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By Matthew Hartman, Rubén Muñoz
The Federal Circuit recently overturned the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's (PTAB) determination that claims covering a cancer treatment method were obvious.
By G. Hunter Bates, Brian A. Pomper, Hal Shapiro
Congress returns after a two week recess to focus on the remaining eight weeks of session on the legislative calendar (although it may last longer) with a laundry list of high priority
By Jonathan Underwood, Rachel J. Elsby, Rubén Muñoz
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has granted in part a Patent Owner's motion to strike Petitioner's Reply for improperly raising new arguments and citing new evidence.
By Jason M. Daniel, Zachary Newman
On September 12, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a settlement with Phillip Capital Inc.
By Natasha Kohne, Michelle Reed, Diana Schaffner
Attorney General Becerra held a press conference yesterday and announced the release of proposed regulations concerning the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
By Robert S. Salcido
Two common issues arise in False Claims Act (FCA) litigation, one specific to health care FCA litigation and one that cuts across all FCA actions involving corporate entities.
By Douglas I. Brandon, Karen L. Milne, Virginia D. Hiner
On October 1, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ("D.C. Circuit") largely upheld the "light-touch" approach to net neutrality regulation
By Anthony Pierce, Allison S. Thornton
In a controversial 2018 decision, Judge Gerald A. McHugh, of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, expressed some reservations about the use...
By Pratik Shah
In our second annual SCOTUS review, Akin Gump Supreme Court and appellate practice co-head Pratik Shah analyzes the Court's previous Term and previews the new Term.
By Mitchell P. Hurley, Justin Williams, Jack Cullen Murphy
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently approved the use of 28 U.S.C. 1782(a) to obtain discovery in connection...
By Jason M. Daniel, Mereen Miran
While the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought several enforcement actions in 2018-19, the most significant new developments were published interpretations and alerts.
By Michael McTigue Jr., Meredith Slawe, Michael Stortz
Not every unsolicited text message provides an offended party the ability to sue under the TCPA, the Eleventh Circuit ruled.
By Mark Dawkins, Jenny Arlington, Rachel Kurzweil, Sahar Abas, Mitchell Ramon Garrett
On September 24, 2019, the highest court of the European Union (EU), the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), attempted to limit the territorial scope and authority of EU data protection...
By Ed Pagano, Hans Rickhoff, Lamar Smith, Christina Barone
As Congress and the Administration continue to advance federal initiatives related to artificial intelligence (AI), private stakeholders also continue to make their voices heard. On September 23, 2019
By John M. White
The Senate is considering bipartisan legislation to boost the defenses of the nation's power grid against cybersecurity threats.
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