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  • Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law BlogDPC publishes Annual Report for 2020Posted on March 5, 2021 by Davinia Brennan
    The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published its Annual Report for 2020. The Report looks back on the span of regulatory work completed by the DPC over the past year, and reveals some interesting trends and statistics. It discusses the complaints and breach notifications received; some case-studies; the 83 domestic and cross-border inquiries it has...Continue Reading…
  • Blog: Waller Law BlogCorporate Transparency Act creates privacy concerns for Family Offices and Private Trust CompaniesPosted on February 28, 2021 by
    The Act creates a risk of sensitive ownership information being exposed.
  • Blog: NextGen Financial Services ReportCFPB Enforcement Expected to Increase Under the Biden AdministrationPosted on February 24, 2021 by Erin A. Sedmak
    Enforcement and litigation directed at the consumer financial services industry is expected to increase under the Biden administration. While increased enforcement is likely to occur with respect to all federal agencies, the most significant increases are being forecast in the areas of fair lending enforcement, which was relatively subdued under the Trump administration. On Jan....Continue Reading…
  • Blog: Patent 213“Anything You Say …” — Terms with Inconsistent Definitions Are IndefinitePosted on February 16, 2021 by Andrew Tuggle
    Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) held the term “computer” to be indefinite. That such a familiar term could be indefinite should warn patent practitioners to take care when arguing the scope of a term — even in otherwise unrelated proceedings, possibly separated by years. Infinity Computer Products, Inc.,...
  • Blog: Antitrust UpdateStaples Announces Plans to Purchase Office Depot: Will Its Third Attempt Be More Successful?Posted on February 10, 2021 by Jonathan Hermann, Melissa R. Ginsberg
    Staples’ parent company recently announced plans for an attempt to buy all outstanding stock of Office Depot’s parent company (ODP) for $2.1 billion, stating that it will pursue an all-cash tender offer in March if the parties cannot reach an agreement by then.  Staples attempted a similar purchase in 2016, which it called off after [...]
  • Blog: The Business Law BlogMatters to Consider for the 2021 Annual General Meeting and Proxy SeasonPosted on February 9, 2021 by Stuart D. Breen, Chat Ortved, Jamie L. Gagner, Michael Li, Mona Yousif, Rachelle Wong, Jacqueline Wilmott, Madison Fulton
    Every year, reporting issuers are faced with the task of tailoring the disclosure for their annual general meeting to an ever-evolving list of changes in corporate and securities laws, updates to stock exchange rules, new guidance from proxy advisors and regulators and developing corporate governance trends. This checklist and overview of certain matters relevant to ...

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