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In February of 2019, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released new guidance (“Guidance”) regarding school resource officers, school law enforcement units, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”). FERPA applies to all education agencies and institutions receiving funds from the Department. However, the Guidance frequently notes that the...
On July 9, 2019, the California Senate Judiciary Committee passed Assembly Bill 25, but only after changes were made to the version in an attempt to overcome opposition to the bill by labor groups was the bill passed unanimously by the California Assembly. During a Committee hearing, the bill’s author agreed...
On July 7, 2019, Utah became the third state, along with Arizona and Wyoming, to announce it would be implementing a so-called “regulatory sandbox” aimed at fintech companies. A regulatory sandbox allows start-ups and other industry providers to test products and services on a limited basis without needing to obtain a...
Copyright litigation can be lengthy and expensive. And, in light of two recent United States Supreme Court decisions, the delays and costs associated with copyright litigation are likely to increase. Understanding how these decisions affect copyright owners as potential litigants can help to mitigate unexpected delays and unanticipated expenses—or at least...
The Senate concluded three days of hearings on June 11, 2019, regarding proposed bipartisan changes to Section 101 of the Patent Act. Section 101 of the Patent Act sets forth patent eligible subject matter and has been the source of much debate over the last decade with Supreme Court decisions expanding...

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