Finger on the Pulse: From Our Blogroll and Beyond

  • Copious commentary on Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee hearing on antitrust scrutiny of Google (Tech Dirt; Hillicon Valley; American Consumer Institute)
  • Patent reform law all-but puts patent marking lawsuit industry out of business (WSJ Law Blog
  • A more level regulatory playing field?: Group seeks greater oversight of “homeopathic” drugs (FDA Law Blog)
  • Beverage industry donations to hospital cause City of Brotherly Love to reject hospital’s offer to fund anti-obesity program (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • More un-Brotherly Love: Anti-fracking protesters in Philadelphia oppose job creation in natural gas extraction industry (CNN)
  • SEC Chairman tell House committee it really isn’t regulating natural gas “fracking” (Reuters). We beg to differ – SEC: Securities and Environment Commission?
  • With patent reform out of the way, Congress pivots to online copyright infringement with “Protect IP Act” (Copyhype)
  • EPA at last approves air permit to allow exploration for offshore Alaskan oil; rush to the courthouse begins for environmental activists (Fuel Fix)
  • Notorious copyright troll (subject of past Legal Pulse posts like this one) has assets targeted after it refuses to pay defendant’s attorneys’ fees (Threat Level; TechDirt)
  • “Non-binding” say-on-pay vote that went way of shareholders’ view on executive compensation leads to shareholder suit (D&O Diary)
  • Why the disparity between DOJ charging individuals vs. corporations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? (FCPA Professor)

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