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|FINRA Targets Broker-Dealer Order Routing and Execution Quality of Customer Orders|
Andrew E. Bigart, Michael R. Manley, Michael J. Rivera, D. E. Wilson; Venable LLP;
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 2014 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has initiated a potentially impactful examination of broker-dealer order routing and execution. FINRA recently issued a targeted examination letter ("Order Routing and Execution Quality of Customer Orders”) to about ten...
|CFPB Debt Collection (Regulation F) Rulemaking FAQs|
Andrew E. Bigart, Kristen R. Brown, Alexandra Megaris, Jonathan L. Pompan; Venable LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 2014On November 12, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPR”) seeking comment, data, and information from the public about debt collection practices, and in January 2014, the CFPB...
|Potential West Coast Port Labor Disruptions Loom Large for Importers and Exporters, Including Those of FDA-Regulated Products|
Amanda C. Blunt, Ashley W. Craig, Todd A. Harrison, Elizabeth K. Lowe, Matthew R. Rabinowitz; Venable LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 2014On July 1st, the contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) officially expired, increasing the potential of a work stoppage and cargo disruption at West Coast ports. Two months ago, the parties began contract negotiations to...
|CFPB Seeks Comment on the Use of Mobile Financial Services|
John B. Beaty, Frederick M. Joyce, Jonathan L. Pompan, D. E. Wilson; Venable LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 2014On June 12, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published in the Federal Register a notice and request for information (RFI) about how consumers are using mobile financial services to access products and services, manage finances, and achieve their financial goals (with a focus on...
|Nautilus: New Test, Same Application?|
George L. Howarah, Robert Kinberg, Trent B. Ostler; Venable LLP;
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014In anticipation of Nautilus v. Biosig, many expected that the Supreme Court would relax the Federal Circuit's so-called "insolubly ambiguous" test for determining definiteness under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 2. Under the Federal Circuit's test, patents had been notoriously difficult to...
|Patent Reform: It's Alive!|
Jeffri A. Kaminski, Christopher J. Kim; Venable LLP;
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014When Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced on May 21 that he was pulling patent reform off the agenda of the Senate Judiciary Committee, commentators were quick to pass judgment: "Patent reform is dead." These reform efforts were meant to address the growing concern over patent...
|Supreme Court Aiding Fight against Patent Trolls: Alice, Nautilus, Limelight, Octane Fitness and Highmark|
Adam R. Hess, Trent B. Ostler, Michael A. Sartori; Venable LLP;
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014The Supreme Court may be making up for where Congress has left off. Legislation designed to curb abuse from patent assertion entities, or so-called patent trolls, has been shelved indefinitely. The legislation passed the House and was supported by President Obama. Unfortunately, the legislation was...
|Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Another Unpatentable Business Method Patent|
Trent B. Ostler, Michael A. Sartori; Venable LLP;
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously decided Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l. and held that the claimed computer-implemented business method did not recite patent-eligible subject matter. The Alice decision examines the subject matter eligibility of computer-related patents under 35 U.S.C....
|Risky Business: How Rules Governing Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Reporting on Nonconformance Have Put Risk at a Premium in the Government’s Supply Chain|
Keir X. Bancroft, Paul A. Debolt; Venable LLP;
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 2014Any contractor or subcontractor supplying the government with electronic parts or other items should consider new rules aimed at controlling counterfeit electronic parts and monitoring for nonconformance. In an industry where cybersecurity regulations are on the rise, suppliers risk nonpayment,...
|FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Promotion on Internet and Social Media Platforms|
Sarah J. Abramson, David G. Adams, Kristen R. Klesh; Venable LLP;
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 2014On June 17, 2014, the FDA issued long-awaited draft guidance documents addressing two challenges related to use of social media to communicate about FDA regulated products: dissemination of information in character-limited forums and the correction of third-party misinformation. While helpful in...