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HTMLTexas Public Utility Commission Opens Investigation into Transmission Upgrades and Grid Stability Related to Renewable Generation
Chris Reeder; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
Building on ongoing efforts to strengthen Texas Panhandle transmission system stability and redesign ERCOT-area ancillary service markets, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on May 30, 2014, considered Chairman Donna Nelson’s proposal to “open a project to look at...

 

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.

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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.

 


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