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HTMLUSPTO Issues Interim Guidance on Patent Eligibility Under §101: Framework for Considering Whether Patents Are Eligible for US Patent Protection Significantly Improved
Shovon Ashraf, Inna Dahlin, Carl Kukkonen, Michael Van Loy; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued revised guidance to its examiners relating to determination of patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. §101. This “Interim Guidance” provides more specific advice for use in evaluating claims directed to any technical...

 

HTMLYet Another Tale of (Alleged) LinkedIn Indiscretion in a Non-Compete Matter
Jennifer B. Rubin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
For those of you following the saga our Employee Mobility Practice Group has been documenting about the many ways in which social media appears to be impacting the non-compete world, I present to you yet another case that highlights the treasure trove of evidence that LinkedIn may provide.

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 1: Going Live with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Rules on January 1, 2015 . . . What Can Possibly Go Wrong?
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
Regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility rules including the substantive “pay-or-play” rules and the accompanying reporting rules were adopted in February. Regulations implementing the reporting rules in newly added Internal Revenue...

 

HTMLA Brief Synopsis of the Issues Confronting the Federal Circuit in the En Banc Rehearing of Suprema, Inc. v. ITC
Nicholas W. Armington, Aarti Shah; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2014
On February 5, 2015 the en banc Federal Circuit will hear oral argument in the matter of Suprema, Inc. v. ITC. This rehearing reviews the controversial Federal Circuit opinion holding that “an exclusion order based on a violation of 19 U.S.C. § 1337(a)(1)(B)(i) may not be predicated on a...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Says District Courts Should Freely Grant Stays When CBM Proceeding Instituted
Richard Gervase, Anthony Zappin; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2014
On November 20, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued its decision in Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc. reversing the district court’s denial of a motion to stay pending a Covered Business Method (“CBM”) review of the patents asserted by Versata in the action. The...

 

HTMLNLRB Again Attempts to Invalidate Mandatory Arbitration Clauses for Employment Claims
Brent M. Douglas; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
In its Murphy Oil decision, the National Labor Relations Board affirmed its 2012 holding in D. R. Horton, which found an employer violates the NLRA when it requires employees “as condition of their employment, to sign an agreement that precludes them from filing joint, class, or collective...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Becomes the Latest Jurisdiction to Require Paid Sick Leave
George M. Patterson; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
Massachusetts voters recently approved a ballot initiative amending the Commonwealth’s labor statute to require employers to provide workers with up to 40 hours of paid sick time per year. The new law follows the enactment of similar statewide measures in California and Connecticut and city...

 

HTMLSenate Confirms Adler; Locks Democratic Majority at CPSC until at least October 2017
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2014
Late this afternoon the U.S. Senate confirmed current Commissioner and former Acting-Chairman Robert S. Adler to a second 7 year term as a CPSC Commissioner by a 53-44 vote. With Commissioner Adler’s confirmation, the five-member Commission will remain composed of 3 Democratic and 2...

 

HTMLSan Francisco Board of Supervisors Continues to Reshape Working Environment for Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers; Becomes First Jurisdiction in Nation to Approve So-Called “Retail Workers Bill of Rights”; Forces Large Retailers to Address Automated Scheduling Practices
Michael S. Arnold, Brent M. Douglas; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
Just before the Thanksgiving break, as retailers were gearing up for “Black Friday,” “Cyber Monday,” and the newly-minted “Gray Thursday,” the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two new ordinances collectively known as the...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Finds that Post-Shift Employee Security Screenings Noncompensable Activity Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Frank Hupfl; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
Last week, in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, the United States Supreme Court issued a rare unanimous opinion holding that post-shift employee security screenings were noncompensable activities under the Fair Labor Standards Act because those screenings were neither the principal...

 


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