Carla L. Reyes

Carla L. Reyes

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Admin Rulings: FinCEN Clarifies Money Transmitter Exemptions for Virtual Currency and Payment-Related Services

On April 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a series of administrative rulings determining whether five different companies constitute money services...more

6/10/2014 - Cryptocurrency Exemptions FinCEN Money Transfer Money Transmission Act Online Payments Virtual Currency

New FinCEN Guidance On Virtual Currency Transactions

Overview - On January 30, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued two administrative letter rulings that clarify the application of FinCEN’s regulations to...more

2/12/2014 - Bitcoins FinCEN Virtual Currency

Supreme Court Issues Significant Patent Antitrust Decision Rejecting The “Scope Of The Patent” Rule

In the most significant patent antitrust decision in decades, Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., No. 12-416, 2013 WL 2922122 (June 17, 2013), the Supreme Court has held, by a 5-3 vote with Justice Alito recused, that...more

6/19/2013 - Actavis Inc. FTC FTC v Actavis Generic Drugs Patents Pay-For-Delay Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements SCOTUS

Vermont Heightens Enforcement Efforts Against Patent Assertion Entities

With two deft strokes, Vermont simultaneously increased the tools in its enforcement toolbox and dealt a significant blow to a well-known patent assertion entity (PAE)....more

6/7/2013 - Bad Faith Infringement Non-Practicing Entities Patent Trolls Patents Proposed Legislation Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Federal Government Crackdown On Virtual Currency Heats Up

Asset Seizures and Arrests Mark Recent Federal Virtual Currency Enforcement Actions - Federal authorities have initiated several recent enforcement actions that are indicative of continuing regulatory changes in the...more

5/31/2013 - Bitcoins Enforcement FinCEN Money Laundering Virtual Currency

New FinCEN Guidance Changes Regulatory Landscape For Virtual Currencies And Some Prepaid Programs

To address a perceived gap in regulatory treatment of increasingly popular virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, the U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released new guidance on...more

3/22/2013 - Bank Secrecy Act Bitcoins FinCEN Money Services Business Virtual Currency

Check Your Arbitration Agreements After New Washington Supreme Court Case

A recent Washington Supreme Court case, Gandee v. LDL Freedom Enterprises, Inc., No. 87674-6 (Feb. 7, 2013), provides important insights into how Washington courts approach the enforceability of arbitration agreements in the...more

2/20/2013 - Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Choice-of-Law Federal Arbitration Act Preemption Savings Clause Statutory Rights Unconscionable Contracts Venue

Federal Circuit Clarifies Expanded Standing to Bring Walker Process Antitrust Claims

On November 20, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Ritz Camera & Image, LLC v. SanDisk Corp., No. 2012-1183, 2012 WL 5862779 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 20, 2012). They affirmed that direct...more

11/30/2012 - Patents Sherman Act Standing

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