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Assoc. for Mol. Path. v. Myriad: Isolated Human DNA is Not Patent-Eligible Subject Matter 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 17, 2013

Taken from the briefing Assoc. for Mol. Path. v. Myriad: Isolated Human DNA is Not Patent-Eligible Subject Matter recorded June, 2013.On June 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held that naturally occurring, isolated human DNA was not patentable subject matter. The litigation involved Myriad’s patents covering, inter alia, isolated human DNA sequences known as the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Mutations in one of these genes can dramatically increase an individual’s ...

Bowman v. Monsanto: Supreme Court Reinforces the Limits of the “Patent Exhaustion” Defense 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 14, 2013

Taken from the briefing Bowman v. Monsanto: Supreme Court Reinforces the Limits of the “Patent Exhaustion” Defense recorded May, 2013.On May 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court released its unanimous decision in Bowman v. Monsanto Co. and reinforced the limits of the “patent exhaustion” doctrine. In its decision, the Supreme Court held that the patent exhaustion doctrine did not shield Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman’s unauthorized planting of Monsanto ...

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  ...

CLS Bank Int'l v. Alice Corp.: Federal Circuit Splits on Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 25, 2013

Taken from the briefing CLS Bank Int'l v. Alice Corp.: Federal Circuit Splits on Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions recorded June, 2013.On May 10, the Federal Circuit handed down a much-anticipated en banc ruling regarding the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  In a per curiam opinion that is perhaps the most important § 101 jurisprudence since the Supreme Court's Bilski v. Kappos ...

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 ...

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Supreme Court Sets New Limits on Extraterritorial Human Rights Suits 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 22, 2013

Taken from the briefing Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Supreme Court Sets New Limits on Extraterritorial Human Rights Suits recorded May, 2013.On April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court held in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. that the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which allows suits in federal courts for violations of international law (including international human rights law), is subject to the presumption against extraterritoriality. Chief Justice ...

Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District: A Blow to Monetary Exactions in the Land-Use Permitting Context 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 28, 2013

Taken from the briefing Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District: A Blow to Monetary Exactions in the Land-Use Permitting Context recorded August, 2013.On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision with significant implications for land-use regulation. The Court held that permitting agencies have a constitutional obligation to prove that any monetary exaction imposed as a condition of permit approval bear an essential nexus ...

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) ...

American Express v. Italian Colors: Supreme Court Says Basta! to Plaintiffs Seeking to Dodge Arbitration Agreements 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 6, 2013

Taken from the briefing American Express v. Italian Colors: Supreme Court Says Basta! to Plaintiffs Seeking to Dodge Arbitration Agreements 2013 recorded July, 2013.On June 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States re-visited the question of the extent to which a party to an otherwise enforceable arbitration agreement could wriggle free from the arbitrability requirement. The decision – American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant – builds ...

A Millennial Makeover: How Millennials May Change the Way We Do Business 2012 (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Aug. 14, 2012

Please note:  CLE Credit is Not Available for this Briefing. Taken from the briefing A Millennial Makeover: How Millennials May Change the Way We Do Business recorded July, 2012. Law firms, like many business services organizations, work under an “apprenticeship” model.  Junior staff spend years learning their craft in the shadows of senior partners.  Historically, this structure has often resulted in a focus ...

Avoiding the Bite of the Unrelated Business Income Tax 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 30, 2013

Taken from the briefing Avoiding the Bite of the Unrelated Business Income Tax recorded July, 2013.The Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) and the related concept of Unrelated Debt Financed Income (UDFI) pose formidable hurdles to lawyers and business people handling investment transactions for nonprofit organizations.  Understanding these concepts and some of the techniques for avoiding them, are the focus of this seminar.  We will ...

Basel III: Complying with the New Rules 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 21, 2013

Taken from the briefing Basel III: Complying with the New Rules recorded August, 2013.The federal banking agencies have just adopted comprehensive regulatory capital rules that will  implement Basel III in the U.S.  In turn, it is time for banking organizations to understand the new rules and bring themselves into compliance with them by the beginning of 2015 (2014, for the largest banking organizations).  The new rules make important ...

Basel III and Derivatives Exposures: Understanding the Regulatory Capital Effects 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 13, 2013

Taken from the briefing Basel III and Derivatives Exposures: Understanding the Regulatory Capital Effects recorded May, 2013.The implementation of Basel III in the U.S. and in other jurisdictions may or may not be just around the corner, but it is none too soon for banking organizations to embark on the process of understanding how the evolving regulatory capital regime will affect their balance sheets and operations. One key area of impact will ...

Basics of Export Controls 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Dec. 3, 2013

Taken from the briefing Basics of Export Controls 2013 recorded November, 2013.U.S. and multinational corporations are increasingly affected by the range of U.S. laws and regulations governing international trade. The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) each plays an important role in administering ...

Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 2, 2013

Taken from the briefing Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2013 recorded September, 2013.In just one hour, this briefing will provide you with a summary of federal candidate and PAC campaign law, as regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act and administered by the Federal Election Commission’s Regulations and Disclosure Rules.Lecture Topics  [Total Time: 01:06:18] Contribution definitions, limits, and prohibitions Expenditures ...

Benefit Corporations 101: Legal Considerations for Companies, Investors and Lenders Involved in this "Impact Investing" Trend 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Apr. 3, 2014

Taken from the briefing Benefit Corporations 101: Legal Considerations for Companies, Investors and Lenders Involved in this "Impact Investing" Trend recorded March, 2014.The first “benefit corporation” legislation was passed in 2010. In less than four years, 19 states plus D.C. have passed benefit corporation legislation, and 16 more states are working on it. On August 1, 2013, Delaware became the 19th state to permit the establishment of benefit ...

Bitcoins - Retirement Plan and IRA Investment in Digital Currencies 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Mar. 13, 2014

Taken from the briefing Bitcoins - Retirement Plan and IRA Investment in Digital Currencies recorded February, 2014.The use of bitcoins - the nascent digital form of currency - for purposes of the purchase of good or services has so far been relatively tiny, but reportedly growing. Its novelty and its potential as an investment asset has resulted in considerable media attention. Illiquidity, speculation, and other factors have driven large swings ...

Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Law: Overview and Analysis 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Dec. 3, 2013

Taken from the briefing Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Law: Overview and Analysis recorded November, 2013. While the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is relatively old news, the U.S. government continues to enforce the law vigorously.  There is no sign that will abate.  Further complicating many companies' international business is the fact that other countries are rewriting - and modifying enforcement of - their own anti-corruption laws.  ...

Business Development Companies: A Private Equity or a Volcker Solution? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Apr. 22, 2014

Taken from the briefing Business Development Companies: A Private Equity or a Volcker Solution? recorded April, 2014.The market for offerings by business development companies, or BDCs, remains active. We will discuss the advantages associated with BDCs, including beneficial tax treatment. The speakers will provide an overview of the basic requirements applicable to BDCs, including those related to eligible portfolio companies, governance, and affiliate ...

Business Development for Aspiring Partners in Today's Legal Economy: Strategies and Techniques 2012 (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Oct. 18, 2012

Please note: There will be no CLE credit for this briefing. Taken from the briefing Business Development for Aspiring Partners in Today's Legal Economy: Strategies and Techniques 2012 recorded December 2012. In this briefing, our faculty – a mix of partners and associates heavily involved in business development – will share their experience and insights into business development in today's legal market.  They will discuss ...

Business Development Plans for Lawyers: More Important than Ever 2012 (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Sep. 20, 2012

Please note:  CLE credit is not available for this briefing. Taken from the briefing Business Development Plans for Lawyers: More Important than Ever recorded September, 2012. As competition in the legal market continues to become more fierce, lawyers at all levels need to be focused on business development activities.  An important starting point is a written business development plan.  And that applies not only to lawyers ...

Career Moves and the Experienced Attorney: Building Relationships, Job Search Strategy and Common Interview Mistakes 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 12, 2013

There will be NO CLE CREDIT for this briefing.Taken from the briefing Career Moves and the Experienced Attorney: Building Relationships, Job Search Strategy and Common Interview Mistakes recorded May, 2013.The good news is that the legal marketplace is dynamic; the bad news is that it is ever-changing and uncertain. Frequent job changes and career shifts are going to become part of every legal career.  This program is geared to experienced ...

Catch Phrase or Trademark Infringement? A Trap for the Unwary 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 3, 2013

Taken from the briefing Catch Phrase or Trademark Infringement? A Trap for the Unwary recorded June, 2013.The recent 2nd Circuit opinion in Kelly-Brown v. Oprah Winfrey, __F3d__, 2013 WL 2360999 (2d Cir 2013) highlights a potential trademark “trap for the unwary” and the need for vigilant clearance. Companies regularly make use of catch phrases and other short phrases, terms and images in connection with advertising their primary brands. Often such ...

CFPB's Responsible Business Conduct: Scope and Application 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Sep. 25, 2013

Taken from the briefing CFPB's Responsible Business Conduct: Scope and Application recorded September, 2013. Over the summer, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued important new guidance on the factors it will consider in exercising its enforcement discretion.  CFPB Bulletin 2013-06,  Responsible Business Conduct:  Self-Policing, Self-Reporting, Remediation, and Cooperation provides details on the four factors used to ...

CFPB Finalizes June 2013 Amendments and Clarifications to Mortgage Rules (Audio-only)

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Released on: Dec. 3, 2013

Taken from the briefing CFPB Finalizes June 2013 Amendments and Clarifications to Mortgage Rules recorded November, 2013. On September 13, 2013, in response to questions and suggestions from industry participants, the CFPB finalized amendments and clarifications to its January 2013 mortgage rules.  The amendments, which were originally proposed in June 2013, principally address concerns raised with respect to the mortgage servicing and ...

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George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.