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HTMLDigital Advertising Alliance to Enforce Mobile App Principles
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 18, 2015
Starting September 1, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) will begin to enforce its Application of Self-Regulatory Principles to the Mobile Environment. The DAA issued the mobile principles back in July of 2013 (see our post here), but delayed enforcement while the DAA implemented a choice...

 

HTML“Restriction Requirements” Series, Part 1: Considering Restrictions When Developing A Claim Filing Strategy
Christina Sperry; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 19, 2015
Welcome to the blog’s first post in a series about restriction requirements! This series will explore nuances in restriction requirement law and provide strategies for most effectively handling restriction requirements, both before and after they arise during prosecution of a U.S. patent....

 

HTMLSurprise! You Get to Arbitrate! Massachusetts Courts Continue to Permit Third Parties to Enforce Arbitration Agreements
Bret A. Cohen, Jane T. Haviland; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 17, 2015
Two Massachusetts decisions—including one from the state’s highest court—applied the same standard regarding enforcement of an agreement to arbitrate. In each case, plaintiffs signed arbitration agreements with another party. Others that were not a party to and did not therefore...

 

HTMLState Officials Welcome Clean Energy Advocates to State House for NECEC Clean Energy Day, Weigh in on Hot-Topics Facing the State
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 7, 2015
On Tuesday May 5th, members of state government, clean energy advocates, and business representatives assembled at the Massachusetts State House for the New England Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC’s) fourth annual Clean Energy Day. According to Peter Rothstein, President of the NECEC, the...

 

HTMLPTAB Clarifies Protocol for Expanded Post-Grant Panels
Patrick T. Driscoll, Brad M. Scheller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 13, 2015
Today the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) posted on its website Revision 14 of its Standard Operating Procedure 1 (SOP 1). SOP 1 covers the assignment of Administrative Patent Judges to merits panels, interlocutory panels, and expanded panels in appeals, interferences, and AIA...

 

HTMLThe PTAB Explores Estoppel in New Representative Decision
Kevin Amendt, Brad M. Scheller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 11, 2015
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“the Board”) recently announced the addition of its March 26, 2015 decision in Dell, Inc. et al. v. Electronics and Telecomms. Res. Inst., IPR2015-00549 (“the ‘549 IPR”) to its online list of Representative Orders, Decisions, and...

 

HTMLA Scandalous Mark to Some, Free Speech to Others: Federal Circuit to Decide Whether Controversial Limit on Trademark Registrations Violates First Amendment
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2015, previously published on May 4, 2015
The Federal Circuit has decided to revisit the constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act in the case of In re Shiao Tam, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 6840 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 27, 2015). Section 2(a) of the Lanham act allows the USPTO to reject the registration of a trademark that is immoral,...

 

HTMLBreaking Down the DOJ Cybersecurity Unit’s Guidance on Responding to Cyberattacks
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2015, previously published on May 7, 2015
Another federal agency has weighed in with “guidance” on cybersecurity preparation and breach response. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is the latest to issue guidance on how companies should respond to data breaches. The guidance is not perfect, and in some respects is simply a...

 

HTMLFirst Circuit Hears Oral Arguments on Validity of Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act
William W. Kannel, Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2015
A few reactions to today’s oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit regarding the validity of Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act.

 

HTMLEmployer’s Use of DNA Test to Catch Employee Engaging in Inappropriate Workplace Behavior Violates Federal Law, Says U.S. District Judge
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2015, previously published on May 14, 2015
If someone continually, yet anonymously, defecated on the floor of your workplace, you’d probably want to use any and all legal means at your disposal to identify and discipline the perpetrator. Your methods might include surveillance or perhaps some form of forensic or other testing to link...

 


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