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Court Opinion on Liability for Re-Exports to Iran Spurs Practical Guidance for U.S. Exporters

by Perkins Coie on

A recent federal appeals court decision addresses a familiar issue for many companies: When can a U.S. exporter be liable for a product that is re-exported to a sanctioned country, such as Iran? This update summarizes the...more

European Commission Issues Findings on Geo-Blocking and the Digital Single Market

On 10 May 2017, two years after launching its e-commerce sector inquiry on 6 May 2015, the European Commission published its final report (Final Report) on the inquiry. The inquiry was opened in the framework of the...more

Roundtable on Geopolitical Risks and Effective Response Strategies

On May 4, 2017, 15 business leaders gathered at Skadden’s Palo Alto office to discuss the current political and policy environments in the U.S. and abroad, as well as their implications for the technology sector. Participants...more

EC Launches Targeted Competition Enforcement in E-Commerce Sector

If we needed any reminder that the competitiveness of e-commerce was high on the European Commission’s enforcement agenda, we now have unequivocal proof of this. The Commission today launched three separate investigations...more

The (Border) Adjustment Bureau: Hold On to Your (Imported) Hats

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Retailers would be wise to pay close attention to the upcoming tax-plan deliberations of the 115th U.S. Congress. A proposal currently being considered would adjust the U.S. corporate tax by making imports a non-deductible...more

Sunrise’s Infringement Complaint Gets the Green Light

In a recent opinion out of the District of Massachusetts, the court ordered that a patent infringement dispute between two Massachusetts-based competitors in the lighting systems industry would be allowed to proceed. This...more

China’s RoHS 2: Changes and Impacts

by Dentons on

On 6 January 2016, the Chinese Government published the new piece of regulatory legislation named "Administrative Measures for Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products" also known as...more

Boletín Mensual de Comercio Internacional: Octubre Información con Ènfasis en la Regulación Comercial y de Arbitraje Internacional

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Durante el mes de Octubre destacan los siguientes temas: Comercio Internacional, Aduanero, Competencia, Normalización Telecom, Prácticas Desleales, Arbitraje ISDS....more

Russia Tightens Procurement Rules for Foreign Equipment

by Morgan Lewis on

As of September 30, Russian state authorities now reject tender submissions for supply of certain foreign electronic equipment if there are two concurrent submissions for supply of locally produced equipment. The ban applies...more

“Reason To Know” – A Chilling Term For Exporters

by Williams Mullen on

It’s a simple question – if a U.S. exporter sells its product to a foreign customer, and the customer resells the product to a prohibited country such as Iran, can the U.S. exporter have liability for an export violation? ...more

Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die – New DFARS Clauses Target Counterfeit Electronic Parts

On August 2, 2016, the Department of Defense (“DOD”) rolled out new requirements for defense contractors that provide electronic parts and assemblies containing electronic parts. The new rules impose significant risks on DOD...more

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update - August 2016

by Dentons on

We are pleased to offer you the inaugural issue of our newsletter, "Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update." Our aim is to keep you up-to-date on legislative and regulatory ?changes relevant to government...more

Choice-of-Law Rules Prevent Costco from Suing as Indirect Purchaser in California

In another development in the ongoing cathode ray tube (CRT) multidistrict litigation, Judge Tigar of the Northern District of California ruled that Costco could not recover any damages it sustained as an indirect purchaser...more

The reverse charge mechanism

by DLA Piper on

DLA Piper's Tax team in Poland and the Association of Importers and Manufacturers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment - ZIPSEE "Digital Poland" have prepared a report on the tax consequences of the reverse charge mechanism...more

A Closer Look into the Growth of E-Commerce Sales

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

It is widely known that e-commerce sales have been growing and shifting sales from traditional brick-and-mortar establishments. As noted below, overall e-commerce sales in fact still account for a relatively modest percentage...more

The Fifth Circuit Upholds Arbitration Award, Finding That Arbitrator Did Not Manifestly Disregard The Law And That The Award Did...

by Carlton Fields on

On May 23, 2016, the Fifth Circuit upheld an arbitrator’s approximate $1.45 million award in favor of McKool Smith P.C., a law firm who represented Curtis International Ltd., a Canadian electronics wholesaler, in patent...more

Expiring Patents; HP’s Machine; Beachwood, Ohio’s MakerGear

by Benesch on

Here is a bulletin providing further validation that the cost of 3D printing will decline. 3D printing’s key patents are expiring or soon will expire. These include patents for liquid-based, powder-based, and...more

Hitachi Chemical to Plead Guilty to Price-Fixing

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced this week that Hitachi Chemical Co. will plead guilty to a criminal charge for conspiring with competitors to fix the prices of electrolytic capacitors sold in the United States and...more

DoD Proposes Cost Allowability Rule for Correcting Counterfeit Electronic Parts

The Department of Defense (“DoD”) recently proposed to make specified costs allowable that are associated with discovering and correcting counterfeit or suspect counterfeit electronic parts. DoD’s proposed rule would amend...more

China Revises Hazardous Substances Restriction Laws

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has recently announced a revised version of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 1), which will come into effect on July 1, 2016. The revised...more

China's “RoHS 2” Regulation: What Manufacturers Must Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

After years of deliberation and industry anticipation, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) promulgated the “RoHS 2” regulation on January 21, 2016, with the formal (translated) title “Management...more

Claim Is Construed In Electronics Case

by Morris James LLP on

Intellectual Ventures I, LLC v. Ricoh Americas Corporation, et al., C.A. No. 13-474 – SLR-SRF, January 7, 2016. Sleet, J. Claim construction opinion issues regarding twenty three terms from three patents....more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

After a fall busy with climate change initiatives in advance of the Paris negotiations, recent proposals reflect a resurgence of waste and product take-back initiatives. Key among these are the repeal and revision of Peru’s...more

Top Stories of 2015: #6 to #10

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its ninth annual list of top patent stories. For 2015, we identified twenty stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe...more

Red Notice Newsletter - October 2015

Welcome to the October 2015 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month on the anticorruption front, a Japanese multinational conglomerate settles U.S. Securities and Exchange...more

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