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By Shawn Hanson, Nicholas J. Gregory
Last month Arizona became the first U.S. state to enact a law (H.B. 2434) establishing a fintech regulatory sandbox program to facilitate the growth of innovative financial products and services.
By Romeao Jon Jennings, Matthew Hartman, Rubén Muñoz
Requests for rehearing at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the "Board") are not uncommon; however, the Board rarely grants them.
By Jonathan Poling, Tatman Savio, Steven Emme, Jaelyn Edwards Judelson
The United States Department of Commerce announced the denial of export privileges against Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. (collectively, ZTE) on April 16, 2018. This action will have a significant impact on both U.S. and non-U.S. companies
By Davina Garrod, Ian Meade, Prakash H. Mehta, Tim Pearce, Hal Shapiro
At 11:00 p.m. U.K. time on 29 March 2019 the United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union ("BREXIT Day").
By Taehee R. Han, John Wittenzellner, Rubén Muñoz
In an order issued on April 4, 2018, Judge Lynn granted plaintiff ZitoVault's motion for summary judgment under 35 U.S.C. 315(e)(2), holding that defendant...
By Thomas Landers IV, Matthew Hartman, Daniel L. Moffett
In a typical scenario, the Board must deny institution when a petitioner has filed an earlier declaratory judgment action seeking invalidity.
By Daniel F. Zimmerman
On April 9, 2018, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. launched a new online communications portal, the ISS Help Center, to provide a simplified interface for submitting questions to ISS Research.
By G. Hunter Bates, Brian Pomper, Donald R. Pongrace, Hal Shapiro
Congress returned from its spring recess with a host of issues to address — trade, Trump administration nominations and opioid legislation sitting atop the priority list.
By Gary McLaughlin, Rex Heinke, Gregory Knopp, Esther Lander, Donna Mezias, Galit Avitan Knotz
•The 9th Circuit has ruled that employers may not rely on prior salary, alone or in combination with other factors, to justify wage disparities under the Equal Pay Act.
By Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On March 26, Kinross Gold Corporation settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission over its alleged failure to implement and maintain adequate anticorruption controls at two...
By Stacey H. Mitchell, Susan Lent, Ian A. Shavitz, Andrew Oelz, Viktoriia De Las Casas
Effective yesterday, April 10, 2018, seven executive departments, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have agreed to cooperate for the...
By Stacey H. Mitchell, David H. Quigley
On April 3, 2018, Susan Bodine, Assistant Administrator of U.S. EPA's Office of Enforcement Assurance and Compliance Assistance (OECA) ...
By Prakash H. Mehta, Wynn Segall, Jonathan Poling, Jason M. Daniel, Melissa Schwartz, Rebekah Jones
On April 6, 2018, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned a number of Russian businessmen and companies ...
By Ryan S. Stronczer, Matthew Hartman, Rubén Muñoz
On March 23, 2018, a district court judge issued a preliminary injunction requiring the defendants to withdraw their petitions for inter partes review (IPR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
By Colin Phillips, John Wittenzellner, Rubén Muñoz
On March 3, 2018, Judge Nelson of the District of Minnesota issued an order explaining the scope of estoppel resulting from a Covered Business Method (CBM) review.
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