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  • A Closer Look at Tesla’s Open-Source Patent Pledge
    In 2014, Elon Musk announced that he was “open-sourcing” Tesla’s patents.  He argued that doing so would allow the electric vehicle market to grow more rapidly.  While Musk’s original announcement was short on details, the company has since provided additional information regarding the use of Tesla’s patents in its Patent ... read more
    Posted to Green IPPublished on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018By Nicholas Collura
  • “Cannabis 109” Webinar Replay
    A video replay of the webinar “Legal Cannabis and Insurance” is available to view. https://video.amazon.duanemorris.com/events/Cannabis109-LegalCannabisAndInsurance-FINAL.mp4 ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018By DuaneMorris3
  • RSPCA Warns Against Feeding Vegan Diets to Cats
    By John M. Simpson. As reported by certain outlets (here and here), the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) recently warned that feeding a house cat a vegan diet (i.e., no meat) could violate the UK’s Animal Welfare Act.  The RSPCA’s warning apparently came after several vendors ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Monday, December 3rd, 2018By John M. Simpson
  • Major Milestone Reached in Phase II of New York City’s Second Avenue Subway Project
    The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) announced that the Federal Transit Administration issued a “Finding of No Significant Impact” (FONSI) for Phase II of New York City’s Second Avenue Subway Project. The FONSI was issued after an extensive update of the original Environmental Impact Statement that was prepared in 2004. The ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Construction LawPublished on Monday, December 3rd, 2018By Jose A. Aquino
  • Vietnam – Power Energy Action Plan – With Outlook on the Major Trade Agreements CPTPP, EUVNFTA and Investment Protection Agreement
    A. Overview of the Power Master Plan 8 Vietnam contains huge potential regarding the production of clean energy. It has best conditions for developing solar power due to being one of the countries with the most sun hours during the year and best conditions for creating wind power due to ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018By Oliver Massmann
  • Rechtsanwalt in Vietnam Dr. Oliver Massmann – Aktionsplan für Energie – Mit Ausblick auf die wichtigsten Handelsabkommen CPTPP, EUVNFTA und das Investitionsschutzabkommen
    A. Überblick über den Power Master Plan 8 Vietnam birgt ein enormes Potenzial für die Erzeugung sauberer Energien. Es bietet die besten Voraussetzungen für die Entwicklung von Solarenergie, da es eines der Länder mit den meisten Sonnenstunden im Jahr ist und aufgrund der 3000 km langen Küste die besten Voraussetzungen ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, November 29th, 2018By Oliver Massmann
  • U.S. Supreme Court Decides Dusky Gopher Frog Case
    By John M. Simpson. On November 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in a closely watched Endangered Species Act (ESA) case involving the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS’s) designation of “critical habitat” for an endangered species known as the “dusky gopher frog” (Rana sevosa).  Weyerhaeuser Co. ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Thursday, November 29th, 2018By John M. Simpson
  • Mitch McConnell’s Farm Bill Could Blow Up the CBD Market
    CBD is already big business in America with hundreds of millions of dollars in sales every year. But the market for pot’s second most famous compound might soon skyrocket thanks to a somewhat unlikely ally: Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. The powerful Republican from Kentucky included provisions in this year’s Farm ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018By DuaneMorris3
  • Pa. Supreme Court Rules Employers Have Legal Duty to Protect Employees’ Personal Information from Data Breaches
    On November 21, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) had a legal duty to exercise reasonable care to protect sensitive employee information against an unreasonable risk of harm when that information is stored on an internet-accessible computer system. Dittman v. UPMC, No. 43 ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018By DuaneMorris3
  • Healthcare M&A Corner – The Materiality Scrape: Buyers Rejoice; Sellers Beware
    In counseling clients on M&A deals, it is critical to stress transaction nuances that may otherwise serve as an afterthought to a buyer or seller.  While both parties reliably demonstrate laser focus on the big picture (i.e., the deal economics), there remain several purchase agreement provisions that can significantly affect ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018By David A. Kahn