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HTMLFed. Circuit: No “Bright Line Rules” For Determining RAND Royalties; Rejects District Court Method of Computing RAND Royalty Rates
Robert J. Moore, Aarti Shah; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
Courts in the last two years have grappled with what methodology to apply to determine a reasonable royalty rate for infringed patents subject to “Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory,” or “RAND,” encumbrances. On December 4, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...

 

HTMLFederal Court Holds That Lack of Loss Causation Is Not a Defense Under Massachusetts Blue Sky Law
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently held in Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. v. Residential Funding Co., LLC, that lack of loss causation is not available even as an affirmative defense under the Massachusetts Uniform Securities Act, M.G.L. c. 110A,...

 

HTMLHighlights of the USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee 2014 Annual Report
Derek E. Constantine, Christina Sperry; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
The Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) recently released its 2014 Annual Report evaluating a variety of programs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and recommending that the USPTO take certain actions with respect to those programs. The following aspects of the PPAC’s...

 

HTMLSEC Proposes Changes to Exchange Act Rules to Implement Title V and Title VI of the JOBS Act
Megan N. Gates, Laura K. Graham; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 29, 2014
The SEC recently proposed rule amendments as part of its implementation of Title V and Title VI of the JOBS Act. These proposed amendments reflect the increased registration, termination of registration and suspension of reporting thresholds provided by the JOBS Act. The substance of these...

 

HTMLMore GMO Woes: Another Corn Exporter Sues Syngenta for its Failure to Isolate its GMO Corn
Michelle Gillette, Dominique L. Windberg; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2014
Last month, Archer Daniels Midland Co. (“ADM”) joined a slew of corn exporters and other stakeholders who have sued Syngenta based on allegations that China rejected these exporters’ products because Syngenta’s genetically modified corn seed, which contains a trait that...

 

HTMLOff-Key BABs: IRS Hits Wrong Note in Reissuance Analysis
Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
The IRS recently published a December 9, 2014 Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum to the effect that the defeasance of taxable Build America Bonds (BABs) causes a tax reissuance of the bonds, with the consequence that the municipal issuer ceases to be eligible for federal government interest subsidies...

 

HTMLApply by January 6 to Pitch Your Energy Start-Up at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit
Sahir Surmeli; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
This February, the US Department of Energy will host the fifth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. As part of the proceedings, energy startups will have the opportunity to participate in the Future Energy Pitching Session.

 

HTMLISS Releases 2015 Proxy Voting Guidelines
Megan N. Gates; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services) has released its annual 2015 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates (available here). These guidelines apply to annual meetings to be held on or after February 1, 2015. Many of our clients have investors who do not routinely follow ISS guidelines, while others do....

 

HTMLTurning Your Research Into Something More: Patents Versus Papers
Inna Dahlin, Christina Sperry; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014
Scientific or technical journal writers like scientists, doctors, engineers, and academics are usually introduced early to the importance and strategy of writing and publishing papers, but patent applications having those same professionals as inventors are usually not so well explained and can be...

 

HTMLC.D. Cal. Swims Against the Tide of Software Patent Ineligibility in Caltech v Hughes
Inna Dahlin, Michael D. Van Loy, Yogesh G. Yogesh; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
Patent applicants from the software and business method fields took notice after the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. V. CLS Bank International, et al. (“Alice,” 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014)) on June 19, 2014, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark...

 


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