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Patent Trolls: Can You Sue Them for Suing or Threatening to Sue You? | The National Law Review

Patent Trolls: Can You Sue Them for Suing or Threatening to Sue You? | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
Much of the recent discussion about dealing with abusive litigation and licensing campaigns by so-called patent trolls and other non-practicing entities (NPEs) has focused on one of two things: (1) le
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5 Steps to Keeping Your Private Communications Secure

Control where your company emails go, how long they're seen and retrieve them when necessary -- even after you hit send.
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Why Should I Ever Link to Other Webpages or News Sources in My Blog? | The National Law Review

Why Should I Ever Link to Other Webpages or News Sources in My Blog? | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
Linking to complementary information on other non-competing websites is a good practice, especially if the links point to authority sites with good content. Users reading your content will click on these hyperlinks instead of navigating back to Google
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Lenders Across North Carolina Can Breathe Sigh of Relief - NC Supreme Court Reverses Decision in Significant Banking Litigation | The National Law Review

Lenders Across North Carolina Can Breathe Sigh of Relief - NC Supreme Court Reverses Decision in Significant Banking Litigation | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
In a case that has implications for all banks in North Carolina, the North Carolina Supreme Court removed a cloud of uncertainty that has remained over the North Carolina banking industry for more than 18 months. a borrower’s breach of fiduciary duty claim
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China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) insideClarifies Implementation Issues for New Medical Device Regulation | The National Law Review

China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) insideClarifies Implementation Issues for New Medical Device Regulation | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
June 1, 2014, the newly revised Medical Device Supervision and Administration Regulations (revised MDR) took effect. Revised MDR has changed medical device regulation in China significantly but some of the revised provisions conflict with implementing rules
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Fourth Circuit Reestablishes Subcontractors’ Right to Perfect Liens After Bankruptcy Filing | The National Law Review

Fourth Circuit Reestablishes Subcontractors’ Right to Perfect Liens After Bankruptcy Filing | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in the case of In re Construction Supervision Services that the property interest underlying a subcontractor’s lien on funds arises from the date it first furnishes labor or materials to a construction project.
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Massachusetts Sues Fannie and Freddie for Blocking Home Buybacks | The National Law Review

Massachusetts Sues Fannie and Freddie for Blocking Home Buybacks | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley initiated an action against Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Finance Agency for allegedly illegally impeding non-profit foreclosure buyback programs.
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Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Releases Guidance on Affiliated Transactions of Series Investment Companies | The National Law Review

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Releases Guidance on Affiliated Transactions of Series Investment Companies | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
On June 6, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management released a Guidance Update clarifying that separate series of a series investment company are each considered an individual company for the purposes of determining whether such series have entered into affiliated transactions.
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As House Passes NSA Restrictions, Lawmakers Backed by Defense Industry Log Votes Against Reform | The National Law Review

As House Passes NSA Restrictions, Lawmakers Backed by Defense Industry Log Votes Against Reform | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
House of Representatives passed an amendment to the defense appropriations bill that would cut off funding to the National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for installing surveillance "back doors" into software and physical devices
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Situation in Ukraine Puts Outsourcing Customers at Risk | The National Law Review

Situation in Ukraine Puts Outsourcing Customers at Risk | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
According to the Everest Group, Ukraine’s IT outsourcing industry has been growing by more than 10% annually, and now has more than 25,000 full-time employees.
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Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Bans Repeat, Bad-Faith Tipster From Future Submissions | The National Law Review

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Bans Repeat, Bad-Faith Tipster From Future Submissions | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
Last month, after an individual filed 196 award applications, the SEC Office of the Whistleblower (OWB) issued a detailed Final Order deeming him/her ineligible for an award in any of his/her pending applications and prohibiting him/her from filing any future submissions with the SEC.
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House Committee Questions Authority of a DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services) Staff Division to Regulate Health IT (Information Technology) | The National Law Review

House Committee Questions Authority of a DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services) Staff Division to Regulate Health IT (Information Technology) | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
Is the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) overstepping its statutory authority in pursuing enhanced regulatory activity? A June 3, 2014 letter from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to ONC explores this very question
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Does the Massachusetts Department of Revenue Still Believe SaaS is Subject to Sales Tax? | The National Law Review

