Sustainability Reporting Trends in the New Year – ’16 going on ‘17

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If you’re feeling uncertain or confused about the future of sustainability reporting in the United States, you’re not alone. With the business world’s adoption of sustainability reports moving full steam ahead—and increasing hunger for such information and transparency from global consumers and investors—the new Trump administration is going in a completely different direction. This blog explores the current state of sustainability reporting and an exploration of recent U.S. political developments that have changed the conversation. Continue reading this entry

Happy Holidays!

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Thank you for subscribing, reading and being part of our blog community in 2016. We wish you a happy holiday season and a new year filled with continued success.

– The Manufacturing Industry Advisor Team

Look for our next post in January 2017.

Navigating Connected Cars in 2017: Data Protection

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It’s a fact: today’s marketplace has given connected cars the green light. As an OEM or supplier accelerating to create products to meet industry demand, what challenges can you anticipate in 2017? Here is the second installment (following up our post on IP Protection) describing where we believe your attention should be focused during the upcoming year… Continue reading this entry

Supreme Court Complicates Design Patent Damage Calculation

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The Supreme Court issued a rare unanimous decision, on December 6, 2016, on the issue of damages for design patent infringement that continues the Apple v. Samsung smartphone legal odyssey. It also marks only the second time in over 100 years that the court has issued a substantive decision in a design patent case. But the result could mean significant challenges in the calculation of damages for design patents and the need for additional factual and expert input, similar to the damage calculation for a utility patent. Continue reading this entry

NAFTA Under the New Trump Administration

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The election of Mr. Trump as the President of the United States has created considerable uncertainty regarding the U.S. investment climate. Chief among these uncertainties is the status of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which President-Elect Trump repeatedly attacked for leading to the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs. President-Elect Trump has vowed to renegotiate the Agreement and, if an acceptable renegotiation cannot be reached, to withdraw from NAFTA. Continue reading this entry