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By Rehan Safiullah
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) partially dismissed Facebook, Inc. and WhatsApp Inc. from an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding on estoppel grounds, where both parties...
By Paul W. Butler, Christian Davis, Stanley E. Woodward Jr., Melissa Chastang, Anne Kolker, Suzanne Kane, Sina Kimiagar, Chris Chamberlain
On June 28, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments to its whistleblower award process for the first time since the program was announced in 2010.
By John J. Marciano III, Ramin Mohammad
New Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance on what it takes to start construction of a solar project raises practical questions, but it is very helpful in keeping the industry humming along.
By Howard R. Sklamberg, Sudhana Bajracharya
On June 28, 2018 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its Quality Metrics Feedback Program and 2018 Quality Metrics Site Visit Program.
By Davina Garrod, Sebastian Casselbrant-Multala, Paul Greening, Michael Joyce, Yuen Chun Kitty Ng
The European Commission's (EC) current investigation into Qatar Petroleum is likely to have a major impact on Qatar Petroleum's LNG supply agreements with EEA importers.
By Michael Kahn, Pratik Shah, Z.W. Julius Chen, Michael Petegorsky
Last week, the Supreme Court broke with the Federal Circuit in WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., allowing patent owners in certain cases to recover damages for profits lost outside the United States.
By Colin Phillips, John Wittenzellner, Rubén Muñoz
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") granted-in-part Patent Owner Twilio Inc.'s motion for additional discovery pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 42.51(b)(2).
By Robin M. Schachter, Matthew Hartman, Rubén Muñoz
The Delaware District Court issued an order on June 7, 2018 denying a party's motion to lift a stay following the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's (PTAB) ...
By Peter I. Altman, Michael Asaro, M. Scott Barnard, James J. Benjamin Jr., Joseph Boryshansky, Jeffery A. Dailey, Neal Marder, Michelle Reed, Kelly Handschumacher
SEC ALJs are "Officers of the United States" within the meaning of the Appointments Clause and therefore must be appointed directly by the SEC.
By Samuel J. Olswanger, Melissa L. Laurenza, Nathan A. King, Bayly Mears
The executive order aims to shed light on political activity by government contractors that was not previously required to be disclosed.
By Peter I. Altman, Jason M. Daniel, Olivier De Moor, Sebastian Rice, Christopher Spicer, Nicholas C. Adams, Kelly Handschumacher
On Thursday, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Director of Corporate Finance William Hinman provided some long-desired clarity on the SEC's approach to cryptocurrency regulation...
By Todd Brecher, David A. Applebaum
On June 8, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the "Commission") approved a settlement between its Office of Enforcement and Duke Energy Corporation...
By Richard Rabin, Kelly L. Brown
Late last month, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed "An Act Concerning Pay Equity," prohibiting Connecticut-based employers from inquiring about a prospective employee's salary or compensation history.
By Dorian Ojemen
Therefore, according to the court, Voter Verified does not apply.
By Jonathan Poling, Tatman Savio, Christian Davis, Steven Emme, Jaelyn Edwards Judelson, Chris Chamberlain
Yesterday, BIS published a superseding settlement agreement with ZTE, levying the largest-ever monetary penalty by BIS ...
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