Publication: Lexology

First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

New York State significantly changes estate and gift tax laws

, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that makes broad changes to the New York State estate and gift tax laws, as well as some more technical changes to certain trust income tax rules. The following is a brief summary of the most important changes affecting ... [Published Lexology - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Can the political concerns of corporate officers be of any concern of the corporation?

Suppose a corporation’s Chief Executive Officer becomes involved in a particularly abhorent (but legal) political movement. Suppose further that the Board of Directors is concerned that the corporation’s stockholders, customers and employees will sell ... [Published Lexology - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Beretta sued over Elvis-Themed ad campaign

Last week, we posted that White House had objected when Samsung used President Obama’s image in a tweet. And before that, we posted that Michael Jordan had objected when Jewel-Osco used his name and a picture of his iconic shoes in ad. Now, the estate ... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 2 reports

Thoughts on the most recent Delaware decisions: part I — issues for controlling shareholders, special committees, and investment bankers

The recent Delaware decisions in Orchard and MFW have been characterized by some as “gamechanging” for controlling shareholders and boards. Our view remains that the practical impact of these decisions will be limited. 1At the same time, the recent Delaware ... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Tax Court rejects IRS’ restrictive view of trust material participation

The U.S. Tax Court recently issued a taxpayer favorable opinion regarding how a trust materially participates in its activities. The court’s holding will make it easier for trusts to currently deduct expenses against non-passive income and to exclude ... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Tax Court clarifies cause definition in Section 83 regulations

In Austin v. Commissioner, the taxpayers formed an S corporation into which they transferred their ownership interests in certain entities in exchange for S corporation shares. The taxpayers, employees of the S corporation, executed related Restricted ... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 2 reports

The COPAXONE story in the U.S. and India: an update

As an update to our March 5th posting, , the U.S. Supreme Court (Supreme Court) this week granted Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s (Teva) writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s decision invalidating several of Teva’s patents covering ... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Financial information about FCMs availalble at NFA website

The National Futures Association (NFA) has announced that it will make certain financial information about its futures commission merchant (FCM) members publicly available. You can access this information by of member information and searching for any ... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

The thorny problem of patentable eligible subject matter: an introduction

In view of recent U.S. Supreme Court (Supreme Court) decisions including (Myriad) and (Mayo), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. PTO) on March 4, 2014, issued a guidance for evaluating subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 (Guidance). ... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Podcast: Christina Boe on MyMelbourne with Glenn Ridge (MyMp 1377AM)

of our Melbourne office discusses a few basics of estate planning on MyMp 1377AM radio show "MyMelbourne with Glenn Ridge" (15 April 2014).Click here to download the file (mp3). ... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

DC Circuit invalidates conflict mineral reporting regulations

This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the Security and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) final rule concerning “conflict mineral” disclosures is unconstitutional. Nat’l Assoc. of Mfrs v. SEC, No. 13-5252 (D.C. Cir., decided April ... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

It’s tax time . . . . What does that mean for settling employment claims?

Last summer, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a Memorandum regarding the reporting requirements for attorney’s fees paid to settle an employment claim. The Memorandum makes it clear that the manner in which the settlement agreement is drafted ... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]

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"Intellectual property system patent administrative enforcement has made great achievements, but there is still room to improve considering the needs of patent protection from the main bodies of market and innovation." The official said, to combat malicious infringement, group infringement, repeated infringement and acts of counterfeiting patents, is an important duty...
...goal is to have IP advantage in mobile web," said Li Shunde, director of Law and IP faculty in the university of ChinaChina Academy of Science. "As a competitive edge of tool, Lenovo attaches a great importance to IPR when it make overseas acquisition. In a bid to gain a head start, Lenovo has spent huge money on buying patents from overseas companies." said Li
...It states in no uncertain terms: "It is the sense of Congress that it is an abuse of the patent system and against public policy for a party to send out purposely evasive demand letters to end users alleging patent infringement." 6 The bill advises that demand letters include "basic information" about the patent(s)-in-suit, the claims alleged to be infringing, and how such claims...

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New York State significantly changes estate and... [Published Lexology - Apr 20 2014]
Can the political concerns of corporate officer... [Published Lexology - Apr 20 2014]
Beretta sued over Elvis-Themed ad campaign [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Thoughts on the most recent Delaware decisions:... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
U.S. Tax Court rejects IRS’ restrictive view of... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Tax Court clarifies cause definition in Section... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Financial information about FCMs availalble at ... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
The thorny problem of patentable eligible subje... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
The COPAXONE story in the U.S. and India: an up... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Podcast: Christina Boe on MyMelbourne with Glen... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
DC Circuit invalidates conflict mineral reporti... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
It’s tax time . . . . What does that mean for s... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
New Trade Law of 2014 [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Thoughts on the most recent Delaware decisions:... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Increases in SDLT & extension to ATED / CGTED r... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
The New York City asbestos litigation just beca... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
The COPAXONE story in the U.S. and India: a fur... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
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Prominent Illinois businessman and former Count... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Disgorgement in the Second Circuit: equitable r... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
FIRB alert - Japanese Free Trade Agreement [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Eleventh Circuit affirms dismissal of class act... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Ohio 7th district Court of Appeals provides muc... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Supreme Court holds that severance benefits are... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Georgia Supreme Court grants new trial for defe... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Weekly update from the State House - April 14, ... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
Putting a ring on it (and not getting it back) [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
FTC v. Jerk.com: did the FTC’s “Jerk.com” compl... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
District Court gives the FTC the go-ahead in Wy... [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
China's IP law enforcement steadily improved [Published Lexology - Apr 19 2014]
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