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Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No
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Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
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Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Now Illegal, but Not for Long
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
The Growing Role of Social Media in Litigation and How to Prepare for It
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part Two)
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
How Facebook's Lawyers Price Their Services
What Companies Should Do to Prepare for Implementation of Cybersecurity Executive Order
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
How to Respond to President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order
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
Federal Government Regulations:
Canada Gazette, Part II, March 27, 2013:
Contraventions Act -
SOR/2013-41 Regulations Amending the Application of Provincial Laws Regulations.
To accelerate GMP compliance by domestic pharmaceutical companies, the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (“SFDA”) published a notice on February 22, 2013 (the “Notice”) clarifying the regulatory pathways for...more
In This Issue:
- The Food Safety Modernization Act
- The LIBOR Scandal - Prosecutors Have a New Plan
- Food Safety Compliance - A Hogan Lovells Roundtable
- Lessons from the Oldest CEO Succession Plan on...more
The Obama Administration issued a Report earlier this month, entitled "Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets," that sets forth its efforts to prevent trade secret misappropriation. The Report...more
On 7 February, the European Commission (EC) published an EU Cyber Security Strategy encompassing a proposed Directive on Network and Information Security (NIS Directive). The aim of the Strategy and NIS Directive is to...more
The USPTO promotes the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) as a way to “fast-track” a U.S. patent application when a corresponding foreign application has been allowed, or when a corresponding PCT application has received a...more
Originally published in Privacy & Security Law Report on January 7, 2013.
The privacy landscape in Latin America is undergoing significant changes. With the enactment or implementation of laws in Colombia, Costa Rica,...more
In This Issue:
- DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS -
Congress is in recess this week. The House returns on Monday, and the Senate returns January 21st.
Debt Ceiling, Budget & the Economy. The President’s Fiscal Year...more
Anyone trying to stop Chinese counterfeiters learns almost immediately that most of the information that would ordinarily identify China-based owners of a URL or website is false. That makes it costly or impossible to...more
Since 2008, if you or your employees are traveling into the United States with a laptop, tablet or other electronic device, that device may be searched by border crossing agents, without cause or justification for suspicion....more
Sorry Bill Simmons, but today we celebrate one of the great modern day records of any American sports franchise. On this day 41 years ago, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers to end the Lakers 33 game winning...more
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) recently released the unclassified version of its annual report to Congress for transactions notified to CFIUS during the calendar year 2011. Most notably, the...more
Revised draft regulations under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) have been issued by Industry Canada. While the draft regulations provide some relief to businesses, Industry Canada has elected not to address concerns...more
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
A new, consolidated DoD Central Adjudicative Facility (CAF) has been established to improve the efficiency of adjudicating personnel security clearances (PCLs) at a time when there is a substantial increase in the number of...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 November 29, 2012, the Honourable David Emerson released the Aerospace Review’s report (the “Report”), a set of two volumes entitled Beyond the Horizon: Canada’s Interests and Future in Aerospace and Reaching Higher:...more
In This Issue:
Priorities, Practical Tips and Lessons Learned from Reed Smith’s China Device Regulatory Briefing on December 4, 2012; Programs of Designated Drug Production to be Initiated: Five to 10 Pilot Varieties...more
It has been reported that Google will give EU businesses the opportunity to store personal data exclusively on servers in the EU. This appears to have been prompted by compliance difficulties with the current EU data...more
On October 8, 2012, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (“the Committee”) published a report declaring two Chinese telecommunication equipment manufacturers, Huawei Technologies Company and ZTE, to be threats...more
The United Kingdom's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently issued Guidance on Personal Data and Cloud Computing, offering best practices for companies that are using - or contemplating using - cloud computing...more
On November 14, 2012, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (“USCC”) released its annual report to Congress on developments in both bilateral trade relations with the People’s Republic of China (“China”) and...more
The high-level segment continued on Wednesday 5 December 2012, slowly drawing together the threads of agreement. A further stocktaking plenary session was held in the evening to assess progress, but the...more
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