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By Andrew Ford Schwerin
In a case that highlights the importance for petitioners to conduct a thorough prior art search and to anticipate patent owner's arguments, the PTAB denied a motion to submit supplemental information...
By Charles L. Franklin, Kenneth Markowitz, Stacey H. Mitchell, David H. Quigley
President Trump's decision earlier this month to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement—an international, nonbinding agreement to take steps to limit global temperature rise—...
By Caitlin Olwell
Last year, the Federal Circuit in Shaw Industries Group, Inc. v. Automated Creel Systems...
By TJ Gohn
Last week, Judge Nelson of the District of Minnesota decided that further briefing on venue in The Valspar Corp. et al. v. PPG Industries...
By Kenneth Markowitz, Stacey H. Mitchell, David H. Quigley
On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement (the "Agreement")...
By Rex Heinke, Neal Marder, Ali Rabbani, Andrew Jick, Sina S. Safvati
The case involved a group of Xbox owners that had brought a putative class action against Microsoft based on an alleged design defect in the device.
By Charles L. Franklin, Stacey H. Mitchell, Mike Quigley
The EPA has extended the rule's effective date until February 19, 2019, in order to allow time for its reconsideration of the rule and provide additional comment opportunities.
By Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
This week we highlight a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers which explores the challenges that boards face when key risks are overlooked.
By Lars-Erik Hjelm, Suzanne Kane
On June 8, 2017, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a final rule that removes the consumptive-demand exception from its regulations that implement the prohibition on the importation...
By Michael Asaro, Joseph Boryshansky, Pratik Shah, James Tysse, Peter I. Altman, Kelly Handschumacher
Supreme Court unanimously holds that disgorgement is a "penalty" within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 2462, and thus subject to a five-year statute of limitations.
By Joel Cohn, Nathan Oleson, Robert G. Lian Jr., Gregory Knopp, Donna Mezias, Brian Glenn Patterson, Ashley Keapproth
On June 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it was withdrawing its 2015 and 2016 Administrative Interpretations regarding independent contractors and joint employment.
By Rubén Muñoz, Lance Han
Obviousness challenges are popular post-grant challenges before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
By David A. Applebaum, Todd Brecher
On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Kokesh v. SEC, unanimously held that the SEC cannot seek disgorgement of unjust profits obtained outside of the five-year statute of limitations...
By David A. Applebaum, Todd Brecher
In Kokesh, the SEC brought a securities fraud enforcement action in federal court alleging that the owner of investment-advisor firms misappropriated approximately $35 million from his clients.
By David H. Quigley, Andrew Oelz, Kenneth Markowitz
Supporters of the shareholder resolution pointed to Occidental's security disclosures, which identified the significant risks of climate change policies on the business.
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