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By Patrick B. Fenn, Stuart E. Leblang, Lucy S. Lee, Olivier De Moor
Recent IRS guidance requires that non-U.S. investment funds currently relying on an FFI agreement for their FATCA compliance must renew such agreement on the IRS website by July 31, 2017...
By Paul Greening, Michael Joyce, Yuen Chun Kitty Ng, Davina Garrod
In June 2017, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) issued its conclusion on an earlier market study on liquefied natural gas (LNG) resale restrictions and cautioned that ...
By Jay Tatachar
On July 6, 2017, the PTAB denied Petitioner Ford Motor Company's request for rehearing of the Board's decision denying institution of multiple IPRs based on its finding that, under 35 U.S.C. § 315(b), ...
By Neal Marder, Andrew Jick, Ali Rabbani, Zak Franklin
The 2nd Circuit's decision further highlights the circuit split on this divisive issue in class action jurisprudence and further increases the likelihood that the Supreme Court will weigh in.
By Neal Marder, Robert Pees, Andrew Jick, Annie Banks
Banks and credit card companies will no longer be able to compel consumers into arbitration to avoid class action lawsuits, based on a new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
By Wynn Segall, Nnedinma Ifudu Nweke
On January 13, 2017, President Obama issued Executive Order 13761 to be effective on July 12, 2017, which would revoke prior executive orders underlying the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations...
By Jason Weil
Having considered all of the evidence, the Board rendered its final conclusion that the challenged claims would have been obvious.
By Charles L. Franklin, Stacey H. Mitchell, David H. Quigley
On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a series of actions implementing its new authority to review the safety of chemicals already in U.S...
By Donald R. Pongrace, Hal Shapiro
After celebrating the Independence Day holiday in Washington, D.C., President Trump headed to Poland and then Germany for the G-20 summit.
By John Patrick Clayton, Alice Hsu
The SEC Staff will now review all issuers' draft initial Securities Act registration statements and related revisions on a nonpublic basis.
By R. Tyler Kendrick
Finally, Comcast argued OpenTV failed to disclose adequately its theory of infringement under the doctrine of equivalents.
By Andrew Ford Schwerin
The Supreme Court's recent holding in TC Heartland settled several points of law: first, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) is the "sole and exclusive provision controlling venue in patent infringement actions; ...
By Paul W. Butler, Christian Davis
On June 16, 2017, German-based chemical and gas company Linde Group's American affiliates, Linde North America Inc. and Linde Gas North America LLC, executed a declination letter agreement with the Department of Justice ...
By Bruce E. Simonetti, Michael Roebuck
We note, on June 29, 2017, the DOL issued a request for information in respect of the Fiduciary Rule.
By Neal Marder, Garrett Llewellyn, Zak Franklin
Defendants to putative class actions cannot moot a lead plaintiff's claims by depositing with the court the maximum amount of damages the individual plaintiff may recover.
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