Trends 2019

We look ahead to 2019 with a recap of two significant trends in data privacy and securities litigation and consider the possibilities of where they will go in the future. Also, Colorado’s new state executives were sworn in, Attorney General Phil Weiser had his formal investiture and the legislature saw the first 100-plus bill introduced; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office gave new guidance on how it will determine whether patent applications are “abstract ideas’ according to a Supreme Court test; state lawmakers have approved an Office of Public Guardianship for vulnerable adults but has yet to raise the funds needed to operate.