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By Christopher Campbell, Joseph Van Tassel
On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its decision in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, which addressed the viability of the equitable defense of laches under the patent laws.
By J.G. Harrington, David Wittenstein
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on September 8 that later this month the FCC would be considering new rules to require cable operators to create apps that could be used on competitive television set-top boxes.
By J.G. Harrington, Anne Swanson, Henry Wendel
In a historic step for the aviation industry, the FAA on June 21 adopted codified standards, the first for small unmanned aerial systems ("sUAS").
By Orion Armon, Jim Brogan, Heidi Keefe, Mark Weinstein
The Supreme Court issued a decision this week that is significant for all companies that operate in patent-intensive industries.
By Michael Pryor
You're an entrepreneur developing cutting edge technology, so why should you care about the Federal Communications Commission?
By Nate Poulsen
A patent is a government-granted property right that can be used to exclude others from making, using or selling an invention for a specified time (how long depends on the type of patent).
By Andrew Lustig, Thomas Mason, Chip Purcell, Randy Sabett, Scott Stemetzki
On October 30, 2015, the Department of Defense ("DoD") issued a new rule, Requirements Relating to Supply Chain Risk, requiring its agencies to evaluate cybersecurity risks when considering contractors...
By Jacqueline Grise, Howard Morse, Francis Fryscak
The DOJ enforcement action against Bazaarvoice's 2012 acquisition of rival PowerReviews is a reminder of important principles for antitrust enforcement in high-tech industries.
By Thomas Welk
Recently, RiskMetrics Group ("RMG") announced its new corporate governance rating product, Governance Risk Indicators (to be known as GRId). GRId is the successor to RMG's Corporate Governance Quotient rankings or "CGQ rankings" and it is intended to help shareholders and investors identify and measure investment risk.
On December 3, 2007, the IRS issued Notice 2007-100, which provides relief for certain unintentional operational failures to comply with Section 409A.
By Manuel Fishman
When complicated things change, only those that do transactions in the niché area are affected, and those people generally have counsel that guide them through the impact of the change.
By Bob Eisenbach
Morgan Stanley has became the first major Wall Street firm to predict that the U.S. economy will fall into recession. In an article entitled "Recession Coming," Morgan Stanley economists Richard Berner and David Greenlaw forecast that the U.S. economy will suffer a mild recession in 2008:
By Bob Eisenbach
As described in a post earlier this week, one of the major changes made by the articles/business-bankruptcy-issues/dont-miss-the-important-business-bankruptcy-rule-amendments-that-just-took-effect new amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that took effect on December 1, 2007 was the inclusion of limits on the use of omnibus claim objections.
By Bob Eisenbach
The Economist has two new articles on how the current troubles in the credit markets may impact the broader economy. The first is on the topic of "Business and the Credit Crunch."
By James Fulton, Jr., Thomas Coll, Lester Fagen, Brent Fassett, Craig Jacoby, Ryan Naftulin, Alison Newman, Mark Spoto
One of the questions that investors and entrepreneurs often ask is, “What is the overall investment climate for venture-backed companies, and is it improving or getting worse?”
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