Animal Law Update
Fox's Animal Law Update provides up-to-date information and relevant news on a myriad of topics that affect some of our four-legged friends. Join our team of seasoned attorneys as they offer valuable insight to proposed regulatory and statutory amendments that may impact your animal-related businesses or activities.
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The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely considered the preeminent forum for resolving disputes involving the internal affairs of the multitude of Delaware corporations and other business entities through which a vast amount of the world's commercial affairs is conducted. Join our Delaware corporate and commercial litigation attorneys—who are skilled at navigating this precedent-setting arena—as they guide you through the complex landscape of legal issues and analysis arising before this Court.
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Wilmington attorney Gregory B. Williams explores the decisions issued by the U.S. District Court of Delaware in the areas of antitrust and intellectual property law.
IP Spotlight Blog
Intellectual property is often the lifeblood of a company. As an experienced IP and registered patent attorney, James Singer keeps you up-to-date with the legal and business aspects of intellectual property and other intangible assets on his IP Spotlight blog. Covering topics such as licensing, due diligence, acquisition, compliance and risk management associated with patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, IP Spotlight provides insight, commentary and tips regarding recent legislation and developments in the industry.
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Lone Star Bench & Bar is a blog about being a lawyer — and specifically about being a litigator in the state of Texas in the first quarter of the 21st Century. Authored by attorneys in Fox Rothschild’s Dallas office, the blog offers insights and analysis on the daily challenges lawyers face and the creative solutions they find.
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Privacy compliance and electronic data security affect almost every business. Data breach prevention is essential. Fox Rothschild's Privacy Compliance & Data Security Blog will help readers navigate through the policies and best practices of data breach response. The Blog covers topics including compliance with data protection laws and regulatory enforcement and litigation as well.
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The highly regulated securities and financial industry has a host of complex problems—and financial institutions often find themselves on the receiving end of audits, investigations and other compliance issues. Our seasoned securities attorneys have the knowledge and experience to address cutting edge industry issues. Join them in their exploration of this increasingly complex area.
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To successfully navigate South Florida’s court system, it’s key to have a trusted team of experienced trial litigators to help you tackle complex legal issues throughout the region. Attorneys in our West Palm Beach office possess extensive knowledge of the commercial litigation, corporate bankruptcy and other issues that wind their way through the courts in South Florida. Their blog provides informed analysis and insight into cases, decisions, rules and other matters that could impact your company's claims and defenses in civil courts, bankruptcy courts and other forums.
Recent Blog Posts
- Chief Judge Stark Dismisses Without Prejudice U.S. Patent No. 6,229,366 from Pending Patent Infringement Action Following Reexamination Amendments By Memorandum Order entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor Int’l, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 04-1371-LPS (D.Del., December 8, 2017), the Court dismissed without prejudice U.S. Patent No. 6,229,366 (“the ‘366 patent”) from the action, which was filed more than a dozen years ago, given that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office allowed amended claims during Fairchild’s ex parte reexamination, issued a reexamination certificate and the reexamination amendments effected a substantive... More
- Americans for Medical Progress premieres an extraordinary video that describes the incredible need for and contribution of animals in research and the people dedicated to their care. Americans for Medical Progress (AMP) “supports research involving animals when it is necessary to advance our understanding of biological processes.” and provides tools for “public outreach that builds understanding and appreciation for necessary and humane animal research.” The latest tool in their toolbox is a video “designed to be a conversation starter about the importance of animals in research and the high standards of care they receive,” titled “Love, Care, Progress,” which you can view here. The videp features [r]esearch professionals, including a trainer,... More
- Report: Hackers Polishing Phishing Techniques To Reel In More Victims Not long ago, phishing attacks were easy to spot. They’d be rife with misspellings or link to suspicious looking login pages. That’s changing, writes internet security expert Brian Krebs. Hackers are getting more sophisticated, sending potential victims to legitimate looking web pages, sometimes hosted on the “secure” HTTPS domain. Web security firm PhishLabs recently reported that the number of phishing sites hosted on HTTPS has doubled in the past year. That means companies and individuals need to keep on their toes. Krebs’ article... More
- Senator Lesniak’s bill that would transfer law enforcement authority from NJSPCA’s to professional law enforcement officers and agencies receives broad support. Senator Lesniak introduced S3558 to address deficiencies in the enforcement of New Jersey’s animal cruelty laws by state and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals. Several state reports had concluded that the centuries-old law granting law enforcement authority of animal cruelty investigations to part time volunteers was overdue for a drastic change. Lesniak, having sponsored a 2006 law that was supposed to address deficiencies in governmental oversight of these volunteer groups, admitted that those measures had not worked... More
