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Transferee Liability for Federal Taxes.

This post covers another MidCoast transferee liability case. This time the Seventh Circuit rejected the government's contention that it can use federal law to recast a transaction for purposes of state fraudulent transfer liability. It…more

European Acquisition Finance Debt Report 2015

Welcome to DLA Piper’s European Acquisition Finance Debt Report 2015. This report, now in its sixth year, presents detailed results of our survey of 300 debt providers, advisors, sponsors and corporates active in the European…more

[Video]Polsinelli Podcasts - Hear How the SCOTUS Ruling May Impact Patent-Eligible Subject Matter for Software

After the Alice decision last summer by the Supreme Court, a large number of business method and software patents have been invalidated or found unpatentable by federal courts and the Patent Office as being drawn to abstract ideas…more

PTAB Allows Petitioner to Join Its Own Previously Filed Inter Partes Review

In Target Corp. v. Destination Maternity Corp., IPR2014-00508, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) granted Target Corporation’s Request for Rehearing on its previously denied Motion for Joinder, and ultimately granted joinder. See…more

Farewell to Mr. Spock and Risk Assessment Under COSO

Leonard Nimoy died last Friday. He will be forever associated with the role of Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek television show which premiered in 1966. The original series ran for only three years but had a full life in syndication…more

Who's in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders

A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders in the field…more

Online Content Cheat Sheet…You’re Welcome

Clients frequently ask us about content length and frequency for different mediums: Our friends at Adweek put together this informative infographic using data to suggest the ideal length of virtually everything online…more

‘Fresh’ guidance on the importance of signed copyright assignments – High Court steps in to smooth out copyright dispute

The High Court of Justice of England and Wales recently delivered its judgment in a case relating to the ownership of the copyright of the ‘halo’ logo (the “Dude Logo”) used on the well-known brand of ‘Innocent’ smoothies (Fresh…more

SEC Targeting Broad Employee Confidentiality Clauses

February 27, 2015 Authors: Gregory Keating and Harry Jones The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently contacted a number of companies seeking every confidentiality agreement, nondisclosure agreement, settlement…more

Eleventh Circuit Holds District Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Determine Whether Putative Class Members Can Be Compelled to Arbitrate Claims

The Eleventh Circuit recently held that a district court lacked jurisdiction to determine, pre-certification, that a defendant’s waiver of its right to compel named plaintiffs to arbitrate their claims precluded it from asserting its…more

White House Releases Draft Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

Friday, the Obama Administration released a draft Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, aimed at establishing baseline protections for individual privacy in the commercial world. If enacted, the bill would preempt state law and bolster…more

Commercial success of cable not strong enough to hold up patent

It may be tempting to think that the commercial success of a product is relevant to the validity of patents relating to that product. A recent decision of the Full Federal Court is a reminder of the limits to which evidence of…more

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