President Trump’s American AI Initiative is a far-reaching plan designed to ensure the United States remains a world leader in artificial intelligence research, development, and deployment. Jones Day’s Emily Tait, Samir Jain, and Chase Kaniecki discuss the focus areas defined by the Initiative, the government agencies involved, and the short-term and long-term implications of the President’s actions.
Breaking more than two decades of precedent, the Trump Administration has allowed the suspension of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act to lapse, thereby enabling eligible individuals and companies to file lawsuits in U.S. courts seeking compensation for assets expropriated by the Cuban government since 1959.
Jones Day’s Chris Pace and Rick Puente discuss the circumstances leading to Title III, how companies can evaluate claims they may have under Title III or exposure they may face under Title III, and potential defenses to Title III lawsuits.
Jones Day’s Dave Cochran and Matt Johnson discuss recent developments in patent litigation and appeals, including the continuing importance of the PTAB as a jurisdiction of first choice for patent disputes in the United States, and the impact of the Precedential Opinion Panel (“POP”) introduced late last year.
They also describe how filing strategies, as well as preliminary response strategies, should be altered as we mark one year since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in SAS Institute v. Iancu.
Am 21. Dezember 2018 ist das sog. Energiesammelgesetz in Kraft getreten, mit dem u.a. das EEG geändert wurde. Hierbei handelt es sich um die siebte Änderung des EEG 2017 seit dessen Inkrafttreten vor etwas mehr als zwei Jahren. Eingeführt wurde u.a. eine Pflicht zur Ausrüstung von Windenergieanlagen mit einer bedarfsgesteuerten Nachtkennzeichnung ab dem 1. Juli 2020. Diese Pflicht gilt auch für Bestandsanlagen; schätzungsweise 18.000 Windenergieanlagen in Deutschland müssen daher nachgerüstet werden.
Aus der aktuellen Rechtsprechung ist ein Beschluss des Bayerischen Verwaltungsgerichtshofs vom 3. April 2019 zur Anwendbarkeit der sog. 10 H-Regelung insbesondere für Planer und Betreiber von Windenergieanlagen in Bayern relevant. Danach ist die 10 H-Regelung (Art. 82 BayBO) auch dann bei der Erteilung von Änderungsgenehmigungen nach § 16 BImSchG zu beachten, wenn bereits eine bestandskräftige BImSchG-Genehmigung vorliegt und sich weder die Standorte noch die Höhe der Anlagen ändern.
Diese aktuellen Themen im Bereich Windrecht erläutert Kerstin Henrich von Jones Day.
On December 21, 2018, the so-called Energy Collective Law came into force, amending, inter alia, the German Renewable Energies Act (“EEG”). This is the seventh amendment to the EEG 2017 since it came into force on January 1, 2017. Among other things, an obligation was introduced to equip wind turbines with need-controlled night-time identification from July 1, 2020. This obligation also applies to existing turbines; an estimated 18,000 wind turbines in Germany will therefore have to be retrofitted.
From the current case law, a decision of the Bavarian Higher Administrative Court of April 3, 2019, on the applicability of the so-called 10 H regulation is relevant in particular for planners and operators of wind farms in Bavaria. According to this decision, the 10 H regulation must also be observed when granting amendment permits in accordance with the German Federal Emission Control Act if a valid and binding permit for the wind farm already exists and neither the locations nor the height of the turbines change.
Jones Day’s Kerstin Henrich explains these current topics in the field of wind energy law.
Like many countries, Australia is taking a careful look at proposed investments by foreign entities, particularly when certain sensitive industries or a government agency are involved. Jones Day’s Mark Crean, Ingrid Costello, Amelia Berczelly, and Chase Kaniecki discuss the FIRB approval procedures, mandatory and voluntary notifications, and the actual risk of a deal not being approved.
In what has become known as the Alston or Jenkins case, a California district judge has issued a 104-page order in In re: NCAA Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation. The matter focused on NCAA rules that prohibit schools from offering certain forms of compensation to student-athletes. Jones Day’s Chris Pace and Marc Weinroth talk about the Alston decision and what it could mean for college sports programs.
Germany has two different sets of rules for the review of foreign direct investments. The relevant ordinance, the Außenwirtschaftsverordnung, or AWV, provides for a sector-specific review process applying to the acquisition, by any non-German acquirer, of German companies active in military products and crypto-technology. The other set of rules, the cross-sectoral review, applies to the acquisition of all other companies by any non-EU acquirer. Jones Day’s Jürgen Beninca and Chase Kaniecki discuss what investors should know about the AWV.
With the passage of the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act in October 2018, Congress took aim at the ongoing opioid crisis threatening communities across the U.S. This new criminal statute targets healthcare providers that knowingly pay for or otherwise incentivise referrals of individuals to recovery homes, clinical treatment facilities, or laboratories. Partner Ann Hollenbeck discusses with Health Care lawyers B. Kurt Copper and John Kirsner, covering the goals, exceptions and other crucial details of the Act.
In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com, the U.S. Supreme Court tackled questions relating to copyright applications vs. copyright registrations, while in Rimini Street v. Oracle, the justices ruled on how costs are measured in copyright litigation. Jones Day’s Jessica Bradley, Anna Raimer, and Meredith Wilkes explain the implications for copyright holders, applicants, and litigants. They also talk about what’s ahead for the Firm’s “Women in IP” initiative.