Intellectual Ventures is among the most prominent of the so-called “patent trolls.”
British defense contractor BAE faced action from both the Justice Department and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, as did Delaware-based chemicals manufacturer Innospec. When German engineering giant Siemens faced enforcement from Justice, it also was under the thumb of Germany’s Munich Public Prosecutor’s Office.
UPDATE: John Morton, head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency at the Department of Homeland Security, was also at yesterday’s White House meeting. On Monday, ICE announced seizure of $26 million in counterfeit goods earlier this month in a joint operation with Mexico, Puerto Rico and local U.S. law enforcement.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder swore in four of the Justice Department’s top leaders in the Great Hall at Main Justice Friday.
BEST FCPA LAWYERS PRACTICE GROUP OF THE YEAR. Main Justice held an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., to honor top firms in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act arena. This video shows announcement of the finalists and winner in the Practice Group of the Year category.
"Although Burke denied to congressional investigators that he had any retaliatory motive for his actions, we found substantial evidence to the contrary." -- OIG report faulting former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke for giving a Fox News producer a memorandum about Fast and Furious case.