Topic: Intellectual Property

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Conflict Minerals, Google Glass, 3-D Printing, Pay Gap

Get a head start on your holiday shopping: sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today! Can’t determine the origin of your conflict minerals? There’s a description for that: “DRC conflict undeterminable”… (Jill Radloff at Leonard, Street and Deinard) How will the rise of Google Glass impact e-discovery? (Michele Lange, JD… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Protection, India Antitrust, Office Parties, REIT Conversions

On this day in 1999, the United Nations established November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To remain relevant, the Office of the Whistleblower will need to continue to raise awareness of its mission… (Randy Stephens at NAVEX Global) What do multinationals need to know about India’s Competition Act?… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Attorney-Client Privilege, Brazil Corruption Law, Patent Troll Bill, JP Morgan Settlement

Dateline, November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Avoid embarrassment! Impress your friends! Know the difference between warranty and indemnity! (Richard Hsu at Shearman & Sterling) Who owns attorney-client privilege after a merger? (Herbert Kozlov and Edward Prokop at Reed Smith) Brazil’s new anti-corruption law goes into effect soon –… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media, Virtual Currencies, Patent Trolls, Generic Drugs

On this day in 1974, the Department of Justice filed its final antitrust suit against the AT&T Corporation, leading to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System. Have a social media policy? You’ll want to add these items… (JD Supra Perspectives) Sure, Bitcoins and other virtual currencies present tantalizing investment opportunities, but look before… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: EU Trade Secrets, Social Media Firings, Common Whistleblower Complaints, Chief Compliance Officers

For the record, Tuesday is in fact Newsday here at JD Supra… Enjoy! The EU just took a significant step closer to uniform protection of trade secrets… (Orrick) Turns out that sometimes it’s OK to fire employees based on their social media activity… (Stephen Asay at Pillsbury) Good news for proponents of California’s cap-and-trade auction…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compliance Programs, Patent Glossaries, Paternity Leave, Insider Trading

Happy Birthday, Condi Rice! What’s the one thing missing from your corporate compliance program? (JD Supra Contributors) The problem of patent glossaries: ambiguity and the nature of meaning… (Robert Sachs at Fenwick & West) Stay tuned for more on CNN reporter Josh Levis’ paternity leave lawsuit against his employer – it’s one to watch… (Kathryn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Shareholder Activism, Google Filters, Disappearing Goodwill, Fair Lending

Slow morning? Let the JD Supra Corporate Brief jumpstart your day: Public corporations aren’t the only ones who have to worry about shareholder activism – so do the country’s banks… (Skadden Arps) The law may be on his side, but erasing compromising photos of Max Mosley on the Internet will take more than a filter… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media Dangers, Online Injury Records, Italian Google Tax, Anti-Raiding Agreements

Start your day the JD Supra way: large coffee, cherry Danish, and the morning’s law news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here. What did Home Depot do when a “dumb, stupid, and offensive” tweet was sent out from its account? (James Ryan at Cullen and Dykman) Three unsettled TCPA issues that could potentially… Read more »

What Do DNA in the Amanda Knox Murder Case, High Frequency Trading at Goldman Sachs, & A Seismic Treasure Map Have in Common?

…throw in a Halloween cookie recipe, computer codes, and beer — and it should be really obvious what they all have in common! Right? Right! For your reference, here’s a roundup of updates on a broad range of fascinating trade secret-related matters, by attorneys writing on JD Supra: The Role of Alleged Trade Secret Forensic… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Goldman Trade Secrets, Cross-Border Telecommuting, Brazil Anti-Corruption, Worker Misclassification Lawsuits

On this day in 1895, George B. Selden was granted the first US patent for an automobile. Today’s global economy forecast: bumpy road ahead – but things should start to smooth out in 2014… (Richard Dion, David Dodge, and John Weekes at Bennett Jones) Score one for the underdog? (Kenneth Vanko at Clingen Callow &… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Report, Lying Liars, Contractor Cybersecurity, Re-Shoring Operations

Oversleep? Spill coffee on your new suit? Leave the afternoon keynote in your other laptop? Relax, take a deep breath, and read the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Think the SEC’s Office of Financial Research’s missed the mark on “Asset Management and Financial Stability”? You’re not alone… (Thomas Vartanian at Dechert) Goldman Sachs will be required… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, Business Crime, Patent Trolls, India Investments

Taxation without representation: on November 1, 1765, the British Parliament enacts the Stamp Tax on the colonies to help pay the costs of keeping British soldiers in North America. Are millennials as hard to manage as conventional wisdom may claim? (John Baum at Hirschfeld Kraemer) The SEC plans to be more “aggressive and creative” in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cuban Wins, Rabobank Pays, FDIC Warns, Australia Repeals

This day in legal history: on October 31, 2002, a federal grand jury indicts former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice related to the company’s collapse. Scary! Fake Graveyards, Insulting Tombstones, & A Lawsuit Over Free Speech Violations… (Is That Legal?) It took the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: European Cookies, Gene Patents, Reasonable Customers, Liquidity Requirements

Why wait for the holidays? Give yourself a gift today: an email subscription to the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s informative, entertaining, and – best of all – comes in your size… Those Europeans sure are particular about their cookies, aren’t they? (Cedric Burton, Christopher Kuner, and Anna Pateraki at Wilson Sonsini) The EEOC just… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Crowdfunding Portals, FCPA Charges, President Obama, TCPA Filings

150 years ago today, the International Red Cross was formed in Geneva. Happy birthday! Running a crowdfunding portal isn’t for the faint of heart… (Brian Korn at Pepper Hamilton) Diebold just agreed to pay the SEC and the DOJ $48 million to settle criminal charges of violating the FCPA… (Max Chester, Pamela Johnston, and David… Read more »