Department of Education Reminds Schools That They Cannot Discriminate Against Pregnant and Parenting Students

By | Focus on Regulation | July 30, 2013
Department of Education Reminds Schools That They Cannot Discriminate Against Pregnant and Parenting Students

On June 25, in response to numerous studies indicating that pregnant and parenting students exhibit much lower graduation rates than their peers, the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter reminding recipients of federal financial assistance that it is unlawful under Title IX to discriminate against students who have become pregnant or have children.

SEC’s Removal of Ban On General Solicitation and Advertising for Hedge Funds Won’t Be a License for Issuers to Say Anything They Want

By | The Securities Edge | July 29, 2013
SEC’s Removal of Ban On General Solicitation and Advertising for Hedge Funds Won’t Be a License for Issuers to Say Anything They Want

Although the SEC recently finalized rules that will remove the ban on general solicitation and advertising for certain private offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D, it does not mean that issuers will have free reign and complete discretion over their use of advertisements.

“Patent Troll” Misconceptions: Where All This Litigation Money is Really Going – Philip Mann

By | LXBN | July 29, 2013
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On the off-chance you haven’t already noticed, patent trolls are a common story subject—target?—for the mainstream media. A recent New York Times profile of infamous patent troll Erich Spangenberg, whose company helps “turn idle patents into cash cows,” highlighted some interesting data:  U.S. supposedly companies spent $29 billion on patent trolls in 2011. But where’s all that money going? And why’s it so expension. Seattle intellectual property trial lawyer Philip Mann, author of the IP Litigation Blog, joins LXBN TV to issue a dose of skepticism.