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France – CNIL releases guidance on data protection aspects of chatbots

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On 19 February 2021, CNIL released guidance on the use of chatbots in compliance with data protection law (the Guidelines). The CNIL notes that in order to operate the chatbots, controllers will often need to process personal...more

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COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Scams Continue Well Into the Pandemic

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A nationwide fraudulent unemployment benefits cyber scam has been making headlines for many months now and still continues to threaten employers and countless individuals throughout the United States. Threat actors continue...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

February 2021: Patent Litigation Update

New Challenge to IPR Discretionary Denials in View of Parallel Patent Litigation - On August 31, 2020, four leading tech companies filed a declaratory action against Andrei Iancu, the Director of the U.S. Patent and...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

UPDATED: E-Signatures and Remote Online Notarization

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E-Signatures and Remote Online Notarization: - The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (“UETA”) proposed by the Uniform Law Commission (“ULC”) in 1999 presented ways for states to effectuate electronic signatures with the...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Federal Circuit Reaffirms That There Is No ‘Reasonable Expectation Of Success’ In Trying To Invalidate A Chemical Compound Claim...

The Federal Circuit (in an unpublished opinion) recently reaffirmed the difficulty generic challengers face when trying to establish chemical structural obviousness to invalidate a drug compound patent claim. This recent...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Acting FTC Chair Signals Potential Enforcement Priorities: Privacy and AI

In opening remarks at the Future of Privacy Forum, Acting Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter previewed enforcement priorities under the Biden Administration. Slaughter's speech marked her first...more

Thomas Fox

The Ethics and Compliance Library: Blind Spots

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Welcome to the Ethics and Compliance Library, a Convercent podcast, hosted by Lauren Siegel. In episode 1 of the Ethics and Compliance Library, we will analyze Blind Spots by Ann Tenbrunsel and Max Bazerman. Blind Spots...more

MoFo Life Sciences

Rare Disease: Sustained Progress In Development Regardless Of The Pandemic

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Sunday, February 28, 2021, was Rare Disease Day. With so much focus on COVID-19 throughout 2020, it’s important to recognize the continued work done in rare disease drug development by sponsors and FDA throughout 2020. In...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Hemp-Derived Delta-8 THC: Legal Loophole Or Synthetic Analog Of A Schedule I Substance?...

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Delta-8 has been the topic of many conversations over the last year in various cannabis circles. Is it legal? How will hemp-derived Delta-8 THC impact the state-legal marijuana industry? How is Delta-8 THC extracted from...more

Thomas Fox

Voices of Data Protection: Balancing data protection and productivity in the digital era

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The podcast is hosted by Bhavanesh Rengarajan, a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft. In each episode he talks with industry experts, leaders, and program managers from Microsoft to learn how digital transformation is...more

Mintz - Privacy & Cybersecurity Viewpoints

Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act Awaits Governor’s Signature -- Consumer Reports Proposes “Model State Privacy Act”

We summarized Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) in advance of its passage by the legislature and it now awaits Governor Ralph Northam’s signature. This will make Virginia the second state (behind California)...more

Knobbe Martens

You Missed a Spot: The PTAB Should Consider All Presented Arguments and Evidence in Obviousness Determinations

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CANFIELD SCIENTIFIC, INC. v. MELANOSCAN, LLC - Before Newman, Dyk, and Reyna. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: The PTAB’s refusal to consider presented arguments and evidence can be a...more

Mintz - Intellectual Property Viewpoints

Expediting PTAB Appeals Using the Fast-Track Program

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently released statistics about its Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program. The program went into effect on July 2, 2020 and is currently slated to run until the earlier of July 2,...more

Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

Considerations for Protecting your Invention with Provisional Patent Applications

Since the U.S. patent law switched to the first-inventor-to-file system in 2013, provisional applications have become more popular as the initial step for emerging companies to protect their inventions. Provisional...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Update: Protecting Privilege: Top 10 Checklist for Cybersecurity Forensic Investigation Reports

In ongoing multidistrict litigation concerning Capital One’s 2019 data breach, Capital One succeeded in defeating a motion to compel disclosure of a privileged root cause analysis conducted by PwC. In contrast to an earlier...more

Knobbe Martens

Recoupment of Monetary Investment Is Not the Only Consideration for Equitable Intervening Rights

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JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORP. v. MORRIS & ASSOCIATES, INC. Before, Lourie, Reyna, and Wallach. Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Summary: Recoupment of monetary investment is not...more

Jones Day

FAA Issues First Major Unmanned Aircraft Rules Since 2016

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The FAA's new regulations provide long-awaited relief for commercial drone users and assurances to the security community. On January 15, 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") issued two significant final...more

Knobbe Martens

Inter Partes Reexam Can Trigger Issue Preclusion

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SYNQOR, INC. v. VICOR CORPORATION - Before Dyk, Clevenger, and Hughes. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: A finding during inter partes reexamination that two references would not be combined...more

Knobbe Martens

Promises Made, Promises Not Kept: Even an Implied License Requires Compliance With Its Terms

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BITMANAGEMENT SOFTWARE GMBH v. UNITED STATES - Before NEWMAN, DYK, and O’MALLEY, Circuit Judges. Appeal from the United States Court of Federal Claims. Summary: The U.S. Navy infringed Bitmanagement’s software...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

2020 Corporate Governance Survey of Hong Kong-Listed Biotech Companies

On February 23, 2018, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEX) published its consultation conclusions regarding a new chapter of its listing rules to facilitate the listings of pre-revenue biotech companies in Hong...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

OCR Issues Proposed Rule to Amend Key Provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support and Remove Barriers to Coordinated Care and...

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On December 10, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") released a proposed rule that amends provisions in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA")...more

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Exception Access Regime – cannabis products and derivatives

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The National Ministry of Health issued Resolution No. 654/2021 (hereinafter referred as the “Resolution”) This Resolution approved an Exception Access Regime for products that contain cannabinoids or derivatives of the...more

CompliancePoint

Preparing for PCI DSS v4.0

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We already have clients asking if they will be assessed against the new standard in 2021, and what to expect when the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) v4.0 is released. That’s no surprise, since this is...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Federal Judge Lets California's Net Neutrality Law Take Effect—But What Comes Next?

The whirlwind of developments during 2021 on "net neutrality" rules that is probably inevitable given the change in administration gathered speed this week, when a federal district court in California denied an industry...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Georgia legislature proposes to eliminate high-tech sales tax exemption

On February 26, 2021, a subcommittee of the Georgia Ways & Means Committee quickly approved HB 428, which proposes to eliminate the current Georgia sales tax exemption for high-technology companies and facilities that invest...more

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