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Chief Wahoo and the Washington Redskins Are Safe - for Now: U.S. Supreme Court Kills Trademark Disparagement Clause
Published: June 21, 2017
Summary: The Supreme Court struck down a long-standing law barring the registration of trademarks that the USPTO deems disparaging. In the 8-0 opinion, the court held that because trademarks are not government speech, they are protected by the First Amendment. ...

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Five Tips for Training Employees on Effective Cybersecurity Practices
Published: June 20, 2017
In today’s digital age, all employees who routinely use computers or have access to electronic data should receive at least basic training on cybersecurity, including best practices for data management. The failure to adequately train employees can expose employers to ...

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Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of AIA Patent Reviews
Published: June 15, 2017
Summary: On Monday, June 12, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the AIA patent review system will be eliminated on constitutional grounds. If found unconstitutional, the abolition of the AIA inter partes review stands to completely change the way targets of patent infringement ...

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Small Defense Contractors, Are You Ready For NIST SP 800-171?
Published: June 14, 2017
The Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services Rule was the subject of two interim rules published Aug. 26, 2015 (80 FR 51739) and Dec. 30, 2015 (80 FR 81472), before being published as a final rule Oct. 21, ...

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Supreme Court Limits Patent Owners’ Post-Sale Power Through Ruling on Exhaustion Doctrine in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc.
Published: June 1, 2017
The United States Supreme Court recently held that “a patentee’s decision to sell a product exhausts all of its patent rights in that item, regardless of any restrictions the patentee purports to impose or the location of the sale.” As a ...

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EPA Reaches Settlement Agreements with Three Companies for RMP, EPCRA Violations
Published: May 30, 2017
The EPA announced settlement agreements with three companies for violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (“EPCRA”) and the Risk Management Plan (“RMP”) rule under the Clean Air Act. The companies underreported the amounts and types of chemicals ...

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FERC Stops New Horizontal Drilling on Ohio Pipeline After Wetlands Spill
Published: May 26, 2017
On May 10, FERC ordered Rover Pipeline LLC to not conduct any new horizontal directional drilling (“HDD”) in construction of its Rover pipeline after the company spilled nearly two million gallons of bentonite drilling fluid into an Ohio wetland. The pipeline, ...

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EPA Extends Deadline for Reporting Requirements for Certain Nanoscale Chemicals
Published: May 25, 2017
On the day the rule was supposed to take effect, the EPA extended the effective date of its rule requiring manufacturers and importers of certain chemicals produced at the nanoscale size (1–100 nanometers) to report particular information to the EPA. ...

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Judge Dismisses Some Claims Related to Site Used to Develop First Atomic Bombs
Published: May 25, 2017
Recently, in 105 Mt. Kisko Associates, LLC v. Carozza, No. 15 Civ. 5346, 2017 WL 1194700 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 30, 2017), the Southern District of New York ruled that the owners of a property contaminated by World War II-era radioactive materials ...

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“TwoFer” Executive Order Challenged in Court
Published: May 24, 2017
On Feb. 4, we wrote to inform you of the president’s Jan. 31 Executive Order 13771 that, among other things, required the repeal of two administrative rules for every new rule promulgated by a federal agency. On Feb. 8, Public Citizen Inc., the ...

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