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|Are We Witnessing the Beginning of the End of the Patent Troll?|
Michael R. Annis; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014Over the past several years, there has been a growing cry from the business sector about a menacing plague rising in the form of patent litigation originated by non-practicing entities, more commonly referred to as “patent trolls.” Big business, academicians, practitioners and...
|Twinings: Steeping Class Action Plaintiffs’ Damages Models in Comcast’s Wake|
Michael Klebanov; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014A recent case out of the Northern District of California, Lanovz v. Twinings North America, Inc., highlights the evolving landscape that litigants are facing in class certification under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 23, including courts subjecting plaintiffs’ damages models to a more...
|FAA Faces Recent Challenges Over Restrictions on Operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)|
David C. Agee; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014In a Petition for Review filed on April 21, 2014, a non-profit volunteer search and rescue operation (Texas Equusearch) has challenged the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to regulate operation of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also commonly referred to as unmanned...
|Commercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems? Are They Legal?|
David C. Agee; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014It seems that almost every day there is another news release concerning some aspect of the commercial utilization of and applications for drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), now more commonly referred to within the regulatory community as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).
|The Sun Capital Case: New Liability Concern for Private Funds Extends Beyond Pension Liability|
Edward V. Wilson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014Recently the food and agribusiness industry has seen a significant increase in private equity activity. These private equity funds should keep in mind new liability concerns raised by the Sun Capital case.
|SEC Requires Continued Compliance with Conflict Minerals Rules Despite Court Ruling|
Mary Anne O'Connell, Daniel J. Thompson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 7, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014Yesterday, the SEC announced that it expects companies to comply with the June 2, 2014 deadline to file any reports required by the conflict minerals rules subject to minor modifications in light of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that certain portions of the rule violated the First...
|Department of Education Answers 52 Questions on Title IX and Sexual Violence for Colleges and Universities|
Joseph W. Cornelison, Hayley E. Hanson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 7, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014On April 29, 2014, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a “significant guidance document” to assist institutions of higher education in meeting compliance obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination...
|The Effect of the “1,500 Hour Rule” and New Pilot Certification and Qualification, Requirements for Air Carrier Operations|
Alan B. Hoffman; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014On February 12, 2009 Colgan Air Flight 3407, operating as Continental Connection Flight 3407, crashed on an instrument approach to Buffalo - Niagara International Airport. All 45 passengers and four flight crew died, along with one person on the ground.
|Big Data: Big Promise . . . Big Obligations?|
Raymond R. Ricordati; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014 “Big data” is among the biggest of buzz words circulating the planet, not only in industry but throughout the public consciousness. Big data’s most visible examples include Edward Snowden and the NSA’s Prism program and Amazon.com’s product recommendations. Less well...
|After a Slow Start, Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Now Accelerate their Use of Inter Partes Review Patent Challenges|
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014When inter partes review actions first became available in 2012, no generic pharma companies availed themselves to this litigation tool. Not until 2013 did a generic pharma company first seek inter partes review (“IPR”) of a brand drug patent in Apotex Inc. v. Alcon Pharmaceuticals,...