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License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
Cloud computing is widespread and growing at a rapid pace in corporate information management because it generally is less expensive and more efficient than using internal corporate resources....more
Federal Circuit Affirms Commission Determination That Litigation Activities Unrelated To Licensing Do Not Satisfy Domestic Industry – On May 13, 2013, the Federal Circuit affirmed a January 2012 Commission determination that...more
One does not have to look very far in the business world to come across the phrase “Know Your Customer.” A company certainly needs to know if an entity that it may sell products or provide services to will pay for those...more
On October 16, 2012 the President of the Russian Federation signed a federal law establishing the Advanced Research Foundation (“ARF”) , a specialized legal entity that will be responsible for research and development in the...more
In the first of a series of WSGR Alerts, the firm's Brussels attorneys outline the European Commission's proposed changes to the antitrust rules on licensing patents, software, know-how, and other intellectual property....more
What exactly is the '"best" solution for an international business needing to handle and transfer personal data across borders?
This has become an increasingly important and common question as business becomes more...more
Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Health Care & Life Sciences -
- Approval of Innovative Drugs and Key Sector Generic Drugs to be Expedited (Shanghai Securities Journal 2013-04-23):
The "Commission is fundamentally a trade forum, not an intellectual property forum" [and] litigation expenses directed at preventing, instead of encouraging manufacture of, articles incorporating patented technology does not...more
Executive Summary -
On May 13, 2013, generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy USA Inc. (Ranbaxy), a subsidiary of Indian generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, pled guilty to seven felony charges as part of a...more
On 22 April 2013, the Council of the European Union (the “Council”) adopted a regulation on online dispute resolution (“ODR”) and a directive on alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). Tonio Borg, the EU's Commissioner for...more
(LONDON) We recently wrote that a crucial committee vote on the new EU Data Protection Regulation had been pushed back until May 29-30. The vote has been delayed again until an unspecified future date, although Jan Phillip...more
Our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, investigates the biggest issues facing global business.
The first of five reports and video commentary, Licence to travel, examines...more
In This Edition:
- In the News: United States
- In the News: Europe & Asia
- Government Financial Assistance
- Privately Sourced Financial Grants
- Federal & State News
- Legal News
On March 22, Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate Committee on Finance, sent a letter to Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, the Acting United States Trade...more
Here’s another sign of the rising urgency of trade secret theft as a national security issue: the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee wants the head of the nation’s intelligence bureaucracy to track countries that...more
The Department of Defense (DOD) has issued a new instruction that establishes internal DOD policies for detecting, avoiding, and remediating counterfeit parts in the DOD supply chain, and allocates responsibility among...more
Background — We have analyzed the terms of venture financings for Israeli and Israeli-related technology companies that reported raising money during 2012. Our survey does not include financing rounds of less than US...more
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has announced that the Federal Trade Commission, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, the OPC and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British...more
Differing local privacy and data protection laws, especially in the EU, have increasingly challenged U.S. cloud providers seeking to move and store data across the globe. New guidance and public statements by the United...more
On May 21, 2012, the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a report of its inquiry into counterfeit parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain. The Committee’s report stated that the problem of counterfeit electronic...more
Multinational businesses are subject to a patchwork of laws of the various jurisdictions in which they operate. Complying with the myriad rules and regulations can be challenging. Compliance obligations vary from one country...more
In This Issue:
- DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
- Oil & Gas Litigation: New Decision May Impede Fracking on Federal Land
- Intellectual Property: Non-Practicing Entities (Patent Trolls) Target Oil and Gas...more
Every year, we survey Morrison & Foerster’s Global Sourcing Group lawyers around the world to create a snapshot of the current state of the global outsourcing market and to identify emerging trends that are likely to shape...more
There’s been a lot of news lately about the Chinese military allegedly launching cyber attacks to steal U.S. trade secrets. This has gotten people riled up, including the President of the United States, who issued a 5-point...more
In the wake of the Supreme Court oral arguments in the Myriad “gene patent” case, most commentators are predicting that the Court will uphold the patent-eligibility of non-naturally occurring DNA sequences (such as cDNA), but...more
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