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Since the Supreme Court decided Alice, district courts have increasingly invalidated patent claims directed to the use of general computers to implement "abstract" ideas.
McDermott Will & Emery
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently reached a settlement with Coach USA Inc. and City Sights LLC, breaking up their joint venture.
Reed Smith
The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury published a final rule on March 18, 2015 that amends the definition of excepted benefits.
McDermott Will & Emery
On March 9, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a draft guidance, Use of Electronic Informed Consent in Clinical Investigations – Questions and Answers.
Littler Mendelson
Therefore, home care agencies operating in New York are at risk of copy-cat litigation and should be diligent with their pay practices.
Jones Day
Non-U.S. companies in the process of restructuring debt that includes one or more series of U.S. bonds must ensure that their restructuring plan and any securities issued as part of such plan comply with the requirements of U.S. securities law, in particular the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 ("Securities Act").
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In short, we can’t count on any regulatory changes actually coming into effect any time soon.
The SEC classifies certain large widely followed issuers as WKSIs under Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933.
If enacted by the legislature, SB 358 would amend three separate provisions of the California Labor Code.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The guidance also provides answers to frequently asked questions related to the establishment of these programs.
Jones Day
According to the IFAI, nearly 200,000 formal complaints regarding improper collection practices prompted the issuance of these guidelines.
Jones Day
One important procedural difference between merger challenges by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission is that FTC may challenge a non-consummated merger through both a district court preliminary injunction and administrative litigation.
Littler Mendelson
On March 24, the National Labor Relation Board’s Chairman Mark Pearce and General Counsel Richard Griffin, Jr. came under fire from a sharply divided group of House members during a budget subcommittee hearing.
Thompson Coburn LLP
You want to protect the identity of your business’ owners, but your opponent issued discovery requesting a copy of your organizational chart and/or information on the identities of your LLC members or LP partners.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued its Winter 2015 Supervisory Highlights report which provides an overview of the supervision work completed by the CFPB from July through December 2014.
Day Pitney LLP
A Connecticut Supreme Court case is getting a lot of attention for allowing state negligence claims based on noncompliance with HIPAA standards.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On March 11, 2015, the European Banking Authority published a revised list of validation rules for submitting supervisory reporting data.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On March 11, 2015, the US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System announced that it has not objected to the capital plans of 28 bank holding companies participating in the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In this week’s newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and corporates.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
If you are using a name, word or symbol to sell goods or services, you have a protectable mark.
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Foley Hoag LLP
Yesterday marked the sunrise launch of the .porn and .adult generic top-level domains (gTLDs), which join .xxx in the top-level domain name space as gTLDs targeted mainly at online purveyors of adult entertainment.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Last week, the IRS issued its "final" versions of the forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1095-C along with instructions for the "B" forms and instructions for the "C" forms.
Morgan Lewis
The rule creates employment eligibility for H-4 spouses where the H-1B principal is subject to I-140 backlogs or is AC-21 eligible.
Fox Rothschild LLP
You’ve likely been flooded with information regarding H-1B season from multiple sources. Yesterday, USCIS issued its own information regarding Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 2016) H-1B petitions.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
This Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC or Commission") sued satellite television service provider DirecTV, Inc. and its subsidiary ("DIRECTV") in federal court in San Francisco.
Morgan Lewis
Cutoff dates in the EB-2 India category advance by sixteen months, cutoff dates in EB-3 for the Rest of the World advance by five months, cutoff dates for China advance by five and a half months, and EB-3 China is still ahead of EB-2 China.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Following are checklists of countries that are subject to a variety of U.S. and European Union-imposed restrictions affecting international trade.
Littler Mendelson
There is an annual limit of 65,000 visas available for H-1B petitions, with an additional 20,000 reserved for individuals who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
This alert is a reminder of the rapidly approaching April 1, 2015 deadline for the filing of H-1B visa petitions for Fiscal Year 2016.
Grant Thornton LLP
The Illinois Department of Revenue is eliminating Form IL-1023-C and Form IL-1000 for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2014.
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