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IP Newsflash - July 2014 #2

New Nautilus Indefiniteness Standard Justifies Submission of Expert Evidence at Markman Hearing - The court granted defendants' motion to supplement their claim construction briefing with an expert declaration following…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

PTC “Start of Construction” Clarifying Guidance Expected in a Week or Two

General Electric (GE) stated on its quarterly earnings call today that it expected that the clarification to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) production tax credit (PTC) “start of construction” guidance would be released in…more
| Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Taxation

Obama Administration Imposes New Sanctions on Key Russian Energy, Financial and Defense Companies; EU Considering Expanded Sanctions Against Russian Companies

The Obama Administration announced new sanctions on Wednesday, July 17, 2014, targeting key companies in Russia’s energy, financial and defense sectors, as well as other companies, regional separatist governments, and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Iowa Supreme Court Allows Third-Party PPA to Move Forward

On Friday, July 11, the Supreme Court of Iowa issued a decision holding that a solar energy company entering into a third-party power purchase agreement (PPA) with an Iowa municipality would not be considered a public utility…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Can You Replace Your Manager? Delaware Case Emphasizes the Importance of Carefully Considering LLC Agreement Provisions

Common sense might lead one to expect that a controlling stakeholder has the power to replace the manager of a limited liability company (LLC), but this might not be the case when the underlying LLC agreement provides otherwise…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Software Glitch Sparks FCA Suit Against Hospitals for Late Repayment of Medicaid Reimbursements

On June 27, the New York Attorney General’s Office and the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York intervened in a qui tam suit against Continuum Health Partners, Inc., Beth Israel Medical Center and St…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

FERC’s Principles-Based Enforcement

You may have noticed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has received lots of heated criticism over its enforcement of alleged market manipulation and fraudulent behaviors. You may also have noticed FERC has not…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Business Torts

SEC Guidance on Proxy Voting for Investment Advisers and Proxy Advisory Firms

In response to years of criticism concerning the influence of proxy advisory firms, such as ISS and Glass Lewis, over proxy voting of investment advisers, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued new guidance in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

IP Newsflash - July 2014

Federal Circuit Orders Stay of District Court Proceedings Pending Post-Grant Review - In its first decision on stays pending post-grant review under the AIA, the Federal Circuit has ordered a Texas district court to stay…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Group of WTO Members Launches Negotiations to Liberalize Trade in Environmental Goods

This week marks the beginning of negotiations by a group of 14 World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries toward a new multilateral agreement to liberalize trade in “environmental goods,” a yet-to-be-defined term with…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

Prime Minister of Singapore Moves for Summary Judgment in Novel Defamation Lawsuit

In papers filed today with the High Court of Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong moved for summary judgment in his defamation lawsuit against blogger Roy Ngerng Yi Ling. The prime minister’s action is the first defamation…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, International Law & Trade

FERC Issues Notice of Alleged Natural Gas Market Manipulation

On July 9, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Staff Notice of Alleged Violations (Preliminary Notice) stating that FERC’s Office of Enforcement has preliminarily determined, in a non-public…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Business Torts

SEC Provides New C&DIs on Verifying Accredited Investor Status

In early July, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance issued several new interpretations (at 255.48-49 and 260.35-38) (C&DI) relating to the verification of “accredited investor” status…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Senate Intelligence Committee Advances Cyber Sharing Bill

On July 8, 2014, in closed session, the U.S. Senate Committee on Intelligence voted 12-3 to report the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA). The bill would grant legal immunity for companies to share cyber threat data with the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Oil and Gas Industry Forms Information Sharing Group to Combat Cyber Threats

In response to the growing threat from cyber-attacks, the oil and gas industry has announced the formation of an information sharing clearinghouse. The new group, known as the Oil and Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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