- Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law BlogGovernment publishes Legislation Programme for Spring 2019Posted on January 18, 2019 by Davinia BrennanThe Government has published its Legislation Programme for Spring 2019. Preparing for Brexit is the central feature of the Spring Legislation Programme (which covers the period January-March 2019). The Brexit omnibus bill, the Miscellaneous Provisions (Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 29 March 2019) Bill, is the primary item in the Spring...Continue Reading…
- Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogUK House of Commons Rejects Draft Brexit Withdrawal AgreementPosted on January 17, 2019 by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPOn January 15, 2019, the UK House of Commons rejected the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the UK Prime Minister and the EU, and the UK ICO recently published guidance for businesses regarding the consequences of a UK exit without a deal remains relevant. This blog entry provides highlights on the guidance. Continue Reading
- Blog: Biologics BlogUSPTO’s Revised Patent Eligibility Guidance Aims for Greater Clarity and ConsistencyPosted on January 9, 2019 by On January 7, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published new guidance for patent examiners intended to address concerns expressed by Federal Circuit judges, industry stakeholders, and others about the perceived lack of predictability and clarity in determining subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. See 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter [...]
- Blog: Appellate InsightFederal Class Action Appeals – What’s the Deadline to Petition to Appeal When a Motion for Reconsideration Is Filed?Posted on December 28, 2018 by Josephine MasonIf you’re litigating a putative class action in federal court and get a class certification order that is adverse to your client (whether plaintiff or defense), you may petition to take an immediate appeal of that order. Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(f). The petition to appeal must be filed quickly—within 14 days. Id. The short […]
- Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsISS Issues U.S. Compensation Policies FAQs for 2019Posted on December 28, 2018 by Haynes and Boone Benefits GroupOn December 14, 2018, Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) issued its updated FAQs related to its U.S. Compensation Policies, effective for shareholder meetings occurring on or after February 1, 2019. There were some notable updates with respect to executive compensation and nonemployee director compensation, which are briefly discussed below. Problematic Pay Practices ISS had previously identified […] The post ISS Issues U.S. Compensation Policies FAQs for 2019 appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
- Blog: NextGen Financial Services ReportCommunity Banks Disappointed with Federal Regulators’ Proposed Community Bank Leverage RatioPosted on December 19, 2018 by Jerry G. SanchezOne of the key provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act rollback law signed by President Trump on May 24, 2018, hasn’t met its early promise for U.S. community banks. Recently proposed rules to implement simplified capital requirements have fallen short of the industry’s expectations when the bank deregulation law was enacted in May. On November 21,...Continue Reading…