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Trump-Era Statement on Standards-Essential Patents Withdrawn
The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (the Agencies) announced the withdrawal of a 2019 Policy Statement on Remedies for Standards-Essential Patents Subject to Voluntary F/RAND Commitments (2019 Statement) on June 8, 2022.
Forthcoming Disclosure and Security Requirements for Institutions Hosting Federally Funded Research
National Security Presidential Memorandum-33 (NSPM-33) and implementation guidance from the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) direct federal agencies to standardize and enhance disclosure and security requirements that apply to federally funded research and development (R&D).
Supreme Court Reinstates Injunction Against Texas Social Media Law
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s stay of a temporary injunction in NetChoice, LLC v. Paxton, a closely watched case involving a novel Texas law purporting to bar “social media platforms” from engaging in “viewpoint” discrimination.
Supreme Court Holds That Prejudice Is Not Part of an Arbitration Waiver Analysis Under the FAA
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the federal policy favoring arbitration does not authorize federal courts to impose a prejudice requirement when evaluating whether a party has waived its right to arbitration by litigating in court.
FTC Proposes Updated Guidance for Influencer and Consumer Review Programs
To encourage transparency and compliance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act and address current practices and trends, the FTC first published the Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (Guides) in 1980 and then amended them in 2009.
CA Court Confirms Employers Must Timely Pay and Report Meal Period Premiums or Face Additional Penalties
On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued a seminal opinion in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc., which found that employees can recover penalties for failure to timely pay wages at termination and failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements based on untimely paid or unreported meal and rest period premiums.
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