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Advertising Litigation Report: Vol. 2, No. 2 - Regulatory

Negative Option Marketing Enforcement Actions in Federal Court - A negative option is a provision in an offer or agreement to sell or provide any goods or services “under which the customer’s silence or failure to take...more

Top commercial space developments in 2017 for ADG companies

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Thinking big and small(sat) satellites - The Huffington Post recently identified “Top 10 Tech Trends Transforming Humanity.”1 The first of these transformative tech trends was labeled “we are hyper-connecting the world”...more

From Garage to Global Coverage: SmallSat Growth and Opportunities are the Focus of the 2017 SmallSat Symposium and CSSMA Meeting

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At this year’s SmallSat Symposium in Silicon Valley, February 6-8, 2017, attendees exchanged perspectives on promoting innovation and development in the satellite industry, all surrounded by exhibits of the first computers...more

Patentability of software in Italy & partial recovery of profits (infringement of patents on marginal aspects of a product)

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By judgement of January 3rd, 2017, the Turin Court of Appeal delivered a monumental decision in a longstanding patent dispute concerning the validity and infringement of patents relating to an Electronic Program Guide (EPG)...more

Hosted satellite payload procurement: A brief how-to guide

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In this article, we will extend our examination of the satellite procurement process to focus on the how-to of a specialized variation – procurement of a hosted payload. Many of the general elements applicable to procuring...more

Satellite systems procurement: A brief how-to guide

by Hogan Lovells on

The decision to commission the construction and launch of a satellite system is a multi-year strategic decision for any entity, whether commercial or governmental. Unlike many noncustomized procurements, even ones of similar...more

Creative teaming arrangements to jump-start early stage companies: How to create a win-win in NewSpace

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Much of the buzz about NewSpace focuses on exciting space-related startups led by entrepreneurs with new ideas, young work forces, and Silicon Valley positive attitudes. This is all true, but legal practitioners in this area...more

Growing Small Satellite Market Spawning Litigation

Virgin Galactic expanded and continued its attack on its former VP of Propulsion, Thomas Markusic, and his new company, Firefly Space Systems, this month. Markusic co-founded Firefly around the time he left Virgin Galactic,...more

Split D.C. Circuit Panel Upholds NLRB: DirecTV Violated NLRA By Terminating Technicians For Statements Made During A News...

In a 2-1 ruling in DirecTV Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed the NLRB’s ruling that DirecTV must reinstate technicians who were terminated for complaining about a...more

Four Common Breaches of UAE Law

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There are some rules and regulations that exist within the UAE Federal Code that residents of the country are unaware of. Hassan Elhais, Legal Consultant in Dubai, Femina ME’s guest columnist, tells us more....more

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update

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Is Pennsylvania bringing back its tax on “computer-related services”? Pennsylvania’s new “Netflix” tax (enacted as part of Act 84 of 2016) covers more than just digital downloads and streaming services. Effective August 1,...more

Seeking Space Entrepreneurs: NOAA Launches Commercial Space Program

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”) has launched a new policy to leverage the private sector to diversify NOAA’s portfolio of space-based data collection resources. Our firm assists clients...more

FCC Regulatory Fees Order for FY 2015 Released; September 24 Payment Deadline Set

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On September 2, 2015, the FCC released its Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2015 Report and Order (“2015 Regulatory Fees Order”) and set a fee payment deadline of no later than 11:59 PM Eastern...more

EU consults on the Satellite and Cable Directive

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As part of the European Commission's ambitious plan for a Digital Single Market, it proposes to create "a modern, more European copyright law". One of its initiatives is reform of the regulations on the copyright clearing...more

Alert: Cybersecurity Risk Management for Communications Companies

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An industry-led committee advising the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") on cybersecurity released its final report on best risk management practices tailored to each of five main industry segments—broadcasting,...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - December 2014 #2

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GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - DoD Issues Final Rule to Amend DFARS Foreign Commercial Satellite Services (DFARS Case 2014-D010) - The Department of Defense (DoD) issued an interim rule adopted as final with minor...more

What’s New Out There? Highlights from the Federal Register

SBA Proposes to Increase Small Business Size Standards (79 Fed. Reg. 54145; 79 Fed. Reg. 53646) - The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) proposes to increase small business size standards for: (1) 209...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - August 2014 #2

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In this issue: - Obama Signs Order Boosting Federal Contract Worker Rights - DoD Issues Interim Rule to Amend DFARS Foreign Commercial Satellite Services (DFARS Case 2014-D010) - Obama Administration...more

FCC Soliciting Comments on Expanding Online Public File Requirements to Cable TV, Satellite and Radio Broadcasters

In 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) required broadcast television stations to begin uploading all of their public files to an online FCC database. At the time, however, the FCC declined to expand that...more

"US Government Announces Reforms to Space and Satellite Systems Export Controls"

On May 13, 2014, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued interim final rules amending the U.S. export controls...more

ECR Series Episode VI: The One With Ewoks (And New Rules On Satellites)

This fall, the U.S. Government will finish considering public comments on its draft revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV, which covers “Spacecraft Systems and Related Articles.” By the end of 2013 (unless delayed by...more

New Iran Sanctions Enacted

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Satellite Export Controls Now Eligible to be Returned to Commerce Department Jurisdiction - On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law Public Law No. 112-239, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of...more

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