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By Kevin E. Cadwell, James Loughlin Duncan III, Thomas Landers IV
The decision follows the Court's recent opinion in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that similarly eliminated the laches defense in copyright infringement cases.
By John Patrick Clayton, Sean Thomas Gurgle
On March 1, 2017, the SEC published for comment a proposed rule requiring the use of the Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language format for the submission of operating company financial information and mutual fund risk/return summaries.
By Christopher Spicer, Vanessa Roman, Christopher Maddox
After a record-breaking 2016 for Chinese companies' investments in the film industry, changes to Chinese foreign investment policy have created uncertainty for the future of Hollywood's relationship...
By Alice Hsu, John Patrick Clayton
On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published for comment proposed amendments to Rule 15c2-12 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) . . .
By Alice Hsu, John Patrick Clayton
On March 1, 2017, the SEC provided notice that the International Financial Reporting Standards taxonomy has been published on the SEC's website as provided for by the EDGAR Filer Manual.
By David H. Quigley, Charles L. Franklin
President Trump has given executive branch agencies 180 days to conduct an internal review and to propose, with input from public stakeholders, reorganization plans to "improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of that agency."
By Donald R. Pongrace, Hal Shapiro
The Trump presidency is halfway through its first 100 days. The legislative and executive branches are under a unified Republican government for only the second time since the Eisenhower administration, and the GOP is seeking to use this rare opportunity to advance its policy agenda.
By Brock Wilson
This case presents an example of a district court's use of the "proportionality" requirement of Rule 26 to limit overbroad discovery.
By David A. Applebaum, Todd Brecher
In remarks before the International Futures Industry Conference, Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo—who was just nominated by President Trump to be permanent Chairman...
By John Goodgame, Paul Monsour
One of the typical activities for junior associates in performing due diligence for M&A and securities transactions involving public companies is going through the "exhibit list..."
By Ryan S. Stronczer
On February 28, 2017, Judge George Hazel issued an order and opinion granting Defendants LWRC International, LLC and Sig Sauer, Inc.'s. motions to dismiss Plaintiff Paul Andrew Leitner-Wise's complaint...
By James Loughlin Duncan III
Under the America Invents Act, post-grant reviews are only available for patents having at least one claim with an effective filing date of March 16, 2013 or later.
By Scott Johnson, Jeffrey Dennis, Shawn Whites
On March 3, 2017, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the "Commission") staff scheduled a technical conference to discuss the interaction between state energy policy priorities...
By Clayton Matheson
Needless to say, a finding of exceptionality under 35 U.S.C. § 285 can have crippling consequences.
By Anne-Marie Godfrey
Market participants are currently only required to report short positions in 138 SEHK-listed securities (in accordance with the list of specified shares published by the SFC on 10 February 2017).
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