Topic: Trade Secrets

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: 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: Marijuana Industry Banks, Moldy Washing Machines, Deferred Prosecution Agreements, Foreign Sanctions Evaders

Go ahead, sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It is Tuesday, after all… The bottom line? Banks should think twice before doing business with a marijuana-related business… (Jay Baris and Oliver Ireland at Morrison & Foerster) Injury or no injury, consumers are free to join class action lawsuits against Whirlpool… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Annual Meetings, SEC Priorities, Information Governance, Trade Disputes

The beginning of the end: 24 years ago today, the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power. Getting ready for year-end SEC filings and the 2014 annual meeting? Read this first… (Megan Gates and Pamela Greene at Mintz Levin) 2014 priorities for the SEC’s investigation arm: fraud,… Read more »

Do Business in Europe? 5 Developments to Follow in 2014

From JD Supra authors, five regulatory changes that could have an important impact on your European activities this year: 1. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP):  United States and European Union Negotiators Hold 3rd Round of TTIP Negotiations – Scott Lincicome and Justin Miller of White & Case The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: The… 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: BYOD Policies, Conflict Minerals, Cyber Crime, Class Actions

Go ahead, sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It is Friday, after all… Unfortunately for employers, there is no boilerplate BYOD policy that will work for all situations… (Michelle Keogh at Snell & Wilmer) What if the key to overturning the SEC conflict minerals rule were the First Amendment? (Frank… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Program, Social Media, Activist Investors, Privacy Policies

If there’s a better way to celebrate National Croissant Day than a stop at the bakery on your way into the office, we sure can’t think of it… Momentum is building for the SEC’s Dodd-Frank whistleblower program… (Daniel Dunne, Susanne Klaric, Renee Phillips, and Paul Rugani at Orrick) Do you provide social media training to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Antitrust, Data Security, Job Candidates, Iran Sanctions

Whatever the weather, the JD Supra Corporate Brief will keep you warm and dry: Here’s a look at global trends in M&A antitrust enforcement… (Skadden Arps) The federal “Data Security Act” would preempt all state laws related to data security and notification requirements… (Travis Wall at Barger & Wolen) “OK, now let’s see if she’s… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Exotic Mortgages, Foreign Investors, Unlimited Leave, Green Chemistry

On January 22, 2002, Kmart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As it turns out, there’s a lot of value for a company in compliance… (Cindy Knezevich at The Network) The days of exotic mortgage programs may be over… (Shalia Sakona and Robert Siegel at Bilzin Sumberg) Those who do fail to learn from history… 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 »

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 »

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: Information Governance, Merger Review, Patent Law, Red Tape

Go on, treat yourself to email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Because you deserve it. Was 2013 the year of “Information Governance”? Looks like it… (Judy Selby and James Sherer at BakerHostetler) Turns out the past is never dead for the FTC… (Leslie John, Jason Leckerman, and Marcel Pratt at Ballard Spahr) What… Read more »