This week’s post is authored by Andrew Howey, non-lawyer intern. Andrew had a great summer with us and the post below was generated after discussions we had recently with manufacturers about how to exit distributor agreements.  Andrew’s comments were in consultation with other members of our manufacturing team.

When negotiating distribution agreements, sometimes manufacturers overlook the

A federal court ruled last week in Thaler v. Vidal (4th Cir. Aug. 5, 2022), that an artificial intelligence (AI) system cannot be listed as a named inventor on a patent application, affirming earlier rulings from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the lower court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

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ACTS Retirement Services, Inc. (ACTS), a non-profit corporation that manages retirement communities, suffered a data breach in April 2022, which led to unauthorized access to thousands of current and former employees’ personal information. Specifically, names, Social Security numbers, and financial information were effected. As a result of this incident, ACTS now faces a data breach

The offshore wind industry stands to gain additional momentum this summer as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) moves through Congress to its anticipated passage. The budget reconciliation package associated with the bill continues to reflect a substantial investment in the further development of renewable energy measures, several of which relate to offshore wind and related

Over the last two years, employers have followed the evolving laws and guidance issued by federal, state, and local governments and public health authorities. On July 12, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made several noteworthy revisions to its guidance to address changing pandemic conditions. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic may have subsided in

RaceDayQuads, a racing drone retailer based in Orlando, Florida, and Tyler Brennan, a drone operator (collectively, Petitioners), filed a Petition for Review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Remote Identification (Remote ID) Rule for drones with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. This week, the Court ruled in favor of the FAA.