Executive Summaries

 
 
  • Hundreds of Climate Suits Being Litigated

    Hundreds of climate change lawsuits are working their way through United States courts, using arguments grounded in several different legal theories: tort, fiduciary duty, securities laws and constitutional law. As a threshold matter, climate change tort claims...

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  • Fresh Perspective on Expert Selection

    An expert can make or break a company’s case and is often a critical component in effective advocacy. It is critical to ensure that the expert is not only the best credentialed available but also able to...

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  • You Should Be Worried About Embedded Leases

    The new lease accounting standards (FASB ASC 842 and IFRS 16) introduce rules as to how companies identify and measure the value of leases, and how they report them on corporate balance sheets. Nearly all off-balance sheet...

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  • What You Need to Get Ahead Using E-Discovery Analytics

    The challenge in e-discovery has been to develop technology that accurately collects, processes, searches and presents information. That goal has been largely accomplished. But in just the last few years, the information landscape has profoundly changed in...

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  • Everything You Own in a Box to the Left

    Building legal risk metrics throughout the ordinary course of business provides added value for corporations of all types. It gives leadership better insight into the workplace culture so that harmful behavioral patterns can be exposed, bad conduct...

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  • Protecting Investments in IP and People

    Even if you have no products that compete with another company, that company can be your competitor for employees. And competition triggers antitrust laws. The Antitrust Division took numerous executives and Human Resource (HR) staff by surprise...

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  • Software Patents Still Valuable After Alice

    The 2014 United States Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. Prop. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l imposed a heightened standard for patent eligibility — a two-part test that has led many software patents to be held invalid....

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  • GDPR Makes the EU’s Regulatory Reach Global

    The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) expands the scope of the EU’s data privacy regulatory framework to cover companies that process or control the personal data of employees or other individuals residing in the EU, regardless...

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  • Protecting Your Company’s Domain Name

    Nearly all successful businesses maintain an online presence, often incorporating the company’s trademark into the domain name. It is highly advisable to monitor the use of your trademark on the Internet. Other entities may seek to use...

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  • Design Patents Overlooked in Many IP Portfolios

    Many consumer products companies have long taken advantage of the protection afforded through design patents. Companies in other areas — heavy industry, electronics and, most notably, medical devices — have been slower to recognize these valuable assets....

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