Volume 8, Number 2, February 2012
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Product News

New title: America Invents Act: Law & Analysis

America Invents Act: Law & Analysis, authored by top U.S. patent law firm Foley & Lardner, is the must-have reference for staying in compliance with the America Invents Act and successfully representing clients facing new patent law challenges. The America Invents Act has unleashed sweeping changes in patent law. This legislation is expected to result in unprecedented legal challenges requiring new analysis of patent law regulations and litigation. For more information about this new title, available in print and online, visit store.wolterskluwerlb.com or contact your Wolters Kluwer account representative.

New white paper: Securities & Corporate Governance: 2011 Year in Review

The year 2011 marked a tumultuous period of transition following passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act. It was a year filled with regulatory activity implementing the Act—rulemaking, guidance, exemptive relief, studies and reports—as well as litigation seeking to challenge or clarify the regulatory implementation.

Our Securities Principal Analyst, Jim Hamilton, examines these and other events of the past year that helped to shape the securities and corporate governance landscape in his white paper, “Securities & Corporate Governance: 2011 Year in Review.”

Topics in his extensive and wide-ranging review include:

  • Proxy Access
  • Say-on-Pay
  • Poison Pills
  • Securities Fraud Litigation
  • Judicial Deference to Agency Interpretations
  • Uniform Fiduciary Standard for Brokers and Advisers
  • SRO Collection Powers
  • Whistleblowers
  • Private Fund Advisers
  • Capital Formation Legislation
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Volcker Rule
  • Accredited Investors
  • Mine Safety Disclosure
  • Large Trader Reporting
  • References to Credit Ratings
  • Asset-Backed Issuers
  • SRO Rulemaking

Click here for a PDF of the white paper.

CCH FAR and CCH DFARS now available as eBooks

Beginning with the January 2012 editions, the CCH Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and CCH Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) are available as eBooks as well as in print. CCH FAR and DFARS are the premier resources for doing business with the federal government. CCH FAR reproduces the FAR and all amendments to the regulations issued prior to January 1, 2012, and includes an easy-to-use topical index. Sources of the amended text are listed in brackets along with the date of issuance and the effective date for all sections changed since the initial text of the FAR appeared in the Federal Register of September 19, 1983. CCH DFARS includes all DFARS updates including all Procedure Guidance Information (PGI) Change Notices issued prior to January 1, 2012.
Click here for details and to order the January 2012 FAR.
Click here for more details and to order the January 2012 DFARS.

New product: RBsource reimagines the way you research rules, regulations, and related SEC guidance

A new research tool powered by the Securities Redbook (Securities Act Handbook), RBsource offers securities laws, rules, regulations and forms together with related SEC guidance and interpretations. With RBsource, you have SEC guidance related to a specific law, regulation, or rule at your fingertips without the need of further searching or browsing. RBsource uniquely associates related content, going beyond the limits of standard searching making research more streamlined and productive. This intuitive research tool drastically reduces research time and provides the unparalleled confidence expected from the trusted Securities Act Handbook.

Among the many RBsource features are:

  • Related content from rules, regulations, forms and SEC Guidance always in view
  • Multiple browse paths—Laws, Rules, Regulations; Practice Matter Topics; and Favorites
  • Personalize your content with user notes and highlights
  • Practice Matter Topics mapped by Wolters Kluwer securities attorney-editors
  • Current and future effective language is exposed in context. Choose to view current language, future effective language, or both
  • Updated daily

To learn more about RBsource, or to sign up for a 14-day trial, click here or contact your Wolters Kluwer account representative.

Kluwer Arbitration Blog earns prestigious CPR Award

The Wolters Kluwer Kluwer Arbitration blog has received a prestigious CPR Award from the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute). The award, in the category of Outstanding Electronic Media focused on alternative dispute resolution (ADR), was presented during the CPR Institute's Annual Awards for Outstanding Scholarship in ADR on January 11, 2012 at the New York office of Weil Gotshal LLP.

The blog presents international arbitration news and information in a timely and fresh way by enlisting diverse experts and guest authors, each of whom adds a distinct voice to the subject matter at hand.

The CPR Institute is a nonprofit think tank and alliance of global corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions dedicated to the principles of commercial conflict prevention and alternative dispute resolution. The Outstanding Electronic Media award is presented annually to “a company, group, or individual that has produced exceptional electronic media that was focused on the field of alternative dispute resolution.”

The blog can be accessed at http://Kluwerarbitrationblog.com/

Training & Customer Support

Training Tip for IntelliConnect

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LegalPro Training

Register and attend one of our LegalPro training sessions where you connect to a webinar and dial in to a conference call, and one of our professional trainers will guide you through the use of your subscription service. Most sessions are limited to a single registrant, although the connection details may be shared with others in your firm. (Click here to view registration instructions.)
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IntelliConnect Training
This one-hour instructor-led introductory course guides new IntelliConnect users through their subscription content using Browse, Search and Citation-retrieval functions. Instructors will point out customization options for staying current as well as time-saving tools included in your subscription.

RBsource Training
This 30-minute training session will have you hands-on within RBsource retrieving federal securities laws, rules and regulations and forms along with related SEC guidance.

LoislawConnect Enhancements Overview
Attend this 30-minute webinar to watch one of our professional trainers guide you through the recent enhancements now available within LoislawConnect.

LoislawConnect Training
This one-hour session is designed for new subscribers who want to learn about their subscription content and the research functionality within LoislawConnect

SECnet Training
Attend this one-hour session to learn how to efficiently research and retrieve SEC filings.

Send an Email request for training via LegalTraining@WoltersKluwer.com and arrange for personal telephone training on specific content.

Training Resources for Legal Professionals website
Check out our Training Resources for Legal Professionals website http://business.cch.com/training for additional online resources regarding our internet products and platforms. You can review materials by Platform/Application, such as IntelliConnect, Kluwer Arbitration and LoislawConnect, or by type of material, such as LegalPro Training, Videos or Other Resources.

Here’s a listing of some recently added/updated materials:

Email Delivery of Newsletters, Report Letters and Treatise supplements

Researching Federal Securities

RBsource Quick Start Guide

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