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Drug Companies and Charitable Patient Foundations

by Michael Volkov on

Charitable organizations can easily become enmeshed in Justice Department enforcement issues. We have seen charities used in FCPA cases as a means to funnel bribes to government officials, spouses or family members....more

OpenStreetMap Publishes Collective Database Guidelines (Examples Included)

by Williams Mullen on

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a map of the world based upon data contributed by volunteers from around the globe. It is operated by the OpenStreetMap Foundation on behalf of the volunteer community. OpenStreetMap and the data are...more

Managing Cybersecurity Risk for Nonprofit Organizations: A Fiduciary Duty?

We live in an era of increasingly prevalent cybercrime, and nonprofits are in the crosshairs.  Harvard University, Penn State University and two BlueCross BlueShield entities are just a few nonprofit organizations that...more

Perspectives - January 2014

by Benesch on

In This Issue: - Considerations in the Cloud: Managing the Risks - United States V. Sperry: A Revived Threat to Owners, Directors, Managers and Directors of Distressed Organizations - Board Membership &...more

In-License Agreements With Nonprofits: 5 Considerations

by Mintz Levin on

Originally publish in Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 1:01 PM ET) Many of the most successful and profitable technologies being developed and commercialized by technology-based companies, particularly in the areas of...more

Five Key Issues to Consider When Negotiating In-License Agreements With Nonprofit Entities -- Part I in a Continuing Series on...

Many of the most successful and profitable technologies being developed and commercialized by technology-based companies, particularly in the areas of life sciences and clean technology, were initially developed by...more

Stanford V. Roche: Bayh-Dole Does Not Automatically Vest Title to Federally Funded Inventions in Federal Contractors

by King & Spalding on

On June 6, 2011, in a 7-2 affirmance, the Supreme Court held that the Bayh-Dole Act does not automatically vest title to federally funded inventions in federal contractors or authorize contractors to unilaterally take title...more

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