Topic: Technology

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: 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: Cyber Attacks, Patent Eligibility, Proxy Voting, Dodd-Frank

You’ve got mail! Or rather, you WOULD have mail if you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Is your IT security keeping up with increasingly complex and sophisticated cyber attacks? (Bertrand Liard and Agathe Malphettes at White & Case) Wonder if your subject matter is patent eligible? Check the new… Read more »

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 »

A First Look at Obama’s Newly Released Cybersecurity Framework for Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

It took a year to put it together, but earlier this week, the White House released the final version of the Cybersecurity Framework, a set of standards for the companies that make up country’s “critical infrastructure.” It was a monumental effort, explain attorneys Jim Halpert, Ryan Sulkin, and Sydney White of DLA Piper: “Over the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, China Regulations, Virtual Currencies, Religious Accommodation

We know how this turned out… On this day in 1876, both Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applies for a patent on the telephone. Worried you might be targeted for a cyber attack? Read this. Today… (Roberta Anderson and Katherine Blair at K&L Gates) China’s current regulatory environment continues to present new challenges for the pharmaceutical… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Employee Handbooks, Self-Disclosure, .bike Domains, Twitter Crises

It’s Thursday, the coffee’s hot, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. Ain’t life grand? You could say that the NLRB is working its way through the employee handbook, provision by provision… (Luis Avila and David Khorey at Varnum LLP) Does it pay to turn yourself in for misconduct in the health care industry?… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Export Control, Clean Air, Global M&A, IT Contracts

On February 3, 1917, the Sixteenth Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, giving the federal government the right to collect an income tax… How’d You Get That Job? Jared Cohen, General Counsel and VP of Operations at Kickstarter, tells his story… (Jared Cohen, JD Supra Perspectives) Ignorance of the (export control law) is no… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: State of the Union, Regulating the Insurance Industry, Tilting at Windmills, Reforming Corporate Taxes

And the rest is history: on this day in 1886, Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-powered automobile. President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address: the JD Supra reader… (JD Supra Contributors) Here’s a look at the top regulatory issues for the insurance industry in 2014… (Chris Mosley, Hilary Rowen, and Matthew Vuolo; JD… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Checklist, Tax Reform, Iran Sanctions, Confidential Documents

Cold, colder, coldest? Fight the Arctic chill with a hot cup of coffee, a wool sweater, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a Top Ten cybersecurity checklist for boards of directors… (Ed Batts at DLA Piper) Canada is about to implement the harshest anti-spam law in the G-8 – and you need to know… Read more »

Target’s Data Breach, Cyber Risk Insurance, Privacy Legislation, and Other Cybersecurity Developments You Should Know

The theft of personal financial information from shoppers at Target Corp – involving as many as 110 million consumers – has dominated privacy and data security headlines of late. But it’s far from the only issue we’re following in the cybersecurity and data protection space. Also on our list: cyber risk insurance, breach disclosure requirements,… 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: Legalized Marijuana, Polar Vortex, Data Breaches, Qualified Mortgage

“One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” – The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Legalized pot can be an HR nightmare… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proprietary Trading, Employee Training, Bazaarvoice Acquisition, Legal Marijuana

How do we celebrate Friday? Hot coffee, cheese danish, and a double-shot of the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a comprehensive look at the restrictions on bank proprietary trading in the Volcker Rule… (Maureen Donley, Stacy Kanter, and Laura Kaufmann Belkhayat at Skadden Arps) Why train employees on how to avoid sexual harassment and other… Read more »

Court Rules Bazaarvoice Acquisition of Rival Violates Antitrust Laws

“As in many past merger cases, unhelpful internal documents played a decisive role.’” (Shearman & Sterling) Now you own it, now you don’t… Earlier this month, an appeals court sided with the Department of Justice, ruling that online ratings and review company Bazaarvoice’s acquisition of rival PowerReviews violated US anti-competition laws. The background, from attorneys… Read more »