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By Ropes & Gray LLP's Tax Practice Group
In a trilogy of releases in the last six weeks, the Department of Treasury ("Treasury")...
By Scott A. McKeown
The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has designated the following decisions, which involve 35 U.S.C. § 315(b), as informative.
By David Djaha, Daniel L. Stanco, Laurie Nelson, Caitlin D. O'Connell
International banking regulators responded to the 2008 financial crisis by increasing capitalization requirements with the Basel III Capital Accords.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Real Estate Investments & Transactions Practice Group, Ropes & Gray LLP's Tax Practice Group
A significant amount has been written about the proposals made in the November 2017 Budget by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in relation to the taxation of the UK commercial property sector.
By Heather Egan Sussman, Rohan Massey, Kevin J. Angle, Michele Goldman, Patrick J. Reinikainen
Microsoft Corp.'s heated dispute with the U.S. Department of Justice over data stored on its servers abroad has more parties weighing in, this time offering international perspectives.
By Amanda Raad, Joanna Torode, Mair Williams
2017 was an important year for the UK's SFO. The Government's plan to merge the SFO with the National Crime Agency was scrapped, seemingly securing the SFO's future as an independent investigator and prosecutor.
By Heather Egan Sussman, Douglas Meal, James DeGraw, Seth Harrington, Mark Szpak, Michelle Visser, David Cohen, Kevin J. Angle, Deborah Gersh
BIPA has given rise to an outbreak of high-stakes lawsuits over the last few years.
By Scott A. McKeown
As I predicted would happen last Spring, the Court held today in Wi-Fi One v. Broadcom that the appeal bar is limited to Director determinations closely related to the preliminary patentability determination...
By David G. Tittsworth
Following are 10 issues to watch during the coming year at the SEC.
By Scott A. McKeown
Earlier this week I discussed the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's discovery request directed to the Board's internal practices, personnel policies, and communications; yesterday, the Board responded.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Health Care Practice
In December 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights ("HHS OCR") released two sets of guidance mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act, which was enacted in 2016 (the "Act").
By Scott A. McKeown
Patent prosecutors navigate complex USPTO rules and seemingly esoteric examinational requirements to procure patent rights.
By Scott A. McKeown
As I pointed out before the holidays, given the practical need to litigate patents in today's monetization environment, the Board's litigation waiver decision in Ericsson v. Regents of the University of Minnesota ...
By Edward Kelly, Regina Sam Penti
On Nov. 29, 2017, the European Commission published its long-awaited guidance (found here) on litigating and licensing standard-essential patents (SEPs).
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Securities & Public Companies Practice
On December 22, 2017, the same day that the President signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act"),1 the SEC's Office of the Chief Accountant and Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance ...
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