Monthly Archives: June 2011

OSHA Compliance Updates: Workplace Safety, Employee Hazards, Violations, and More…

For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent updates by lawyers on JD Supra writing about OSHA trends, developments, and compliance, as well as workplace safety in general: Current Concerns and Regulation Trends: Terrorism and the General Duty Clause (McAfee & Taft) “In the post-9/11 era, many employers have questioned whether the General Duty Clause requires… Read more »

Patent Reform 2011 Reading List: ‘America Invents Act’ Passes House

The Patent Reform Act (now “America Invents Act”) has passed both the House. Here’s what leading patent lawyers on JD Supra have to say about this latest news: House of Representatives Passes Patent Reform Act (Morgan Lewis) “[T]his bill alters how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is funded. In addition, it calls for… Read more »

Final SEC Investment Advisor Rules: A Dodd-Frank Reading List

On June 22, 2011 the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules that, among other considerations, affect the registration of investment advisors. See the following SEC updates from lawyers and law firms on JD Supra covering compliance and other regulatory responsibilities in this matter.   SEC Adopts Final Dodd-Frank Amendment Rules Regarding Registration of Investment Advisers (Dechert… Read more »

Social Media and the Law – A Friday Reading List

For your reference, here’s a Friday roundup of recent updates covering a wide range of issues at the intersection of social media and the law, published by leading lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: – An Update on Social Media and Employee Discipline (McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC): “…Employees, and unions, have flocked to… Read more »

Liability for Securities Fraud: A Reader on the Impact of the Janus Case

The Janis decision made a significant distinction between primary and secondary actors, and who is liable for misrepresentations in a securities transaction. Here’s what lawyers on JD Supra are saying about the case’s impact. Supreme Court Holds Mutual Fund Investment Adviser Not Liable for Misleading Statements in Fund’s Prospectus (Duane Morris LLP) “The Supreme Court concluded… Read more »

Business Regulations in China: What You Need to Know

If you do business in China, staying current with its regulations and business environment is paramount. For your reference, here’s a reading list of commentary and analysis by lawyers and law firms on JD Supra on recent events. China Clarifies and Expands Reporting Obligations of Foreign Enterprises on Indirect Equity Transfers (Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton… Read more »

Microsoft vs. i4i: What the Patent Lawyers Are Saying

The SCOTUS decision in Microsoft vs. i4i impacts the process to invalidate patents in some unusual ways. Read the reviews of lawyers on JD Supra on what it means to your intellectual property. Links to the Court’s Brief, Petitioner’s and Respondent’s Briefs, and the Amicus Curiae Brief are included. Do you agree with the decision? Weigh… Read more »

Intellectual Property Insurance: A Resource List

Learn what lawyers on JD Supra are writing about the nature and benefits of insuring your intellectual property. IP Insurance- What IP Attorneys Need to Know (Maureen Veterano) An introduction to IP insurance coverage and overview of the policies currently available. Read more » Opportunities for Insurance Coverage in Intellectual Property Disputes (Loeb & Loeb LLP) “In this… Read more »

SEC Whistleblower Rules: A Dodd-Frank Reading List

For your reference, here’s what leading law firms are telling us about the final Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions recently enacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Small Business Securities Bulletin: SEC Adopts Rules Implementing the Whistleblower Provisions of Dodd-Frank (Ober|Kaler) “Consistent with Dodd-Frank and the proposed rules, the final rules provide that individuals who voluntarily… Read more »

Invention Protection Upheld in Spite of Bayh-Dole Act: A Legal Reading List

“Because all ownership rights stem initially from the inventor, even in the case of federally funded research, the inventor’s ownership rights trump the Bayh-Dole vesting provision…” The U.S. Supreme Court recently gave employee/inventor patent owners a boost in their Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. University v. Roche Molecular Systems decision. Here’s what law… Read more »

Patent Inducement to Infringe: Legal Updates on Supreme Court Decision

Hot news in Intellectual Property Law: several law firms have reported on the May 31, 2011 decision of the Supreme Court regarding when a company is liable for inducing another to infringe on a third party’s patent. Here are some of the salient comments: Supreme Court Ruling Redefines the Standard for Proving Inducement of Patent Infringement (Armstrong… Read more »