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|Managing Association Joint Purchasing Programs without Violating the Antitrust Laws: Lessons from a DOJ Business Review Letter|
Andrew E. Bigart, Lisa Jose Fales, Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum; Venable LLP;
February 12, 2013, previously published on February 8, 2013Trade and professional associations (“associations”) frequently sponsor joint purchasing arrangements on behalf of their members. These programs offer numerous potential benefits, including centralized ordering, volume discounts, efficient warehouse or distribution, and access to...
|EPA Proposes New Controls for Chemicals Used in Petroleum Refining: Will They Affect Your Operations?|
Amanda C. Blunt, Allison D. Foley, Lindsay B. Meyer; Venable LLP;
February 12, 2013, previously published on February 2013Companies involved in petroleum refining operations or that import chemical substances used in such operations should be aware of a recent regulatory proposal issued by U.S. EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that could impact their operations. On January 23, 2013, EPA proposed what...
|IRS Releases Exempt Organizations 2012 Annual Report and 2013 Workplan|
George E. Constantine, Matthew T. Journy, Margaret C. Rohlfing, Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum; Venable LLP;
February 12, 2013, previously published on February 5, 2013The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued its Exempt Organizations 2012 Annual Report and 2013 Workplan (Workplan). The Workplan provides information and guidance for tax-exempt organizations regarding compliance issues that the IRS has identified from prior years and the steps it will...
|IRS Examinations of Nonprofit Housing Counseling Agencies|
George E. Constantine, Matthew T. Journy, Jonathan L. Pompan, Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum; Venable LLP;
February 7, 2013, previously published on February 4, 2013This is a pivotal time for nonprofit providers of housing counseling and related services. The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") has begun to focus on the activities of nonprofit, tax-exempt housing counseling agencies and other organizations engaging in mortgage foreclosure services to...
|Exelixis Revisited: Conflict in Determining Patent Term Adjustment|
Matthew R. Farley, Fabian M. Koenigbauer, Damon W.D. Wright; Venable LLP;
February 1, 2013, previously published on January 2013On January 28, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a decision in Exelixis, Inc. v. Kappos (Case No. 1:12-cv-00574-LMB-TRJ), holding that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) has been correctly calculating patent term adjustments...
|Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits|
Elizabeth A. Buehler, Dismas Locaria, Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Melanie Jones Totman; Venable LLP;
January 31, 2013, previously published on January 2013In January, there were some particularly important developments with respect to whistleblower protections in connection with federal grants and contracts, as well as Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) information on the second fiscal cliff deadline and how executive agencies should...
|Federal Transportation Agencies Issue Interim NEPA Guidance|
Gregory S. Braker, Megan M. Roberts-Satinsky, Margaret N. Strand; Venable LLP;
January 30, 2013, previously published on January 2013On January 14, 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued joint guidance for implementing Section 1319 of the new Transportation Bill to streamline the final steps in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process regarding producing a...
|An Overview of the Key Substantive Changes Implemented by the Recently Enacted Amendments to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and Title 35|
Robert Kinberg, Fabian M. Koenigbauer; Venable LLP;
January 30, 2013, previously published on January 2013On January 14, 2013, H.R. 6621, entitled “An Act to correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code,” was signed into law. H.R. 6621 not only corrects clerical errors but also contains substantive changes to patent law,...
|Trade Secret Legislation May Increase Infringement Claims and Lead to a Private Right of Action|
Robert F. Parr, Armand J. (A.J.) Zottola; Venable LLP;
January 28, 2013, previously published on January 2013Congress recently took new steps to protect trade secrets, which are generally defined as all forms or types of financial, business, scientific, technical, economic, or engineering information that the owner has taken reasonable measures to keep secret and which derive independent economic value,...
|How Do You Solve a Problem Like PAEs?|
Robert P. Davis, Jeffri A. Kaminski; Venable LLP;
January 25, 2013, previously published on January 16, 2013Policy makers in Washington, DC have been hearing about the problems created by patent assertion entities - PAEs or, to some, “patent trolls” - from a number of quarters over the past few years. PAEs are generally entities that acquire patents and patent families in order to enforce...