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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.

 

HTMLValidity of Fee-Shifting Bylaw Provisions for Stock Companies Remains Uncertain
John K. Power; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
Early speculation that the Delaware Supreme Court’s decision in ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund would result in an onslaught of proposals to adopt fee-shifting bylaw provisions was quickly tempered by newly proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law. Within weeks of...

 

HTMLRecent Stark Law Developments: Is The Medicaid Comfort Zone Coming To An End?
Megan C. Phillips; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
For many years, healthcare providers - particularly children’s hospitals - took comfort in a belief held widely throughout the healthcare industry that the Stark Law did not apply to Medicaid. That belief has now been challenged by several district court cases involving alleged False Claims...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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