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Ofcom Releases Statement on Spectrum for the ‘Internet of Things’

by Reed Smith on

... year, we reported on Ofcom’s Statement on ‘Promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT)’ (Statement). IoT refers to the exponentially growing network of products that are capable of communicating with each other, such as smart watches and smart thermostats. The Statement identified four priority areas to... more

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

... to U.S. Chamber estimated annual losses to foreign thieves of $300 billion of trade secrets and 2.1 million jobs, in April, Congress voted nearly unanimously (Senate 87-0, House 410-2) to enact the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”). The DTSA allows “trade secret” owners to avail of federal court, including its... more

When is a Wrongful Foreclosure Case a “SLAPP”?

by Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP on

... anti-SLAPP statute (Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16) arms a defendant with an early method to challenge a lawsuit known as a “SLAPP” — a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. SLAPPs are meritless lawsuits that arise from the defendant’s exercise of its rights of free speech or petitioning the... more

Nutter Bank Report, April 2016

by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP on

... Nutter Bank Report is a monthly publication of the firm's Banking and Financial Services Group. Headlines 1. FDIC Approves Proposed Rule to Limit Incentive-Based Compensation Arrangements 2. Congress Considers Expanding Asset Threshold for Small Bank Holding Companies 3. FDIC Publishes New Guidance on Community Bank Corporate... more

Preemption: Oregon Has Not Gone Bananas

by Reed Smith on

... you get sued over a picture of a banana? It seems the answer might depend on where you live and probably not in Oregon. That is one takeaway from a good preemption case that came out of the District of Oregon last week, Henry v. Gerber Products Co., No. 3:15-cv-02201, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS (D. Or. Apr. 18, 2016). In Henry, a concerned mother... more

Living Like a Prince, but not Dying Like One

by Lewitt Hackman on

...The media seems to be concerned with two primary subjects lately, and both topics continue to trounce each other in turn on social networks for attention: 1. The presidential elections 2. The death of Prince, and his lack of a will... more

Prince: The Lost Legacy of an Estate Plan Untold

by Bryan Cave on

... may not have produced over 30 albums, accrued over $300 million and an equivalent amount of fans as Prince, but, like the recent pop star, you too have a legacy that could impact many individuals around you. The term “legacy” is often thought of as being reserved for the “rich and famous” – the families and faces... more

Global Energy Game Changers

by Dentons on

... global energy sector is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Advanced technologies, distributed networks and new regulations in nearly every subsector have strangled yesterday's business models. Foundational elements throughout the industry, including energy transfer and storage, have seen massive disruption. At the same time, price... more

New Website Brings History of Giving to Life

by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP on

... April 26, National Philanthropic Trust, a public charity dedicated to providing philanthropic expertise to donors, foundations and financial institutions, launched a website on the History of Modern Philanthropy. The interactive website allows users to explore how charitable giving has evolved across the world from the sixteenth century to the... more