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  • Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law BlogEU reaches compromise on new Copyright DirectivePosted on February 22, 2019 by Davinia Brennan
    The European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached a compromise on the text of the new Copyright Directive (previously discussed here).  The proposed Directive targets digital use of press publications by information society service providers, such as news aggregators and media monitoring services. As discussed below, the two most controversial provisions are Articles 11 and...Continue Reading…
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  • Blog: NextGen Financial Services ReportThe Supreme Court Remains Steadfast in Favor of ArbitrationPosted on February 14, 2019 by Dawn N. Williams
    Justice Kavanaugh’s first authored opinion as a Supreme Court Justice in Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc., No. 17-1272, 586 U.S. ____ (2019) further cements the Supreme Court’s stance on arbitration. Over the years, the Supreme Court has consistently held in favor of arbitration and rejected attempts by parties and the lower...Continue Reading…
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  • Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsPatent Term Adjustment deductions for applicant delay are only appropriate when the Applicant could have taken steps to advance prosecution but failed to do soPosted on February 13, 2019 by Elizabeth Crompton
    In Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Iancu, No. 2017-1357 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 23, 2019), the Federal Circuit rejected the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s practice of deducting time from the patent term adjustment (PTA) for applicant delays during periods of time when the applicants had no reasonable steps to take to advance prosecution.  Slip op. at […] The post Patent Term Adjustment deductions for applicant delay are only appropriate when the Applicant could have taken steps to advance prosecution but failed to do so appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
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  • Blog: Antitrust UpdateApplicability of State-Action Immunity to Private PartiesPosted on January 17, 2019 by Meghan Larywon, Robert P. LoBue
    On January 7, 2019, in Green Sols. Recycling, LLC v. Reno Disposal Co., No. 3:16-cv-00334-MMD-CBC, 2019 BL 4611 (D. Nev. Jan. 07, 2019), the District Court for the District of Nevada granted summary judgment on plaintiff’s antitrust claim in favor of defendants Reno Disposal Company, Inc. (“Reno Disposal”), and Waste Management of Nevada, Inc. (“WMON”), [...]
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  • Blog: MMM Tech Law & Business ReportSE Tech Podcast Ep. 63 – SE Fintech Venture ConferencePosted on December 18, 2018 by MMMTechLaw
    The Southeast Fintech Venture Conference is an all-day event showcasing the top fintech companies in the Southeast. From true startups to hometown fintech success stories, this day serves as a demonstration of the latest and greatest in fintech innovation. For a recap of the conference, visit Queen City Fintech.
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  • Blog: You Might Be a WinnerThe Year in LawsuitsPosted on December 13, 2018 by Robert Laplaca
    2018 brought us the type of lawsuits you would expect in the world of sweepstakes, contests and giveaways.  From “The Annoyance Lawyer” to Bobbleheads to “You’re Probably Never Going to Be A Winner.”  The most depressing thing is the lawsuits themselves, often filled with either corrupt sponsors or litigious plaintiffs.  But if you read far enough, you might just learn a few takeaways to help you or your client stay out of court (or find some arguments to get the [...]
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