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United States: Boston Patent Law Association Response To USPTO Request For Information On The Current State Of Patent Eligibility Jurisprudence In The United States - Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

Jonathan Roses co-authored on behalf of the Boston Patent Law Association's (BPLA's) Patent Office Practice Committee an October 2021 Response to USPTO Request for Information
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United States: Restaurant Industry Alert: DOL Publishes Final Rule For Tipped Employees - Ford & Harrison LLP

On October 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its Final Rule related to tipped employees. It is effective December 28, 2021.
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United States: NAD Finds That Emojis Can Be Claims - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

In a recent case, the National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs discussed the use of emojis in advertising and whether they can constitute claims.
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United States: Nota Bene Episode 153: Organizational Integrity In The Post-Pandemic Enforcement Environment With Jonathan Aronie And Joseph Jay (Winter Repeat) (Podcast) - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

The coronavirus pandemic has proven to be the most significant business crisis in global history. What will it take for multinational companies to aptly respond to the crisis while managing potential future harm ...
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United States: Lacework Hits $8.3 Billion Valuation With Series D Round - Cooley LLP

Palo Alto – November 24, 2021 – Cooley advised Lacework, a data-driven security platform for the cloud, on its $1.3 billion Series D financing round, which brings its valuation to $8.3 billion.
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United States: Florida Throws Wrench In Federal Vaccine Mandate Programs - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Tampa, Fla. (November 24, 2021) – Earlier this month, OSHA issued emergency workplace safety rules requiring businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees are vaccinated or submit to regular COVID-19 testing.
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United States: Gina Maisto Smith And Amorie Hummel Selected As 2021 Women Of Distinction Honorees By The Philadelphia Business Journal - Cozen O'Connor

PHILADELPHIA, November 23, 2021 — Cozen O'Connor is pleased to announce that Gina Maisto Smith, chair of the firm's Institutional Response Group, and Amorie Hummel ...
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United States: Proposed False Claims Act Amendments Seek To Rein In Escobar And Granston Memo - Arnold & Porter

Recently, a bipartisan group of senators, led by long-time False Claims Act ("FCA") champion Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
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United States: D.C. Circuit May Decide How To Calculate FCA Offsets In Interlocutory Appeal - Arnold & Porter

The authors consider the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia's certified interlocutory appeal on the question of the appropriate method for calculating damages offsets for False Claims Act
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United States: Now On-Demand | Returning To Work: Employer Considerations - Winstead PC

Winstead hosted a webinar entitled "Returning to Work: Employer Considerations." The event, which was presented by Winstead shareholder Taylor E. White, ...
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United States: Update - Tax Proposals Of The House Ways And Means Committee: Reconciliation Bill To Target Trusts, Estates, And The Wealthy - Winstead PC

Last month, the House Ways & Means Committee (the "Committee") approved draft legislation (the "Legislation") as part of Congress' ongoing $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation process.
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United States: SEC Charges Case Featuring Alleged Wash Sales Involving Options Of "Meme Stocks" - Winstead PC

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged two individuals— Florida residents, Suyun Gu, and his friend, Yong Lee—for their involvement in allegedly fraudulent wash sales involving out-of-the-money options in "meme stocks.
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Anne Rudin, One Of Sacramento’s First Women To Be Elected Mayor, Dies

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Anne Rudin, one of the first women to be elected Mayor of Sacramento by popular vote, has passed away Thursday at the age of 97. An advocate for woman’s and LGBT rights, Rudin’s passion for equality and justice fueled her tireless devotion to the city. Growing up during the Great Depression, Anne Rudin came up in a working-class Italian-American household in Philadelphia. Rudin began her professional life as a registered nurse. She was also an active member of the League of ...
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‘We Are Doubling Down On Our Vaccination Efforts,’ Omicron Variant Not Yet In California

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‘We Are Doubling Down On Our Vaccination Efforts,’ Omnicron Variant Not Yet In California

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As of Sunday, the new COVID-19 variant, Omnicron, has still not made its way to California. In fact, there are currently no cases in the United States. Nevertheless, based on previous varieties, Omicron’s detection in the United States is simply a matter of time. As long as there are huge populations of unvaccinated people, new varieties will emerge. However, officials are doubling down on vaccination and booster shot efforts in anticipation of its arrival. The California De...
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Stellan Skarsgård Laments The Decline Of The Mid-Budget Movie

