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HTMLCleantech Open Northeast 2016 Recap
Thomas R. Burton, Sahir Surmeli; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 6, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016
On October 27, 2016, Cleantech Open Northeast, the Northeast division of Cleantech Open, a global cleantech accelerator for early-stage clean technology companies, announced the 2016 regional winners of the competition. Four companies focusing on water, efficiency, and energy generation received...

 

HTMLDistrict Court Finds General Description of Trade Secret Sufficient to Satisfy Pleading Standard under Defend Trade Secrets Act
Nicholas W. Armington, Bret A. Cohen, Michael T. Renaud; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 6, 2016, previously published on November 16, 2016
An important question for any plaintiff alleging trade secret misappropriation is: “How much detail should I provide about the stolen trade secrets in the complaint?” Answering this question often requires the balancing of two important considerations. On the one hand, plaintiffs...

 

HTMLFailure to Let Patent Owner Address Unpatentability Arguments Relied on by the Board Violates Administrative Procedures
Vincent Marc Ferraro, Brad Michael Scheller; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 6, 2016, previously published on November 15, 2016
The Federal Circuit has ruled that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board cannot deny Patent Owner an opportunity to address portions of a prior art reference first discussed in Petitioner’s Reply, and then rely on those same portions to hold the claims unpatentable.

 

HTMLAn Overview of Representations and Warranties Insurance
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 6, 2016, previously published on November 15, 2016
The prospect of unknown business risks between buyers and sellers is often a major hurdle in mergers and acquisitions deal negotiations. Neither side wants to assume responsibility for issues such as financial statement errors, taxes, contracts, intellectual property, or undetected compliance...

 

HTMLCost Estimates for Expiring Energy Tax Provisions
Sarah Litke, R. Neal Martin; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 6, 2016, previously published on November 17, 2016
Passage of a tax package is another possible item on Congress’ list for the lame duck session, which is discussed in a recent ML Strategies alert. Three dozen tax provisions are scheduled to expire December 31, about half of which pertain to energy provisions. Congress approved last December...

 

HTMLUncertainty Continues to Swirl Around DOL’s Overtime Rule as Employers Make Compliance Push
Michael Scott Arnold, Gauri P. Punjabi; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 6, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
As all HR professionals and employment lawyers know (even those currently living under rocks), the Department of Labor’s final overtime rule is scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016 - less than two weeks from now. The DOL published the rule back on May 18, 2016 providing employers...

 

HTMLThe USPTO’s Latest Memo on Subject Matter Eligibility Provides Hope For Modern Innovators
Robert Timothy Stuart Latta, Michael David Van Loy; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 6, 2016, previously published on November 8, 2016
On November 2, 2016 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a memo to Examiners on its stance on subject matter eligibility in response to the McRO and BASCOM Federal Circuit decisions, previously discussed at Global IP Matters. The USPTO will be updating its subject matter...

 

HTMLJawbone Fails to Prove Trade Secret Misappropriation by Fitbit at the ITC
Nicholas W. Armington, Bret A. Cohen, Michael T. Renaud; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 6, 2016, previously published on November 16, 2016
Trade secret theft is a growing threat to American businesses. One obstacle to addressing misappropriation through a lawsuit can be a lack of direct evidence of theft. For example, if an employee leaves his company to work for a competitor and, some months later, the competitor comes out with a...

 

HTMLSEC Releases Guidance on Pay Ratio Rules
Alexander Song; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 6, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission released new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations (“C&DIs”) which provide guidance on the CEO pay-ratio rules. As a reminder, the CEO pay-ratio rules were enacted in August of 2015 and generally require public companies to...

 

HTMLBREAKING NEWS: New Overtime Rule Derailed; Will not Take Effect on December 1.
David Barmak; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 6, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016
In a stunning turn of events for employers, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has entered a nationwide injunction, ruling that the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, which was slated to go into effect on December 1, is unlawful. As a result, at least for...

 


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