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TechConnect - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - March 2017

by Mintz Levin on

Happy spring! This issue includes two articles that challenge conventional thinking. The first, called “Software is Still Patent Eligible,” makes the case that software patents can still be obtained. IP generally accretes in...more

Explanation of J. Crew “back-door” provision and proposal for how lenders might address this in their documentation.

by King & Spalding on

Recently, J. Crew used a “back-door” provision in its credit facility to transfer approximately $250 million worth of intellectual property (“IP”) to an unrestricted subsidiary with the aim of borrowing against the...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 305-Rakhi Kumar on corporate sustainability [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I visit with Rakhi Kumar from State Street Global Advisors on building sustainability into your long term corporate growth strategy. With corporate governance in the limelight, it's more important than ever...more

Dentons Rodyk Reporter 2017

by Dentons on

Regional CEO message - Happy New Year and welcome to the first issue of Dentons Rodyk Reporter 2017. Let me share our key developments in 2016 and tell you what to expect from us in 2017. Please see full...more

Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends to Watch in 2017

Canadian M&A activity rose once again in 2016, surpassing a record-breaking 2015 to become the most active year in Canadian deal-making history. In terms of deal value, 2016 will be second only to the peak of 2007....more

The Financial Report, Volume 5, Number 20 - October 2016

by DLA Piper on

With the general election now less than two weeks away, it is more apparent than ever that Americans often are sharply divided about how best to achieve certain goals, even if we agree on the goals we are trying to achieve....more

UK Regulators Consult on Compensation Guidance

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority published proposed revised guidance on remuneration, principally to bring their guidance into line with the European Banking Authority's Guidelines on...more

Perspective: The Accenture Blockchain Patent

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Blockchain innovators need to understand that they are working in an early-stage, evolving IP landscape where the potential risks are still very difficult to evaluate....more

Intellectual Property and the Venture-Funded Startup

One of the most commonly used buzzwords by the media and investors is the term “startup,” which is generally used to describe an entrepreneurial venture with the goals of rapid growth and immediate impact on a market....more

Investment in Biotechnology Companies -- Nature Biotechnology Report

Despite an understandable amount of gloom and doom in patenting circles regarding the effects of the recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit jurisprudence on life sciences patents (Mayo v. Prometheus; AMP v. Myriad Genetics;...more

Realizing Value from Intellectual Property

by McAfee & Taft on

Everyone assumes that intellectual property has value, but how do you determine that value? Can you increase it, and can you damage it?...more

Brexit: What to Expect and How to Prepare for the ‘New Normal'

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The U.K. has voted, in a popular referendum, to leave the EU. The referendum is not legally binding and the result was extremely narrow: 51.9 percent in favor of leaving, 48.1 percent in favor of remaining. This partly...more

Bachmanity – From Sizzle to Fizzle and Maybe Bachruptcy (Silicon Valley – Episode 24)

At its heart, Episode 24 was about relationships – from the wayward dating lives of Richard and Dinesh to Big Head and Ehrlich’s marriage of “Bachmanity”, the Pied Piper entourage found themselves faced with the messy...more

Benesch’s 2nd Annual 3D Printing Seminar (A Summary Repeat)

by Benesch on

Several hundred business leaders, engineers, attorneys and academics gathered last week for an annual symposium on 3D Printing hosted by Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff. The ability to form physical objects from...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March 2016 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The SEC could change the requirements for investing in startups, and that’s not good - With its new equity crowdfunding rules soon to take effect, the...more

Corporate Venture Funds: Friend or Foe?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Many large corporations have set up, or are in the process of setting up, in-house venture funds. At the same time, early and later-stage companies are looking for “smart money” investors – funds that bring strategic and...more

Financial Trade Secrets Exemption from Florida’s Sunshine Laws

by Nossaman LLP on

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Florida’s Governor Rick Scott signed two bills which exempt trade secret financial information from the state’s Sunshine Laws. The change is significant in a state known for expansive open...more

Global Tax News - February 2016

by DLA Piper on

The European Commission has released its highly anticipated anti-tax-avoidance package. The package, released January 28, 2016, contains proposed rules and recommendations to avoid aggressive tax planning within the...more

eBook Doing Business in Massachusetts: A Guide to U.S. and Massachusetts Law for Non-U.S. Businesses

by Foley Hoag LLP on

This guide is intended to provide foreign business-people with an introduction to the basic kinds of laws and regulations that affect the conduct of business in the United States, and particularly in The Commonwealth of...more

M&A Team News - January 2016

by Cooley LLP on

Here is a look back at the top M&A developments that affected deal-making last year and a look forward to our expectations for 2016....more

Jawbone Successfully Leverages Patent Portfolio as Collateral in Fund Raising Efforts

Fitness device maker Jawbone was recently featured in a Re/code article announcing that the company had raised $165 million in new funding. The article mentioned another aspect of the Jawbone’s fundraising efforts; the...more

Emerging Cybersecurity Company’s Distress Offers Important Lessons for Licensees and Lenders

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision in the case of Cyber Solutions International LLC v. Pro Marketing Sales, Inc. Although the decision blazes no new legal territory, the...more

The Life Sciences Report - Winter 2016

Ten Considerations for Companies Evaluating a Pre-Negotiated Acquisition - In recent years, there has been a shift in the research and development strategy of large pharmaceutical and medical device companies from...more

CR&B Alert: Commercial Restructuring & Bankrtupcy News - October 2015, No. 3

by Reed Smith on

Welcome to the October 2015 issue of the CR&B Alert, the newsletter produced by Reed Smith's Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group. Readers who wish to print and read the newsletter in its entirety may do so by...more

Venture Capital Coast to Coast – August 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Halftime 2015: On Pace to Match 2014? Venture capital activity for 2014 was a hard act to follow. But 2015 has not disappointed so far, with fundraising and investment continuing at an historic pace. A total of $20...more

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