Topic: White House

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 »

Botnets, Cyber Weapon Controls, White House Incentives, and More – What We’re Reading in Cybersecurity Now

Here’s a quick look at what’s grabbing our attention right now on JD Supra. Recent updates on the myriad risks, concerns, and legal developments around cybersecurity and data protection: White House Posts Preliminary Cybersecurity Incentives (Proskauer): “On August 6, 2013 the White House posted its preliminary list of incentives encouraging the adoption of cybersecurity best… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: White House, Unauthorized IP, Stem Cells, Broadcast TV

Stop right there: on this day in 1914, the first electric traffic light was installed in Cleveland, Ohio… The White House has to act quickly to correct a recent “dangerous” ruling from the ITC on standard-essential patents… (Orrick) Unauthorized IP in your supply chain can be costly… (White & Case) The OECD wants to change… Read more »

3 Key Elements of the U.S. Government’s Fight to Protect Corporate Trade Secrets

The theft of trade secrets is a significant problem for American corporations. And a costly one, writes Sophie Yu at law firm Orrick: “In 2009, U.S. firms lost at least $1.1 billion from the misappropriation of trade secrets to China alone. Russia is also an aggressive collector of sensitive U.S. economic information and technologies, especially… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Abusive Practices, Illegal Subsidies, Credit Ratings, Patent Trolls, I-9 Data

Long week? Kick back with the JD Supra Corporate Brief. You’ll feel better… The CFPB just took action against a debt collector for “abusive practices.” And the entire debt-collection industry should sit up and take notice (Foley & Lardner) You can relax now: NASDAQ is withdrawing its proposal to require listed companies maintain an internal… Read more »

White House Patent Troll Plan Isn’t a Quick Fix and Won’t Help Everyone

“According to the White House’s statement, innovators continue to face challenges from Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), companies that, in the President’s words ‘don’t actually produce anything themselves,’ and instead develop a business model ‘to essentially leverage and hijack somebody else’s idea and see if they can extort some money out of them.’”   (Howard Ullman)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Privacy, Tax Reform, Resume Lies, Patent Trolls

Better pack your umbrella today – it’s raining law news! To ITC, or not to ITC … that is the patent infringement question… (DLA Piper) California’s first data privacy violation lawsuit was definitively not cleared for takeoff… (Mintz Levin) What’s the outlook for comprehensive corporate tax reform? (BakerHostetler) A recent study found that 53% of… Read more »