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Blockchain Applications for Enterprise and Payments Evolve, New Legislation Proposed, Mining Malware Surges and a Bitcoin Bug Is Fixed

Australia, USA - September 28 2018 The World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Women announced last week that they are collaborating in an initiative to use blockchain...

O’Connor v. Uber: The Ninth Circuit Unravels the Class Certification Orders in Appeals From Four Related Actions

USA - September 27 2018 In O’Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc., a Ninth Circuit panel, in four related appeals from District Judge Edward Chen’s rulings, reversed the denial…

Cali Cans Kiddie Colas!

USA - September 21 2018 California is known for its aggressive regulatory Posture when it comes to consumer health, and a recent bill that has been presented for Gov. Brown’s…

Blockchain Capital Markets Offerings and Executive Attitudes Evolve, Threats Continue

USA - August 31 2018 Recently, it was reported that a popular Colorado resort planned to sell “Aspen Coins” in a Reg D 506(c) offering on a token trading platform…

[Gasp!] Epic Systems Decision Applies to FLSA Claims

USA - August 17 2018 No shocking outcome here. In Gaffers v. Kelly Services, Inc., Case No. 16-2210 (6th Cir. Aug. 15, 2016), the Sixth Circuit held that the Supreme…

Changing the Competition - Massachusetts Enacts Comprehensive Non-compete Reform

USA - August 13 2018 After nearly a decade of debate, Massachusetts has passed comprehensive legislation limiting the use of noncompetition agreements. Last Friday, Gov…

Kavanaugh’s Senate Confirmation Hearings Set For Sept. 4

USA - August 13 2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings Sept. 4 on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court...

Buying Coffee with Bitcoin, Tracking Ships with Blockchain, Fighting Financial Crimes and Litigating ICOs

USA - August 10 2018 This past week, a leading operator of global exchanges, clearing houses, data and listing services announced that it has partnered with a…

Investments, Pilots and Patents: Recent Blockchain Developments

USA - July 27 2018 The International Data Corporation (IDC) has published its update to the Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide…

USPTO Memo Addresses Eligibility of Method-of-Treatment Claims in View of Federal Circuit Decision

USA - June 18 2018 In a memorandum dated June 7, 2018 (Memo), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) set out new guidance concerning method-of-treatment claims…