• Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act

    Privacy law in the United States is about to undergo a fundamental change when the California Consumer Privacy Act becomes effective on January 1, 2020. Preparing for the CCPA has been complicated by the fact that the...

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  • Cybersecurity Protocols and ADR

    The legal profession, in general, needs to modernize its approach to cybersecurity. And alternative dispute resolution has even more work to do, given its unique composition. ADR participants — arbitrators, mediators, representatives — come from different organizations,...

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  • Use of Landmark Images in Advertising

    Though landmark images are valuable visual assets in advertising campaigns, their use can raise serious legal concerns. They are often protectable under intellectual property laws, and unauthorized commercial use could rise to the level of infringement. One...

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  • A Fresh Look at Japanese Trade Secret Protection

    There is no specialized trade secret statute in Japan, but trade secrets are afforded both civil and criminal protection under the broader Unfair Competition Prevention Act. The act has been amended to address issues of big data...

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  • Negotiating Second Request Discovery

    Few things can incite more urgency for legal and compliance teams than a Hart Scott Rodino Second Request. Notorious for their tight deadlines and high stakes, second requests require organizations to process, review and produce large quantities...

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  • Unions Strike Back

    In 2018 there were suddenly strikes everywhere — from fast- food restaurants to Google, from statehouses to schoolhouses. After decades of declining strike activity, workers took to the streets on a magnitude not seen in recent memory....

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  • Protecting IP With Employment Agreements in France

    An employer in France does not automatically own the intellectual property rights on industrial or artistic works created by employees in the course of their employment, even when such employees were specifically hired to invent or develop...

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  • New Patent Legislation Has Bipartisan Support

    In a rare instance of bipartisan agreement, the Stronger Patents Act of 2019 is moving toward ratification. The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property held a hearing last week, and as witnesses made clear in their testimony,...

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  • Monsters and Villains

    The online magazine crooksandliars, which normally covers politics, takes a look at the recently-published book, She Said, “the behind-the-scenes story of how Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey brought down Harvey Weinstein.” The article blames lawyers for much...

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  • CLO Tony West Says California’s Employee Reclassification Bill Doesn’t Apply To Uber

    The California legislature recently passed legislation that will require gig economy companies to reclassify many workers as employees. It doesn’t take effect until Jan 1, 2020, but litigation over its provisions has already begun. Uber CLO Tony...

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