Insider Trading Conviction in First Insider Trading Case in Nearly Two Decades Affirmed by Supreme Court

By | THE COMPLIANCE GAP | December 6, 2016
Insider Trading Conviction in First Insider Trading Case in Nearly Two Decades Affirmed by Supreme Court

On December 6, 2016, after nearly twenty years of silence on insider trading, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the Ninth Circuit in holding that prosecutors need not show that a tipster received a pecuniary or other tangible benefit for providing inside information where the insider and trader are close friends or relatives.

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Supreme Court Rules That Design Patent Statute Term “article of Manufacture” Can Be an End Product or Component Thereof (Samsung V. Apple)

By | Essential Patent Blog | December 6, 2016

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the Apple v. Samsung design patent case on the limited of question of what constitutes an “article of manufacture” under the design patent statute, ruling that “The term ‘article of manufacture,’ as used in [35 U.S.C.] §289, encompasses both a product sold to a consumer and a component of that product.”

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