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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

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 ...

Chapter 9 - Recent and Possible Future Developments in Chapter 9 in Light of the Detroit, Jefferson County, Stockton and Other Cases 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 22, 2013

Taken from the briefing Chapter 9 - Recent and Possible Future Developments in Chapter 9 in Light of the Detroit, Jefferson County, Stockton and Other Cases recorded October, 2013.While the country has not been beset by the flood of municipality bankruptcies that some have predicted, during the last five years, Detroit, Jefferson County, Alabama, and three significant California cities (populations of approximately 300,000, 215,000 and 130,000) ...

Chinese Investment and U.S. National Security Reviews -- in 3D [Three Different Perspectives] (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 1, 2013

Taken from the briefing Chinese Investment and U.S. National Security Reviews -- in 3D [Three Different Perspectives] recorded July, 2013.The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency committee that conducts national security reviews of in-bound foreign investments.  Deals not approved by CFIUS can face significant risks, including the risk that the deal may be blocked before closing or even the risk ...

Choices of Law in Acquisitions Agreements: U.S. vs. U.K. 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 8, 2013

Taken from the briefing Choices of Law in Acquisitions Agreements: U.S. vs. U.K. recorded April, 2013.What are the key differences between U.K. and U.S. law with respect to acquisition agreements? These days the M&A community is ever more focused on this question, as these differences are becoming of increasing commercial and strategic importance in sale processes, particularly auction sales where seller often gets to select the governing law. ...

Combination Therapies, Pharma Claiming Strategies, and the CAFC 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 30, 2013

Taken from the briefing Combination Therapies, Pharma Claiming Strategies, and the CAFC recorded October, 2013.This lecture, presented by Brian C. Trinque, Ph.D., a partner in the Boston office of Lathrop & Gage LLP, provides a summary of the most recent Federal Circuit cases pertaining to patents claiming combination therapy treatments.  When these cases are considered collectively, they provide important insight into effective patent specification ...

Conscious Strategies for Coping with Unconscious Bias: Real World Advice from Female Partners 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 6, 2013

Taken from the briefing Conscious Strategies for Coping with Unconscious Bias: Real World Advice from Female Partners recorded May, 2013.We all have experienced unconscious bias, but sometimes we don’t recognize or know what to do when confronted with it.  A group of female partners will address conscious strategies that have worked for them when unconscious biases present obstacles to career success.Lecture Topics  [Total Time: 01:01:40]I.  ...

Considerations for End-Users of Derivatives 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 8, 2013

Taken from the briefing Considerations for End-Users of Derivatives recorded June, 2013.Derivatives market participants are becoming subject to a series of regulatory requirements related to clearing, trade reporting, and record-keeping. Even occasional corporate end-users of derivatives will have to prepare to comply with certain of these new obligations.In this Briefing, James Schwartz and Anna T. Pinedo of Morrison & Foerster LLP, and Matthew ...

Crisis Management - A View from Inside and Outside the U.S. 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 30, 2013

Taken from the briefing Crisis Management - A View from Inside and Outside the U.S. recorded May, 2013.Crises are unpredictable but not unmanageable. In recent years, we've seen numerous corporate crises in the headlines, some of which have caused significant damage to companies, and highlighted the critical role of the general counsel as crisis manager. Although a corporate crisis can be a turning point for any company, it does not need to end badly. ...

Delaware's Corporation and Alternative Entity Laws: 2013 Amendments You Must Know About (Audio-only)

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Released on: Sep. 24, 2013

Taken from the briefing Delaware's Corporation and Alternative Entity Laws: 2013 Amendments You Must Know About recorded September, 2013.The Delaware General Corporation Law and Delaware’s alternative entity statutes are amended periodically to keep them current and maintain their preeminence.  This year is no exception.  Numerous amendments have been enacted in 2013.  The amendments are relevant to lawyers with transactional ...

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