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Measure establishes tax credits for job creation
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2011

A bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Raymond J. Lesniak which would create the “Grow New Jersey” program to provide tax incentives for New Jersey-based companies which maintain existing employment levels and create new jobs was approved by the Senate by a vote of 38-0.

Governor vetoes film tax credit legislation
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2011

Governor Chris Christie vetoed the Economic Development Authority's award of $420,000 in film tax credits to the Jersey Shore television program, citing New Jersey's difficult fiscal climate and the need to direct limited state resources to programs and projects that actually benefit the state.

E-waste strategy requires agencies to recycle and buy energy-efficiency items
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • July 24 2011

On July 20, an interagency workgroup of officials from the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, General Services Administration, State Department, Department of Commerce, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and other federal agencies, released a strategy calling for agencies to require electronics purchased under information technology contracts to meet energy efficiency standards, to use certified recyclers, and include more manufacturer collection program agreements in contracts.

Government financing opportunities for real estate development projects in New Jersey
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • December 2 2010

In this current economic environment, financing is key to any development project.

The Department of Justice investigates collecting society and six associations for suspected cartel formation and price fixing of copyright fees
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • September 14 2010

The Office of Economic Law (SDE) of the Brazilian Department of Justice will initiate administrative proceedings against the Central Office for Copyright Collection and Distribution (ECAD) - the body responsible for the collection and distribution of copyright for public performance and execution in Brazil - as well as against six artistic associations.

Use of executable machine code does not constitute misappropriation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 30 2010

The California Court of Appeals ruled that simply using executable machine code does not qualify as trade secret misappropriation if the source code was not acquired, disclosed or used.

Interim injunction or alleged breach of software distribution agreement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2009

In granting an injunction to the exclusive distributor of proprietary software in cash machines (Talaris (Sweden) AB v Network Controls International Ltd 2008 EWHC 2930), Mr Justice Coulson provides an object lesson in the application of the 'American Cyanamid principles' in a dispute focusing on the construction of the terms of an exclusive distributor agreement (EDA).

California court suggests trade secret owners must notify good faith acquirers of information of trade secret misappropriation claims
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 4 2008

The recent California appellate decision, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. v. Superior Court, is instructive not just on the issue of when the statute of limitations begins to run in a trade secret matter; it also contains important language with respect to the obligations of the trade secret owner to notify good faith, third-party users of the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.

Cadence sued for unpaid overtime
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2007

Cadence Design Systems, a prominent Electronic Design Automation company, is the latest high-technology target of a class action for overtime compensation.

The proposed UK Electronics Knowledge Transfer Network: points to consider
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2007

The UK is already home to Europe's largest independent electronics design industry, representing almost 40 of Europe's independent design houses.