Topic: legislation

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: 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 »

What’s New in the Fight Against Patent Trolls? The FTC Jumps In, Federal Legislation Advances, Judges Take Sides, and More…

Whatever you call them – non-practicing entities, patent assertion entities, patent holding companies, patent monetization entities, or patent trolls – businesses that generate revenue not by exploiting patents but rather by licensing them are currently under attack from all sides. Here’s a quick look at how that fight is going, from attorneys on JD Supra… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: CFIUS Authority, SEC Enforcement, 2014 Proxies, Patent Trolls

Government shutdown or no government shutdown, there’s still a JD Supra Corporate Brief to read: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States just ordered an Indian company to sell its stake in a US digital security business… (Goodwin Procter) “Costly and complicated” is one way to describe the SEC’s new CEO pay ratio… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Sleeping Employees, First Amendment, Automated Trading, Religious Accommodation

Isn’t it time you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Can an employer fire a worker who falls asleep on the job? The answer might surprise you… (Duane Morris) California’s “Do Not Track” law goes into effect in two weeks. Are you ready? (Proskauer) The Telephone Consumer Protection Act does… Read more »

Senator Rockefeller to Fortune 500 CEOs: What’s In Your Cybersecurity Plan?

“Companies should be proactive and implement cybersecurity safeguards and policies now so that these protections are already in place by the time any regulatory action is taken.” (Mintz Levin) Earlier this month, Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV took his fight for greater cybersecurity preparedness directly to Corporate America. Senator Rockefeller is Chairman of the… Read more »