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Energy & Commerce Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Data Security and Breach Notification; FTC Releases “Internet of Things” Report

Tuesday, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held its first hearing of the 114th Congress, entitled “What Are the Elements of Sound Data Breach Legislation?”…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FERC Issues Proposed Policy Statement on “Hold Harmless” Commitments in Federal Power Act Section 203 Proceedings

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week issued a proposed policy statement to clarify FERC’s allowance of “hold harmless” commitments in applications filed under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act (FPA)…more
| Energy & Utilities

Recorded Conversations with In-House Counsel Permitted as Evidence in FCPA Trial

Earlier this month, a federal judge in New Jersey held that a secretly recorded conversation between a former chief executive officer and his general counsel may be used by prosecutors as evidence against the former executive in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade

IP Newsflash - January 2015 #3

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - Akin Gump Wins Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement - Akin Gump obtained a significant victory on summary judgment for HTC and AT&T in a patent infringement case against Adaptix, Inc., an…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Consultation Draft Rules Issued by the China Securities Regulatory Commission Regarding Foreign Investment in Futures Contracts

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has issued draft rules for consultation purposes relating to the proposed investment by foreign investors and dealing by foreign brokerages in futures contracts in the People’s…more
| Agriculture, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

President Calls on Congress to Pass Cybersecurity, Data Breach Bills; Congress Begins Action on the Issue

In his sixth State of the Union Address to Congress, President Obama again called on Congress to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity laws and enact a federal standard for data security and breach notification. Speaking before…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

FDA Proposes Additional Flexibility for Mobile Health Products

Draft Guidances Address General Wellness Products and Device Accessories - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or “the Agency”) has announced two more key parameters of its regulatory approach to mobile health…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Year Ahead in Tax Policy: Recurrent Issues in a New Congress

The new 114th Congress has now convened, and speculation is widespread as to the tax legislative agenda for 2015. Republicans now control both houses of Congress, and new chairmen are in place in leadership roles of both…more
| Elections & Politics, Taxation

IP Newsflash - January 2015 #2

DISTRICT COURT CASES - District Court Opinion Underscores Importance of Careful Drafting of Settlement Agreements - A recent opinion penned by Chief Judge James C. Dever of the Eastern District of North Carolina…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

White House Announces Plan to Regulate Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Sector

On January 14, the Obama administration announced plans to reduce methane emissions from new and modified oil and gas operations as part of the president’s strategy to address climate change. The plan does not, however, propose…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation

IRS Specifies Performance and Quality Standards for Small Wind Turbines

On January 13, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2015-4 which specifies the performance and quality standards that small wind turbines must meet in order to qualify for the 30 percent investment tax credit…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Taxation

Effectively Managing Workforce Contraction in Turbulent Times

The dramatic drop in the price of oil is forcing many energy-related companies to reevaluate their operations and consider steps to trim their costs. With predictions that low oil prices will extend well into 2016, such…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Energy & Utilities

The Prospects for Corporate Tax Reform

The new 114th Congress has now convened and speculation is widespread as to whether tax reform can be successfully pursued in 2015. The successful 1986 Tax Reform Act navigated its way through a politically divided Congress a…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Office Depot Agrees to Pay $68.5 Million to Settle California FCA Claims

A California judge approved a $68.5 million settlement yesterday to resolve allegations that Office Depot violated the California False Claims Act (CFCA) by overcharging California public entities for office and classroom…more
| Education, Business Torts, Government Contracting

FTC Revises Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds; Minimum Size of Transaction Test Increases to $76.3 Million

On January 15, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the latest annual revision to the size thresholds governing premerger notification requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions
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