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Manufacturing Matters (UK) - Edition 11

Welcome to Manufacturing Matters, DLA Piper’s specialist publication providing a round-up of legal news, sector updates and commentary for clients and contacts engaged in the manufacturing sector. The UK Manufacturing...more

What Chinese Businesses Need to Know About Establishing an R&D Center in the United States

There is increasing interest from Chinese businesses in establishing an R&D center in the Silicon Valley and other technology centers in the United States. For example, the world’s largest mobile phone operator, China Mobile,...more

ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney Joe Hameline, Chair of Mintz Levin's Litigation Practice, talks about the increasing role of the US International Trade Commission in protecting intellectual property in the United States....more

Could Your Old iPhone Be Worth Big Bucks?

Could Your Old iPhone Be Worth Big Bucks? by Bob Marsico on September 6, 2013 Apple Inc. is scheduled to introduce two new iPhone models this month. To offset the cost of a new device, the company is also introducing a...more

Terminating an Employee Without Damaging Your Company’s Reputation

Terminating an Employee Without Damaging Your Company’s Reputation by Gary S. Young on August 23, 2013 Recently, the termination of an AOL employee made the news headlines. The controversy was occasioned when Chief...more

Court Rules NJ Charities Must Follow Donor’s Wishes or Return Money

Court Rules NJ Charities Must Follow Donor’s Wishes or Return Money by Christine M. Vanek on August 21, 2013 The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently clarified what happens when a charity...more

Building Good Hiring Strategy - Legal Issues in Hiring & Firing Employees - Employment Law e-book

Introduction to the Hiring Problem The most common hiring mistake is to hire (and even fire) employees like buying (or upgrading) a smartphone or a car, mostly by looking at the specifications (i.e. CV) or brochure....more

What A Tax Attorney Can Do for You: Understand How Apple, Inc. Legally Does Not Pay Income Tax

When Apple Inc., disclosed that it has not paid any corporate income tax over the past 4 years, it got the government’s attention. Hailed before the Senate, Apple is confident in their tax position because, it is legal. ...more

Skadden's 2013 Insights: Corporate Restructuring

The global reach of capital markets, financial difficulties in the eurozone and the multinational nature of many businesses and financial institutions have increased the importance of understanding legal, business and other...more

Countdown to The Introduction of The New Patent Box Regime

From 1 April 2013, UK companies will be able to elect into a new regime that applies a lower rate of corporation tax to profits from qualifying intellectual property (IP) rights. The relief will be phased in, culminating on...more

IP 101 – 10 Things to Know About Trademarks

1. What is a trademark? A trademark is a brand name for a product. It can be a word, phrase, logo, design, or virtually anything that is used to identify the source of the product and distinguish it from competitors’...more

IP UPDATE: ACTA May Need a Second Act

The Internet has created a number of challenges for rights holders and the law. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) – a plurilateral agreement that seeks to establish worldwide standards for enforcing Intellectual...more

Plan to Open California Trade Offices in China

Establishing California trade offices in countries around the globe is an old idea whose time has come again. The practice of opening and maintaining foreign trade offices was not uncommon for more than twenty years,...more

Canon And Lexmark Litigation Lead To Uncertainty In Print Toner/Cartridge Industry

The industry for remanufactured printer/toner cartridges has flourished for years as users purchase replacements from third party suppliers who fill a need and offer print supplies at prices significantly lower than those...more

CHINA 20/20 Legal & Regulatory Developments - August 2012

In This Issue: - China’s 12th Five Year Plan for Strategic Emerging Industries - 12th Five Year Plan for Foreign Capital Utilization and Overseas Investment - NDRC Issues Draft Measures for Approval of Foreign...more

Russia's Accession to the WTO: Benefits and Risks

On August 22, 2012, the World Trade Organization welcomed Russia as its 156th member. As a result, Russia will lower its tariffs on imports of goods across all sectors of the economy and will reduce trade barriers. This will...more

IRS Issues Guidance on Outbound Transfers of Intangible Property in Asset Reorganizations

In Notice 2012-39 (the “Notice”), the IRS issued guidance announcing its intention to issue regulations with respect to certain transfers of intangible property by a U.S. corporation to a foreign corporation in a...more

Russian Law Update -- August 2012

In This Issue: *Introduction *Reform of the Russian Civil Code: Changes in Legal Entities *Russia’s Accession to the WTO *Arbitration of Disputes in Russia: Recent Developments *Shareholders’ Agreements:...more

Business Litigation Report -- July 2012

In This Issue: Firm News: *Amy Candido Named One of Five Intellectual Property “Rising Stars” by Law360 *Quinn Emanuel Named to The National Law Journal’s “IP Hot List” *Steve Madison and Rick Werder...more

ITC Poised to Address Viability of RAND Defense in Section 337 Litigation

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently indicated that it will finally address the issue of whether and to what extent members of Standards Setting Organizations (SSOs) who make commitments to license...more

A New Government Criminal Initiative – The Economic Espionage Act

Government prosecutors have launched a new initiative aimed at protecting intellectual property. The Economic Espionage Act criminalizes the theft of trade secrets. Congress passed the Act in 1996 to protect United States...more

Important Considerations for US Provisional Patent Applications

Many startup companies are formed around new ideas and inventions. Therefore, protecting such innovations may be extremely important, especially early on. Timing Can Be Critical If your business plan includes...more

Joint Venture Agreement JVA J.V.A. Partner Agreement

Joint Venture Agreement Ideal for protecting partner firms, companies, or organizations while entering into a mutual business relationship. ...more

Spring 2012 Eye on China Newsletter

Legal News: Eye on China Quarterly Newsletter is part of our ongoing commitment to providing legal insight to our clients as they successfully navigate the complex and ever-changing legal and regulatory environment, whether...more

Doing Business in Poland

Table of Contents: - Overview...1 - Forms of Entity.... 1 - Establishing A Business...2 - Specific Form of Doing Business In Poland-Direct Sales...4 - Dispute Resolution Mechanism... 5 - Labor Matters and...more

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