- Miami-Dade Imposes Regulations on Peer-to-Peer Short Term Rentals Miami is know for fun, sun, beaches and is a top spot for people looking to vacation or get together with friends or family for reunions and parties. As a result, Miami-Dade County has been one of the busiest areas for peer-to-peer short term rentals. The more short term rentals in a neighborhood the more complaints from neighbors regarding noise, parking, trash and other concerns. Back in April, Miami-Dade reached agreement with Air BnB to collect bed taxes on the short... More
- Why do patents often include method claims and apparatus claims? When I send a draft patent application to an inventor who is new to the patent process, the inventor often asks why the claims seem to repeat themselves. A patent application often has one group of claims directed to a method, and another group directed to an apparatus or system. This can confuse new inventors because the two claim groups often appear to be very similar. Why the duplication? There are several reasons. One reason is that method and apparatus claims can... More
- Chief Judge Stark Denies Mylan Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss or Transfer for Improper Venue Subject to Right to Renew After Venue-Related Discovery By Memorandum Order entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Javelin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al. v. Mylan Laboratories Limited et al., Civil Action No. 16-224-LPS (D.Del., December 1, 2017), the Court denied without prejudice the motion to dismiss for improper venue or, in the alternative, to transfer venue to the Northern District of West Virginia of Defendant Mylan Laboratories Limited, Mylan, Inc. and Mylan Pharmaceutical Inc. (collectively, the “Mylan Defendants”). In doing so, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ request for... More
- Millennials’ Embrace of Newer Forms of Social Media Poses HIPAA Challenges On our HIPAA & Health Information Technology Blog, associate Ankita Patel discusses how Millennials’ embrace of newer forms of social media such as Snapchat and Instagram poses HIPAA challenges for health care organizations. “With just a few taps and swipes, an employee can post a seemingly innocuous disclosure of PHI. Interns and residents of the younger generation may innocently upload a short-term post (be it a picture for two-seconds or an eight-second long video) of a busy hospital room or even an... More
- Florida’s Homestead Exemption Lives On Even After You’re Gone Your primary residence in Florida (“Homestead”) can be a very useful tool for protection of assets from creditors during your life, and after your death for the benefit or your spouse and heirs. The Florida Constitution, Article X, Section 4 sets forth the applicable restrictions on forced sale and the devise of your Homestead. If your Homestead is one-half acre or less within a municipality or 160 acres or less outside a municipality, the entire Homestead is generally protected from forced sale by someone that sues you and obtains a judgment. ... More
- Chancery Denies Request for Injunctive Relief Regarding State Contract Award The recent opinion of Protech Solutions, Inc. v. The Delaware Department of Health and Human Services, C.A. No. 2017-0642-TMR (Del. Ch. Nov. 30, 2017) sets forth a helpful roadmap in terms of the Court’s determination of whether to uphold a state contract for professional services. There, Plaintiff Protech Solutions, Inc. (“Protech”) challenged the decision of the State of Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Child Support Services to grant a contract to another bidder in response to a Request for... More
- U.S. Government CISO: Business Leaders Need To See Cybersecurity as a Risk Management Issue Cybersecurity professionals must work diligently to help business leaders understand that their work is more than just technology implementation, says Greg Touhill, the federal government’s first Chief Information Security Officer. It’s risk management. “I keep on hearing executives talk about cybersecurity being a technology problem, and they keep pouring money into buying new stuff,” rather than focusing on risk management, Touhill said in a speech to a gathering of cybersecurity pros this week in Washington DC. Instead of buying the hottest new cybersecurity tools, companies... More
- Pre-Merger Suit Deemed Premature by Chancery, Dismissal Granted In a recent decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery, In re Straight Path Commc’ns Inc. Consol. S’holder Litig., Civil Action No. 2017-0486-SG (Del. Ch. Nov. 20, 20107), Vice Chancellor Glasscock stayed consideration of a pre-merger complaint brought by a stockholder, alleging claims that the controlling shareholder obtained a side deal at the expense of the corporation. Because the deal had not yet consummated, plaintiff stockholder only sought monetary damages, while not opposing the closing of the merger. Plaintiff asserted... More
- What’s The Deal With Branch Office Inspections? In Notice to Members 17-38, FINRA has put out for comment a change to Rule 3110 that would allow the remote inspection of certain “qualifying offices” as that term is defined by FINRA. In its Notice to Members, FINRA highlighted the point that technology and a changing industry mandate reconsideration of requiring mandatory, in-person inspections. A “qualified office” is an office that meets the following conditions: A location where there are no more than three associated persons that conduct business for the... More
- Operate a website? Don’t miss the 12/31 deadline to update your DMCA notice If you operate a website that accepts user-generated content, now is the time to contact the Copyright Office. Many online service providers (OSPs) accept user-generated content. Examples include e-commerce websites that accept product reviews, news sites that publish user comments on posted articles, social media sites that permit users to share photos or videos, and even blogs who post comments from other users. It can be very difficult for an OSP to determine whether user-generated content was created by the user who posted it, or whether... More
- A Glimmer of Hope for Pet Stores Selling Professionally-bred, Humanely-raised, Puppies for Dog Lovers. On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Las Vegas City Council voted to enact “Bill No. 2017-40 – which repeals a formerly adopted ordinance which prohibits pet shops from selling or disposing of dogs, cats or potbellied pigs other than those obtained from an animal care facility or nonprofit animal rescue organization.” As both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) stated in written testimony, the misrepresentations about the puppies sold at pet stores harms puppies, breeders, pet... More