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  • Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogICO Notifies More Than 900 Organizations of Failure to Pay Required Data Protection FeePosted on December 14, 2018 by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    In the UK, the Information Commissioner's Office introduced a requirement for organizations to pay a "data protection fee," which data controllers falling under the ICO's scope must pay once a year. We highlight details of the fee in this blog entry. Continue Reading
  • Blog: Labor & Employment Law BlogMichigan Legislature Amends State Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave ActsPosted on December 14, 2018 by Robert A. Boonin
    On December 4, 2018, the Michigan Legislature pared back the minimum wage and paid sick leave laws it passed last September in an effort to preclude those issues from being on the November ballot. Had the Legislature not adopted the language of the ballot initiatives legislation, the measures would have been on the November ballot and it would have needed a vote of three-fourths of each house to amend the law if adopted by the voters. By enacting the proposals directly, it only needed a simple majority to amend those laws. The strategy of using a lame-duck legislative session to amend the laws...
  • Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsCollateral Estoppel is Allowed to Apply to Rule 36 Affirmances of the PTABPosted on December 13, 2018 by Adam Fowles
    The Federal Circuit has affirmed that a Rule 36 judgment may serve as a basis for collateral estoppel in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings, in addition to district court proceedings. In VirnetX Inc. v. Apple, Inc., Nos. 2017-2490, 2017-2494 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 10, 2018), the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s determination in two […] The post Collateral Estoppel is Allowed to Apply to Rule 36 Affirmances of the PTAB appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
  • 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 [...]
  • Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law BlogDPC issues Guidance for Drivers on the use of Dash CamsPosted on December 13, 2018 by Davinia Brennan
    The DPC has published guidance for drivers concerning their data protection responsibilities when using dash cams. Images and audio recordings captured by dash cams constitute ‘personal data‘ insofar as they relate to an identifiable individual and are therefore subject to the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018. Actions to take In order to comply with the...Continue Reading…
  • Blog: Biologics BlogFederal Circuit Clarifies Law of Obviousness-Type Double Patenting: Patent Term Extension and Patent Term Due to URAA Are Safe from Gilead v. NatcoPosted on December 9, 2018 by
    In two decisions on Friday, the Federal Circuit clarified the law of obviousness-type double patenting (ODP) and provided certainty to biopharma patent owners.  In Novartis AG v. Ezra Ventures LLC, the court held that ODP does not invalidate an otherwise valid patent term extension (PTE) granted under 35 U.S.C. § 156 (extending the term of [...]

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