By: Connor R. Sheehy While traditional utility patents carry some of the strongest protections of intellectual property, they accordingly come with the trade-off of detailed disclosure.[1] That is, to obtain patent protection, an innovator’s disclosure of their invention must be done in such detail that it enables another individual with ordinary skill in the art…

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By: John Baek One of the laws protecting free speech on the Internet is Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.[1] It grants “provider[s]” of “interactive computer service[s]” protection from civil liability for content they provide from third parties: a protection, if not immunity, that applies to social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube,…

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By: Catrina Crittenden While environmental, social, governance (“ESG”) investing is seemingly on the rise, so is anti-ESG legislation in Republican leaning states.[1] Popularized by asset management giant BlackRock, investors worldwide are choosing to invest selectively in environmentally, socially, and corporately responsible companies.[2] Investors use ESG, a non-financial consideration, as a set of standards to screen…

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By: Magdalene Eallonardo On September 15, 2022, President Biden issued Executive Order 14083 on “Ensuring Robust Consideration of Evolving National Security Risks by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States” (the “Order”).[1]  This Order is the first instance of presidential guidance directed toward the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”)…

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By: Kendall Deese The NCAA has dealt with its fair share of gender-based discrimination over the years, and their March Madness Tournaments are no different. This year, the NCAA made it painstakingly obvious that they were making the Men’s and Women’s March Madness as “equal” as they could. The NCAA published an announcement stating that…

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By: Nabila Sudha Technological advances in modern society undoubtedly betters the life of the average person, providing many conveniences at the palms of our hands that would otherwise be unthinkable just two or three decades ago.[1]  For example, mobile banking has quickly become commonplace in the twenty years since its initial development, with over sixty…

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By: Gabriela Dueñas Just last week, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Roger Lund approved Amanda Bynes’ petition to end her nine-year conservatorship.[1] Amanda Bynes was initially placed in a temporary emergency conservatorship in 2013 after she set fire to a driveway.[2] While the court appointed Bynes’ mother as her temporary conservator, the court once again…

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By: Caren Andrango Tesla, Inc., a publicly traded company, is again facing a legal complaint which the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed alleging systematic sexual harassment and racial discrimination at Tesla’s Fremont, California factory.[1]  Tesla’s alleged misconduct should not be a surprise to investors given that the company was recently ordered to…

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