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HTMLBrand Owners Beware: Important Changes in Canadian Trademark Law are on the Horizon
Joan K. Archer; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
The Canadian Government recently introduced Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan Act 2014, No.1. This omnibus bill includes changes to a wide variety of laws in Canada. The potential amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act will have a significant impact on brand owners, as well as intellectual...

 

HTML“Waters of the U.S.” - A New Definition
Karin M. Jacoby; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have issued a proposed rule intended to clarify the scope of “waters of the U.S.” protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for which Section 404 permitting by the Corps will apply.

 

HTMLUAVs or “Drones”.... Will They Change Agriculture?
Matthew R. Grant; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014
When most consumers hear the word “drone” they envision military or surveillance operations. But, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) appear to be a significant industry and offer a vast array of resources for differing applications. As recently blogged by our team counterparts in the...

 

HTMLSEC Staff Review of Regulation S-K and Disclosure Effectiveness
Rebecca C. Taylor; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 23, 2014
The SEC staff recently conducted a preliminary review of the disclosure requirements under Regulation S-K, which was the initial step in a plan to conduct a comprehensive review of the regulation to address reporting requirements and presentation and delivery issues for public companies. The SEC...

 

HTMLEarly Conflict Minerals Filings: Good, Better, Best
Aubrey A. Arndt, Mary Anne O'Connell, Daniel J. Thompson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
Next Monday, June 2nd is the deadline for all companies subject to the SEC’s conflict minerals rule to file their Form SD and, if necessary, their conflict mineral report. We surveyed the filings made through May 28 and this blog highlights some of the good examples, and some less than...

 

HTMLCourt Uses Local Patent Rule to Reject Expert Testimony on Indefiniteness
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014
The Local Patent Rules have been designed to require parties to solidify their theories in the early stages of litigation and adhere to them as the case progresses. Yet, the rules are not an entirely rigid structure. They retain some flexibility by providing a non-exhaustive list of circumstances...

 

HTMLCyber-Attackers Can’t Hack-It: The Pentagon Develops a Hack-Proof Drone
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
DARPA (the Pentagon’s research division) recently unveiled a new drone with secure software that protects the aircraft’s control systems from hackers. The program, known as High Assurance Cyber Military Systems (“HACMS”) uses carefully-crafted software to cut-off attacks....

 

HTMLThe Business Case for Inter Partes Review of Patents by Generic Pharma
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014
Several parts of the America Invents Act (the “AIA”) became law on Sept. 16, 2012, sparking some of the most meaningful changes to patent law seen in decades. One hot provision in the new law is the ability for one to challenge a patent’s validity in a new inter partes review...

 

HTMLIntellectual Property Update: What is an Inter Partes Review (IPR)?
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014
Any company that owns patents must learn about the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office’s new inter partes review proceedings. The America Invents Act (AIA) created new tools to challenge a patent’s validity outside of a court. The AIA created Inter Partes Review (IPR) which, among...

 

HTMLNew Final Regulations Allow Tax-Free Purchase of Disability Insurance by Plans
Alan H. Kandel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 21, 2014
On May 9, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury issued final regulations regarding the tax treatment of premium payments made by qualified defined contribution retirement plans for accident or health insurance on behalf of plan participants. The regulations contain...

 


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