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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...

 

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...

 

HTMLUkraine-Related Sanctions Update: OFAC Issues Sanctions Regulations; President Withdraws GSP Status for Russia
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014
Recently, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) promulgated regulations which formally implement the Ukraine-related sanctions set forth in Executive Orders 13660 (“Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine”),...

 

HTMLDelaware Chancery Court Upholds Sotheby's Stockholder Rights Plan Against Activist Challenge
Steven R. Barrett, Rebecca C. Taylor; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014
The Delaware Court of Chancery’s recent decision in Third Point LLC v. Ruprecht, C.A. No. 9469-VCP (Del. Ch. May 2, 2014), denied a motion by stockholders, including activist hedge fund Third Point, to preliminarily enjoin the annual meeting of publicly held auction house Sotheby’s. The...

 

HTMLMobile Medical Apps: The FDA Regulates an Entire New Industry
Diane J. Romza-Kutz, Fredric E. Roth; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
Smartphones and tablets are quickly becoming the ubiquitous tool for both personal and business activities. The convenience of the platforms, their mobility, and their ability to tie into the Internet means not only is the adoption rate of these devices outpacing the adoption of standard PCs...

 

HTMLIntellectual Property Update: How Effective are IPRs? A Breakdown of the PTAB’s Decisions (So Far)
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014
The vast majority of inter partes review (IPR) decisions have cancelled claims. Most of these cases deal with electrical and computer patents. Companies need to understand how to use and defend themselves from these proceedings because IPRs are changing the fundamental nature of patent litigation.

 

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...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit Rejects Emergency Motion to Stay Conflict Minerals Rule
Jeffrey T. Haughey, Daniel J. Thompson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014
On Wednesday, May 14, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an emergency motion by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to stay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) conflict minerals rules prior to the deadline to file the first Conflict Minerals Report on...

 


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