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By Ropes & Gray LLP's Privacy And Cybersecurity Security Practice Group
WhatsApp has recently faced scrutiny by regulators about data processing consents it purported to obtain from users.
By Rom P. Watson, David Saltzman
My name is Steve Wilcox. I'm a partner at Ropes & Gray in the life sciences group.
By Scott A. McKeown
The bill (here) is a carbon copy of the Senate Bill (save some cosmetic changes).
By Sarah O’Brien, Rohan Massey
The UK Government has published a Technical note: Other Separation Issues reiterating "the joint UK and EU desire to establish a deep and special future partnership" and confirming the UK's position on technical issues ...
By Kat Saunders Gregor, Gabrielle G. Hirz
On March 13, 2018, the IRS announced its first substantive Large Business and International Division ("LB&I") compliance campaigns focused on partnerships and their partners.
By Kat Saunders Gregor, Gabrielle G. Hirz
On March 13, 2018, the IRS announced a new Large Business and International Division ("LB&I") compliance campaign determined to impose tax adjustments on taxpayers who have deducted the costs associated with...
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Tax Controversy Practice Group
The campaign will involve issue-based audits and potential changes to forms, instructions, and related publications.
By Scott A. McKeown
When appealing a decision of an administrative agency such as the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), reversal is quite rare.
By Scott A. McKeown
Patent owner estoppel is codified by Patent Trial & Appeal Board regulation (37 C.F.R. § 42.73(d)(3)(i)). This rule is designed — much like patent interference estoppel — to thwart patent owners from securing claims ...
By Scott A. McKeown
Just over half of all final written decisions for petitions challenging Orange Book-listed patents find all claims patentable.
By Michael Littenberg, Nicholas Berg, Andrew Dale, Isabel K.R. Dische, Keith Higgins, Amanda Raad, Melissa C. Bender, Julia Chen, Joanna Torode
After years of looming on the fringes, 2018 is likely to go down as the year that corporate social responsibility compliance became a core responsibility of in-house legal departments.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Government Enforcement/White Collar Crime Practice
Last year also saw the implementation of two other important pieces of legislation concerning sanctions enforcement.
By Scott A. McKeown
Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) along with Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), David Perdue (R-Georgia) introduced...
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
On February 22, 2018, the SEC adopted an interim final rule (the "IFR") that extends, for six months, the compliance date for some of the requirements of Rule 22e-4 under the 1940 Act...
By Ropes & Gray LLP
Among the sweeping changes included in the federal tax reform legislation passed last year by Congress are various reforms that may affect the federal tax benefit of charitable giving.
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