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U.S. Relaxes Export Restrictions on Contributions to Standards Bodies

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Yet another U.S. export control rule involving exports to Huawei and similar companies is about to take effect. It’s worth noting that the new interim rule from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) relaxes current export restrictions, specifically on contributions to standards bodies. Read the full article here. Read More

Recent Court Decision May Provide Willful Patent Infringement Defendants Relief

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Defendants accused of willful patent infringement may find early relief if a recent decision is adopted broadly by district courts. The judge in IP Power Holdings Limited v. Westfield Outdoor, Inc., Case No. 2:19-cv-01878-MMD-NJK (D. Nev. June 4, 2020) granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss willful infringement allegations that would typically be expected to survive such a motion. The holding appears Read More

Are 20th Century defamation laws suitable to the task of regulating social media?

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The defamation case between Mr Dylan Voller, a former detainee, and some of Australia's media companies has led the NSW Court of Appeal to confirm that parties who maintained public Facebook pages, and encouraged and facilitated third-party comments that were made visible to general Facebook users, were publishers of the comments. Read more here. Read More

UPDATE – Business Interruption Insurance FCA Test Case

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As the FCA is bringing its business interruption insurance test case under its mandate as the conduct regulator of the UK’s financial services sector and given the significance of and public interest in the case, the regulator has been making public what it has been doing. This has included the publication last week of the court papers in which the Read More

What’s Involved in Training Employees to Recognize Signs of Human Trafficking

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As we wrote about in a previous HR Law Blog post, as of June 1, 2020, employees who have “recurring interactions with the public, including, but not limited to, an employee who works in a reception area, performs housekeeping duties, helps customers in moving their possessions, or transports by vehicle customers of the lodging establishment” will have to be trained Read More