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By Scott A. McKeown
There have been a number of developments in the courts, at the USPTO, and on the legislative side over the past few months.
By Scott A. McKeown, Matthew Rizzolo
With the Senate conducting marathon hearings on the subject of patentable subject matter this week (i.e., 35 U.S.C. § 101),
By Steven Pepe, Kevin Post, Alexander Middleton
As new devices become wirelessly connected, the importance of fairly licensing cellular standard essential patents (SEPs) has become increasingly important.
By Michael B. Lampert, Devin Cohen, Josef Weimholt, Evander Williams
On April 24, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a request for applications for the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model for its second cohort
By Scott A. McKeown
The Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct back-to-back hearings next Tuesday and Wednesday entitled "The State of Patent Eligibility in America
By Jill Kalish Levy, Joel Wattenbarger
In this podcast, Jill Kalish Levy and Joel Wattenbarger discuss the impending cessation of LIBOR at the end of 2021 and its proposed replacement, SOFR, and how they differ.
By Michael Littenberg, Nellie V. Binder
The Dutch Senate has approved the Child Labor Due Diligence Act, which had been pending for more than two years
By Rosemarie Paul, Chris Stott
On 11 June 2019, the Cyber-Attacks (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/956) (the "U.K. Regulations")
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Asset Management Practice, Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
The following summarizes recent legal developments of note affecting the registered fund/investment management industry
By Ropes & Gray LLP
On May 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht that, in analyzing whether a state law failure-to-warn claim against a drug manufacturer is preempted by federal
By Keith Higgins, Paul Kinsella, Peter Welsh, Martin Crisp, Marvin Tagaban
One common feature of large M&A transactions is the almost inevitable stockholder litigation challenging the transaction.
By Scott A. McKeown, Kyle Tsui, Andrew Sutton
On May 22, 2019, a bipartisan group from the House and Senate released a draft framework reforming Sections 101 and 112 of the Patent Act (here).
By Scott A. McKeown
Since Wednesday's release of a proposed 101 framework, some have mistakenly dismissed its legislative viability as failing to account for the interests of Big Tech — nothing could be further from the truth.
By Peter Laybourn, Debra K. Lussier, Keith Higgins
This new Ropes & Gray podcast series, The PEP Talk, Ropes & Gray's Private Equity Podcast, focuses on legal issues of interest to the private equity industry.
By Steven Pepe, Mark Popofsky, Kevin Post, Samuel Brenner, Nathaniel Hyman, Lance Shapiro
On May 21, 2019, following a full trial on the merits, Judge Koh of the Northern District of California issued a 233-page opinion in a closely watched case between the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC")
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