The Commission Extends Transition Progress Reporting Requirement to Non-Reimbursable Stations

By | CommLawBlog | May 24, 2017
The Commission Extends Transition Progress Reporting Requirement to Non-Reimbursable Stations Last week, the Commission adopted transition progress reporting requirements for broadcast television stations that will be changing channels during the post-incentive auction transition, but that are ineligible for reimbursement from the TV Broadcast Relocation Fund. The Commission had already decided back in January that TV stations eligible for reimbursement from the Fund would be required to report their progress by detailing the status of their construction and how they have spent reimbursement funds. View Full Post
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In Breach Response, Who and How Are Just As Important As What and When

By | Information Bytes | May 24, 2017
In Breach Response, Who and How Are Just As Important As What and When Sometimes one must look past the headlines (Target’s $18.5 million deal with the states) to see what’s truly important in effective data breach response. Last week, in the Experian data breach litigation, the District Court denied plaintiffs’ motion to compel production of the forensic analysis report on the breach, prepared by Mandiant.   View Full Post
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Unfinished Business: Insolvency Rules 2016 and Changes Still to Come

Unfinished Business: Insolvency Rules 2016 and Changes Still to Come The Insolvency Rules (England and Wales) 2016 (“IR2016”) came into force on 6 April 2016 applying to most corporate and personal insolvency regimes in England and Wales. However, there is still unfinished business for the Government and further regulation is expected to be introduced later this year to ensure the changes apply uniformly in all areas. View Full Post
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Can a Party Get Special Costs Based On Pre-Litigation Conduct?

In Smithies Holdings Inc. v. RCV Holdings Ltd., 2017 BCCA 177, the BC Court of Appeal considered whether special costs can be awarded based on pre-litigation conduct.  The Court reviewed the conflicting jurisprudence and unanimously concluded that a bright line should be drawn: pre-litigation conduct should not be considered in determining whether to award special costs. View Full Post
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Picking a Fight: How California Makes Employment Law Peculiar

Picking a Fight: How California Makes Employment Law Peculiar Seyfarth Synopsis: Our mission here at Cal-Pecs is to illuminate how California employment law differs from the law that employers generally experience throughout America. In this back-to-basics piece, we provide some background and a brief catalog of stark contrasts. In 1846, American settlers in Mexican Alta California staged the Bear Flag Revolt. View Full Post
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Picking: A Few IP Collectibles Since My Last Post

Picking: A Few IP Collectibles Since My Last Post There is a popular television show in the United States called American Pickers, which follow the adventures of antique and collectible “pickers” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz.  Wolfe and Fritz travel around in a van with the logo Antique Archeology to buy, or “pick,” various items for resale, for clients, or for their own personal collections—sometimes with a plan based on background research where destinations and items are predetermined and others by chance when they are “free-styling.”  One of the beauties and challenges of an intellectual property practice is how many interesting issues, cases and developments are out there for one to explore. View Full Post
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Interview – Future IP Challenges: What Companies in the Internet of Things Space Can Expect

Interview – Future IP Challenges: What Companies in the Internet of Things Space Can Expect In this hoganlovells.com interview, Hogan Lovells partner Dr. Chris Mammen looks at the platforms that could emerge to dominate and drive the internet of things (IoT) space and the related patent and licensing issues that will emerge. “This is a very exciting and rapidly developing time where control over the IP is going to lead to the power to frame the discussion and influence the market,” said Mammen. View Full Post
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Five Signs Your Law Firm Needs New Energy

Five Signs Your Law Firm Needs New Energy Law firms that lack energy dim their prospects for the future.  Too often law firms pass over the issue of their own vibrancy (whether by a failure of recognition or simple indifference) and plod along without taking corrective action.  A becalmed law firm, especially in these times of legal industry disruption, is flirting with danger. View Full Post
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