JD Supra Corporate Brief: FATCA Update, Whistleblower Dilemna, European Data, Foreign Banks

Great moments in IP history: on this day in 1794, Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.

What to make of news that Sonos will ‘forward-publish’ patents? Depends on whom you ask… (JD Supra Contributors)

This should be the last substantial change to FATCA before it goes into effect… (Skadden Arps)

The whistleblower’s dilemma: keep quiet about corporate wrongdoing or come clean and face potential liability for disclosing trade secrets… (Jacob Heath at Orrick)

The European Parliament just approved the Data Protection Regulation by a vote of 621 to 10… (Kate Lucente at DLA Piper)

Foreign financial institutions: want to access US capital markets without falling under SEC oversight? (Bradley Berman and Ze’-ev Eiger at Morrison & Foerster)

Europe + infringement + globalization = which court has jurisdiction when a website infringes on IP rights? (Sylvia Lorenz and Martin Munz at White & Case)

Make a mistake in your municipal securities offering documentation? The SEC wants to hear from you… (Sherman & Howard)

China’s new amendments to the PRC Company Law went into effect on March 1… (Woon-Wah Siu and Julian Zou at Pillsbury)

FHFA’s recently announced changes to mortgage insurance master policy requirements could drastically affect the cost of potential disputes… (David Halbreich, Matthew Rosso, Lisa Szymanski, and David Weiss at Reed Smith)

Can directors be held liable for false opinions in registration statements they don’t even know about? (Christopher Chuff, Robert Hickok, and Gay Parks Rainville at Pepper Hamilton)

[Hot Topic] Whistleblowers

[Featured Author] Krystyna Blakeslee at Dechert

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