Day Pitney LLP
Forced to respond to a stinging audit report recently released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) that found less than effective enforcement of the HIPAA privacy standards, HHS's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will commence its long-awaited HIPAA audits in early 2016.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Raúl J. Valdés-Fauli was featured in the Miami Herald article "Andres Oppenheimer: A Nobel Prize for Raul Castro!"
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
In the beginning of October, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it is extending two programs that patent applicants find useful in the later stages of prosecution—the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP) and the Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS) programs.
The USPTO's Welcome Initiative for Technology-Driven Changes in Registered Trademark Use
Duane Morris LLP
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., introduced legislation aimed at making it easier to export American agricultural goods to Cuba.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill promoted the FTC's role as the nation's leading consumer protection and privacy agency with respect to Internet, social media, and smartphone technology in two recent speeches occurring over a three-day span.
Holland & Knight
The E-Warranty Act, which took effect Sept. 24, allows sellers of consumer goods to place warranty information online and satisfy the disclosure requirements of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 ("CRA") comes into force today, 1 October 2015.1 It introduces major reforms to the antitrust damages actions regime in the UK.
The Government is in the process of rolling out a new occupational health (OH) assessment service which should be in place nationwide by the end of the year.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued a memorandum to various enforcement agencies. The memorandum, available here, focuses on holding individuals accountable for corporate fraud and misconduct.
The Department of Labor's controversial proposed changes to the "white collar" overtime exemption regulations came under fire during a House Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations hearing on October 8, 2015.
Barnes & Thornburg
Today we have an interview with Christopher Holt, the inventor of the program Patent Advisor, and Rod Wittenberg, director of sales Reed Technology North America. Also, Thrisha Volpe discusses with Ken the new Twitter lawsuit dealing with the privacy of Twitter direct messages. Lastly, we report on the opening of two new USPTO regional offices in San Jose and Dallas.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently addressed the compensability of commute time under the California Labor Code and the content required in a Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 letter.
On September 29, 2015, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad delivered a "State of the Derivatives Marketplace"...
Caplin & Drysdale
Remarkably on schedule, the OECD this week issued a comprehensive and integrated set of measures to attack base erosion and profit shifting on a global basis.
On Wednesday, the White House hosted a Summit on Worker Voice, an all-day event focused on promoting organized labor.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On September 22, 2015, the CFTC approved for public comment a supplement to its November 2013 proposed rulemaking to modify the policy for aggregation under the CFTC's position limits...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On September 24, 2015, the CFTC issued an Order filing and settling charges against TeraExchange LLC, a provisionally registered Swap Execution Facility.
The resolution ended the "long" session, which began in January of this year.