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Updated Antitrust Guidelines for IP Licensing Address New Laws, Omit Some Key Areas

In 1995, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (collectively, the Agencies) published guidelines that delineated how and when the Agencies would evaluate intellectual property licensing and…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Judge Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court and Product Liability Litigation

What does the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court mean for product liability litigation? Judge Gorsuch may be similar enough to the late Justice Antonin Scalia as to first principles that near-term case…more
| Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Products Liability

FCC Begins Roll Back of Net Neutrality

Roughly two weeks since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, has taken steps providing further evidence that he plans to roll back FCC actions taken under…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Guide to Executive Branch Gift Rules for 2017

In this update, we summarize the current rules on providing gifts to federal executive branch officials and employees, including amendments to those rules effective January 1, 2017. The executive branch gift and travel rules are…more
| Elections & Politics

Ninth Circuit Refines Antitrust Standing Doctrine Under Illinois Brick

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently addressed again when plaintiffs have standing to pursue federal antitrust claims under the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Illinois Brick Co. v. Illinois, 431…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

DOI Issues Solicitor’s Opinion That MBTA Prohibits Incidental Take

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor issued Memorandum M-37041 on January 10, 2017, arguing that incidental take is prohibited under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The solicitor’s opinion was…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

FTC Increases HSR and Clayton Act Thresholds

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that the reporting thresholds under Section 7A of the Clayton Act, known as the Hart-Scott-Rodino (H-S-R) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the Act), will be increased. The…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions

Quarterly Investment Update - 4th Quarter 2016

ECONOMIC REVIEW AND OUTLOOK - In this past year we were reminded again to expect the unexpected: The well-established political classes in the U.K., the U.S. and Italy learned that democracy was their Achilles’ heel, and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Executive Order Adds Ethics Commitments for Executive Branch Appointees

On January 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order setting new ethics commitments for incoming executive branch appointees (Ethics Executive Order or the Executive Order). Pursuant to the Executive Order, incoming…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics

Digital Currencies: International Actions and Regulations

Argentina - Virtual currencies are not legal tender under the country’s National Constitution, which designates the Central Bank as the only authority that may issue legal tender. Although not specifically regulated,…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Lawsuits Challenge Qualcomm’s Allegedly Anticompetitive Patent Practices

The Federal Trade Commission filed suit last week in federal court against Qualcomm, Inc., following its investigation launched in September 2014. The FTC alleges that the semiconductor manufacturer illegally maintained a…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Second Circuit Upholds EPA’s Water Transfers Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Transfers Rule last week. Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited, et al. v. EPA, et al. 14-1823, 14-1909, 14-1991,…more
| Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

SEC Staff Allows Brokers to Set Fund Commissions with “Clean Shares”

The SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued a no-action letter on January 11, 2017 explicitly permitting brokers to set their own commission rates for sales of so-called “clean shares” of mutual funds. Previously, as…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Key Trade Appointees and President Trump’s Approach to International Trade Policy

President Trump has now appointed the senior members of his administration (some of whom remain subject to U.S. Senate confirmation) who will help him develop, coordinate and enforce U.S. trade policy. Examining the backgrounds…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

CFIUS: President-elect Trump’s Potential Big Stick for China and Foreign Trade

On the campaign trail, President-elect Trump adopted a contentious approach towards foreign trade, focusing on Chinese “theft of American trade secrets” and suggesting, at times, potential isolationism for U.S. businesses. His…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade
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