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By Scott A. McKeown
The sponsors of the promised bill to reform 35 U.S.C. § 101 are struggling to regain earlier momentum.
By Ellen Gilley, Elizabeth Smith
On August 16, 2019, the Ninth Circuit upheld Amazon's cost-sharing arrangement and valuation of its intangible assets, affirming the Tax Court's 2017 decision
By Edward Black
Automated collection of publicly accessible data (or data ‘scraping') is widely practiced, but operates under a cloud as the site terms of many on-line environments purport to prohibit
By Robert Skinner
In a decision ratifying the mutual fund industry's long-standing treatment of portfolio concentration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
By Scott A. McKeown
PTAB Designates Two Older Decisions as Precedential, Updates Hearing Rooms/Notices
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice
On September 6, 2019, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance announced a change to how it will handle company requests to exclude a shareholder's proposal from a company's proxy materials.
By Ryan Rohlfsen, Elizabeth Noonan-Pomada, Andrew Kaplan
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives in late July would allow the United States to prosecute foreign officials who take bribes. The "Foreign Extortion Prevention Act" ("FEPA"), introduced by two Democratic and two Republican
By Gregory Levine, Kellie Combs
Tune in to this discussion to learn more about the expedited review programs and how to secure the benefits.
By Amy Roy, Robert Skinner
They discuss the key arguments raised in the trial over the claims, and the evidence relied upon by the court in finding in MetWest's favor across the board.
By Scott A. McKeown
As discussed last month, as PTAB proceedings conclude at the Federal Circuit and return to the district courts
By Scott A. McKeown
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) will host a Boardside Chat webinar today, from noon to 1pm (EST). Vice Chief Judge Scott Weidenfeller,
By Scott A. McKeown
With June's flurry of Senate hearings on the subject of patentable subject matter (i.e., 35 U.S.C. § 101),
By Katherine Wang
After almost two years of extensive review and deliberation, the Chinese legislature finally passed the new Drug Administration Law ("DAL") on August 26, 2019, which will go into effect on December 1, 2019.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
On August 21, 2019, the SEC published two releases: Commission Guidance Regarding Proxy Voting Responsibilities of Investment Advisers (the "IA Release") and Commission
By Mimi Yang, David Chen, Karen Oddo, Yujin Liu
Third parties serve a critical function to multinational life sciences companies ("MNCs") internationally. MNCs rely on third parties for various functions
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