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Virgin America is Dead, Long Live Virgin America’s Marks

A lot happened in 2016. The first thing that comes to my mind as the unexpected event of 2016 is Alaska Airlines’ acquisition of Virgin America. At first glance, Alaska and Virgin didn’t seem to have that much in common....more

Delaware Chancery Court Focuses On Negotiation History In Denying Former Securityholders A Milestone Payment Based On The...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On March 15, 2017, Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery decided, post-trial, that a biopharmaceutical company was not required to pay a $50 million “milestone payment” under the terms of a merger...more

5 Must Ask IP Due Diligence Questions in Corporate Transactions

When would a company undergo intellectual property due diligence? - Konstantin Linnik: Any corporate transaction involving IP assets necessitates diligence: merger, acquisition, IPO, investment (such as a venture...more

IP Due Diligence: The Five Questions You Must Ask in Corporate Transactions

Konstantin Linnik, Ph.D., a partner in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department, addressed the importance of intellectual property due diligence in corporate transactions in Nutter Insights. Konstantin discussed when a...more

IP in the mix: M&A Year in Review - 2016

by Hogan Lovells on

Around the globe and across a wide variety of industry sectors, our IP practice collaborated with our corporate and other practice areas of our firm to provide integrated legal services for our clients and friends on...more

RX IP Update - January 2017

by Smart & Biggar on

Apotex’s Infringement of AstraZeneca’s Omeprazole Formulation Patent Upheld - As previously reported, the Federal Court of Appeal, in a unanimous decision released on January 12, 2017 (2017 FCA 9), has affirmed the...more

Tokyo Dispute Resolution & Crisis Management Newsletter – January 2017

by King & Spalding on

Managing Risks in Acquisitions from Financially Challenged Sellers in the Resources & Energy Sector - Low Commodity Prices - After a decade long boom in the resources and energy sector, prices across almost all...more

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice Issue Updated Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of...

by Reed Smith on

On January 13, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice issued updated Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property. The updated Guidelines retain the core principles of the 1995...more

Top 12 EU Legal Developments to Watch in 2017

Sheppard Mullin’s EU team has created a list of major legal shifts that await General Counsel and Compliance Officers in the areas of competition, EU regulatory and trade in 2017. These challenges may have an impact on your...more

Top 5 Patent Red Flags in Life Sciences Due Diligence

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Since IP represents 75 to 90% of the value of life science transactions, due diligence is a critical component of the valuation process....more

President-Elect Trump Has Once-in-a-Century Opportunity to Substantially Revise the FTC’s Law Enforcement and Regulatory Agenda

by McDermott Will & Emery on

SUMMARY: Regulatory reform is the “cornerstone of the Trump administration,” and incoming President Donald Trump has a unique opportunity to quickly and substantially influence Federal Trade Commission (FTC) policy through...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

10 Key Intellectual Property Issues for M&A Deals

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Intellectual property (IP) issues are increasingly important factors in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. Of the various industry sector transactions included in recent American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law...more

Looking Ahead: Top Issues Impacting the Tech Industry in 2017

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As technology continues to reshape how business gets done and the way people live their lives, there are many reasons to be excited about the tech industry’s prospects heading into 2017. The more than 300 executives,...more

Know Your Code: Open Source Usage Can Close Software

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Buyout firms spent more than $39.38bn acquiring technology businesses in H1 2016, accounting for 28% of all global deal value and making technology the preferred sector for investment during the period. With investment...more

3D Printing News: Recent M&A Activity; Copyright’s Conceptual Separability Test; Expiring Patents

by Benesch on

Here are recent and significant M&A deals in the 3D space. In September, GE acquired SLM Solutions and Arcam, reportedly spending $1.4 billion for both. Arcam provides a cost-efficient additive manufacturing solution...more

Four T’s at Four: What Breweries Need to Know About Their IP Before They Consider an Exit

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

“Forties at 4” was a time-honored Friday tradition among my engineering classmates in college. After our last class, several of them would purchase Miller (if we could find it in a 40 oz) or Old English or some other malt...more

IP Due Diligence in M&A Transactions [Video]

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Wendy A. Choi, who leads Ballard Spahr's Patents Group, talks about the importance of intellectual property due diligence during M&A transaction....more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 269-Mike Volkov on the Johnson Controls FCPA Enforcement Action [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode Mike Volkov and I take a deep dive into the Johnson Controls FCPA enforcement action. ...more

Non-Compete Agreements may be Transferred and Enforced by the Successor Employer Following an Asset Purchase Sale

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that non-compete agreements may be transferred to a successor employer through an asset sale and enforced by that successor employer against the employees who previously...more

Brexit Update: What’s Next for the Global Marketplace

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In Depth - UK Withdrawal Process - The United Kingdom will continue to be an EU member until procedures are completed for exiting the European Union, which is likely to be a long process. Under EU Treaty rules,...more

Brexit - What Now For Your Business

So, the UK has voted to leave the EU. Everyone has their own opinion and we've all seen the news reports and various viewpoints but what does this result mean for you in practical terms and where do we go from here? Here's...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 257-John Boscariol on facilitation payments [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I have a great review on the pros and cons of facilitation payments with John Boscariol....more

This Week in FCPA-Epiode 6 [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I am solo without my partner Jay Rosen. I review the recently concluded Compliance Week 2016 conference and talk about some of the themes, insights and highlights. ...more

"Brexit Bites": Intellectual Property

by K&L Gates LLP on

This is the fifth in our series of "Brexit Bites" which focuses on Intellectual Property. A Brexit would in all likelihood have a significant impact upon intellectual property legislation, much of which derives from...more

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