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Prior Art and Obviousness 2014: Current Trends in Sections 102 and 103

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From the program: Prior Art and Obviousness 2014: Current Trends in Sections 102 and 103

Released on: Jul. 1, 2014

How has patent reform impacted the touchstones of patentability, prior art and obviousness? Already a complicated concept for patent practitioners because of evolving interpretations in the PTO and CAFC, 102 has been complicated further by the AIA. What aspects of current 102 understanding carry over to new 102? How does the concept of “prior art” and circumstance collide in the 21st century? How does prior art on the web impact the practice? What ...

ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2014

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From the program: ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2014

Released on: Feb. 19, 2014

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case-study vehicle.  In this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment.   The program also will utilize a hypothetical fiduciary training ...

401(k) Plan Fundamentals, Employer Securities in Qualified Plans, and Fiduciary Responsibility and Prohibited Transactions

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Recorded on: Aug. 13, 2013

Taken from the Web Program ERISA: The Evolving World 2013 Recorded August, 2013 in New York401(k) Plan Fundamentals, Employer Securities in Qualified Plans, and Fiduciary Responsibility and Prohibited Transactions [02:45:58] B. 401(k) Fundamentals Basic design features Special nondiscrimination rules Special distributuion rules C. Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: Design Funding, the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans Basics ...

ERISA: The Evolving World 2014

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From the program: ERISA: The Evolving World 2014

Released on: Aug. 18, 2014

A working knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA) framework is crucial for lawyers, HR practitioners and other professionals in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning. Our experienced faculty of leading practitioners will discuss a broad array of topics, including the basic regulatory framework, the types of plans covered, the requirements for intended tax treatment, fiduciary responsibilities and other ...

Aereo: What Does the Supreme Court's Decision Mean for Other Internet Video and Cloud-Based Services? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 17, 2014

Taken from the briefing Aereo: What Does the Supreme Court's Decision Mean for Other Internet Video and Cloud-Based Services? recorded July, 2014.This briefing will review the implications of the Supreme Court's June 25 Aereo decision. The Court held that, regardless of the technological means used, a business engaged in the retransmission of television broadcasts to its subscribers violates the public performance right. The Court repeatedly ...

Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l: Supreme Court Rules that General Purpose Computers Cannot Save Claims Directed to Abstract Ideas 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 17, 2014

Taken from the briefing Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l: Supreme Court Rules that General Purpose Computers Cannot Save Claims Directed to Abstract Ideas recorded June, 2014.In this recent decision, the Supreme Court addressed some of the Federal Circuit’s confusion regarding the scope of patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C § 101. Particularly, the unanimous Court struck down Alice’s claims directed to mitigation of settlement risk. The Justices ...

Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice and Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund: Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Developments in Securities Litigation 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Apr. 9, 2014

Taken from the briefing Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice and Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund: Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Developments in Securities Litigation recorded March, 2014.In the past several years, the Supreme Court has issued a number of decisions that have shaped the contours of securities litigation. The Court’s avid interest in securities cases continues in 2014.Lecture Topics  ...

Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer: Supreme Court Eschews Moench Presumption, but Recognizes Limitations on Stock-Drop Litigation Under ERISA 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 11, 2014

Taken from the briefing Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer: Supreme Court Eschews Moench Presumption, but Recognizes Limitations on Stock-Drop Litigation Under ERISA 2014 recorded July, 2014.The Supreme Court has decided the long-awaited case of Dudenhoeffer v. Fifth Third Bank. In Dudenhoeffer, the Court declines to recognize a presumption in favor of the acquisition and holding of company stock under an employee stock ownership plan, or "ESOP," ...

FTC v. Wyndham and the Future of the FTC's Unfairness Doctrine Applied to Data Breaches 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 17, 2014

Taken from the briefing FTC v. Wyndham and the Future of the FTC's Unfairness Doctrine Applied to Data Breaches recorded June, 2014. In April, a federal district court handed down an opinion in the much-watched FTC v. Wyndham case affirming the FTC’s authority to commence enforcement actions against companies that engage in unfair data security practices. The decision marks the first time a court has ruled on the FTC’s unfairness authority as applied ...

Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund - What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 16, 2014

Taken from the briefing Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund - What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? recorded July, 2014.In the final week of its 2013-2014 term, the United States Supreme Court issued its much anticipated ruling in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, declining to overturn the fraud on the market presumption but clarifying how defendants may rebut that presumption at the class certification ...

HRE v. Florida Entertainment Management: Addressing the Presumption of Irreparable Harm Post eBay and Winter (Audio-only)

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Released on: Feb. 20, 2014

Taken from the briefing HRE v. Florida Entertainment Management: Addressing the Presumption of Irreparable Harm Post eBay and Winter recorded February, 2014.In Herb Reed Enterprises, LLC v. Florida Entertainment Management, 736 F.3d 1239 (9th Cir. December 2, 2013), the Ninth Circuit became the first circuit Court of Appeals to directly address whether the United States Supreme Court’s decisions in eBay, Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C., 547 U.S. 388 ...

McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission: The Supreme Court Dramatically Changes the Political Landscape Once Again 2014

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Released on: May. 6, 2014

Taken from the briefing McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission: The Supreme Court Dramatically Changes the Political Landscape Once Again recorded April, 2014.Just four years after the United State Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United opened the door to Super PACs and billions of dollars of new political activity, the Supreme Court has again dramatically changed the landscape of campaign finance laws with it decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. ...

