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- Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogBelgian DPA Launches Public Consultation on Direct MarketingPosted on June 14, 2019 by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPOn June 12, 2019, the Belgian Data Protection Authority launched a public consultation on direct marketing with a view to updating its existing Direct Marketing Recommendation. This blog entry provides an overview of the consultation. Continue Reading
- Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsPatent Eligibility of GUI-Related Claims in Light of the Federal Circuit’s Recent Decision in Trading Techs. Int’l. v. IBG LLCPosted on June 10, 2019 by Vera SuarezIn Trading Techs. Int’l. v. IBG LLC, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision that the claims in a GUI-related patent, U.S. Patent No. 7,783,556 to Singer et al. (“the ’556 Patent”), were ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101.[i] Generally, the ’556 Patent relates to displaying a trading screen on a […] The post Patent Eligibility of GUI-Related Claims in Light of the Federal Circuit’s Recent Decision in Trading Techs. Int’l. v. IBG LLC appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
- Blog: NextGen Financial Services ReportCreditor Beware: Supreme Court Rejects “Good Faith” Defense to Violations of Bankruptcy Discharge OrdersPosted on June 6, 2019 by Maria A. DiakoumakisStarting now, all creditors must exercise more caution when trying to collect against discharged bankruptcy debtors, because a creditor’s good faith belief that the discharge injunction did not apply is no longer a viable defense. On Monday, June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the standard for awarding sanctions against a creditor for violation...Continue Reading…
- Blog: MMM Tech Law & Business ReportIs Your Business Ready for the Most Stringent Privacy Law in the U.S.?Posted on May 30, 2019 by MMMTechLawThe California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) creates new compliance obligations and operational challenges for companies doing business in California, effective January 1, 2020. Given the broad reach of the law, the CCPA may have significant impact on entities that collect and process personal data. The CCPA grants California residents new rights regarding their […]
- Blog: Appellate InsightTips and Tricks for Editing Appellate Briefs (and a Shameless Plug)Posted on May 23, 2019 by Adam HofmannWhile oral argument gets all the public attention, appellate practitioners know that their cases are almost always won or lost on the briefs. As a result, in a profession that already places heavy emphasis on good writing, lawyers focusing on appeals are known for honing their written craft to a fine edge. Yet, while it […]
- Blog: Biologics BlogLawmakers Release Framework for Section 101 ReformPosted on April 22, 2019 by On April 17, 2019, several lawmakers from the Senate and House of Representatives released a bipartisan, bicameral framework for statutory reform of 35 U.S.C. § 101. The framework was released about two months after the revival of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. For the past several years, innovators, the Patent Office, and even judges [...]