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FDA Approves First Genetically Modified Food-Producing Animal

On November 19, 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new animal drug application (NADA) that authorizes the …

The FDA’s Draft Guidance on Cybersecurity for Networked Medical Devices

Yet another regulator has weighed in on cybersecurity issues, adding to an already complicated and daunting mosaic of regulatory enforcement actions …

Medicine

Weak Baby Monitor Security Subject of FTC Internet of Things Study

On January 19, the Federal Trade Commission posted the results of a small study of baby monitor security, finding that four out of five devices …

Security

China Passes (De) Encryption Cyber Law

On December 27, 2015, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's national legislative body, passed the Counter-Terrorism Law …

Asia

Star Wars Copyright and Trademark Litigation: The Empire Sues Back

Haven’t seen the new Star Wars movie yet? The pop culture zeitgeist recommends that you binge-watch all six of the prior Star Wars movies before …

Science Fiction

Alert: Top 10 Antitrust Developments and Trends to Watch in 2016

Attention in the US during 2016 will be on the presidential campaign, and the election in November will bring a change in the "antitrust guard" at …

Top 10

Cyber Security Compliance: The Role of the CCO

For years, cyber security has been the province of IT specialist and technicians. Those days are long gone. If you ask a Board of Directors to …

Security

Health Care Reform – What You Should Know For 2016

Unlike most other years since the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) was passed, there are relatively few new requirements employers need to implement in …

Health Care Reform

JD Supra's Top 50 Popular Topics in 2015

A look at the top 50 popular topics on JD Supra in 2015.
By: JD Supra Perspectives

List-Worthy

5 Reasons Why No One Reads Your Content

Why you're not being read - and what to do about it....
By: JD Supra Perspectives

Blogging

Popular Hiring & Firing Reads on JD Supra

A recap of the most well-read recent JD Supra publications covering hiring, firing, and other HR-related workplace issues. Need to know...
By: JD …

Human Resources

7 Essential IP Law Considerations for Startup Entrepreneurs

Startups derive immense value from intangible assets. Startup valuations are based heavily on things you can’t touch: passion, brainpower, expertise, …

Startup Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Success But Prepare for Failure: Do You Have a Plan B?

Absent luck and preparation, failure equals disaster – it is folly to assume otherwise...

When a startup participant (i.e., company founder, investor, …

Trademark Strategies for Start-Up Companies

Most innovative start-up companies appreciate that a sound patent strategy is critical to success in the marketplace, and in making the company …

FTC v. Wyndham: The Litigation Goes On, But Other Lessons To Learn

It’s fair to say that the opinion by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in FTC v. Wyndham was a set-back for Wyndham, but for businesses it may be …

Are Independent Contractors Always Exempt From I-9 Requirements?

Employers rarely question the general rule that independent contractors are not required to complete a form I-9. Most employers believe that, if an …

Freelancing

5 Things Companies Should Know About the Slowdown in China

The dramatic drops in the Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock markets have produced very obvious repercussions in global markets. In China, the …

Asia

How to Avoid Choosing the Wrong Cybersecurity Firm

With today’s landscape, managing cyber risk has become a top priority for businesses. However, choosing the right cybersecurity firm can be a …

What's Popular Right Now at the Intersection of Social Media and the Law?

Live streaming, hashtag trademarks, social media ownership after bankruptcy, the role of socmed in discovery ... myriad issues make for interesting …

Social Media

I Was An Irrational Compliance Calculator

In what might be described as a “companion guide” to my Ethikos article Does Compliance Need More “Darkside,” I had a chance to read Scott …

The DOJ’s Cyber Incident “Best Practices” Guidance

The Cybersecurity Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice released in April its “Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents,” …

World War C: Cyber Warfare

[author: Winthrop Smith]

State-sponsored hacking occurs when a country funds cyber hacking organizations or groups in order to infiltrate a company’s …

Cybersecurity Oversight: What is a Board of Directors to Do?

Cybersecurity and the risks of data breaches figured prominently at the 35th Annual Ray Garrett Corporate and Securities Law Institute held April 30, …

Facebook is Not a Picket Line

The National Labor Relations Act protects the rights of employees to connect and address conditions at work, and recent decisions have held that this …

Facebook

Like It or Love It: How Not to Get Pinned (Legally) When Using Social Media to Promote Your Brand

Twitter®, Instagram®, Facebook®, Pinterest® and other social media websites and apps are great ways to interact with friends, family and potential …

Viral Marketing

#Trademarks?: Hashtags as Trademarks

Hashtags have become ubiquitous in social media, but their status as intellectual property—particularly as trademarks—is still developing. First …

Marketing

Effort to Hide Facebook Evidence by Deactivating Account Ends Badly for Louisiana Man

As social media has become ubiquitous, courts are wrestling with more discovery disputes involving social media accounts. In a recent case, Crowe v. …

Facebook

Is Posting Obscenities Aimed At Supervisor On Facebook A Terminable Offense?

Maybe not, according to a recently published NLRB decision. In Pier Sixty LLC, a majority of a three-member NLRB panel affirmed an ALJ’s decision that …

Federal Court Limits Employer's Right to Discover Information About the EEOC’s Own Hiring Policies and Expands the EEOC's Rights on Discoverability

In recent years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has aggressively sought to enforce its April 2012 enforcement guidance concerning how, …

In a Win for Employees, Fourth Circuit Finds That Two Racial Slurs May Support Harassment Claim

Harassment