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When most directors hear the words “fiduciary duty,” a number of obvious areas come to mind: accounting practices, executive compensation and stock trading, to name a few. Now it is time to add one more to the list: cybersecurity.
This summer, the Dodd-Frank Act reached its five-year anniversary. The Act mandated a long list and wide range of SEC rulemaking to address issues that triggered the 2008 financial crisis.
District Court in Octane Fitness Remand Awards Majority of Requested Attorneys’ Fees Under Section 285
In a lawsuit that redefined the standard for an exceptional case under 35 U.S.C. § 285, the District Court awarded defendant Octane Fitness $1,778,030 in fees and costs.
Want to Preliminarily Enjoin the Sale of an Infringing Device? Be Prepared to Show the Value of Your Patent
The District Court of Minnesota denied a patent holder’s motion to preliminarily enjoin the sale of an infringing device.
Should a patent infringement lawsuit be stayed where an IPR challenges some, but not all, of the asserted claims? Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer recently grappled with that issue.
District of Minnesota Orders Patentee to Reduce Number of Asserted Claims After Filing Joint Claim Construction Statement
In May, the District of Minnesota ordered the parties in a patent case to meet and confer to try to reach an agreement regarding the deadline by which the patentee must reduce the number of asserted claims.
On August 5, 2015, the SEC approved a rule to implement the Dodd-Frank Act mandate that public companies disclose the ratio of median pay of all employees to the principal executive officer (typically the CEO) total compensation.
A recent Delaware Supreme Court ruling suggests that companies should review their advance notice bylaw provisions and assess whether they are in line with best practices. In Hill International, Inc. v. Opportunity Partners L.P., the company’s disclosure in the prior year’s proxy statement that the next annual meeting would be held “on or about” a given date did not trigger its advance notice bylaw provision.
Not surprisingly, the effectiveness of a company’s ethics and compliance programs depends on leadership.