Mondaq USA: Strategy
Holland & Knight
As a Circuit judge recently noted in dissent, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) strives to "achieve a balance between strengthening copyright law and preserving consumer rights, promoting technological innovation, and protecting First Amendment speech in our increasingly digitized culture."
Orrick
On March 19, 2014, the Northern District Historical Society honored panelists and guests that began their legal practice in the 1940’s and 50’s in a program called "Then and Now: a Half-Century of Greatness."
Reed Smith
Joe Rosenbaum recently authored an article that has been published in the Small Business Journal highlighting some of the key issues that have arisen for small to medium-size businesses as a result of the emergence and convergence of these rapidly evolving technological platforms.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Bitcoin remains fixed on the front pages of the business and technology news for both the salacious and the positive. Much attention has been paid to the collapse of the former top bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, stemming from the purported theft of nearly $500 million in bitcoins.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
I am currently in Israel with the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business Israel Global Research Practicum, which I am co-teaching with Professor Paul Harper, PhD.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Although the blog has been quiet the last couple of months, many exciting things have been happening.
Duane Morris LLP
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted decades ago to enable the citizenry the opportunity to monitor governmental affairs.
Foley & Lardner
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a much anticipated decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman that will not only reverberate through the legal world, but the auto world as well.
Duane Morris LLP
On January 15, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California decided in Powertech Tech. v. Tessera, Inc. that Powertech was not permitted to terminate a license agreement with Tessera for Tessera’s breach because Powertech itself was in breach of the agreement by its failure to pay royalties to Tessera.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Global tech hubs are a source of technology, talent, and funding
NERA Economic Consulting
A NERA team, led by Associate Director Stuart Holder and working in conjunction with Consult Sirius, was commissioned by Ofcom to review approaches to measuring the efficiency of postal operators.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
We previously discussed the Puerto Rico Supreme Court’s decision in the Hernandez case, in which by a 5-4 vote the court upheld the constitutionality under federal and Puerto Rico law of pension reform legislation affecting public sector employees, holding that though such legislation substantially impairs contract rights, the measures are reasonable and necessary to salvage the actuarial soundness of the pension system and that less onerous measures are unavailable.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As Puerto Rico prepares to access the public markets with a new bond issue, the Wall Street Journal reports that the list of demands from some potential investors include, in addition to a high interest rate and as much security as the issuer can provide, the issuer’s consent to the adjudication in the New York courts of any future disputes involving the applicable bonds.
Foley & Lardner
When Fiat announced its $4.35 billion deal to gain full control of Chrysler Group LLC, market approval came quickly as Fiat’s shares spiked to over 2 year highs.
Foley & Lardner
Patent litigation case filings by non-practicing entities (NPEs) against practicing entities (manufacturers of products) continue to increase.
Foley & Lardner
Like any other part of the manufacturing sector, auto suppliers face a number of challenges complying with environmental regulatory requirements, in particular managing and monitoring development of greenhouse gas emissions limits in the United States, European Union, and elsewhere, and chemical and hazardous waste management and disposal requirements that directly impact the sector.
Foley & Lardner
Manufacturers often employ thousands of workers. Many employment-related issues face suppliers in 2014. Some include finding qualified employees, properly classifying workers, and preventing retaliation claims.
Foley & Lardner
We expect 2014 to be a busy year in the area of NHTSA rulemaking and enforcement.
Foley & Lardner
The aggressive enforcement of U.S. laws governing exports and international conduct has special resonance for automotive supply chain companies.
Duane Morris LLP
Unfortunately, warfare has been part of the human experience for centuries and even millennia.
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WhatsApp, a messaging service that is often used for international texting and other services, is about to be gobbled up by Facebook, right?
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The Securities Exchange Commission has joined a growing number of regulatory agencies in expressing interest in cybersecurity issues.
Mayer Brown
In outsourcing agreements, parties typically limit their liability to each other.
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Your household appliances will soon be talking together over the Internet, but what will they say about you?
Foley & Lardner
Shortly after the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") adopted its conflict minerals disclosure rule in August 2012, a coalition of business interests filed suit to challenge the SEC’s rule as unduly burdensome.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
In recent months Bitcoin has become a hot topic in the financial, regulatory and legal community and has received widespread attention from newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has been actively working on Bitcoin-related matters for the past year and has become a legal thought-leader in the area.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
A new wave of apps are gaining popularity among young people. Facebook has lost its caché as ones parents, and horror of horrors, even grandparents, are active members with posts appearing in young people's news feeds.
Holland & Knight
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was in large part designed to help content providers prevent copyright infringement on the Internet. - See more at: http://www.hklaw.com/DigitalTechBlog/Online-Product-Management-Beyond-DMCA-Safe-Harbor-03-24-2014/#sthash.vfPYXQJ7.dpuf
Foley & Lardner
A new rule will take effect on July 1, 2014 that regulates persons and firms that provide advice to municipal issuers and obligated parties regarding municipal financial products or the issuance of municipal securities
Foley & Lardner
Recent developments in commercial contracting and commercial law will have important implications for the automotive industry in 2014.
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