Does the Massachusetts Department of Revenue Still Believe SaaS is Subject to Sales Tax? | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
[a] trend is developing in response to aggressive Department of Revenue/Treasury policy-making regarding cloud computing.” This trend has not been friendly to aggressive Departments, and it appears that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue
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You Should Be Able to Email Your Doctor

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Within the next decade, “all individuals, their families, and care providers should be able to send, receive, find, and use health information in a manner that is appropriate, secure, timely, and reliable.” That’s the anemic commitment offered up recently by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology...
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Growing Chorus Charging Obama With Facilitating Immigrant Influx

Growing Chorus Charging Obama With Facilitating Immigrant Influx | Law | Scoop.it
Adan Salazar | Lawmakers and law enforcement agencies accuse admin. of deliberately weakening U.S. immigration law.
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Restaurant Stakeout: A Sign of the Times for Workplace Monitoring? | The National Law Review

Restaurant Stakeout: A Sign of the Times for Workplace Monitoring? | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
Of course, privacy and data security concerns exist, but there generally are few current insurmountable legal obstacles in most of the United States if proper steps are taken, such as notifying employees and customers, and managing the data carefully.
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Ten Google Analytics Categories You Need to Review to Judge Your Website's Performance | The National Law Review

Ten Google Analytics Categories You Need to Review to Judge Your Website's Performance | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
Google Analytics generates detailed statistics about your website’s traffic and details on visitors that you can use to see what is working on your site and, more importantly, what’s not. Plus, it’s free!
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Inherited Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Are Not Protected Assets in Bankruptcy | The National Law Review

Inherited Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Are Not Protected Assets in Bankruptcy | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court has just ruled, in a case titled Clark v. Rameker, that funds in an inherited IRA are not protected in bankruptcy. The case centered on an IRA fund that Heidi Heffron-Clark inherited, as the sole beneficiary, from her mother in 2001.
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Travelers' "Race to the Courthouse" Forum Shopping Strategy | The National Law Review

Travelers' "Race to the Courthouse" Forum Shopping Strategy | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
In 2011, rather than responding to the policyholder’s request for coverage of an environmental contamination lawsuit, Travelers filed a pre-emptive declaratory lawsuit in Iowa (whose law on the issue of insurance policy pollution exclusions Travelers believed is much more favorable to insurance companies).
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SB 440, Chapter 2014-14 of Florida Laws, Nonresidential Condominium Bill Becomes Law | The National Law Review

SB 440, Chapter 2014-14 of Florida Laws, Nonresidential Condominium Bill Becomes Law | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
Last week Governor Rick Scott signed into law SB 440, which became Chapter 2014-14 of Florida Laws.
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Massachusetts Sues Fannie and Freddie for Blocking Home Buybacks | The National Law Review

Massachusetts Sues Fannie and Freddie for Blocking Home Buybacks | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley initiated an action against Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Finance Agency for allegedly illegally impeding non-profit foreclosure buyback programs.
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Unredacted Company Doe (Ergobaby) Opinion Released | The National Law Review

Unredacted Company Doe (Ergobaby) Opinion Released | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
Recent 4th Circuit decision that ordered the unsealing of a district court opinion siding with a manufacturer who challenged a product safety report the Consumer Product Safety Commission "CPSC" planned to post on its Saferproducts.gov public database Ergobaby.
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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Class 3 Categorical Exemptions Permitted for AT&T Installations | The National Law Review

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Class 3 Categorical Exemptions Permitted for AT&T Installations | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
The First District Court of Appeal held that AT&T’s proposed installation of new utility cabinets in the City of San Francisco fell within CEQA’s Class 3 categorical exemption for the “installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures.”
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Five Questions and Answers About the Second Circuit’s SEC v. Citigroup Decision | The National Law Review

Five Questions and Answers About the Second Circuit’s SEC v. Citigroup Decision | The National Law Review | Law | Scoop.it
Last week we posted a summary of the Second Circuit’s decision in SEC v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. This week, as a follow-up, we pose the following five “yes or no” questions and provide responses as a way to further dive into the decision and its potential impacts
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Most Recent Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark & Copyright News from the National Law Review (with image, tweet) · natlawreview

Intellectual property articles addressing laws governing patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition, counterfeiting, and grey market goods.
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