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Where to Challenge Patents? International Post Grant Practice - Strategic Considerations Before the USPTO, EPO, SIPO and JPO

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Although the more than 1800 requests for inter partes review filed before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office have been extensively followed by many US practitioners, other patent offices are even more active than the United States.  For example, the European Patent Office issued over 2100 post grant review decisions in 2014 and the State Intellectual Property Office in China more than 12,000 decisions in 2011.   With Japan’s ...

Ambush Marketing: International Regulation and Enforcement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Events like the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and Super Bowl also feature competition among brand marketers and rights holders - specifically, the high-stakes battles between non-sponsoring brands and official event sponsors. How can brands reference these events? What event symbols may marketers safely use without permission? How can official rights holders and exclusive sponsors protect their investment? Members of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance ...

Enforcing Wage Claims for Low-Income Workers

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

State wage and hour laws were a Progressive Era reform that initially met fierce resistance from industry and the United States Supreme Court, most famously in Lochner v. New York, which invalidated New York’s law prescribing maximum working hours for bakery employees. In 1937, however, the Supreme Court narrowly changed its course, upholding Washington State’s minimum wage law by a 5-4 vote in West Coast Hotel Company v. Parrish. This ...

U.S. Companies Trading on the London Stock Exchange and the Impact of EU Regulations Requiring Mandatory Electronic Settlement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Under Article 3(2) of the European Union Regulation on Central Securities Depositories (“CSDR”) published on 28 August 2014, where transactions in transferable securities take place on a trading venue, the relevant securities should be recorded in book entry form in a Central Securities Depository (“CSD”) on or before the intended settlement date (unless already so recorded). The requirement applies irrespective of whether ...

New FCC TCPA Ruling -- Significant Compliance Challenges for Companies

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On July 11, the FCC issued its long-awaited Declaratory Ruling and Order on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act which went into effect immediately.  The Ruling is not generally favorable to industry and significantly impacts how companies in all business sectors may communicate with customers and prospects via telephone and text message.   This briefing will address a host of issues covered by the new ruling, including a consumer’s ...

Basics of Federal Natural Gas Law

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Natural gas is frequently in today’s headlines, either as the bane of environmentalists who oppose hydraulic fracturing (fracking) or the savior of environmentalists who see it as a fuel to replace coal for generating electricity.  Less than ten years ago, however, the United States was supposedly running out of natural gas, and the issue of the day was the siting of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities to import supplies from the Middle ...

Protecting LGBT-Headed Families in a Post-Obergefell World

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges has brought nationwide marriage equality to the LGBT community. Even with access to the privileges, benefits and responsibilities of marriage many questions remain for LGBT people and same-sex couples, particularly for those raising children. How does Obergefell impact families – specifically, how does it impact parentage rights that flow directly to married couples? What do LGBT ...

Financial Institutions: Current Regulatory and Enforcement Hot Topics

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The fundamentals of financial institution regulation are embodied in a well-known set of laws and governmental agencies.  But there is a consistent release of new rules and regulations from regulators, whether under Dodd-Frank or otherwise.  There is a consistent flow of policy revisions and guidance from the regulators.  The emphasis in examinations is constantly shifting and the pendulum of enforcement is swinging from one extreme ...

Memorable and Persuasive: Winning Demonstratives at Trial

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the niche world of graphics consulting for courtroom presentations, starting with the end in mind is a proven strategy for success. Elite trial teams think about the visual depiction of a case early in the litigation cycle, working with graphics (demonstratives and exhibits) that support the witnesses and the arguments. Utilizing the principles of design: balance, gradation, repetition, contrast, harmony, dominance and flow, a trial team uses ...

Six “P’s” of Professional Legal Writing

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Writing well takes commitment, practice, hard work, and a solid writing process. For many lawyers, writing well does not come easy. Lawyers also write for sophisticated and discerning readers: judges and clients.   This session covers the six “P”s of professional legal writing: Professional, Practice, Process, Preference, Placement and Punctuation. Lawyers must realize and embrace they are Professional writers. As professional ...

SEC's Pay Ratio Rule: What Companies Need to do to Prepare

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On August 5, 2015, the SEC issued a long-awaited final rule to implement the Dodd-Frank requirement that issuers disclose the median annual total compensation of all their employees (minus the chief executive officer), the annual total compensation of their CEO, and the ratio of these two amounts.  The SEC’s final rule contains some significant changes from the rule proposed in 2013, most of which were designed to provide issuers with additional ...

Basics of Export Controls 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

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Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia