Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th President of the United States. President Obama is a Democrat and was originally elected to the Presidency in 2008. He was elected for a second-term in November of 2012.
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Effective July 1, 2013, President Obama's Executive Order 13645 implements certain provisions of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 20121 (IFCA) and expands the Iranian sanctions regime to new sectors of Iran’s...more
Discussions around reforming Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) continued this week as the Committee on Energy & Commerce held a hearing to solicit input on a draft bill for replacing the current SGR formula...more
On June 4, 2013, the White House issued a press release announcing its “Task Force on High-Tech Patent Issues.” The press release outlined five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations “designed to protect...more
President Barack Obama has announced a new executive and legislative initiative aimed at curbing patent infringement suits by “patent trolls,” who generate revenue through extortionate litigation, not real innovation....more
According to dictionary.com, permanent means “existing perpetually; everlasting, especially without significant change.” However, for federal tax law purposes, something is “permanent” only so long as Congress and the...more
On June 3, the Obama Administration announced a new Executive Order authorizing sanctions that directly target trade in Iran’s currency, the rial....more
Most significantly, on June 3, 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13645 (78 Fed. Reg. 33945) that, effective July 1, 2013, implements provisions of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 and imposes...more
On June 4, 2013, United States President Barack Obama announced in a White House press release, five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations aimed at deterring frivolous patent litigation and ensuring the...more
Many journalists, constitutional lawyers, and plain old average Americans have expressed alarm at recent revelations about the Obama Administration’s “unprecedented number of leak investigations.”...more
President Obama and the Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit struck a one-two punch in the fight against patent trolls this week....more
Technology news was dominated by reports of government snooping this week. The Guardian published a top-secret court order forcing Verizon Wireless to turn over "telephony metadata" (i.e. call details) collected on all of its...more
President Obama has issued a new Executive Order that goes into effect July 1, 2013. The Executive Order targets new areas of the Iranian economy for sanctions, including exchange transactions involving Iranian Rials and...more
Earlier this year, President Obama addressed frivolous patent suits in a Google+ hangout session, commenting that Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) "don't actually produce anything themselves" and assert patents "to...more
On June 4, the Obama administration issued a press release announcing several legislative and executive initiatives aimed at reducing abusive litigation by Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), otherwise known as patent “trolls.”...more
On June 4, 2013, the White House announced a set of executive actions and legislative recommendations to address the issue of frivolous litigation brought by companies that assert patents without also manufacturing a product...more
On May 23, President Obama nominated Michael Piwowar and Kara Stein to be members of the Securities and Exchange Commission....more
Recognizing a problem that has long plagued Silicon Valley technology companies, on June 4, 2013, President Barack Obama issued executive actions and legislative recommendations "to protect innovators from frivolous...more
On February 14, 2013, President Obama stated in reference to non-practicing Patent Assertion Entities ("PAEs") (aka "Patent Trolls") "they don't actually produce anything themselves. ...more
On June 4, 2013, the White House issued a press release through the Office of the Press Secretary identifying five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations primarily directed at reducing or discouraging the...more
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The Senate will convene today, Monday, June 3, at 2:00 pm and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 954, the Farm Bill, provided that alfalfa...more
With high tax rates and a worldwide (as opposed to territorial) system of taxation, U.S. corporate tax laws encourage new multinational corporations to organize outside the U.S. and encourage existing U.S. corporations to...more
We have been following very closely developments in NLRB v. Noel Canning, the case seeking Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit Court’s judgment invalidating President Obama’s January 4, 2012 appointment of several NLRB...more
President Obama has nominated a pair of Senate aids to be SEC Commissioners. Dr. Michael Piwowar is the Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, a position he has held since 2009. ...more
In National Labor Relations Board v. New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation (--- F.3d ----, C.A.3, May 16, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals considered the validity of a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board...more
What is your compliance process? I thought about that question when I read an article in this month’s National Geographic Magazine entitled “Maxed Out on Everest” by Mark Jenkins....more
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