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|ITC Institutes First 100-Day Pilot Program on Patent Validity|
Richard (Rich) Fieman, Blaney Harper, David M. (Dave) Maiorana; Jones Day;
May 31, 2016, previously published on May 2016In 2013, the United States International Trade Commission ("ITC" or "Commission") launched its 100-day pilot program ("pilot program") to test whether early rulings on certain case-dispositive issues could limit unnecessary litigation. To date, the ITC has utilized the...
|Employer with a Single Employee Held Not to Be a "Small Business Employer" for the Purpose of Unfair Dismissal Claim Where Employees of an Associated Entity Are Taken into Account|
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
May 31, 2016, previously published on April 2016Facts. In Pretorius v Gardens of Italy Pty Ltd  FWC 2503 (22 April 2016), the applicant (Mr Pretorius) brought an unfair dismissal claim against his former employer ("Gardens") under section 394 of the FWA. The former employer objected to the application on a number of grounds,...
|Australian Court Holds U.S. Online Company Liable for Breach of Australian Consumer Law|
Prudence Smith, Nicolas Taylor; Jones Day;
May 31, 2016, previously published on May 2016The Federal Court of Australia has held that United States company Valve Corporation, through its online gaming platform, engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and made false or misleading representations to Australian consumers. The Court determined Valve violated the consumer guarantees...
|Corporate and Business Rescue in Australia: Insolvency Law Reform Process Continues as Government Releases Proposals Paper|
Roger Dobson, Katie Higgins, Kai Luck; Jones Day;
May 31, 2016, previously published on May 2016On 7 December 2015, the Australian Government released its "National Innovation and Science Agenda" ("Agenda"). In the Agenda, the Government outlined its intention to make three significant reforms to Australia's insolvency laws, adopting the recommendations of the Productivity...
|Courts Impose Harsh Penalties Against Companies and Director Found to Have Taken Adverse Action and Underpaid Foreign Workers|
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
May 31, 2016, previously published on April 2016Factual Background. In Fair Work Ombudsman v Konsulteq Pty Ltd & Ors  FCCA 182, the first and second respondents, Konsulteq Pty Ltd ("Konsulteq") and Konsulteq Upskilling and Training Services Pty Ltd ("KUTS"), were in the business of providing IT services and...
|New Federal Trade Secret Act Expands Trade Secret Rights|
Kenneth S. (Ken) Canfield, Douglas L. (Doug) Clark, Randy Kay, Christopher M. (Chris) Morrison, Kelsey I. Nix; Jones Day;
May 30, 2016, previously published on May 2016Trade secrets gained prominence as a federally protected form of intellectual property this week with the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA"). The DTSA provides federal civil protection against misappropriation of trade secrets. Victims of trade secret theft now...
|Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Imposes New Notice Obligations on Employers|
Rick Bergstrom; Jones Day;
May 30, 2016, previously published on May 2016On April 27, 2016, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA"), which was signed into law by President Obama on May 11. In addition to making important changes regarding trade secrets protection, the DTSA imposes a significant new notice requirement on employers related...
|Now Businesses Should Assess Their Exposure in Australia|
Prudence Smith, Nick Taylor; Jones Day;
May 27, 2016, previously published on May 2016In a series of developments, the Australian Competition regulator (the ACCC) has cemented its reputation as an aggressive regulator of the competition laws. In just the last few weeks, the ACCC has obtained tens of millions of dollars in penalties for violations of the Australian competition...
|Key Patent Law Decisions of 2015|
Gregory A. (Greg) Castanias, Kelsey I. Nix, Patrick J. O'Rear, Shehla Wynne; Jones Day;
May 25, 2016, previously published on April 2016Significant U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions in 2015 will likely affect patent law stakeholders during and beyond 2016. Several key judgments regarding administrative agencies and patent law were rendered. In particular, several issues surrounding the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...
|Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Bucks Antitrust Claims by Elite Rodeo Association|
Thomas F. Allen, Thomas R. (Tom) Jackson, J. Bruce McDonald, Thomas D. (Tom) York; Jones Day;
May 19, 2016, previously published on February 2016A Texas federal district court recently rejected an attempt to enjoin preliminarily the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association from enforcing its bylaws restricting competing activities of its members. Though plaintiffs have since voluntarily dismissed the complaint, the decision on the injunction...