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WHAT BUILDING OWNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NEW ENERGY DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

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New California state regulations are impacting numerous owners of commercial property across the Golden State. Specifically, owners of nonresidential buildings face new disclosure requirements regarding energy use, with potential legal ramifications for noncompliance. Here’s what California building owners need to know to stay on the right side of the law. View entire article here. Read More

WHY SOFTWARE OWNERS SHOULD WELCOME A RECENT FEDERAL CIRCUIT DECISION

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We’ve seen many developments in recent years that have weakened patents or made them easier to invalidate, which have led to increasing confusion as to what is actually patentable, and how a claim will be construed once it is challenged. That’s why patent owners—in particular companies patenting software-related innovations—should take solace in a recent Federal Circuit decision that could bring Read More

IMMIGRATION, ENGLISH-ONLY AND NATIONAL ORIGIN PROTECTIONS: WHAT EVERY CALIFORNIA EMPLOYER NEEDS TO KNOW

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Effective July 1, 2018, every California employer must comply with new regulations that prohibit language restrictions in the work place, inquiries regarding immigration status, and employee height and weight requirements. California’s Fair Employment and Housing Commission (“FEHC”) has adopted expansive new Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) regulations that expand the definition of “national origin” and aim to broaden protections Read More

U.S. SUPREME COURT HOLDS SOME FOREIGN SALES MAY BE INCLUDED IN PATENT INFRINGEMENT DAMAGES

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The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on yet another patent law matter that, in contrast to other decisions in recent years, actually favors many U.S. patent owners and technology companies. As companies look to market their products across international borders, they have found it necessary to navigate the maze of national and regional laws regarding the protection of intellectual Read More

CALIFORNIA PASSES LANDMARK CONSUMER PRIVACY LAW: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW

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In a significant action that imposes new privacy obligations on California companies while forestalling possibly more onerous requirements from a citizen ballot initiative, on June 28, 2018, the California legislature unanimously passed and Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act. When it becomes effective, this amendment to the California Civil Code will make sweeping changes to Read More

Things You Need to Know About the New Assumed Business Name Law

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Effective on December 1, 2017, a new North Carolina law created a public, state-wide database of assumed business names, which will simplify filing assumed business name certificates. An assumed business name is not the legal name of a business; rather, it is the name a business presents to the public. An assumed name is also called a fictious name or a “doing Read More

Decrypting Blockchain

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The terms “Blockchain” or “Bitcoin” were alien to the general public in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when Satoshi Nakamoto began the Bitcoin phenomenon in 2008. However, today with one of the world’s first cryptocurrency deep “cold storage” companies operating in Dubai, it is clear that tides have shifted and the UAE is actively becoming part of this global trend. Read More

Compliance guide: Road transport Chain of Responsibility laws

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Significant changes to the Chain of Responsibility laws are set to commence on 1 October 2018. Our Transport team has devised a handy guide outlining who and what is covered by the laws, the key principles, and what businesses need to do to be compliant. Please click here. Read More

Data Protection 2018 – global comparative guide launched

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Holding Redlich partner Trent Taylor and lawyer Daniel Clarkin have authored the Australia chapter in the latest International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2018 that has just been published. Click here to read the chapter Data Protection 2018: Australia. Read More