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By Melinda Brunger, Morgan Hollins, Ashley Muehlberger
While building a public company, start-up or family business, day-to-day operations and growth objectives tend to consume most of management's time and effort.
By Brian Mudge, Andrew Kasnevich
We have previously written about the scope of patents eligible for CBM review, including the PTAB's inconsistent approaches in determining whether patents qualify for CBM review and...
By Matthew Grunert, Carolyn A. Exnicios, L. Lee McMurtry III
It is not uncommon for outstanding, vested options to be cashed out at the closing of an M&A transaction.
By Marc Katz, Isabel Crosby, Jayde Ashford Brown
The United States Department of Justice filed an emergency request to the United States Supreme Court asking that it reinstate key provisions of the "Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States".
By Jayde Ashford Brown, Isabel Crosby, Marc Katz
As detailed in our previous alert on this issue, on May 15, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments relating to the legality of Sections 2 and 6...
By Clifford Ulrich, Brian Mudge
On June 12, 2017, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Oil States v. Greene's Energy Group, agreeing to decide whether administrative patent trials, launched in 2012...
By Patricia Tiller, James Comyn, Richard Deutsch
On 5 and 6 June 2017, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Saudi), Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and the Maldives all separately announced that they were severing diplomatic relations with Qatar.
By Jeff Dodd, John Hutchins
This week, in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., 15-1189, the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit and strengthened the Doctrine of Patent Exhaustion.
By Jeff Dodd, John Hutchins
This week, in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., 15-1189, the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit and strengthened the Doctrine of Patent Exhaustion.
By Gregory Porter, Jeff Dodd
Governor Abbott recently signed HB1995, which amends the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act ("TUTSA").
By Marc Katz, Isabel Crosby, Jayde Ashford Brown
As detailed in our previous alert on this issue, on April 10, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered a hearing en banc to review the legality of the 90-day...
By Brian Mudge, Clifford Ulrich
On May 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in SAS Institute, Inc. v. Lee...
By Jeff Dodd, Tonya Gray, Ben Setnick, John Hutchins, Rose Cordero Prey, Mark Chapman
This week, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court undid the settled practice of virtually nationwide venue for patent infringement cases, based on the interpretation of...
By Matthew Grunert, L. Lee McMurtry III, Kelly Ultis
Defined contribution retirement plans have become so common-place that most employers do not consider the specific terms of their 401(k) plans when designing and touting their executive compensation packages.
By Brian Mudge, Clifford Ulrich
On May 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in SAS Institute, Inc. v. Lee, agreeing to decide whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent...
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