As our colleagues reported in this Seyfarth Shaw Legal Update, President Biden signed a comprehensive Executive Order addressing AI regulation across a wide range of industries and issues. Intellectual property is a key focus. The Order calls on the U.S. Copyright Office and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to provide guidance on IP risks and related regulation to addressContinue Reading White House Directs Copyright Office and USPTO to Provide Guidance on AI-Related Issues
On Friday, July 9, 2021, the Biden Administration released its executive order on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.” We previously wrote about the forthcoming order and predicted that the executive order’s treatment of non-compete provisions would be a general call to rulemaking versus a more authoritative or immediate directive to the FTC.
Continue Reading President Biden Issues Executive Order Encouraging the FTC to Consider Curtailing the Use of “Unfair” Non-Competes, but Without Providing any Additional Guidance or Details
The Biden Administration plans to issue an executive order calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to adopt rules to limit the use of noncompete clauses in employment agreements. According to Axios, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that “roughly half of private sector businesses require at least some employees to enter noncompete agreements, affecting over 30 million people. This affects construction workers, hotel workers, many blue-collar jobs, not just high-level executives. [President Biden] believes that if someone offers you a better job, you should be able to take it. It makes sense.” Indeed, in 2016, then Vice President Biden went on the record that “no one should have to sit on the sidelines because of an unnecessary non-compete agreement.” While the intervening years have not seen any federal action on non-competes, a number of states have enacted legislative changes to narrow the scope and availability of noncompete agreements.
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By Misty Blair and Ken Wilton
It is in this spirit that, just Tuesday, President Obama signed the long-awaited Executive Order on “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” and devoted …
Continue Reading President Obama Signs Significant Cybersecurity Executive Order
By Misty Blair
Today, people are laser-focused on who will win the U.S. presidential election, President Barack Obama or Governor Mitt Romney. And, though cybersecurity has been a hot topic in the last year, for the time being it has been displaced from the 24-hour news cycle with political punditry, which has reached a fever pitch heard (thankfully) only once…
Continue Reading On Election Day, Cybersecurity Is A Part Of Candidates’ Platforms