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  • Transatomic Power to Open Source IP Regarding Advanced Molten Salt Reactors
    Advanced nuclear reactor design firm Transatomic Power announced that it will suspend operations and open-source its intellectual property. Transatomic’s intellectual property portfolio includes three patent applications and, presumably, reactor designs and specifications that have been held until now as trade secrets. Transatomic Power, a company that once aimed to repurpose ... read more
    Posted to Green IPPublished on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018By Justus Getty
  • Duane Morris LLP Named American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp’s “National Law Firm Partner”
    Duane Morris LLP and the American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp (ATACH) today announced the first-ever partnership agreement between an American Lawyer (Am Law) 100 law firm and a cannabis trade association. Duane Morris LLP is a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Monday, October 15th, 2018By DuaneMorris3
  • Asian Elephant Case Against Buttonwood Park Zoo Continues
    by Michelle C. Pardo An Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit against the City of New Bedford will continue after a federal district judge in Massachusetts denied the defendant’s efforts to dismiss plaintiff Joyce Rowley’s lawsuit.  The City of New Bedford runs the Buttonwood Park Zoo, which has been home to two ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Friday, October 12th, 2018By Michelle Pardo
  • Preparing Your Casino For Iran Sanctions Compliance
    As a result of the previously reported reimposition of United States nuclear-related sanctions against Iran, on October 11, 2018, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released an Advisory that provides casinos, and other financial institutions, updated guidance for identifying possible Iranian related criminal transactions. FinCEN warns that the “Iranian regime, and its officials ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Gaming LawPublished on Friday, October 12th, 2018By Joseph M. Casole
  • The DEA Affirms CBD Derived from “Marijuana” Is Federally Unlawful
    The Controlled Substances Act defines “marijuana” as:  all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin. Such term does ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Friday, October 12th, 2018By Seth A. Goldberg
  • New York Approves Medical Cannabis as Opioid Alternative
    Following guidelines already in place at the New York Department of Health, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill last month formally adding “acute pain management” to its list of conditions for which medical cannabis can be prescribed. This change is important since it allows doctors to offer cannabis as an ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Thursday, October 11th, 2018By David N. Feldman
  • Politicians Seek Greater Online Consumer Privacy Protections
    The Congressional mid-term elections are coming up. There is ample current discussion about whether the Republicans can hold onto majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Many Democrats believe that they have a strong chance of taking over as the majority party in the House, and some ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Loot Boxes: Gaming or Gambling?
    Just as the growth of fantasy sports, sweepstakes and online poker were curtailed by the reach of gambling laws, the latest trends in the $138 billion video gaming industry are attracting an increasing level of unsolicited attention from gambling regulators across the globe.  Much of this attention is focused on “loot boxes”. ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Gaming LawPublished on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018By Joseph M. Casole
  • Rechtsanwalt in Vietnam Dr. Oliver Massmann EHEGATTEN UND EIGENTUM AN LAND
    Ausländer sind besser dran, wenn sie NICHT vietnamesische Staatsangehörige heiraten – was Sie wissen müssen: In Vietnam gibt es kein Privateigentum an Land. Land gehört den Menschen und wird verwaltet ausschließlich vom Staat. Der Staat räumt Landnutzern Landnutzungsrechte ein. Organisationen, häusliche Familienhaushalte / Einzelpersonen, Gemeinschaften vietnamesischer Bürger, religiöse Einrichtungen, ausländische ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, October 8th, 2018By Oliver Massmann
  • “Animal Rights Extremism” Targeted in Trump Administration Counterterrorism Strategy
    by John M. Simpson Somewhat lost in the din of current news reporting on the Supreme Court appointment controversy,  was the release of the Trump administration’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism of the United States (Strategy) on October 4.  That document makes specific reference to “animal rights extremism” as a “persistent” domestic security threat.  After discussing the ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Friday, October 5th, 2018By John M. Simpson