Topic: patent reform

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trojan Horse, Fisker Bankruptcy, MOFCOM Approval, Target 8-K

March 4, 1789: the first Congress of the United States meets and begins work on the Bill of Rights, putting the US Constitution into effect. Like the Trojan Horse, the growing wave of employee privacy laws are far more expansive than they appear on the surface… (Todd Horn at Venable) Should secured creditors be concerned… 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: 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: 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: SEC Enforcement, Boardroom Confidentiality, Social Media, Patent Trolls

Email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Why, yes, thank you, I’ll take two! Where do I sign up? The future of SEC enforcement begins with its recent past… (Thomas Gorman at Dorsey & Whitney) The only calendar of retirement and health and welfare plan deadlines you’ll need… (King & Spalding) How can corporate… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Golden Cybersecurity Rules, California Whistleblower Protections, CyptoLocker Ransom Threats, EU Merger Review

Start your week off on the right foot: large coffee, cherry Danish, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Five golden rules for avoiding cybersecurity coal in your SEC comment letter stocking in 2014… (Adam Veness at Mintz Levin) Happy New Year, California whistleblowers… (Keith Goodwin and Laura Reathaford at Proskauer) How to protect your brand… 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 »

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: Can Openers, Anti-Competitive Agreements, Free Trade, Leased Photocopiers

On August 16, 2010, China officially surpassed Japan as the world’s second-biggest economy, just three decades after Deng Xiaoping opened the country to foreign investment, private competition, and the “socialist market economy.” This is why you don’t want to challenge a patent attorney to an argument… (Fenwick & West) 2015 will be here before you… Read more »

IP Update: Act Now to Avoid Disappointment at the “First-to-File” Patent Office

“The first-to-file system has the advantage of simplicity. It is difficult to prove when a person first mentally conceived of an invention, but it is easy to prove the date on which a patent application was filed. This enhanced simplicity, however, comes at a cost: instead of rewarding the earliest inventor, it rewards the inventor… Read more »

[Video] Corporate Law Report: News to Use… Now

Welcome to our latest Corporate Law Report. You know what to do: Watch the video overview above and, for any topics that interest you, go deeper with the legal analysis and commentary below>> 1. Need-to-know – in the workplace: Employers Should Use Revised FCRA Disclosure for Employees and Job Applicants – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan… Read more »

IP Law News: First-to-File System Set to Launch Soon, Are You Ready?

We’re less than two months away from the official launch of “First-to-File” in the United States. From Tom Kohler of law firm Downs Rachlin Martin: “The America Invents Act or ‘AIA’ was signed into law by President Obama on September 16, 2011. After an eighteen month waiting period, on March 16, 2013, two months from… Read more »

2012 in Review – The Most Popular Corporate Law Report Posts of the Year

What’s on your mind? Four themes in particular, if we go by what you’ve read over the past year: Legal issues related to doing business internationally Dodd-Frank regulations and other financial reforms Intellectual property Health care, including in particular HIPAA regulations and health care reform As popular as those issues were, however, there are many… Read more »