch link don't need an AXEL Go account to send any number of files or volume of data back. 

 The addition of AXEL Go to the Clio Manage platform follows AXEL's growing presence in the legal industry, including partnerships with The Florida Bar, CalBar Connect in partnership with The California Lawyers Association, and the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo)

About Clio 

Clio is transforming the legal experience for all by creating the worldʼs leading cloud-based technologies for law firms—to keep lawyers and their clients better connected throughout the legal process. Firms of all sizes and practice areas use Clio products—Clio Manage, Clio Grow, and Lawyaw—to manage firm operations, streamline billing and payments, automate legal documents, and improve the client experience. Following its UA$250M Series D funding, led by TCV and JMI Equity, and its US$110M Series E investment, led by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and OMERS Growth Equity, Clio has made history by becoming the first legal practice management unicorn in the world. Learn more at clio.com

 About AXEL 

AXEL believes in a secure internet for everyone, and that private information is private property. The company continues to expand its suite of affordable, patented technology solutions for data privacy, data security and data custody for businesses and individuals. Available to legal professionals around the world through The State Bar of Georgia's vendor directory, as an approved member benefit of The Florida Bar, and through partnerships with The ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo) , CalBar Connect in partnership with The California Lawyers Association, The Connecticut Bar Association, INCBA, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International and Theorem, the AXEL Go app evolves how files are stored and shared securely, meeting the unique needs within the legal industry. For more information or to sign up for a 14-day trial of AXEL Go Premium, visit AXEL Go, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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https://www.axelgo.app


Report: Bank of England is working on crypto regulation framework

The Bank of England (BoE), the United Kingdom’s central bank, has reportedly begun developing a new framework aimed at bringing cryptocurrencies and stablecoins into various existing regulatory fields.

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Zoned Properties Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Financial Results

50% Revenue Growth Year-over-Year and 188% Increase in Cash Provided by Operations in 2021 National Advisory & Brokerage Clients in New State Markets Set the Stage for Company Expansion SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$ZDPY #Brokerage–Zoned Properties®, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQB: ZDPY), a leading real estate development firm for emerging and highly regulated industries including legalized cannabis, today […]

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Selling gas and oil for Bitcoins? This Russian lawmaker thinks so

Pavel Zavalny, the head of Russia’s Committee on Energy, said earlier today that the country will enable friendly countries to pay for oil, gas, and other exports in Bitcoin.

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Bored Ape Yacht Club Guide: BAYC, ApeCoin, and the Apeverse

The Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is an exclusive membership project open to any and all owners of the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT, underpinned by the ApeCoin (APE) token.…

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Security PSA: Mining Pool Scams Targeting Self-Custody Wallets

By Coinbase Security TeamAs part of our mission to build a more fair, accessible, efficient, and transparent financial system enabled by crypto, we actively...

23 March 2022: Google Alert – LRN

The corporate alert for K12, Inc./Stride Inc. from yesterday. LRN As-it-happens update ⋅ March 23, 2022 WEB LRN TECHNOLOGY AND CONTENT SOLUTIONS (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED | LinkedIn LinkedIn India LRN TECHNOLOGY AND CONTENT SOLUTIONS (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED is a company based out of NIRLON KNOWLEDGE PARK, BLOCK B6, 3RD FLOOR, OFF. W. E..   LRN As-it-happens update ⋅ March 23, 2022 […]

Federal Appeals Court Affirms the Role of ‘Balance’ in Scheme for Extending Term of Pharmaceutical Patents

Federal Appeals Court Affirms the Role of ‘Balance’ in Scheme for Extending Term of Pharmaceutical Patents

Balance On 18 March 2022, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia issued decisions relating to term extensions of patents covering pharmaceutical products: Commissioner of Patents v Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd [2022] FCAFC 39 (‘Ono’); and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v Sandoz Pty Ltd [2022] FCAFC 40 (‘MSD’).  The two decisions have (at least) three things in common.  First, both were decided unanimously by a panel comprising Chief Justice Alsop and Justices Yates and Burley.  Second, both found against the patentee, with the court reversing the primary judge’s decision in Ono granting an extension of term, and confirming the primary judge’s decision in MSD nullifying a previously granted extension of term.  And, third, both referred to the principle set out in the objects clause (section 2A) of the Patents Act 1990 that ‘the patent system balances over time the interests of producers, owners and users of technology and the public’ (emphasis added).

The scheme for extending the term of pharmaceutical patents inherently involves a balancing act.  Its primary purpose is to ensure that patentees are not excessively disadvantaged by delays in securing regulatory approval to market patented products.  For example, if a drug is not approved for use until 10 years or more after a patent application is filed, the patentee may have less than half of the standard 20 year patent term remaining to compensate for its investment in discovery and development before becoming exposed to generic competition.  On the other hand, an extended period without competition necessarily exposes the wider public to higher costs of medical treatment.  In an effort to balance these competing interests, the relatively complex provisions of the Patents Act aim to ensure that a ‘typical’ pharmaceutical patentee benefits from up to 15 years of exclusivity, by granting extensions of the patent term of up to five years, i.e. to a maximum of 25 years from filing.  (A 2013 review of pharmaceuticals patents – which the government initially declined to release – found that 53% of such patents have an effective life of 15 years, while 89% have an effective life of over 10 years.)

The primary provisions of the Patents Act governing extensions of patent term are:

  1. section 70, which sets out the conditions that must be satisfied before a patentee can apply for an extension of the term of its patent;
  2. section 71, which sets time limits for filing of applications for extensions of term; and
  3. section 77, which specifies how the duration of an extension of term is to be calculated. 

In each of Ono and MSD, the patentee sought to obtain an advantage, or avoid disadvantage, by arguing for beneficial interpretations of the extension of term provisions.  In each case they failed.  And in both cases the Full Court upheld the principle that the purpose of the extension of term scheme is to balance the competing interests of the patentee of a pharmaceutical substance against the public interest in the unrestricted use of the pharmaceutical invention after expiry of the patent.  In Ono, in particular, the Full Court rejected the proposition that sections 70, 71, and 77 should be construed to achieve a commercial outcome for the patentee.  In MSD the Full Court again invoked the principle of ‘balance’ in declining to permit an extension of term based on a later Australian marketing approval, in circumstances where the patentee had already obtained the benefit of an ‘export only’ approval of a substance falling within its patent claims with an effective life of over 15 years.

The relevance of the Full Court’s focus on balancing of interests, and its references to the objects clause, could extend beyond these cases.  The three judges here are all among the five who recently heard the appeal in the Thaler ‘AI inventor’ case, in which the competing interests of developers and owners of ‘invention machines’, and of the broader public (who might not see the same benefit in granting patent monopolies on automatically-generated inventions), are potentially at stake.  It will be interesting to see whether they adopt a similar approach to weighing up the balance of interests in that case, also.

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Why We Should Eliminate Passwords as Passwordless Authentication Is the Future

The computer password has been around for more than 6 decades. The first password can be traced back to 1961 in Massachusetts when a computer at MIT was protected with

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