Topic: Intellectual Property

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, Patent Eligibility, Proxy Voting, Dodd-Frank

You’ve got mail! Or rather, you WOULD have mail if you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Is your IT security keeping up with increasingly complex and sophisticated cyber attacks? (Bertrand Liard and Agathe Malphettes at White & Case) Wonder if your subject matter is patent eligible? Check the new… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A Jargon, Conflict Minerals, European Technology, Trade Secrets

On the day in 1946, Winston Churchill coined the phrase “Iron Curtain” in a speech delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The M&A Word of the Day? PIPE (Martin Saywell at Latham & Watkins) Is the SEC’s Conflict Minerals rule just the beginning of “conflict sourcing” laws? (Chesley Blevins, Arcie Jordan, and Doug Paisley… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Medicare Fraud, Cybersecurity Developments, Transfer Pricing, Export Compliance

Hey, Florida: welcome to the club! On this day in 1845, Florida became the 27th state in the Union. The feds estimate that $6 billion of Medicare payments each year are improper. And they’re going after the offenders… (Simi Botic and Thomas Hess at Dinsmore & Shohl) February was a busy month in privacy and cybersecurity…… Read more »

White House Continues Fight Against Patent Abuse

Earlier this month, the White House announced three new executive actions intended to “combat patent trolls and further strengthen our patent system and foster innovation.” From attorneys Jennifer Lane Spaith and David Tseng of Dorsey & Whitney: “The first action aims to ‘crowdsource’ prior art by allowing ‘companies, experts, and the general public’ to help… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Framework, FCPA Enforcement, Marijuana Money, Food Safety

Enough is enough: on this day in 1951, the Twenty-second Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, limiting presidents to two terms. Five things every in-house counsel should understand about the NIST Cybersecurity Framework… (King & Spalding) Are you listening to what the SEC is saying about the FCPA? (Aaron Tidman at Mintz Levin) Feds… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Marijuana Industry Banks, Moldy Washing Machines, Deferred Prosecution Agreements, Foreign Sanctions Evaders

Go ahead, sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It is Tuesday, after all… The bottom line? Banks should think twice before doing business with a marijuana-related business… (Jay Baris and Oliver Ireland at Morrison & Foerster) Injury or no injury, consumers are free to join class action lawsuits against Whirlpool… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: I-9 Investigations, FCPA Charges, UK Whistleblowers, Public Statements

Why did the chicken cross the road? To pick up a double-shot latte and a scone to go with her JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course: I-9 investigations are at an all-time high… (Scott Bettridge at Akerman) Do the FCPA charges against a former Bechtel executive signal a new era of anti-corruption enforcement? (David Courchaine… Read more »

Do Business in Europe? 5 Developments to Follow in 2014

From JD Supra authors, five regulatory changes that could have an important impact on your European activities this year: 1. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP):  United States and European Union Negotiators Hold 3rd Round of TTIP Negotiations – Scott Lincicome and Justin Miller of White & Case The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: The… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Copyright Decisions, Leaning In, Security Audits, Iran Sanctions

Winter weather got you down? Consider this: on January 28, 1977 – the first day of a four-day storm – the Great Lakes Blizzard dropped up to 10 ft of snow on portions of upstate New York. It’s likely to be one of the most significant Supreme Court copyright law decisions in nearly 30 years…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Exotic Mortgages, Foreign Investors, Unlimited Leave, Green Chemistry

On January 22, 2002, Kmart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As it turns out, there’s a lot of value for a company in compliance… (Cindy Knezevich at The Network) The days of exotic mortgage programs may be over… (Shalia Sakona and Robert Siegel at Bilzin Sumberg) Those who do fail to learn from history… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Insurance, Financial Employers, Bitcoin Payments, Net Neutrality

Be the first on your block to get email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Sign up here. Yes, you need insurance for data breaches – because it’s not of a question of “if,” but “when”… (Roberta Anderson at K&L Gates) Pay disputes, whistleblower programs, and other hot topics for employers in the financial… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proprietary Trading, Employee Training, Bazaarvoice Acquisition, Legal Marijuana

How do we celebrate Friday? Hot coffee, cheese danish, and a double-shot of the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a comprehensive look at the restrictions on bank proprietary trading in the Volcker Rule… (Maureen Donley, Stacy Kanter, and Laura Kaufmann Belkhayat at Skadden Arps) Why train employees on how to avoid sexual harassment and other… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Antitrust, EPA Updates, Ethics Lessons, Japanese Mushrooms

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s as easy as click, type, send… Here’s an excellent overview of antitrust and competition law enforcement in China last year… (Simon Baxter, Frederic Depoortere, David Foster, and Sharis Pozen at Skadden Arps) Three ways the EPA is celebrating the New Year… (Corporate Law… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Conflict Minerals, Patent Reform, Third-Party Risk, Successful Recruiting

Great moments in corporate history: on this day in 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. If you’re rooting for the SEC in the Conflict Minerals Rule dispute, you probably won’t be cheering after this week’s oral arguments… (Frank Murray at Foley & Lardner) Expect a busy year in patent reform… (Jennifer Albert and April… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Software Transfers, Financial Settlements, Insider Trading, Transfer Pricing

We’ve come a long way, baby: on this day in 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the first iPhone. Are your software transfers compliant with U.S. economic sanctions? (Jeffrey Richardson at Miller Canfield) Should the power of federal regulators and prosecutors to impose financial settlements for white collar crimes be limited? (Lawrence Bader at Morvillo… Read more »