Topic: Patents

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FATCA Update, Whistleblower Dilemna, European Data, Foreign Banks

Great moments in IP history: on this day in 1794, Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin. What to make of news that Sonos will ‘forward-publish’ patents? Depends on whom you ask… (JD Supra Contributors) This should be the last substantial change to FATCA before it goes into effect… (Skadden Arps) The… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IPO Communication, Employee Engagement, African Electricity, Inversion Transactions

For some, it’s only Thursday. For others, it’s already Thursday. But for all of you, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and that makes any day a little bit brighter… Considering an IPO? The JOBS Act now lets you “test the waters” of potential investors without violating SEC communications rules… (Morrison & Foerster) What are… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big Data, Green Trade, iPad Regulation, Ukraine Sanctions

On March 11, 1999, Infosys became the first Indian company to be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Mo’ data mo problems… (Judy Selby at BakerHostetler) Going green + going global = going great! (King & Spalding) When is an iPad more than an iPad? When it’s an FDA regulated medical device, for starters… (Sharon… 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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FCPA Enforcement, Consumer Data, Trade Secrets, ERISA Advisories

Breaking up is hard to do: on this day in 1982, AT&T agrees to break up and divest itself of 22 local telephone operating companies. It’s everything you need to know about FCPA enforcement in 2013. Really – everything… (Shearman & Sterling) Do you collect personally identifiable information on your website? (Kent Schmidt at Dorsey… 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: 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 »

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: 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: 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 »

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do to Protect Your Startup’s IP

“For a new venture […] an intellectual property portfolio may be the venture’s only major asset.” (Vern Francissen of law firm Lane Powell) You have an amazing startup idea and work is underway. Positive response from early adopters; you’re building a great team; things are looking good… But don’t overlook one key part to your… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Enforcement, ADR Clauses, Russian Deals, Swiss Banks

Picture this: on this day in 1884, George Eastman received a US patent on paper-strip photographic film. No violation is too small to attract the attention of the SEC’s Enforcement Division… (Morrison & Foerster) Looks like Wells Fargo will have to face the DOJ’s False Claims Act lawsuit after all… (BuckleySandler) Here’s a good question:… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Demands, Activist Money, Religious Accommodations, Risk Retention

Wait – you haven’t signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? What are you waiting for? Give the SEC an inch, and they’ll want to take a mile… (Orrick) Looking for the latest in class action trends? It’s right here… (Skadden) The PTO’s first decision under the America Invents Act invalidated… Read more »