The annual patent litigation study recently released by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) sets forth some interesting trends in patent litigation, including that cases involving non-practicing entities (NPEs) continue to account for a large and increasing amount of patent cases.
On Thursday, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) announced the launch of a new data verification portal to be used for equity-based compensation plans that U.S. companies submit for approval by their shareholders.
A crew member disappeared from Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas earlier in the week.
The number of UK employment cases plunging? We asked about this earlier when we wrote that the UK Ministry of Justice released employment tribunal stats for the first quarter of 2014, and according to Michael Rubinstein Publishing, there has been a “huge fall in employment tribunal claims as a result of the introduction of fees to bring a case and have it heard.”
Marijuana is the next burgeoning industry and over the next couple months, we expect to see recreational marijuana legalized in Oregon, Alaska, and then probably Washington D.C.
Recent comments filed by various stakeholders in response to the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Request for Public Comment (RFC) on “Big Data and Consumer Privacy in the Internet Economy,” evidence a wide rift between consumer groups and most business interests regarding the need for additional consumer privacy law in the era of Big Data.
Trademark enforcement programs, also known as trademark monitoring programs, provide an important and proactive means for companies to monitor the commercial marketplace and federal and state trademark registries for possible trademark infringement violations.
Law students writing on blogs and other social media are contributing valuable legal writing.
For a very long time—long before he was actually president even—Barack Obama vowed to keep lobbyists out of positions of influence in Washington. Well, that effort took a very major hit as his administration was backed into loosing its ban on having lobbyists sit on federal committees, boards, and commissions.
Recently I reviewed a restaurant franchise offering for a client. One of the things I pointed out is the franchise agreement is freely assignable by the franchisor.