Monday, July 28, 2014

House Subcommittee Approves Legislation to Promote Clean Energy Technology Exports

A House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee voted June 30 to approve legislation that would authorize $75 million over five years for a…

EPA Requires Four Industrial Sectors to Report Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a final rule June 29 that requires facilities in four industrial sectors to report greenhouse gas emissions…

Supreme Court Limits ‘Honest Services’ Fraud Law Used to Prosecute Corruption Cases; Ruling Impacts Skilling, Black Convictions

The U.S. Supreme Court June 24 significantly restricted federal prosecutors’ ability to rely on a favored statute for pursuing corruption in both the public and…

Supreme Court Affirms Dismissal of ‘Foreign-Cubed’ Case, Limiting Reach of U.S. Securities Laws

Ruling in a so-called “foreign-cubed” case involving the application of the U.S. securities laws to foreign securities transactions, the U.S. Supreme Court June 24 affirmed…

BNA INSIGHTS: Proposed Data Privacy Legislation Generates Relief as Well as Concerns

Last month, U.S. Representatives Rick Boucher (D-Va) and Cliff Stearns (R-Fl), Chair and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and…

Special Report: Commerce Department Urged by Commenters to Protect Web Innovation from Rigid Privacy Rules

A recent Commerce Department request for public comments on privacy and e-commerce issues drew an overwhelming response from the business community, with…

FTC, Twitter Reach Settlement in First Social Network Data Security Case

Twitter Inc. would be required to refrain from misleading consumers about its ability to maintain user privacy and institute new data security safeguards, under…

BNA INSIGHTS: Genetic Sequences: Patentable or Not?

On March 29, Judge Robert Sweet of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued his opinion in Association for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and…

Federal Law That Restored Copyrights in Foreign Works Meets Intermediate Scrutiny Standard

A federal statute that restored copyright protection to foreign works that had lapsed into the public domain or that had never been protected under U.S. copyright law was…

Vice President Biden, Attorney General Holder Join IP Czar Espinel in Release of IP Enforcement Strategic Plan

Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel—together with Vice President Joseph Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security…

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