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|SEC Provides Helpful Guidance on Accredited Investor Verification|
Stacie Sawchak Aarestad, Matthew C. Dallett, Stanley Keller, Eugene W. McDermott; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 2014On July 3, 2014, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance on reasonable steps to verify the accredited investor status of purchasers for purposes of the Rule 506(c) exemption that permits general solicitation. The guidance, which is in the form of several...
|U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Second Circuit; Finds Aereo is Engaging in Unlicensed Public Performances of Broadcast Programs|
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014In a much-anticipated ruling, on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court, by a 6-3 margin, overturned the decision of the Second Circuit in ABC et. al v. Aereo. The majority opinion, written by Justice Breyer, held that the transmissions of broadcast programming made to...
|United States Supreme Court Rejects Presumption of Prudence for Stock-Drop Cases|
Lori A. Basilico, Jonathan R. Shank; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014In a highly anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court held that fiduciaries of employee stock ownership plans (“ESOPs”) are not entitled to any special presumption of prudence when investing in employer stock. In Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoffer, the Supreme Court rejected...
|Major Amendments to Florida Breach Notification Statute: Unique Requirements and Short Deadlines Take Effect July 1|
Theodore P. Augustinos, Karen L. Booth, Mark E. Schreiber, Thomas J. Smedinghoff; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (SB 1524, the “Act”) into law, amending Florida’s breach notification statute effective July 1, 2014. The amendments are significant, including the first statutory requirement to provide...
|FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Medical Device Data Systems|
Leslie J. Levinson, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014On June 20, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance to inform manufacturers, distributors, and other entities that FDA does not intend to enforce compliance with the agency’s 2011 regulations governing medical device data systems (MDDS) subject to 21 CFR...
|Microsoft and Other Major Technology Companies Push Back Against Warrant to Access Data Held on Foreign Servers|
Lawrence R. Freedman, Ari Z. Moskowitz, Mark E. Schreiber; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014A dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. government over a search warrant could have major repercussions for cloud service providers. Historically, European data privacy and protection standards have been stricter generally speaking than those in the U.S. The "Safe Harbor" arrangement...
|Supreme Court Reconciles Federal Circuit Diverse Views on Patent Eligibility of Computer Implemented Inventions|
Dev Batta, Rory J. Radding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 2014The Supreme Court has tried to quiet the debate on what is patent eligible. They have now recognized that fundamental economic practices are not patent eligible if they are merely implemented on a computer without additional features as well as that computers are ubiquitous now so wholly generic...
|EU Consumer Contracts Regulations - Are You Ready?|
Jane Elphick, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014On 13 June 2014, The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 came into force, implementing the EU Consumer Rights Directive (the “CRD”) in the UK. The Regulations will apply to consumer contracts made on or after 13 June 2014. Please note...
|Don’t Get Caught Offside -Ambush Marketing at the 2014 World Cup|
Paolo Cerroni, Emma Kingston, Akash Sachdeva; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014After much preparation, anticipation and perspiration, the 2014 Football World Cup has finally kicked off. From now until the Final on 13 July, billions of people worldwide will have their attention dominated and consumed by scintillating displays of intense sporting rivalry, moments of individual...
|Limelight v. Akamai: Illuminating Inducement of Patent Infringement|
Jeffrey D. Hsi, Ralph A. Loren; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014On June 2, the Supreme Court issued a decision regarding inducing infringement, Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., et al., (12-786). The Justices, reversing and remanding the widely split en banc decision from the Federal Circuit, held that one could not support a finding of...