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By Scott A. McKeown
With so much attention being paid to Oil States, it was easy to lose sight of many of the more noteworthy Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) related decisions of 2017.
By Paulita A. Pike
Paulita Pike, Ropes & Gray investment management partner, addresses privacy and cybersecurity challenges facing the investment management industry.
By Judith Seddon, Amanda Raad, Joanna Torode
Sir Geoffrey Vos dismissed the application and ruled that the Documents were covered by litigation privilege.
By Scott A. McKeown
State-affiliated entities enjoy immunity from suit in federal courts under the 11th amendment.
By Scott A. McKeown
As obviousness is analyzed in retrospect, there is a strong potential for hindsight bias.
By Ropes & Gray LLP
The National Examination Program, which is administered by the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE"), recently published its Examination Priorities for 2018 (the "2018 Exam Priorities").
By Ryan Rohlfsen, Patrick J. Reinikainen, Ethan M Thomas
Following the hype of Bitcoin, regulatory and other concerns surrounding various forms of cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings ("ICOs") have taken center stage.
By Jessica Taylor O'Mary, Matthew L. McGinnis, Patricia C. Lynch
On February 9, 2018, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the "D.C. Circuit Court") invalidated the credit risk retention rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 77,601...
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Finance Practice
Historically, delayed draw term loans ("DDTLs") were generally seen in the middle market, non-syndicated world of leveraged loans. DDTLs were used in bespoke arrangements ...
By Neill Jakobe
Neill Jakobe, Ropes & Gray private equity partner and managing partner of the firm's Chicago office, discusses some of the key trends impacting private equity investments.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
It has been more than a year since Donald Trump's election.
By Michael B. Lampert, Christine Moundas, Minal M. Caron
The precise effect that the memorandum will have on health care enforcement actions is difficult to assess given its limitations in scope.
By Cassandra LaRussa, Kat Saunders Gregor, Elizabeth Smith
In late January 2018, Amazon notified its third party marketplace sellers with inventory in Massachusetts that the company planned to turn over information regarding them to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
By Deborah Monson, Jeremy A. Liabo, Anne Fox, William E. Schoenfeld
On December 15, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") issued its proposed interpretation of the term "actual delivery" in the context of virtual currency retail commodity transactions.
By Isabelle Farrar, Gabrielle G. Hirz, Kat Saunders Gregor
In November 2017, the IRS Large Business & International Division ("LB&I") announced the expansion of its compliance campaigns, selecting eleven additional areas on which to focus
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