Martin Saad

Martin Saad

Venable LLP

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Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -...more

2/6/2014 - CFPB CMS Compliance DaimlerChrysler DaimlerChrysler v Bauman FDA Federal Contractors Food Safety Food Supply Foreign Corporations Healthcare Jurisdiction Medicare SCOTUS SEC

IP Buzz - January 2014

In this issue: - Supreme Court Loads Up IP Docket - Federal Circuit Clarifies Calculation of Patent Term Adjustment for Applications with Continued Examination Requests - Chipotle Case Gives Hope Against...more

2/4/2014 - Chipotle Grill Class Action Patent Litigation Patent Term Adjustment Patent Terms Patents Request for Continued Examination SCOTUS USPTO

Supreme Court Loads Up IP Docket

Over the past two months, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear five cases that will have a significant impact on intellectual property law. Three of the cases involve issues of patent law, one involves copyright, and...more

1/31/2014 - Aereo CLS Bank v Alice Corp Coca Cola False Advertising Lanham Act Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents POM Wonderful SCOTUS Trademark Litigation Trademarks

Business News Digest – January 2014

In this issue: - Advertising Law News & Analysis - December 6, 2013 Edition - December 12, 2013 Edition - California Court Continues Ascertainability Trend, Denies Class Certification in Chipotle...more

1/8/2014 - Affordable Care Act Ascertainable Class Cafeteria Plans CFPB Chipotle Grill Class Action Class Certification Enforcement Food Labeling FSA Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HSA IRS TCPA US v Windsor

Business News Digest – December 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fifth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework; Incentives Still Lacking - Advertising Law News & Analysis - November 1, 2013 Edition - November 7, 2013 Edition - November 14,...more

12/6/2013 - Advertising Athletes Bullying CFPB Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework E-Commerce Embezzlement FDA Fraud Grants Hazing Internet Investigations NFL NIST Non-Profits Private Funds Procurement Guidelines Retailers SEC

Business News Digest – November 2013

In this issue: - Banking Committee Focuses on Private-Label Mortgage-Backed Securities Market - SEC Requests Public Comment on OFR Study of Risks in the Asset Management Industry - Broken Windows and...more

11/6/2013 - Advertising Asset Management Compliance Crowdfunding Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Enforcement Internet JOBS Act Mary Jo White Mortgage-Backed Securities Mortgages Native Advertising NIST SEC

IP Buzz - September 2013

In this issue: - Janet Satterthwaite Co-authors U.S. Chapter on Global Guide to Free Speech and Fair Use in Trademarks - Federal Circuit Reiterates Standards for Invalidating Design Patents - Who's "The...more

10/1/2013 - Advertising Design Patent Fair Use Free Speech Patents Trademarks

Business News Digest – September 2013

In this issue: - What to Expect When You're Selling Your Company – Indemnification - Association Membership and Program Restrictions and the Antitrust Laws: Don’t Stumble Out of the Gate - CFPB: July...more

9/9/2013 - Antitrust Provisions Attorney Disbarrment Brand CFPB China Dietary Supplements Discipline Enforcement Actions FDA Federal Funding Federal Grants Food Labeling Food Safety Non-Profits Nutritional Supplements Sales SEC Supply Chain

IP Buzz - August 2013

In this issue: - Trademark Litigators Should Take Care in Alleging “Use of Mark in Commerce" – The Split Between the Second and Sixth Circuits - Patent Troll Did Not Activate Its Gift Card - Patent Term...more

9/4/2013 - Patent Term Adjustment Patent Trolls Trademark Litigation Trademarks

Advertising News & Analysis - August 1, 2013

In this issue: - Sorry, Charlie: Taylor Swift Contest Makes Case for Solid Promotion Rules - The Devil is in the Details for Number 1 Claims - Can Website Disclaimers Stop Declaratory Judgment...more

8/5/2013 - CFPB Contests & Promotions Declaratory Judgments Disclaimers Nonbank Firms Proposed Regulation

How to Dodge a Declaratory Judgment Suit – by Website Disclaimer?

Fresh off its Supreme Court win last month, Monsanto has notched another appellate victory in a case relating to its patents on “Roundup Ready” genetically modified seeds. This most recent case involved an attempt by a group...more

6/24/2013 - Declaratory Judgments Disclaimers Genetically Engineered Seed Monsanto Websites

Supreme Court to Decide Lanham Act False Advertising Standing Next Term

The Supreme Court announced yesterday that next term it will consider what is required to establish standing to sue for false advertising under Section 43(a)(1)(B) of the Lanham Act, an issue that has long clouded the case...more

6/21/2013 - False Advertising Lanham Act Lexmark SCOTUS Standing

IP Buzz - May 2013

In this issue: - Software Patents Put to the Test – a Bad Sign for Trolls? - Sowing the Seeds of Patent Infringement - FTC vs. POM Wonderful: Trench Warfare - Anything You Can Clean, I Can Clean...more

6/5/2013 - FTC Infringement Patent Applications Patent Trolls Patents POM Wonderful Software

Sowing the Seeds of Patent Infringement

On May 13, 2013, the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous decision determining that the doctrine of patent exhaustion does not provide a safe haven for a farmer to create new seeds by reproducing patented seeds through...more

6/3/2013 - Bowman v Monsanto Genetically Engineered Seed Infringement Monsanto Patent Exhaustion Patents SCOTUS

IP Buzz - April 2013

In this issue: - Federal Circuit: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Appeal - The Federal Circuit Draws the Line on Permissible Changes to Design Patent Claims – Or Does It? - DMCA Safe Harbor Upheld for...more

5/1/2013 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Design Patent DMCA Gene Patenting Human Genes Patents Safe Harbors Smartphones Trademarks Viacom Viacom v YouTube

Federal Circuit: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Appeal

On April 19, a divided panel of the Federal Circuit reversed a lower court’s judgment of invalidity because the defendant had not cross-appealed invalidity in a prior appeal involving the defendant’s winning judgment of...more

4/26/2013 - Appeals Claim Construction Infringement Patents

DMCA Safe Harbor Upheld for YouTube Once Again in Viacom v. YouTube

On April 18, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York again held that YouTube is subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act as an internet service provider despite...more

4/26/2013 - Copyright DMCA Infringement ISPs Safe Harbors Viacom Viacom v YouTube Willful Blindness YouTube

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Supreme Court Holds that the First Sale Doctrine Applies Regardless of Where a Work is...

The Supreme Court ruled last week in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, a case that centered on the tension between copyright law’s first sale doctrine, codified at 17 U.S.C. §109(a), and the importation restriction found in 17 U.S.C....more

3/29/2013 - Copyright Exports First Sale Doctrine Grey Market Imports Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons SCOTUS

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