Finger on the Pulse: From Our Blogroll and Beyond

  • How American biotechnology can help farmers survive droughts, if activists and government allow them to (American Interest)
  • Settlement of Sketchers’ “toning shoe” litigation: $84 max for plaintiffs, $5 million for lawyers (Washington Post)
  • More on 7th Circuit ruling on hyperlinks and copyright, noted in last week’s Finger on the Pulse (Copyhype)
  • With enforcement action against Oracle, SEC confirms it sees the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as a strict liability law (FCPA Professor)
  • Federal Circuit offers guidance on who has standing to challenge a patent in Myriad Genetics decision (Patently-O)
  • Judge resists personal distaste for surface mining, follows law in ruling to reject environmental activists’ challenge to permit (Law & the Environment)
  • OSHA ignores its own administrative law judge’s ruling that agency can’t change protective equipment rules through an enforcement memo (OSHA Law Update)
  • SEC implementation of Dodd-Frank disclosure rule puts state-owned oil & gas companies ahead of private U.S. companies (Wall St. Journal – subsc. req.)