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HTMLAnother Check on the EEOC Background Check Challenge
Jessica Catlow; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
We have written before about the EEOC¿s increased focus on the potential disparate impact of employers¿ use of background checks in screening applicants for employment, and of a recent federal appeals court decision that put up a significant road block in the EEOC¿s efforts to prove disparate...

 

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...

 

HTMLCAFC Delivers Another Decision on Patentability of Myriad Patents
John Bauer, Ashraf Shovon; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
In Univ. of Utah Res. Foundation et al. v. Ambry Genetics Corp., No. 2014-1361 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2014), the Federal Circuit once again has weighed in on the patent eligibility of Myriad Genetics, Inc.’s patents related to BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. In this case, a panel of three judges of the...

 

HTMLTrademark Licensees May Be Protected in a Licensor’s Bankruptcy Even After a “Free and Clear” Sale
Eric R. Blythe, Kevin J. Walsh; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
The Bankruptcy Code generally permits intellectual property licensees to continue using licensed property despite a licensor’s bankruptcy filing. However, because the “intellectual property” definition in the Bankruptcy Code does not include “trademarks,” courts have...

 

HTMLEEOC’s Attempt to Limit Reach of Severance Agreements Hits Roadblock... Again
Michael S. Arnold, Daniel R. Long; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
A federal judge in Colorado has once again stymied the EEOC’s efforts to successfully challenge an employer’s standard separation agreement as violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The decision in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. CollegeAmerica Denver, Inc.,...

 

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.

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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