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|Texas Supreme Court Boosts Corporate Confidentiality Protections|
Andrew D. Ness, William R. Taylor, J. Laurens Wilkes; Jones Day;
July 13, 2015, previously published on July 2015The Texas Supreme Court ("Court") issued two recent opinions that may provide private companies with a greater ability to protect their confidential information in Texas even when dealing with public entities. The Court held that Section 552.104 of the Texas Public Information Act...
|Colorado Supreme Court Permits Employers to Enforce Zero-Tolerance Drug Policies Against Medical Cannabis Users|
Eric P. Berlin, David S. Birnbaum, William F. Dolan; Jones Day;
July 6, 2015, previously published on June 2015On June 15, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court held that Colorado employers can enforce zero-tolerance drug policies against employees who are permitted under state law to use medical cannabis, even if the employees use and are under the influence of the drug only during nonworking hours. The case,...
|New York Tests Daimler's Limits with Its Consent-to-Jurisdiction Rule for Foreign Companies Registering to Do Business in the State|
Harold K. Gordon, Sevan Ogulluk; Jones Day;
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 2015The U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 blockbuster holding in Daimler AG v. Bauman significantly limited the circumstances in which U.S. courts can exercise general jurisdiction over foreign corporate defendants. Commonly referred to as "all-purpose" jurisdiction, general jurisdiction authorizes...
|Fast-Track Negotiating Authority May Spur Free Trade Agreements|
Laura L. Fraedrich, Chase David Kaniecki; Jones Day;
July 3, 2015, previously published on July 2015On June 29, 2015, President Obama signed legislation that gives him trade promotion authority ("TPA") for the first time since 2007. Also known as fast-track negotiating authority, TPA provides President Obama with the authority to negotiate international agreements that Congress must...
|European Union General Court Establishes New Rules of Procedure|
Eric Barbier de la Serre, Claire Lavin, Eric Morgan de Rivery; Jones Day;
July 3, 2015, previously published on July 2015The European Union's General Court has adopted new Rules of Procedure and Practice Rules (previously known as "Practice Directions"), which each enter into force on July 1, 2015. The General Court is the second highest of the EU courts. Its jurisdiction includes the power to review the...
|Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission Announces New Projects for US$10 Billion|
José Estandía, Antonio Franck, Thomas E. Heather, Jeffrey A. Schlegel, Alberto de la Parra Z.; Jones Day;
June 30, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015On June 23, 2015, Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission ("CFE") announced public tenders in Mexico and the United States for more than 150 billion pesos or almost US$10 billion of new projects that will be called by the end of the year for completion by 2018. The most important of these...
|Supreme Court Upholds Prohibition Against Post-Expiration Patent Royalties|
Gregory A. Castanias, David M. Maiorana, Geoffrey D. Oliver, Douglas H. Pearson; Jones Day;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 2015In its rather cheeky decision in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, 576 U.S. &under;&under;&under;&under;&under; (June 22, 2015), the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn a 50-year-old decision that bars collection of royalties for use of a patented technology after expiration of the patent....
|EPA Proposes Renewable Fuel Standard Modification to Address Market Constraints, Yet Leaves Uncertainty for Future Targets|
Casey F. Bradford, Thomas M. Donnelly, Kevin P. Holewinski, Nancy MacKimm, Charles T. Wehland; Jones Day;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 2015Exercising its authority under the Clean Air Act ("CAA"), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") proposes reducing the statutory targets for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuels for 2014, 2015, and 2016. The May 2015...
|Provisions Applying to French Branches of Non-EU Credit Institutions Are Revised|
Philippe Goutay, Anselme Mialon; Jones Day;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 2015Pursuant to Article 47(1) of CRD IV, Ordinance no. 2015-558 dated May, 21, 2015 amended with immediate effect the provisions applying to French branches of non-EU credit institutions.
|Federal Circuit Upends Presumption for Means-Plus-Function Claiming|
Gregory A. Castanias, David B. Cochran, David M. Maiorana, Sasha Mayergoyz; Jones Day;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 2015Since at least 1998, the Federal Circuit has held that when a patent uses the word "means" in a claim element, that creates a "rebuttable presumption" that the limitation is a means-plus-function limitation to which Paragraph 6 of 35 U.S.C. § 112 applies. The converse also...