NCAA’s Division II Legislation Committee Advances Name, Image, and Likeness Proposals

NCAA’s Division II Legislation Committee Advances Name, Image, and Likeness Proposals

The Division II Legislation Committee this week recommended several legislative proposals that would permit college athletes at Division II schools to be compensated for the use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL).  The Division I Legislation Committee has not yet issued its initial proposals, but is expected to do so by September 1. The

Ransomware Targeting of K-12 Schools Likely to Increase During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ransomware Targeting of K-12 Schools Likely to Increase During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Private Industry Notification (PIN) 20200623-001 was being distributed to make private sector partners aware that Cyber actors are likely to increase targeting of K-12 schools during the COVID-19 pandemic because they represent an opportunistic target as more of these institutions transition to distance learning. The FBI does not encourage paying a ransom to cyber actors

Braden Perry Featured as Expert in Proactive vs Reactive Cybersecurity Article

Braden Perry Featured as Expert in Proactive vs Reactive Cybersecurity Article

VPNRanks highlights Braden Perry, among other experts, in an article on proactive vs reactive cybersecurity models. Most companies use reactive cybersecurity which includes implementing defense mechanisms like antivirus software, firewalls, password protections, spam filters, and ad-blockers. The reactive approach has proven to be useful, but companies should not rely solely on this strategy as their

College Athletes File New Lawsuit Against NCAA Seeking Damages Relating to Name, Image, and Likeness Restrictions

College Athletes File New Lawsuit Against NCAA Seeking Damages Relating to Name, Image, and Likeness Restrictions

A new putative antitrust class action was filed last week against the NCAA and the Power 5 conferences on behalf of two separate classes of current and former college athletes.  The lawsuit seeks damages allegedly resulting from the NCAA’s restriction on college athletes receiving compensation for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (NILs).

Senator Marco Rubio Introducing Federal Bill That Would Require NCAA to Allow College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation

Senator Marco Rubio Introducing Federal Bill That Would Require NCAA to Allow College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced today that he will be introducing a federal bill that would require the NCAA to create bylaws that allow college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (NILs).  The bill would also require that the NCAA allow college athletes to hire attorneys and agents

Mit Winter Featured as Expert in Article on College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Laws

Mit Winter Featured as Expert in Article on College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Laws

College sports journalist Matt Brown highlighted Mit Winter as an expert on college athlete name, image, and likeness compensation in an article for his Extra Points newsletter.  Topics covered include Florida’s new college athlete NIL law, similar laws in other states, and where things are headed with the NIL issue in the future. “Winter points

Florida Governor Signs College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bill

Florida Governor Signs College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bill

Governor Ron DeSantis has signed Florida’s bill that allows college athletes to be compensated by third parties for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (SB 646).  The bill was approved by both the Senate and House in March.  However, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the bill was not presented to DeSantis for approval

Software Patentability: Federal Judge explains how to go through the Alice looking glass.

Software Patentability: Federal Judge explains how to go through the Alice looking glass.

The question of the extent to which software innovations were patentable has long confused attorneys and their clients. Section 101 Patent Act welcomes “any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.” But an important exception pertaining to software patents was identified by the U.S. Supreme

Braden Perry Featured as an Expert in Kansas City Business Journal Article on PPP Loan Compliance

Braden Perry Featured as an Expert in Kansas City Business Journal Article on PPP Loan Compliance

The Kansas City Business Journal highlights Braden Perry, among other experts, in an article on Paycheck Protection Programs (PPP) loans and compliance. If PPP loan recipients do not follow the compliance guidelines, they must be repaid in full in no less than two years. However, the rules of compliance are ever-changing. “Braden Perry, a partner at

Kansas City Business Journal Features Ben Tompkins and Jeff Donoho in Article on PPP Loans

Kansas City Business Journal Features Ben Tompkins and Jeff Donoho in Article on PPP Loans

PPP Loan-Should I Give It Back? By Jeff Donoho and Benjamin Tompkins – Kennyhertz Perry May 8, 2020 https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2020/05/08/ppp-loan-should-i-give-it-back.html For small business participants in the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the roll out of rules and regulations may seem like a complex and never-ending maze. New updates to the SBA’s online FAQs regarding borrower “certifications”