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By Scott A. McKeown
As I predicted it would back in May, the Federal Circuit has now reversed the long-standing practice of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board to accept certain IPR petitions outside of the 1-year window of 35 U.S.C. § 315(b).
By Mimi Yang, Katherine Wang, Bonnie C. Doyle, Xiaoqi Claudia Sun
On March 17, 2018, the Chinese State Council passed the Scientific Data Administrative Measures (the "Measures") to standardize the management of scientific data at a national level.
By Iain Morpeth
Iain Morpeth, head of Ropes & Gray's international real estate investments & transactions practice, discusses forward funding as a source of construction financing.
By Deborah Monson, Jeremy A. Liabo, Anne Fox
On August 9, 2018, the National Futures Association ("NFA") announced that, effective October 31, 2018, NFA members are required to make additional disclosures in connection with their virtual currency activities ...
By Scott A. McKeown, Filko Prugo, Charlotte Jacobsen
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued an update to its Trial Practice Guide. The update was published in the Federal Register today, August 13, 2018.
By Scott A. McKeown
The Federal Register will issue a notice updating the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Trial Practice Guide on Monday, August 13, 2018.
By Ryan Rohlfsen, Alexandre Rene
With the rise of anti-corruption enforcement activity and new laws throughout Latin America and the rise in coordinated efforts between U.S. and Latin American authorities, companies in Latin America ...
By Jenny Cooper, Stephanie A. Bruce
On August 10, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a bill substantially limiting the use of noncompetition agreements in Massachusetts.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
The following summarizes recent legal developments of note affecting the mutual fund/investment management industry:
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice
WELCOME TO THE NEW ROPES RECAP—our quarterly briefing of M&A news, trends and legal developments.
By Mark Nuccio, Gideon Blatt, Mike Tierney
Reforms that expand horizons for nonbank financial companies were recently recommended in the Treasury Department's July 31, 2018 report entitled ...
By Kat Saunders Gregor
In a recent Law360 article, Kat Gregor provides insight on the Ninth Circuit's ruling in the Altera case.
By Scott A. McKeown
Last month the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) designated Ex Parte Jung 2016-008290, "informative."
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Tax Controversy Practice Group
As previously reported by Ropes & Gray, on July 24, 2018, the Ninth Circuit reversed the Tax Court's prior decision in the Altera case and upheld the IRS regulation requiring the allocation...
By Jason Brown, George B. Raine, Joel Wattenbarger
On August 7, 2018, Ropes & Gray filed a comment letter with the SEC regarding the Commission's April 18, 2018 "Proposed Commission Interpretation Regarding Standard of Conduct for Investment Advisers".
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