Contract provisions regarding data privacy and security have become crucial because of the recent upsurge of cybersecurity threats and breaches. These risks have underscored the need for every business to implement strong and effective data management programs to avoid further financial and reputational losses associated with cyberattacks. However, the stream of new privacy laws and the varying jurisdictions have brought complexities to this effort.
The past year has brought significant developments in the antitrust class action context, leaving questions and issues over the certification process standards. Aside from the litigation challenges caused by the shifting rules, US courts are also reinforcing their probe of proposed classes making it increasingly difficult to obtain early class decisions.
The product liability litigation landscape continues to evolve along with the recent regulatory changes, consumer trends and habits, technological advancements, and lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, more state and federal developments are expected to emerge especially as areas that were not previously regulated bring new products to the market.
The reduction of mergers and acquisitions (M&A)-related class actions and the state 1933 Act have driven a significant decline in securities class action filings over the last years. However, despite the decrease in the overall federal filings, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)-related cases have doubled, bringing newer litigation risks and additional ramifications in this category.
The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) which refines and expands existing privacy regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is now coming on-stream. With the developments and regulatory updates the CPRA is currently posing, organizations are now moving to strengthen their data protection practices and starting to adapt to the anticipated changes.
Trademarks and patents remain critical in promoting innovation and creativity in all industries today. Because of this, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to emphasize the need to secure transparency when it comes to patent ownership. As a result, more and more bills that would modify the patent system to address poor quality patents and safeguard inventions have been recently introduced. Among this surge of bills is the “Restoring the America Invents Act” which aims to amend several issues related to post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
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The rising competition among several industries including the healthcare and digital platforms has continuously challenged economic fairness and posed compliance hurdles for practitioners specifically under the Sherman Act. Some of the violations include price fixing, rigging contract bids, and allocating consumers between businesses that should be competing for them.
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Patent Infringement Damages: Building Damages Analyses to Last in the Wake of MLC International v. Micron TechnologyJohn Patrick2022-01-12T21:28:41-05:00
With the ever-changing regulatory trends involving patent infringement, lawyers should be competent in furnishing a sound damage analysis to mitigate risks and effectively respond to damage discovery. Reasonable royalties are by far the most common form of damages awarded among the primary remedies available in patent infringement cases. However, the implications of MLC International v. Micron Technology have left questions among patent litigators, particularly on the required disclosure of a royalty rate during fact discovery.
The rapid growth of generic drug companies has instigated increased enforcement and litigation activities in the pharmaceutical industry, further complicating the nature of the Hatch-Waxman Act and posing more risks of infringement.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sharp changes to the tax enforcement priorities of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), specifically in implementing its remote audits. Recently, the IRS and the Treasury Department released proposed treasury regulations related to the electronic filing of certain tax returns and statements. These, along with other significant developments, have been the result of the Biden administration’s efforts to address recent tax compliance issues and controversies.