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By David Cannon, Bryan Killian, Christopher Chang
Federal patent law allows courts to award attorneys’ fees to prevailing parties in "exceptional cases."
By Ronald Del Sesto, Jr., James Snell
On September 27, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills adding additional requirements related to consumers’ personally identifiable information, including online accounts and activities.
By Xiaowei Ye, Brian Beglin
On September 27, 2013, the State Council, the government’s top policy-making body, released new rules to govern the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone.
By Christopher Wells, Tomoko Fuminaga, Koji Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Omori, Akihito Miyake
The Kanto Local Finance Bureau is currently issuing inquiry notices to entities that have made a filing to operate under the "Exemption for Special Business Activities Directed at Qualified Institutional Investors" as set forth under Article 63 of Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan.
By Brian Beglin, Jin Wang, Xiaowei Ye
On September 23, 2013, China’s Ministry of Commerce published a new trial measure jointly issued by it and eight other ministries that aims to collect and publish a list of Chinese and non-Chinese enterprises, organizations and individuals who have committed bad acts or engaged in foul play in connection with outbound investments or other commercial activities.
By Joshua Sterling, Akshay Belani
On September 27, 2013, the CFTC issued three letters providing temporary relief.
By Adam Wagmeister, Jacqueline Aguilera
California employers should take note of the recently approved increase in California’s minimum wage, which will raise California’s current rate of $8.00 per hour to $9.00 per hour by July 1, 2014, and to $10.00 per hour by January 1, 2016.
By Christina Davilas, Michael Weissmann
On September 17, 2013, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network published an Advisory concerning recent updates by the Financial Action Task Force to its designation of jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing deficiencies.
By Courtney Smith, James Snell
On September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that adds a chapter on "Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World" to the California Online Privacy Protection Act.
By Amy Kroll, Elizabeth Marino
On September 16 and 17, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced 22 settled cases and one litigated case involving violations of Rule 105 of Regulation M.
By John Schmitz, Axel Spies, Edward Strohbehn, Martina Simpkins, Rick Rothman, Sarah Keane
The International Civil Aviation Organization is poised to adopt a resolution that could resolve the controversy over the application of the EU Emissions Trading System to international flights by deciding to develop a global market-based measure for aviation emissions.
By Laurie Cerveny, Liz Larcano
On September 18, 2013, a divided SEC voted 3-2 to propose rules requiring U.S. public companies to disclose the ratio of the annual total compensation of the CEO to the median annual total compensation of all employees, better known as "pay ratio" disclosure.
By Ella Gannon, Camarin Madigan, Greg Christianson, Jeremy Esterkin
On Friday, September 20, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill regulating hydraulic fracturing operations and other "well stimulation treatments" within the state.
By Andrew Lipman, Russell Blau, Eric Branfam, Joshua Bobeck
The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has recently issued an Order adopting a mandatory data collection in the special access proceeding.
By Amy Natterson Kroll, Laura Flores
Rule 5131 is intended to curb abuses by FINRA members ("Members") and their associated persons in the allocation and distribution of "new issues."
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