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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Looking Ahead to Washington State’s Legalized Marijuana Marketplace
Congressman: My Plan Would Reduce Student Loan Defaults: Video
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Smartphone Data Solution: Sharing Airwaves
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Commission Notice In 874 Investigation Directing Early Determination Whether NPE Complainant Satisfied Domestic Industry Requirement –
On March 22, 2013, the Commission issued a Notice instituting Certain Products...more
In Dos Santos v. Delta Airlines, Inc., 2012-AIR-20 (ALJ Jan. 11, 2013), an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) examined whether the facts alleged by the complainant required a territorial or...more
A dynamic market -
Russia is a dynamic, developing growth market, with a constantly changing legal environment. Right now Russia is seeing an upturn of activity in corporate transactions of all kinds: mergers and...more
The UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has issued the ‘Fifth Statement of New Regulations’ (the “Statement”), which provides details of regulatory reforms and implementation dates for 2013.
In This Issue:
*Financial Industry Developments
- OCC Guidance on Transition Periods under Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act
- CFTC Reporting of Swap Transactions and Swap Dealer Registration
Originally published in Forresters on January 6, 2012.
The patent -
NovozymesFollowing grant of a patent to Novozymes in November 2009, the patent was asserted in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands...more
The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in CIVAD (C-533/10, 14 June 2012) reminds all importers that even if the Court declares an anti-dumping duty or countervailing duty invalid, an importer will not be...more
Originally published in Pharmaceutical Outsourcing’s website on December 2012.
Patent law is changing rapidly. The changes are putting even greater pressure on patents as a tool for protecting a pharmaceutical or...more
Reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its sixth annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. For 2012, we identified fifteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that...more
On 11 December 2012, Advocate General Bot gave his Opinion on Joined Cases C- 274/11 and 295/11, proposing that the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) dismiss the cases brought by Spain and Italy challenging the...more
Entitlement in Australia and New Zealand -
The correct legal entitlement of an applicant to apply for, or be granted a patent, is a cornerstone of the patent system in all major jurisdictions. Incorrect entitlement can...more
The most significant amendment to Australia’s patent legislation since enactment of the current Patents Act 1990 (Cth) has now come into effect with the passing of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment...more
In This Issue:
Financial Industry Developments
- Federal Reserve Board Launches 2013 Capital Planning and Stress Testing Program
- Joint Agency Guidance on Regulatory Capital Rulemakings
- Rating Agency...more
In This Issue:
Conducting Efficient Patent Litigation Discovery -
The costs associated with discovery, and particularly electronic document discovery, in patent litigation can be effectively controlled with upfront...more
Copyright reform in Canada has, after a decade of effort, finally moved towards implementation. On November 7, 2012, pursuant to an Order in Council, many provisions of the Copyright Modernization Act, SC 2012, c 20, came...more
Originally published in Forresters life sciences newsletter on November 10, 2012.
Unitary European Patent -
European Union (EU) FlagThe European Union (EU) Parliament is close to approving new regulations for a...more
On 6 November 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the European Commission was entitled to represent the European Union in an action for damages before national courts. The CJEU ruled that the...more
The U.S. Supreme Court's new term began on the first Monday of October, its first public meeting since the Court's high-profile health care decision in June, and there already are a number of cases that will have a...more
In Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA), LLC, a federal district court in Texas held that Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation protections for SEC whistleblowers do not apply to employees stationed abroad. Although the Asadi holding may not...more
Regulators in the UK, Japan, and the EU are demanding that the CFTC scale back extraterritoriality rules that would broaden American oversight of the $640 trillion swaps market....more
Foreign subsidiaries of U.S. parent companies are deemed fully subject to U.S. jurisdiction regarding all Iranian sanctions.
On October 9, an Executive Order was issued by President Barack Obama, fully implementing...more
In a recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) promulgated for comment revisions to its Section 337 discovery procedures. If implemented largely as proposed, which is likely given the...more
In This Issue:
Settlement Agreements: Steps to Protect Enforceability; In or Out? A Bold Re-Opening of the Opt-Out Period in a Franchise Class Action; What Happens When an Ontario Franchise Disclosure Document is...more
The Australian Government has issued draft legislation on the enforcement of Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. This comes 12 months after the Government approved certain recommendations of the Advisory Council of...more
On June 28, 2012, a Texas District Court held that the Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provision per se does not apply extraterritorially. In Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA), LLC, Case No. 4:12-cv-00345 (S.D. Tex. June 28, 2012),...more
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