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Outward Bound

As Chinese companies have matured, they’re eagerly looking to the U.S. as a source for technology innovation, talent and market penetration, says Jackie Liu, a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office. Until...more

Silicon Valley Venture Survey - Third Quarter 2013

We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 128 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the third quarter of 2013. Overview of Fenwick & West Results - Valuation results in...more

Securing Patent Value for Israeli Medical Technology Companies

Israel is a leader in medical technology and life sciences innovation. Though the life sciences industry in Israel is young, it is growing fast: in the last 15 years the industry has expanded from just over 180 life sciences...more

Capital Infusion - May 2013: Deal Spotlight: Patton Boggs Advises on Innovative Health Care Transaction

Patton Boggs recently advised Satori Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm, on its acquisition of Longhorn Health Solutions, Inc. Longhorn is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is a leading direct-to-home provider of...more

The Rise of Mobile Payments – Impact on M&A Activity in 2013

What’s involved? - A recent study by Juniper Research predicted that the total value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and near field communications transactions – short-range wireless...more

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey - Fourth Quarter 2012

Background- We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 116 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2012....more

Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA [Video]

Transaction monitoring was mentioned in a couple of significant enforcement actions of 2012. I think that it will move to becoming a best practice in FCPA compliance programs. This video will explain how transaction...more

CFIUS Annual Report Shows Increase in Notified Transactions in 2011

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) recently released the unclassified version of its annual report to Congress for transactions notified to CFIUS during the calendar year 2011. Most notably, the...more

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey - Third Quarter 2012

Background—We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the third quarter of 2012. Overview of Fenwick & West Results - Venture...more

M&A Leaders Survey -- October 2012

Concern over sluggish economic growth in the United States has tech dealmakers feeling less optimistic about the M&A market today than they were six months ago, according to a key finding from the latest M&A Leaders Survey...more

Where are we now? -- Markets and Legal Developments for Technology Executives

In This Presentation: Market Trends - Venture Capital; Private Equity; Initial Public Offerings; Mergers & Acquisitions; Legal Updates - Jobs Act/Capital Markets; Mergers & Acquisitions; General Corporate/Governance; Our...more

M&A and Corporate Finance Update, Finland and Nordic Countries

The markets have hardly settled after our last market update and while this is not the place to revise the questions caused by the U.S. economic slowdown or the European debt crisis on the Finnish M&A and corporate finance...more

Silicon Valley Venture Survey - First Quarter 2012

Background — We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 114 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the first quarter of 2012. Overview of Fenwick & West Results • Up rounds...more

Trends in Terms of Venture Financings in Silicon Valley — Fourth Quarter 2011

We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2011. Up rounds exceeded down rounds in 4Q11, 70% to 16%, with...more

Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance - Market Update January 2012

We examine in this update the current market situation of M&A and acquisition finance in Finland; talk about some ways to overcome the difficulties for getting the deal done; and give our views how the restructuring scenarios...more

China Under the Microscope: The Role of CFIUS in Chinese Acquisitions of U.S. Assets

Any foreign investor’s plans to acquire U.S. companies, including their technology, strategic natural resources and defense-related assets are subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States...more

Trends in Terms of Venture Financings In Silicon Valley (Fourth Quarter 2010)

We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 95 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2010. Please see full update below for more information....more

Is your business really PCI compliant?

If your business accepts credit cards, then you are at risk for potential liability in the event of a data breach. You need to be aware of the importance of keeping your customers' personal information secure. Many...more

Are You Sure Your Company Owns That Copyright? The Work for Hire Doctrine

As merger and acquisition activity begins to pick up, following the worst recession in decades, our clients have begun positioning themselves to take full advantage of the opportunities a recovery will bring. When examining...more

Dodd-Frank's Mandatory Executive Compensation Clawback

A review of the executive compensation clawback provisions in the recently-enacted Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, including a checklist of issues for boards of directors and compensation committees to consider in...more

Alexandros, et al. v. KOR Electronics, et al.

Statement of Decision Following Trial

The case involved a venture capital-led recapitalization, in which common stockholders claimed that the terms of the recapitalization destroyed the value of their common stock. The common stockholders sued the directors and...more

Top Five Risk Management Tips For Venture Capitalists

Five key tips for venture capital and private equity firms negotiating corporate financings, mergers, recapitalizations or other significant corportate transactions in the current recession....more

Method in the Madness: A Practical Checklist for Corporate Directors

A ten-step checklist to assist corporate directors, as well as management and in-house counsel, in making high-quality, well-informed corporate decisions, including defining the task, obtaining relevant information and...more

Latesco, L.P., et al. v. Wayport, Inc., et al.

Memorandum Opinion

In this case, a venture-backed company founder sold a portion of his common stock in two tranches, then sued the board and two venture capital firms when the company was sold a year later. The founder claimed that the...more

Outsourcing and the Economic Crisis, Part III: Post-Merger Technology Integration

Outsourcing and the Economic Crisis, Part III: Post-Merger Technology Integration In our previous updates, we discussed outsourcing as a tool for significantly reducing costs (“Outsourcing Services in the Face of an...more

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