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|Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Approved by Uniform Law Commission to Replace UFTA|
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
October 16, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014On July 16, 2014, the Uniform Law Commission (the "Commission") approved a series of amendments to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (the "UFTA"), which is currently in force in 43 states (all states except Alaska, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, and...
|Exclusion of Evidence Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board|
David B. Cochran, Matthew W. Johnson, Lisamarie LoGiudice; Jones Day;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 2014Post-issue challenges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) provide an accelerated forum to challenge patentability at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) that are intended to be lower cost than validity challenges in traditional district...
|Mexico's New Regulatory Framework for Oil and Gas: Transportation, Refining, Environmental, and Tax|
Jose A. Estandia, Mauricio E. Llamas C., William Prescott Mills, Alberto de la Parra Z.; Jones Day;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 2014Under the new hydrocarbons legislation, the Comisión Reguladora de Energìa ("CRE," the National Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico) will have jurisdiction over the transportation, storage, distribution, compression, liquefaction, and decompression of hydrocarbons,...
|Argentina—The Long-Running Dispute over the Payment of Argentina’s Sovereign Debt Has Been Particularly Active in Recent Weeks and Months.|
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
October 15, 2014, previously published on September/October 2014On June 30, 2014, Latin America’s third-largest economy failed to make a scheduled $539 million payment to bondholders after U.S. District Court judge Thomas Griesa ruled that the payment could not be made unless holdout bondholders from restructurings in 2005 and 2010 were also paid. Under...
|Shellshock, the Perfect 10 Exploit: Easy to Use, Devastating Impact|
Richard J. Johnson, Todd S. McClelland, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 2014A new bug, dubbed "Shellshock," which affects software used in computer systems worldwide, came to light last week. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team ("US-CERT"), "[t]his vulnerability is classified by...
|FTC Amends Fred Meyer Guides, but Just a Little|
Thomas Demitrack, Kathryn M. Fenton; Jones Day;
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 2014The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved final amendments to its so-called "Fred Meyer Guides," which offer guidance to manufacturers, wholesalers, and other sellers on to how to provide advertising allowances and other promotional payments and services to retailers in compliance...
|Petition and Motion Practice Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board|
Glen C. Cheng, David B. Cochran, Matthew W. Johnson, Lynda Q. Nguyen; Jones Day;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 2014The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ushered in a new era of administrative trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the "Board") in connection with inter partes review ("IPR"), postgrant review, the transitional program for covered business method patents, and derivation...
|European Commission’s Broad Dawn Raid Powers Affirmed, but "Reasonable Grounds" for Suspecting an Infringement Required|
Bernard E. Amory, Cecelia Kye; Jones Day;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 2014The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has upheld the expansive geographic reach of a European Commission dawn raid decision in the electric cables cartel investigations. Nexans, one of ten companies being investigated, had argued that the geographic scope was overbroad and provided an insufficiently...
|Italian Government Proposes Civil Justice System Reforms|
Margherita Magillo, Giulio Novellini, Lamberto Schiona; Jones Day;
October 6, 2014, previously published on September 2014The Italian government has enacted a Decree containing urgent measures to reform the Italian civil judicial system and to deal with the backlog of pending cases. Published in the Italian Official Gazette on September 12, 2014, the Decree officially entered into force on September 13, 2014. Within...
|Private Investment in Mexican Natural Resources|
José Estandía, Mauricio E. Llamas C., William P.M. Schwind, Alberto de la Parra Z.; Jones Day;
October 6, 2014, previously published on September 2014A hallmark of the constitutional amendments of December 20, 2013, is the opening of the Mexican oil and gas sector to private participation. The National Hydrocarbons Commission (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos, "CNH") now has the authority and ability to grant licenses and to...