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FCC TCPA Ruling Provides Guidance on Mobile App Messaging

On March 27, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a Declaratory Ruling interpreting the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) as it relates to prerecorded and autodialed calls to cellular…more

| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

As Apps Rise, Are Domain Names the Next AM Radio?

Despite a deluge of seminars, conferences, newsletters, blogs and email reminders over the past year or so, many companies and public figures are just waking up to the reality of the massive expansion of the Internet domain…more

| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, &...

U.S. Supreme Court Expands SOX Whistleblower Protection to Employees of...

In a landmark whistleblower decision by the United States Supreme Court, Lawson, et al. v. FMR LLC, et al., the Court held that the whistleblower protections under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) apply not only to…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor &...

Fenwick Employment Brief - March 2014

In February, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the Fair Chance Ordinance, which limits when and to what extent employers can inquire into the criminal history of applicants and employees. The ordinance also applies…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Digital Health Investments Heat Up In 2014

Fundraising for digital health continued on its record pace in February with more than $320 million in venture, debt and private equity investment going into the burgeoning sector…more

| Finance & Banking, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities...

Joint Inventorship in Patents Can Present Problems

Once an invention has been developed and a corresponding patent application is written, determining an inventorship list for the application might just seem like a formality to get the application filed. Particularly in cases…more

| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Advanced Copyright Issues on the Internet

In This Publication: - I. Introduction - II. Rights Implicated By Transmission And Use Of Works On The Internet - III. Application Of Copyright Rights To Specific Acts On The Internet - IV…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law,...

Trends in Legal Terms in Venture Financings in Israel 2013

Background — We have analyzed the terms of venture financings for Israeli and Israeli-related technology companies that reported raising money during 2013. Our survey does not include financing rounds of less than US $500,000…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law &...

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Winter 2014

The America Invents Act (AIA) came into law back in September 2011, but it was not until last March that its provisions were completely phased in. The changes last year included not only the switch from a “first-to-invent” to a…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies,...

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