Thursday, April 17, 2014

Senate Passes Bill to Shield U.S. Airlines From EU Emissions Trading Program

September 25, 2012 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

The Senate has passed by unanimous consent a bill to bar the European Union from including U.S. airlines in a carbon dioxide emissions trading system…

BNA INSIGHTS: An Analysis of Economic Espionage Act Prosecutions: What Companies Can Learn From It and What the Government Should Be Doing About It!

The Economic Espionage Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1831-91, was enacted 16 years ago to great fanfare and with the stated goal of better protecting critical U.S. corporate information from theft by foreign governments and unscrupulous competitors by criminalizing the theft of trade secrets…

BNA INSIGHTS: Controversial New Regulator Begins With Aggressive Enforcement Settlement Against Financial Services Company

September 25, 2012 in BNA's Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

On July 17, 2012, the CFPB reached a groundbreaking $165 million settlement with Capital One in its first enforcement action, ordering the credit card issuer to refund $140 million to 2 million customers who purchased its credit card “add-on” products and to pay a $25 million fine into the CFPB’s Civil Penalty Fund…

Federal Circuit Resolves Joint Patent Infringement Liability Gap with New Inducement Standard

A patent owner claiming induced infringement no longer has to show that a single induced entity is liable for direct infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, ruled Aug. 31 in a 6-5 split (Akamai Technologies Inc. v. Limelight Networks Inc. and McKesson Technologies Inc. v. Epic Systems Corp.)…

BNA INSIGHTS: Knowing When, Where and How to Draw the Line Presents Significant Challenges for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Nonbank Supervision Program

September 14, 2012 in BNA's Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

Earlier this summer, the comment period closed on the CFPB’s proposed rule establishing procedural requirements for designating when a nonbank financial firm would be subject to CFPB examination and supervision…

BNA INSIGHTS: Are Your Company’s Most Valuable Assets and Competitive Advantage at Risk from Key Employee Resignations?

September 14, 2012 in Privacy & Security Law Report · Leave a Comment 

This article focuses on the measures that an employer can take before and after learning of the employee’s resignation that will help safeguard its prized intellectual assets…