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10 Popular Reads at the Intersection of Social Media & the Law

A recap of well-read updates at the intersection of social media and the law, covering the first half of July on JD Supra....more

Popular Reads on JD Supra

A look at some of the most well-read updates on JD Supra for the last month, with articles covering everything from cybersecurity to the NLRB, from virtual currencies to the conflict minerals rule....more

What's the One Thing Every Company's Telecommuting Policy Must Include?

If, under certain circumstances, employers are required to accomodate remote work, what essential elements should be included in any company's Telecommuting Plan? ...more

When Tech Innovation Outpaces the Law, A Minefield Of Workplace Issues in Social Media

Part of JD Supra's series on innovation and the law. The NLRB has famously struck down employers’ social media policies based on a law that was adopted during the New Deal and has not been amended since....more

Nothing Personal: How to be Smart About Your BYOD Workplace Policy (And Why It Matters!)

You might think people are making more out of BYOD than it deserves, that it is a relatively benign issue. Alas, you’d be wrong....more

Structuring Compensation Programs – Interview with David Lagasse, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney David Lagasse, Member of Mintz Levin's Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice, talks about potential pitfalls that start-ups should be aware of when designing their compensation programs....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

Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Mitch Danzig, Member of Mintz Levin's Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice, discusses the importance of having a social media policy that is structured in accordance with the recent NLRB rulings. ...more

Time Warner, CBS Dispute Leads to Class-Action Lawsuit

Time Warner, CBS Dispute Leads to Class-Action Lawsuit by Anthony Caruso on August 28, 2013 Time Warner customers are fed up with an ongoing dispute between the cable provider and CBS News, which recently culminated in...more

BYOD & The Board Of Directors — Part One: A Risk To Reckon With?

The information security concerns relating to employees using their own devices for work (such as smart phones, netbooks and laptops) are a hot topic. Although “bring your own device” or BYOD is here to stay, the practice of...more

The Unique Culture of a Start-Up

Keith Rabois, COO of Square, left his job last month, citing legal threats from a young colleague with whom he had a two-year relationship, which subsequently threw a spotlight on the risks associated with the freewheeling...more

Pieces of Immigration Reform Relevant to Employers, H-1B visa Holders & Seekers, Entrepreneurs, and Students

Overview of the recent pieces of legislation related to immigration reform including the Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013, and the Startup Act 3.0. A MUST read...more

Lessons Learned in 2012

As one calendar year ends and the next begins, it is natural to look back to take an inventory of lessons learned and to look forward in an attempt to implement such lessons. The year 2012 certainly had its fair share of...more

Technology is Not a Substitute for Critical Thinking

Technology is central to our daily lives. We rely on it. We embrace it. Many of us can’t live without it. Businesses employ new technology, often as early adopters, in an attempt to increase productivity, stay ahead of the...more

ICO Guidance on Deleting Personal Data Under the Data Protection Act

New guidance defines when electronically held personal data is "beyond use" once deleted. As part of its mission to assist companies to understand and fulfil their obligations under the UK's Data Protection Act 1998...more

Tech Start-Up Legal Issues 1: Forming Your Company [Video]

Apr. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Edward Zimmerman, a partner at Lowenstein Sandler PC, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about choosing a business entity, structuring capital and hiring employees for technology start-ups....more

China 20/20: Legal & Regulatory Developments

In This Issue MOFCOM Issues Measures on Investigation and Handling of Failure on Declaration of Business Operators' Concentration Implementing Regulations for the PRC Bid Invitation and Submission Law Tax...more

Evolution and Refinement: Recent Texas Legislative Efforts on Medical Records, Corporate Practice, and Other Issues

In This Presentation: Question 1: • If a physician complies with HIPAA, he or she has also complied with all requirements of Texas’ medical privacy laws. • True •...more

Stanford v. Roche: The Importance of Precise Contract Drafting

The Supreme Court's recent decision in Stanford v. Roche draws attention to the pitfalls of imprecise contract language. The Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which hung on the...more

Nexsen Pruett's LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin: Volume 4, No. 2

In This Issue: - Stanford v. Roche: A Cautionary Tale for Employers with Intellectual Property - Intellectual Property is 80% of the Value of a Business! - Avoiding Confrontations with Licensing...more

Stanford v. Roche, the Bayh-Dole Act, and the Possibility of Unintended Consequences

Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems et al. involves a question of whether the Bayh-Dole Act prevents an employee of a university from assigning rights in an invention that...more

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 9, Issue 2 - Spring 2011

In This Issue: 1 - Obviousness of Pharmaceuticals - Patentability Over Known, Structurally Similar Compounds 1 - Post-Issuance Options: The Benefits and Risks of Reexamination and Reissue 11 - Stanford v. Roche, the...more

Invention Assignment Following Stanford v. Roche: Implications for Technology Transfer and Government Contracts

Last week the United States Supreme Court clarified the respective invention ownership rights between federal contractors and their employee-inventors under the Bayh-Dole Act (35 U.S.C. §§201(e), (c), 202(a)) (the “Act”) in...more

The Encryption “Magic Bullet”

Every organization in business today is holding personal information about individuals. Whether they are consumers, customers, clients, patients, employees, or business partners, you collect a mass of personal information...more

US v. Nosal

Brief of Amicus Curiae Electronic Frontier Foundation Supporting The Appellee and Urging Affirmance

EFF urged a federal appeals court to dismiss charges that would turn any employee use of company computers in violation of corporate policy into a federal crime. In U.S. v. Nosal, an ex-employee is being prosecuted on the...more

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