Golden Globe-winning Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård has a career spanning nearly five decades, most well known for his performances as Captain Viktor Tupolev in "The Hunt for Red October," Jan Nyman in "Breaking the Waves," Bootstrap Bill Turner in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," Bill Anderson in "Mamma Mia!," Martin Vanger in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in "Dune," and Dr. Erik Selvig in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He's worked on both independent...
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The Omicron variant has a 'record' number of mutations that may hinder vaccine effectiveness, NIH director says

NIH Director Francis Collins during a November 28, 2021, appearance on "Fox News Sunday."Fox News/Fox News Sunday NIH Director Francis Collins said Sunday that the Omicron variant could present challenges to existing vaccines. The new variant has a "record" number of mutations to the spike protein, the part of the virus that attaches to human cells, he said. He added that people should still get the current vaccines and boosters. The newly discovered Omicron variant of the coronavirus has a "...
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United States: Changes To HTSUS Classifications Expected In January - Thompson Hine LLP

U.S. importers should review their HTSUS classifications to be ready for anticipated changes in 2022.
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United States: Key Takeaways From The SEC Whistleblower Program's Annual Report To Congress (Video) - Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter's Jane Norberg and Daniel M. Hawke discuss the SEC's Annual Report to Congress on it's Whistleblower Program and highlight the key takeaways...
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United States: Prosecution Pointer 304 - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

US patent maintenance fees are only required for maintaining an original or reissue patent, except for a design or plant patent.
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Why these students are dreading their 21st birthdays

On the day they turn 21, thousands of young immigrants will no longer be protected by the work visas that allowed their parents to come to the United States. After living in the US almost all their lives, they could be deported.
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United States: Kentucky Supreme Court Ends Pro-Insurer Streak In Bad Faith Cases - Freeman Mathis & Gary

Insurers have had a nice streak of winning bad faith decisions from Kentucky's courts of appeal.
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United States: IPR, CBM, And PGR Statistics For Final Written Decisions Issued In August, September, And October 2021 - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

In August, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued 37 IPR, CBM, and PGR Final Written Decisions including decisions following remands from the Federal Circuit, cancelling 166 (44.39%) instituted claims ...
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United States: Texas Social Media Bill May Speed Resolution Of Trademark Complaints - Taft Stettinius & Hollister

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed HB 20 to stop social media platforms (SMPs) from banning users or posts based on one's particular viewpoint.
Tags: Texas, News, United States, Hollister, Greg Abbott, HB, Taft Stettinius, Texas Social Media Bill


United States: Supporting The Future Of Primary Care In California Through Aligned Hybrid Payment Models - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

The vision of primary care as the foundation for all health care is one shared by many who work in and around the U.S. health care system.
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United States: Vaccination Mandate For Federal Contractors, Which Applies In Most Higher Education Settings, Preempts Contrary State Laws For Now - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

President Biden's Executive Order 14042 (EO 14042) requires covered federal contractor employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, if they are not entitled to an accommodation due to disability or religion.
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United States: Parameters For At-Home Vehicle Delivery By Dealers Codified In North Carolina - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

In September 2021, North Carolina became the first state to amend its dealer statute to expressly permit at-home vehicle delivery in connection with the sale of new and used cars.
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United States: Securities Law Advisory: SEC Proposes Amendments To Rules Governing Proxy Voting Advice - Alston & Bird

Our Securities Group explains how the Securities and Exchange Commission is reassessing a pair of 2020 rules that directly affected how proxy advisory firms could timely deliver independent proxy voting advice to their clients.
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United States: SEC Adopts Universal Proxy Rules - Mayer Brown

On November 17, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted mandatory universal proxy rules that will apply for all contested director elections.
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United States: Court Reversed Trial Court On Interpretation Of Trust Regarding Per Stirpes Versus Per Capita Distributions - Winstead PC

In In the Interest of Riley Family Revocable Trust, a trustee filed suit for a declaration regarding who takes in the distribution of remaining trust property. No. 13-20-00084-CV 2021 Tex. App. LEXIS 5839
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