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning: What are the Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Holding? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 25, 2014

Taken from the briefing National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning: What are the Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Holding? recorded July, 2014.In NLRB v. Noel Canning, the Supreme Court held that President Obama’s recess appointment of three members of the National Labor Relations Board in January, 2012 was not authorized by the Recess Appointments clause of the Constitution, Art. II, §2, Cl. 3. In doing so, the Court effectively ...

New York Times v. Sullivan at 50: A Look Back and the Road Ahead 2014

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From the program: New York Times v. Sullivan at 50: A Look Back and the Road Ahead

Released on: Apr. 7, 2014

No judicial decision has been more influential in defining the “central meaning of the First Amendment” than Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.’s opinion for the United States Supreme Court in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. In the fifty years since it was decided, Sullivan has transformed both our national understanding of the “freedom of speech or of the press” and the litigation of claims for defamation, invasion of privacy and related torts. To commemorate ...

Octane Fitness and Highmark: The Supreme Court Eases the Standard for Recovering Attorney Fees in Patent Cases 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 21, 2014

Taken from the briefing Octane Fitness and Highmark: The Supreme Court Eases the Standard for Recovering Attorney Fees in Patent Cases recorded May, 2014.The U.S. Supreme Court’s April 29, 2014 decisions in Octane Fitness LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management Systems Inc. tossed the frameworks under which the Federal Circuit has handled attorney fees cases for the past decade. The statute at issue in ...

Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola: Supreme Court Rules on Lanham Act and FDCA Food and Beverage Labeling Interplay 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 23, 2014

Taken from the briefing Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola: Supreme Court Rules on Lanham Act and FDCA Food and Beverage Labeling Interplay recorded July, 2014.On June 12, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court issued an eagerly anticipated decision in Pom Wonderful, LLC v. Coca-Cola Co. In its second false advertising opinion this term, the Court held that competitors may bring Lanham Act claims challenging food and beverage labeling, even in the case of labels regulated ...

Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and the Roberts Court's Vision of a Post-Racial America 2014 (Free Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 3, 2014

Taken from the briefing Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and the Roberts Court's Vision of a Post-Racial America recorded May, 2014. In April, the United States Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to Michigan’s statewide ban on race and sex-based affirmative action. Although the vote was 6-2, the ruling produced no majority opinion for the Court. The plurality opinion repudiated the reasoning, but not the results, ...

SEC v. Obus: Insider Trading and Taking the SEC to Trial 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 12, 2014

Taken from the briefing SEC v. Obus: Insider Trading and Taking the SEC to Trial 2014 recorded July, 2014. On May 30, 2014, a ten-person jury in the Southern District of New York returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defendants in SEC v. Obus, one of the longest-running insider trading cases in history. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP represented Nelson Obus, a New York-based hedge fund manager, in the SEC’s trial against him and two co-defendants ...

Sierra Club v. EPA: Clean Air Act Permitting Becomes Even More Complicated and Onerous 2013

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Released on: May. 21, 2013

Taken from the briefing Sierra Club v. EPA: Clean Air Act Permitting Becomes Even More Complicated and Onerous recorded May, 2013.On January 22, 2013, the court in Sierra Club v. EPA, No. 10-1413 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 22, 2013) issued a decision with far reaching implications for sources seeking a Clean Air Act permit under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. The decision addressed two screening tools – Significant Impact Levels (SILs) ...

Secured Transactions 2014: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9

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From the program: Secured Transactions 2014: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9

Released on: Jan. 29, 2014

Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code applies to secured transactions, which are interests in specific collateral granted by the debtor in conjunction with the debtor’s promise to pay. In Secured Transactions 2014: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, you will learn the fundamentals of acquiring a security interest, including how to attach, to perfect (filing and non-filing methods) and to gain (and maintain) priority in the collateral ...

Private Placements and Other Financing Alternatives 2014

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From the program: Private Placements and Other Financing Alternatives 2014

Released on: Apr. 9, 2014

Our expert faculty of leading practitioners and regulators as will discuss and analyze the changing regulatory framework and market for private offerings. We will address the changes to private and exempt offerings brought about by the JOBS Act, including the SEC’s final rules relaxing the ban on general solicitation for certain Rule 506 offerings and 144A offerings, and the practical implications of these changes for issuers, broker-dealers and investment ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

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From the program: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

Released on: Jun. 20, 2014

In this perennial favorite, our experienced faculty will walk you through all of the steps associated with acquiring and selling a privately held company, whether it is a large independent corporation, a division or subsidiary of a large public company, or a smaller venture capital-backed or family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise.  You will learn about the special issues that apply when a private equity firm is the buyer or owns the target company, ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014

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From the program: Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014

Released on: Jan. 24, 2014

In this perennial favorite, our expert faculty will teach you the basics of drafting and negotiating corporate agreements - from how the provisions of an agreement fit together, to the fundamental drafting and negotiating principles common to all corporate agreements. You will learn how to reduce your client’s goals to a complete, clearly written and enforceable agreement, and how to identify what issues are most likely to come up in a negotiation ...

Venture Capital 2014: Nuts and Bolts

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From the program: Venture Capital 2014: Nuts and Bolts

Released on: Mar. 13, 2014

A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction documents and applicable securities, regulatory and ethical issues is critical in the venture capital business. This program, designed for those seeking a secure foundation in the venture capital field, will teach you the essentials of venture capital. From examining the anatomy of a venture capital deal, to participating in a mock term sheet negotiation, to ...

Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration 2014

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From the program: Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration 2014 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 29, 2014

In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 4 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and people of color are disproportionately affected.A person with a prior record faces significant ...

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