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.
Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation Blog
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.
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Join our Wilmington litigators as they navigate through Delaware’s Family Court, Superior Court and Court of Common Pleas, providing analysis on matters, identifying new cases and developments, detailing the implications of court decisions and offering step-by-step commentary of the trial process.
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Each year, approximately seven million new cases are filed in New Jersey’s courts, and every day, our attorneys are right there helping clients navigate those suits from the moment they land at their doorstep. In this blog, Fox’s New Jersey litigation attorneys provide updates on the latest in litigation, including relevant case law, trials and new laws and regulations.
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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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
- DOJ and FTC release new Antitrust Guidelines for Licensing of Intellectual Property Updating policies that had been on the books for more than two decades, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission recently issued new Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property. The new Guidelines include several updates that reflect changes in the law since the 1995 guidelines were issued. For example, the new Guidelines now permit intellectual property license agreements to explicitly include provisions on resale price without being per se illegal. (Instead, price restraints in licensing agreements will now be analyzed... More
- The problem with the definition of “necessary care” in New Jersey bill A2052. Assembly bill No. 2052 includes the following definition of “necessary care: in the definition section of New Jersey’s animal cruelty statute that could be problematic for farmers raising livestock and poultry in the state, if it were to apply to them: “Necessary care” means care sufficient to preserve the health and well-being of an animal, and except for emergencies or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the person responsible for the care of the animal, providing the following: (1) food of sufficient... More
- Abeinsa Holding Inc. Obtains Ch. 11 Plan Confirmation In the recent decision of In re: Abeinsa Holding Inc. et al., Del. Bankr. Ct. Dec. 14, 2016), Case No. 1:16-bk-10790, the Honorable Kevin J. Carey confirmed clean energy developer Abeinsa Holding Inc.’s Chapter 11 plan, which is part of the $16.5 billion global restructuring for Spanish parent Abengoa SA. Abengoa, with operations in about 50 nations, is a major figure in clean energy and environmental sustainability engineering. The plan was confirmed over the objections of the U.S. Trustee’s office, which... More
- Attempts in New Jersey Bill S2848 to improve dog and cat regulations fall short. New Jersey Bill S2848 does far more than described in the official bill statement which states that the bill requires: 1) all cats and dogs brought into the State from other jurisdictions to have an animal history and health certificate certified by a licensed veterinarian providing the information about the cat or dog specified in subsection a. of section 1 of the bill; and 2) animal rescue organizations, shelters, and pounds to accept the return of a cat or dog received from... More
- Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Partial Summary Judgment of No Willful Infringement By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Vehicle IP, LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC, et al., Civil Action No. 09-1007-LPS (D.Del., December 30, 2016), the Court granted defendants Telecommunication Systems, Inc., Networks in Motion, Inc., and Cellco Partnership (collectively, the “TCS Defendants”) motion for partial summary judgment of no willful infringement and denied a number of other motions to exclude and motions for summary judgment or partial summary judgment filed by the parties. In evaluating the TCS... More
- Federal Circuit: obviousness requires a clear and explicit explanation The Federal Circuit recently vacated a Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) decision that found obvious several claims of a patent application relating to methods for re-configuring icons on a touch-sensitive display. In In re Van Os (Fed. Cir. Jan. 3, 2017), the court’s decision focused on the PTAB’s failure to provide sufficient reasoning for the rejection, rather than the question of whether or not the claims were in fact obvious. The claims related to a user interface for a touch-sensitive display that would enter... More
- The Good and the Bad about NJ Bill S2847 New Jersey Senate Bill No. 2847, introduced on December 12, 2016 would make some important beneficial changes to the laws governing animal rescue organizations and shelters in New Jersey, but would also require the unnecessary and harmful premature spay and neuter of cats and dogs before sale from pet shops, kennels, shelters, pounds, and animal rescue organizations. Considering the positive amendments first, the bill would require registration of all animal rescue organizations with the State Department of Health. Registration is currently... More
- Modular Space Corporation Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection On December 21, 2016, Modular Space Corporation and its affiliated entities (“Modular Space” or the “Debtors”) filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Canada, to implement a plan to rework its $1 billion load of long-term debt. Modular Space will continue its operations during what the restructuring. Modular Space makes, leases and sells office trailers, mobile offices, temporary classrooms, modular office complexes and portable storage units. A restructuring that will swap out about $400 million worth of debt for equity... More
- How long does it take for the USPTO to issue a patent or register a trademark? (2016 edition) At the end of each fiscal year, the USPTO releases a Performance and Accountability Report, with statistics about patent and trademark allowance rates, average pendency, and other details. The USPTO recently released its Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2016. This means that it’s time for IP Spotlight’s annual review of the question: “how long does it take to receive a patent or trademark registration?” To answer that question, here are a few highlights from the USPTO’s FY 2016 report: Patents: The USPTO continued a five-year trend of... More
- The New Year’s Resolution Of Divorce As 2017 draws near many people start to consider their resolutions, promises to themselves, of things they want to accomplish in the next 12 months. Eric Solotoff, a Partner in our Roseland, New Jersey office recently authored an interesting post entitled “The New Year’s Resolution Divorce.” The topic, which seems to resonate with readers, examines the phenomenon of spouses who add filing for divorce to their “to do” list for the new year. ************************** Leslie Spoltore is a Partner with the law firm Fox Rothschild LLP. Leslie practices in Fox... More
- Happy New Year! – Florida’s Minimum Wage to Rise in 2017 Happy New Year! Also, its time for Florida employers to pay attention to the new 2017 Florida minimum wage. As of January 1, 2017, Florida’s minimum wage will rise from the current rate of $8.05 per hour to $8.10 per hour. Under Florida Statute § 448.110 4(a) and (b), the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity must calculate Florida’s minimum wage based upon the increase, if any, in the Federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Earners and Clerical Workers in the southern... More
- Supreme Court Agrees Obligor Should Not Benefit From A Refusal To Pay Alimony The appeal in the case of Jones v. Jones focuses on alimony and the question of whether certain expenses are reasonable. In this particular case, the conduct of the alimony obligor was a significant consideration. Mr. Jones (“Husband”) was dissatisfied with the Family Court Order awarding his former wife, Ms. Jones (“Wife”), alimony. Seeking relief, he filed an appeal. The Supreme Court rejected most of his arguments but explored one related to medical expenses. Specifically, the Court remand the case back... More
- Preference Actions Filed in the Seal123, Inc. Bankruptcy Proceeding From December 15-21, 2016, the Seal123, Inc. Liquidation Trust filed approximately 68 complaints seeking the avoidance and recovery of allegedly preferential and/or fraudulent transfers under Sections 544 and/or 547, 548 and 550 of the Bankruptcy Code (depending upon the nature of the underlying transactions). The Liquidation Trust also seek to disallow claims of such defendants under Sections 502(d) and (j) of the Bankruptcy Code. The Seal123, Inc., and its affiliated debtors, filed voluntary petitions for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for... More
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- HB2 – Trying to Flush It Down the Drain By many accounts, North Carolina has lost in excess of $400 million in business revenue (and a whole lot of basketball games) due to HB2. HB2, for those who don’t know, is the controversial law that limited who could use which bathrooms and was the subject of fierce protests by many in the LGBTQ communities. HB2 also limited state level discrimination claims (later rescinded by the legislature) and restricted the ability of local municipalities to raise the minimum wage. Now, Charlotte City... More