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|US Patent and Trademark Office To Host Roundtable on “Crowdsourcing” Prior Art Searches|
Raymond R. Ricordati; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014Tomorrow, April 10, 2014, the US Patent and Trademark Office is hosting a roundtable event seeking comments from the public regarding the use of “crowdsourcing” and third-party submissions to identify relevant prior art. The intent of this public outreach is to enhance the quality of...
|SEC Publishes Second Set of Conflict Mineral FAQs Focusing on Audit Requirement|
Jeffrey T. Haughey, Mary Anne O'Connell, Daniel J. Thompson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new answers to nine Frequently Asked Questions about the conflict minerals rule. The regulation requires most reporting companies to disclose the presence of conflict minerals in products that they manufacture or contract to manufacture. The...
|OFCCP’s Five-Year Moratorium on Enforcement Actions against Tricare Providers|
Jason Husgen, Brian P. Waagner; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014On April 1, 2014, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs agreed to the dismissal of its December 2008 complaint against Florida Hospital of Orlando. This action follows DOL’s March 11, 2014, agreement to a five-year moratorium on compliance and...
|Raytheon v. United States—the Federal Circuit’s tutorial on the difference between the Cost Accounting Standards and the FAR Cost Principles|
John Stafford; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014The Federal Circuit’s decision in Raytheon Co. v. United States, No. 2013-5004 & 2013-5006 (Fed. Cir. April 4, 2014) [pdf] affirms a $59-million judgment arising from a government challenge to Raytheon’s calculation and payment of pension fund adjustments. It is certainly an...
|Is Mail Dead?|
David P. Hendel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 10, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014Is mail dead? Let’s ask Google, the ubiquitous source of all things online. This should be a lay-up on the home court of those who would say yes. And guess what. The top ten results for a Google search of “Is mail dead?” produces seven articles on why e-mail is dead, two unrelated...
|Seed Coatings Work in Early Spring But Don’t Plant Too Late - USDA Research Suggests|
Matthew R. Grant; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 10, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014The Agricultural Research Service arm of the USDA recently published research conducted by one of its plant physiologists, Russ Gesch, on the subject of early planting of coated seeds. Gesch’s research confirmed what seed producers and coating resellers have claimed, “sowing seeds...
|Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from Livestock - New Regulations Coming?|
Robert F. Wilkinson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 10, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014The Obama Administration is targeting emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), particularly methane, from the agricultural industry as a component of its recently announced Climate Action Plan - a Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions. According to EPA’s inventory of GHG emissions, the sources of...
|Eastern District of Texas Adds New Local Patent Rule in Hatch-Waxman Cases|
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014Following the lead of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas just announced the adoption of a General Order amending the disclosure requirements for cases under the Hatch-Waxman Act, 21 U.S.C. § 355. The new rule takes...
|Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Investigations After Barko v. Halliburton|
Kevin P. McCart; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014Read the press about Judge James Gwin’s decision in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co., No. 1:05-cv-1276 (D.D.C. Mar. 6, 2014), and you might see it as the beginning of the end for the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations. While the ultimate implications of the...
|Avoiding Privilege Pitfalls: Barko Calls for Caution|
Matthew P. Diehr, Matthew T. Schelp; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014Corporations conducting internal investigations need to be wary that information learned and materials generated in the course of these investigations may later fall into the hands of adversaries in litigation.