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Liability for Directors of Nonprofit Corporations

USA - March 20 2017 Lawyers are often asked to serve on Boards of nonprofit corporations and if they do so, they will often be asked by other directors about the

Sections 101 and 112: Eligibility, Patentability, or Somewhere in Between?

USA - March 22 2017 We wrote earlier about the Supreme Court’s renewed interest in patent eligibility and seemingly unintended confusion between the patent eligibility

To What Extent Can You Use Errata Sheets To Correct Testimony Under Rule 30(e)?

USA - February 2 2016 How many times have litigators said "the witness will read and sign the transcript" at the end of a deposition? But to what extent can a witness

Trump DOJ Asks 115 New Compliance Questions - You Might Have to Answer Them

USA - March 3 2017 As part of the Department of Justice’s Compliance Initiative, the DOJ Fraud Section recently published “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,”

Restriction requirement: to traverse or not to traverse?

USA - October 8 2013 During the pendency of a patent application, the US Patent and Trademark Office can restrict claims, requiring that the Applicant elect a sub

OCC Outlines Process for FinTech Companies to Apply for Special Purpose National Bank Charters and Seeks Public Comment

USA - March 23 2017 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”) has released for public comment its proposed Licensing Manual Supplement (the “Supplement”

FCC Sets April 10th as First Day for New, More Flexible FM Translator Rules

USA - March 23 2017 AM radio stations owners should mark April 10th on their calendars. That is the official effective date for new FCC rules governing FM translator

“Knock-Offs” Beware: SCOTUS Makes a Fashion-Forward Decision

USA - March 23 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court has settled the closely watched Varsity Brands Inc. et al. v. Star Athletica LLC copyright dispute, holding that cheerleading

House Republicans Challenge OCC Fintech Charter

USA - March 23 2017 Bank charters for FinTech companies have become a point of contention between Congress and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. However, in

Sections 101 and 112: Eligibility, Patentability, or Somewhere in Between?

USA - March 22 2017 We wrote earlier about the Supreme Court’s renewed interest in patent eligibility and seemingly unintended confusion between the patent eligibility