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Licensee Lacks Standing to Appeal an Adverse IPR Decision Based On Royalty Payments for a Patent Portfolio and a Speculative...

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APPLE, INC. v. QUALCOMM, INC. Before Moore, Reyna, and Hughes. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Apple lacked standing to appeal an IPR decision upholding patents it licenses from Qualcomm, despite...more

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Employer’s Policies On Blogging, Solicitation and E-Mail Signature Blocks Lawful, NLRB Rules (For Now, Anyway)

Over the past few years, the National Labor Relations Board has frequently weighed in on employer’s workplace and employee handbook policies, examining whether an employer’s policy impacts employees’ rights under Section 7 of...more

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Preliminary Injunction Temporarily Blocks Prop 65 Enforcement of Foods Containing Acrylamide

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As we previously reported, in 2019 the California Chamber of Commerce filed suit against the State of California requesting that the State and private enforcers be enjoined from requiring Proposition 65 warnings on foods that...more

Jones Day

From Respiratory Care to Power Plants: The PTAB on Analogous Art

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We recently wrote about the Federal Circuit’s 2020 decision in Donner Technology, LLC. v. Pro Stage Gear, LLC, where the Federal Circuit vacated the PTAB’s denial of an obviousness challenge due to its finding that the prior...more

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Should Every Maryland Lawyer Who Commits A Dishonest Act Be Disbarred?

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Maryland is harsh on lawyers who commit dishonest acts. Since Attorney Grievance Commission v. Vanderlinde, 773 A.2d 463 (Md. 2001), the Court of Appeals has stated many times that the presumptive sanction for dishonest acts...more

Flaster Greenberg PC

Remote Online Notarization: One Year Later

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The introduction of virtual notarization (aka remote online notarization, or “RON”) has recently been a hot topic thanks to the barriers created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that it’s been over since the pandemic began,...more

Bracewell LLP

Biden's Selection of Doug Parker as OSHA Head Signals Aggressive Safety and Health Enforcement and Close Collaboration with...

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On this past Friday, April 9, President Biden announced his intent to nominate Doug Parker, the current chief occupational safety and health regulator in California, to serve as the United States Department of Labor’s...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Biden Administration Names Key Leaders To Cybersecurity Positions

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Keypoint: President Biden shows a strong preference for the cybersecurity expertise of former National Security Agency (NSA) leaders with his choices for significant cyber roles within his administration. On April 12,...more

Cozen O'Connor

Virginia General Assembly Approves Legalization of Marijuana

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Simple possession of marijuana, up to one ounce, by adults 21 and older, will now be legal in Virginia beginning July 1, 2021. On April 7, the Democratic controlled Virginia General Assembly approved Governor Ralph Northam’s...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Doug Parker, Chief Of Cal OSHA, Nominated To Lead OSHA

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On April 9, 2021, the White House issued a press release announcing its nomination of Douglas Parker (Parker) for the position of Assistant Secretary for the Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA). Parker is currently...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

TiNY Report for April 8, 2021 (reporting on DTA cases issued March 24 and April 1)

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For your consideration, constant reader: a Tribunal decision on a cigarette tax possession penalty and three ALJ timies. The timies are all dated April 1, and contain a footnote that has, in the past, been a trigger for...more

Perkins Coie

Supreme Court Restores Trump FCC’s Deregulation of Media Ownership Rules

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project et al. is significant for both the decision’s effect on the regulation of the broadcast television industry and its clarifications of administrative law. ...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

The Biden Infrastructure Plan And The Davis Bacon Act

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It’s coming. From all outward signs, it appears that the Biden Administration may be planning to use the “American Jobs Plan” – otherwise known as the proposed infrastructure plan – to expand the Davis Bacon Act (“DBA”) and...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

GAO Urges Changes As Weapon Systems Cybersecurity Continues To Lag

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On March 4, 2021, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) published a report titled “Weapon Systems Cybersecurity: Guidance Would Help DOD Programs Better Communicate Requirements to Contractors” (the “Report”).1...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Biden Administration Zeros In On Title IX With Pair Of EOs

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Less than three months into the new administration, President Biden has made clear that education and equality will be focal points of his presidency. While Title IX regulations were revised just last year, the Biden...more

Hogan Lovells

FDA releases Closer to Zero: An action plan to reduce exposure to toxic elements in children’s foods

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a new initiative called Closer to Zero, which is an action plan that identifies steps the agency will take over the next three years (and beyond) to reduce exposure to...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Should Employers Consider Paid Vaccination Leave?

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Based on discussions that I have had with many of my clients in the last few weeks, most hope that their employees will be vaccinated for COVID-19. At the same time, most are reluctant to mandate vaccines. While the EEOC has...more

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Recent Developments Highlight SPAC Securities And Shareholder Litigation Risks

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As the wave of SPAC IPOs and de-SPAC transactions continues to build, so too has the scrutiny of these transactions from the SEC and the shareholder plaintiff’s bar. On April 8, 2021, the SEC gave its clearest warning yet...more

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Biden Taps Chief Of Cal-OSHA To Head Federal OSHA

On April 9, 2021, President Biden nominated Doug Parker to lead the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Mr. Parker has served as chief of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Lawmakers Seek Clarity On EEOC Regulations Concerning Incentives For COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Providing incentives for employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be on the minds of organizations as vaccinations pick up speed. However, concerns about privacy and the shifting positions on wellness program...more

Mintz - Intellectual Property Viewpoints

Patent Owner Tip #1 For Surviving An Instituted IPR: Approach IPR Depositions Like A Cross-Examination

As a Patent Owner in an instituted Inter Partes Reviews (“IPR”), one of the first and most critical tasks before you is deposing the Petitioner’s witnesses, including its experts. But approaching an IPR deposition like a...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Cannabis and the Law

New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Gets to Work

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (“CRC”) has finally come into existence, and now, the hard work begins. By way of background, the CRC was created by statute as part of New Jersey’s medical cannabis...more

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Ohio Issues Consolidated Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings, and Limits on Gatherings

On April 5, 2021, Director of Ohio’s Department of Health (ODH), Stephanie McCloud, issued two new orders, including a consolidated Director’s Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating and a...more

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Weekly COVID-19 Oversight & Enforcement Report - April 2021

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As part of its ongoing investigation into pandemic-related government contracts entered into by the Trump Administration, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released documents that offer a real-time look...more

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CDC Revises Domestic and International Travel Guidance, Including for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

On April 2, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated guidance on domestic and international travel. The guidance includes new recommendations for those fully vaccinated (defined as two...more

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