Friday, August 1, 2014

SEC Makes First Award Under New Whistleblower Program

The SEC announced Aug. 21 that it has made its first award to a whistleblower that provided tips to aid an enforcement action pursuant to a one-year-old program established by the 2010 reform act…

Jury Awards Apple $1.05 Billion in Cell Phone Patent Infringement Fight Against Samsung

Apple won big and Samsung lost big in an Aug. 24 jury verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co…

BNA INSIGHTS: The FTC v. Google Saga—Episode II: What Lessons for U.S. Businesses?

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that Google Inc. agreed to a $22.5 million civil penalty to settle FTC claims that the internet search giant circumvented the privacy settings of Apple Inc.’s Safari web browser to allow the tracking of user activity…

Patent and Trademark Office Issues Final Rules for Implementing America Invents Act

The Patent and Trademark Office issued a final rule Aug. 14 on how it plans to implement the supplemental examination procedure authorized by the America Invents Act…

BNA INSIGHTS: Congress Missing in Action as Courts Back Clean Air Act Curbs on Emissions

Federal rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions are likely here to stay. That, the authors of this article say, is the unambiguous message of the June 26 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upholding Environmental Protection Agency regulations under the Clean Air Act to control greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles, utilities, and industrial sources…

Google Agrees to Pay $22.5 Million Penalty, Largest Fine by FTC for Violation of an Order

Google Inc. agreed to a $22.5 million civil penalty to settle FTC claims that the internet search giant circumvented the privacy settings of Apple Inc.’s Safari web browser to allow the tracking of user activity…

BNA INSIGHTS: Collateral Damage: FATCA Implications For OTC Derivatives Supported by U.S. Dollar Assets

August 13, 2012 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

This article focuses on the FATCA implications of one seemingly small compliance issue—withholding on collateral arrangements. As our readers know, however, even a small falter can unseat riders…

New York Regulator Orders Standard Chartered Bank to Explain Alleged ‘Grave’ Money Laundering Violations

August 13, 2012 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

The New York State Financial Services Department Aug. 6 ordered officials of a New York-licensed Standard Chartered plc subsidiary to appear before department superintendent Benjamin M. Lawsky Aug. 15 to explain “apparent grave violations of law and regulation” …

Treasury Unveils New Model Agreement for FATCA Intergovernmental Data Sharing

August 6, 2012 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

In an effort to keep current with advances in technology, the Federal Trade Commission announced Aug. 1 that it is seeking public comments onadditional proposed modifications to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule…

FTC Proposes Changes to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule

The Treasury Department unveiled a long-awaited model agreement July 26 for government-to-government information sharing under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).