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State Water Resources Control Board Extends Water Conservation Regulation

Posted Feb 5, 2016

The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted and extended an emergency regulation to ensure that urban water conservation continues in 2016. The regulation extends restrictions on urban water use through October 2016 while providing urban water suppliers more flexibility in meeting their conservation requirements.   Read the press release  by the SWRCB.  Read articles in the Sacramento Bee and Courthouse News Service.


Brown Appoints Chief of Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation

Posted Feb 5, 2016

Governor Brown has appointed Lori Ajax to the newly created post  overseeing the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation.  Read FAQs on the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation at the California Department of Consumer Affairs website.  Read articles in the San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Chronicle.


Apple Loses Patent Lawsuit

Posted Feb 5, 2016

A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has ordered Apple to pay $625.6 million in damages to VirnetX after finding that iMessage, FaceTime and other Apple software infringed on VirnetX’s patents.  See the verdict form .  Read articles in the Dallas Morning News and Reuters.