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HTMLIPR Spotlight Series: What to Do When the PTAB Denies Your Petition to Institute IPR
Meaghan Hemmings Kent, Fabian M. Koenigbauer, Carly S. Levin, Steven J. Schwarz; Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
Inter partes review (IPR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) became available on September 16, 2012 as a post-grant review procedure to challenge the patentability of issued claims based on prior art patents and publications. To help navigate the uncharted waters of this procedure,...

 

HTMLCPFB Turns Three: Three Years, Big Impact
Kristen R. Brown, Alexandra Megaris, Jonathan L. Pompan; Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has concluded its third year. Created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the Bureau has taken significant steps to define its role in the consumer financial services...

 

HTMLInsights from a Recent Panel on Navigating AIA Trials
Meaghan Hemmings Kent, Fabian M. Koenigbauer, Carly S. Levin, Steven J. Schwarz; Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
On July 14, 2014, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia presented "Navigating AIA Trials at the USPTO," a panel discussion on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) trials, which took place at the D.C. office of Venable LLP. The diverse panel included Patent Trial and Appeal...

 

HTMLVersata v. SAP: PTAB Decision Does Not Trump a Final Jury Verdict
Meaghan Hemmings Kent, Fabian M. Koenigbauer, Carly S. Levin, Steven J. Schwarz; Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
As discussed in an earlier article, the final decision in the first covered business method review (CBM) in SAP America, Inc. v. Versata Data Development Group, PTAB Case CBM2012-00001, presents many issues of first impression regarding the scope of AIA trials. Most recently, the Federal Circuit...

 

HTMLCFPB to Scrutinize Nonbank Products: Prepaid Cards, Debt Settlement, Credit Repair, and Pawn and Title Loans
Jonathan L. Pompan; Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Three years after it opened for business, on July 21, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it was accepting complaints from consumers with problems with (1) prepaid cards; (2) debt settlement services; (3) credit repair services; and (4) pawn and title loans. This signals...

 

HTMLWill There Be Tax Credit Subsidies for Health Coverage Purchased on the Federal
Thora A. Johnson, Elizabeth C. Keenan, Ralph S. Tyler; Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014
There is no letup in the intensity of the litigation wars surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or in the significance of the matters at issue. In 2012, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the ACA in the face of a full-scale attack while invalidating the ACA's Medicaid expansion requirements. A...

 

HTMLThe Supreme Court Limits the President's Recess Appointment Power
John F. Cooney; Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014
In January 2012, President Obama made recess appointments of the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two members of the National Labor Relations Board during a three day period when the Senate was in pro forma session. The Senate later confirmed Director Cordray to his...

 

HTMLFINRA 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;
Legal Alert/Article
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...

 

HTMLPotential 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;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 2014
On 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...

 

HTMLCFPB Seeks Comment on the Use of Mobile Financial Services
John B. Beaty, Frederick M. Joyce, Jonathan L. Pompan, D. E. Wilson; Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 2014
On 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...

 


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