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|U.S. Implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006|
Patricia M. O'Neill, Jonathan K. Waldron; Blank Rome LLP;
May 16, 2013, previously published on May 2013The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (“MLC 2006”) was adopted by the International Labor Organization (“ILO”) at the 94th Maritime Session of the International Labour Convention (“ILC”) on February 7, 2006, and will enter into force on August 20, 2013. The United...
|Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies Shale Gas Leasehold Rights|
Heather L. Demirjian, Margaret Anne Hill, Michael L. Krancer, Mary Ann Mullaney; Blank Rome LLP;
May 6, 2013, previously published on May 2013In a 6-0 decision which has been much anticipated by both natural gas producers and landowners, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court finally cleared up confusion about who owns the mineral rights to shale gas in Butler v. Powers Estate, No. 27 MAP 2012, 2013 Pa. LEXIS 789 (Pa. Apr. 24, 2013)...
|Coast Guard Officially Implements New MARPOL Annex V Garbage Regulations|
Jeanne M. Grasso, Dana S. Merkel, Jonathan K. Waldron; Blank Rome LLP;
April 17, 2013, previously published on April 2013The U.S. Coast Guard published an Interim Rule on February 28, 2013 to implement the revised MARPOL Annex V garbage regulations. The amendments to Annex V entered into force both internationally and domestically on January 1, 2013. The Interim Rule revises 33 C.F.R. Part 151 to reflect U.S....
|Maritime Administration Announces 2013 Small Shipyard Grant Program|
Brian A. Bannon, Joan M. Bondareff; Blank Rome LLP;
April 17, 2013, previously published on April 2013On April 10, 2013, the Maritime Administration ("MARAD") issued a Notice of Small Shipyard Grant Program, which will provide for financial assistance to small shipyards (the "Grant Program"). For 2013, there is a total of $9,457,986 available for grants to be used for capital...
|Food Mislabeling Litigation and the Success of Preemption and First Amendment Defenses|
Paul M. Honigberg, Jeffrey S. Moller; Blank Rome LLP;
February 13, 2013, previously published on February 2013The past several years have seen an increase in the amount of litigation involving the labeling, marketing and advertising of food and beverages. Typically, the suits are filed under state consumer fraud statutes and allege that consumers would not have purchased the product or paid the price that...
|Rehabilitate Your Patent Now: Supplemental Examination|
Bruce D. George, Michael C. Greenbaum, Jay P. Lessler, Tara Laster Marcus, Peter S. Weissman; Blank Rome LLP;
February 13, 2013, previously published on February 2013New with the America Invents Act (“Act”) is a procedure, available only to a patent owner, for supplemental examination of an issued patent. This is the first and only procedure by which inequitable conduct that occurred during the procurement of a patent may be remedied.
|EPA Proposes Draft Technical Guidance for Determining Quantities of PCBs in Vessels Subject to MARAD’s Foreign Transfer Requirements|
F. Humera Ahmed, Joan M. Bondareff, R. Anthony Salgado, Jonathan K. Waldron; Blank Rome LLP;
February 13, 2013, previously published on February 2013The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to assist shipowners in assessing the levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”) present on their U.S.-flag vessels when seeking the Maritime Administration’s...
|Legislative Attacks on Tax Strategy and Business Method Patents Continue|
Bruce D. George, Michael C. Greenbaum, Jay P. Lessler, Peter S. Weissman; Blank Rome LLP;
January 25, 2013, previously published on January 2013The America Invents Act (AIA) continues the legislative attack on tax strategy and business method patents. More than ten years ago, Congress took its first swipe at business method patents by creating a prior-user defense to infringement of such patents. Congress has now created a new procedure...
|The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act Of 2012|
Joan M. Bondareff, Jeanne M. Grasso, Jonathan K. Waldron; Blank Rome LLP;
January 10, 2013, previously published on January 2013The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-213, December 20, 2012) (the “ Act”) was signed into law by President Obama on December 20, 2012. This legislation represents the first major piece of maritime legislation enacted by Congress since the Coast Guard...
|Proposed Action (Part 3)|
Bruce D. George, Michael C. Greenbaum, Jay P. Lessler, Corinne Marie Pouliquen, Peter S. Weissman; Blank Rome LLP;
December 26, 2012, previously published on December 2012In our last two updates, we reviewed the new definition of prior art as well as the exceptions thereto.