Topic: Patent Trolls

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: 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 »

5 IP Issues to Watch in 2014

How to get a better handle on the issues that will shape the intellectual property landscape in the coming year? Read what experts are writing on JD Supra: 1. Patent trolls: The debate over patent trolls – non-practicing entities that file lawsuits in an attempt to collect licensing fees on technologies that they themselves do not… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: In-House Counsel, Patent Trolls, Social Media, Iran Sanctions

Give yourself the gift the keeps on giving: inbox delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s as easy as click, type, send… Know your employer’s business, identify unnecessary legal risks, and other ways in-house counsel can add the most value to a company… (Walt Metz, JD Supra Perspectives) These aren’t the (patent) trolls you’re… 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: 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: Cheaters’ High, Solar Power, Discriminatory Lending, Pipeline Projects

Have you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief yet? It’s as easy as click, type, send. The SEC just issued important clarification for broker-dealers on the “failure to supervise” liability of compliance and legal personnel… (Morrison & Foerster) Cheating gets you high – so what can ethics and compliance officers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Automakers Strike Back, China Opens Up, Governor Vetoes Bill, NY Continues Moratorium

So far, no good: The government shutdown is one week old today. Hang in there, America! A group of automakers just flattened a patent troll… (Foley & Lardner) How the Shanghai FTZ makes It easier for foreign companies to invest in China… (Corporate Law Report) The feds want government contractors to update their anti-human trafficking… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Lawsuits, Patent Trolls, Argentinian Shale, China Trademarks

Monday morning blues? The JD Supra Corporate Brief – along with a good cup of coffee and a cherry danish – will put that smile back on your face: The SEC will pay an unidentified whistleblower $14 million for a tip that recovered substantial investor funds… (Latham & Watkins) What’s new in the fight against… 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: Trade Secret Theft, Business Continuity Planning, NAFTA Arbitration Claim, Comprehensive Tax Reform

The bad news: it’s still not Friday. The good news: it’s pretty darn close. The law news: This can’t be good: foreign defendants avoid prosecution for theft of trade secrets by fighting the government’s attempts to serve process… (Orrick) Business continuity planning in the financial industry might not be as simple as regulators think… (Dechert)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Business Associates, USPTO Backlog, RICO Lawsuit, Content Strategy

Did you know that you can get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning? All you have to do is ask… Business associate or not? Here’s how you can tell – and why it makes a big difference as of today… (DLA Piper) The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Protection, Money Laundering, Undocumented Workers, Ponzi Schemes

A little perspective: on September 3, 1929, the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 381.17, its highest point before Black Tuesday… Will the EU’s data protection regulation ever see the light of day? (Wilson Sonsini) “OK, OK – we’ll give back the $47 million if you promise not to prosecute us for money laundering…” (Fuerst… Read more »