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By William Skinner
The application of §1248 and §338(g) in the context of the purchase or sale of a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) has long been one of the most complex areas of the tax code. The recently enacted...
By Jennifer Bush
With the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trial Practice Guide update released last month, a significant change was made to the substantive filings.
By James Evans, Robert Freedman, Daniel Winnike
Despite significant market volatility at the start of the year, life sciences and technology IPOs around the world came out strong in H1 2018, with no slowdown in sight.
By Nina Srejovic, Charlene Morrow
The Federal Circuit further restricted a petitioner's ability to appeal a decision by the Patent and Trademark Appeal Board upholding the validity of a patent.
By Matthew Cantor, Marshall Mort
Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code denies a tax deduction to a public company for compensation paid to certain individuals—called "covered employees"—to the extent that the compensation paid
By Julia Forbess, James Evans
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this month adopted amendments to certain disclosure requirements in an effort to streamline rules and regulations, and to remove requirements that are "redundant, duplicative, overlapping, outdated, or superseded."
By Catherine McCord, Charlene Morrow
SEVEN Networks filed suit against Google on May 17, 2017, alleging, inter alia, patent infringement. Google contested venue.
By Mark Ostrau, Ashley Walter
The shadow cast over the technology industry by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has been growing in recent years, resulting in the blocking of various high-profile technology deals
By Hanley Chew, Tyler Newby
A federal district court in the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a putative class action alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act ...
By Christopher King
Since our last update in June 2017, all the invalidation averages for decisions finding lack of subject matter eligibility have trended slightly downward in the federal courts.
By Eric Ball, Athul Acharya
For the first time since it began balancing the competing interests of trademark plaintiffs and creators of expressive works ...
By Cynthia Clarfield Hess, Mark Leahy, Khang Tran
We analyzed the terms of 225 venture financings closed in the second quarter of 2018 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.
By Hanley Chew, Tyler Newby
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held on July 13 that procedural violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act without actual harm were insufficient to confer Article III standing.
By Michael Esquivel
Private investment in digital health continued apace in the second quarter of 2018, based on our latest look at deal flow.
By Jennifer Bush
The recent decision in SAS Institute v. Iancu — in combination with the proposed shift from a broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) standard to the Phillips standard for claim ...
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