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July 30, 2014

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Solar Panels China Taiwan
On July 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its antidumping duty preliminary determinations involving Certain Crystalline... Read More >
The Five P’s of an Unannounced DOL Visit
Department of Labor (“DOL”) inspections are on the rise. Sometimes, advance notice is given as to when an investigator will be arriving;... Read More >
Computer Glitch at State Department Causes Major Delays for U.S. Passports and V
A technical glitch in the U.S. State Department’s global database for issuing travel documents is causing major delays for those around the... Read More >
All You Can E-A-T as Google Focuses on Expertise, Authority and Trust
Google’s overarching goal is to answer users’ questions. A “win” for the search engine is for the first page of results to be... Read More >
Favorable Ruling: Taxability of HMOs Under New York City General Corporation Tax
A New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) recently ruled in favor of Aetna, Inc. (Aetna) on whether a health... Read More >
Changes on the Horizon for Federal Job Training Programs
Federal job training programs can expect a big overhaul, thanks to President Obama who signed legislation on July 22 that is intended to streamline a... Read More >
Positive Report for South Florida Commercial Real Estate
TREPP Analytics recently provided the U.S. commercial real estate industry some positive news – both the CMBS delinquency rate and... Read More >
The American Invents Act Has Moved the Cheese [VIDEO]
Kenley K. Hoover, Ph.D. discusses how the implementation of the America Invests Act has dramatically changed how intellectual property is... Read More >
The FTC Is Looking For A Few Good Robocall Hackers
The FCC is not the only federal agency tasked with regulating telephone calls. The FTC also... Read More >
Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Royalty Calculations For Enhanced Oil Recovery
In French v. Occidental Permian, Ltd., the Texas Supreme Court clarified royalty calculations... Read More >
Lisa Mueller, Intellectual Property Attorney, Michael Best Law Firm
On July 24, 2014, Sandoz Inc. (Sandoz) became the first company to publicly announce acceptance by... Read More >
Government Legislation House of Representatives Trade Secrets
Aaron Cooper
Yesterday, a bipartisan group of key lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee joined Rep. George... Read More >
Betheny Hengensbach, Litigation Attorney, Sheppard Mullin Law Firm
In 2011, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) stated that “[i]t’s not... Read More >

Federal Court News

Addressing a finding of anticipation by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in aninter partes review, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal...

Recent restatement studies released by the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and Audit Analytics show that an increasing percentage of restatements...

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit dismissed an appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the Board) on the grounds that the appellant, a public interest group, did not establish sufficient injury in fact to...

Affirming a highly-publicized 2012 decision from Southern District of New York Judge Colleen McMahon, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled last week that audit associates employed by “...

The Supreme Court of the United States has now confirmed that while computer-implemented inventions, such as computer software, remain eligible subject matter for patent protection, the mere recitation of a...

State Court News

OSHA

On average, more than one worker per month has been killed in North Dakota’s oil and gas and construction industries over the past 30 months, so OSHA has decided to step in with a focused enforcement...

A new bill (A1907) that would extend the statewide moratorium on the collection of non-residential development fees (“NRDFs”) recently passed both the New Jersey State Assembly and Senate. It now awaits Governor Christie’s...

On May 28, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Illinois State Treasurer ex officio custodian of the Injured Workers' Benefit Fund v. Illinois Workers' Compensation...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

European Commission fines Servier and five generic companies for preventing entr

On 9 July 2014, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition imposed fines totalling € 427.7 million on innovative ...

On July 24, 2014, the district court in Animal Sci. Prod., Inc. et al. v. China Nat’l Metals & Minerals Imp. and Exp. Corp. et al., Case No. 2:05-cv-04376 (D.N.J.), dismissed direct purchaser plaintiff...

European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)

According to press reports, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) plans to send back incomplete EMIR transaction reports to counterparties amidst widespread difficulties with the reconciliation of reports...