Robert P. Davis

Robert P. Davis

Venable LLP

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Advertising News & Analysis - June 2014

In this issue: - Leading Product Liability Litigator Jessica Grant Joins Venable's SF Office - FindTheBest's 1-2 Punch KOs Patent Troll - The Other Ski Boot Drops – You Shouldn't Collude Over Endorsers...more

6/9/2014 - Advertising Commercial Bankruptcy FTC Media Patent Trolls Patents Weight-Loss Products

Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing...more

5/9/2014

Two Recent FTC Cases Demonstrate the Antitrust Risk of Association Codes of Ethics

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently entered into consent orders with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the California Association of Legal Support Professionals (CALSPro). The consent orders highlight...more

4/28/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Code of Conduct Ethics FTC

FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing Cybersecurity Information

On April 10, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a policy statement clarifying that the Agencies "do not believe that antitrust is – or should be – a roadblock to legitimate...more

4/18/2014 - Cybersecurity DOJ FTC Information Sharing Privately Held Corporations Safe Harbors

Association TRENDS 2014 Legal Review

In this issue: - Top 5 Legal Issues of the Past Year - And the horse you rode in on Antitrust and membership restrictions - Employment and benefits developments: Same-sex couples - DOJ rules on...more

3/28/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Antitrust Provisions DOJ Employee Benefits IRS Joint Purchasing Programs Non-Profits Same-Sex Marriage

Two Recent FTC Cases Demonstrate the Antitrust Risk of Association Codes of Ethics

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently entered into consent orders with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the California Association of Legal Support Professionals (CALSPro). The consent orders highlight...more

1/27/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Code of Conduct Consent Order Ethics FTC

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

Association Membership and Program Restrictions and the Antitrust Laws: Don’t Stumble Out of the Gate

Trade and professional associations benefit society by promoting various industries, professions, and other interests. To realize their goals, however, associations must sometimes limit membership in the association or...more

8/23/2013

Business News Digest – March 2013

In this issue: - Executive Order Opens Consultative Processes to Draft Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure - Maryland Cybersecurity-Related Legislative Developments - NIST Seeking...more

3/12/2013 - Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans CFPB Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity FCPA FISMA NIST Non-Compete Agreements SCOTUS Student Loans

The Antitrust Implications of Non-Compete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent settlement in In the Matter of Oltrin prohibiting use of a geographic non-compete by two companies in the bulk bleach industry is a reminder that the antitrust agencies look closely...more

3/4/2013 - Competition DOJ Federal Trade Commission Act FTC Non-Compete Agreements Sherman Act

IP Buzz - January 2013

In this issue: - The Patent-Antitrust Interface: Are There Any No-No's Today? - The U.S. First-to-File Patent System Takes Effect March 16, 2013 - An Overview of the Key Substantive Changes Implemented by...more

1/31/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File Patent Reform Patent Term Adjustment Patents

How Do You Solve a Problem Like PAEs?

Policy makers in Washington, DC have been hearing about the problems created by patent assertion entities – PAEs or, to some, “patent trolls” – from a number of quarters over the past few years. PAEs are generally entities...more

1/17/2013 - Competition FTC Innovation License Agreements Patent Assertion Entities Patent Trolls Patents

Advertising News & Analysis – December 6, 2012

In this issue: - Appeals Court Says First Amendment Trumps FDA Off- Label Marketing Rules - FTC Announces 100th Do Not Call Enforcement Action - NuWave v. Emson Highlights Infomercial Copyright and Trademark...more

12/11/2012 - Advertising Do Not Call List FDA FTC Off-Label Promotion

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