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By Gregg Weiner, David B. Hennes, Peter Welsh
On March 20, 2018, the Supreme Court held that shareholders may pursue securities class actions alleging false or misleading prospectuses in either state or federal court.
By Jeffrey J. Bushofsky, James DeGraw, Deborah Gersh, Seth Harrington, Rohan Massey, Douglas Meal, Heather Egan Sussman, Mark Szpak, Michelle Visser, Kevin J. Angle
In two recent, related decisions, U.S. District Judge James Donato from the Northern District of California allowed plaintiffs to proceed on claims against Facebook under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act ("BIPA"), finding that non-compliance with BIPA's notice and consent requirements provided sufficient injury for federal Article III standing.
By Paulita A. Pike, Elizabeth Reza
Financial regulators continue to expand their reach in the cybersecurity space, and funds, fund sponsors, and advisers should take note.
By Scott A. McKeown
Today the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) added to its growing stockpile of cases that address the meaning of "same or substantially the same prior art or arguments" under 35 U.S.C. § 325(d).
By Peter Rosenberg, William Jewett, Joshua Lichtenstein, Sabrina Glaser
On March 15, 2018, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated the DOL's conflict of interest rule and related exemptions (the "fiduciary rule").
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.
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