Stefan Hankin on Online Harassment
What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
Why Cyber Security?
How Fenwick Partners Caught the Tech Wave
How is Graphene Currently Used and What is the Hope for the Future?
What is Graphene? Fenwick Patent Attorney Has the Answer
Two Tips for Inventors Filing Patent Applications
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Law Firms Are Starting to Think Like Media Companies
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
Protecting and Enforcing Your High Technology Intellectual Property - Webinar Replay
Did the IRS Just Help or Hurt the Bitcoin Economy?
Legal Tech Startups: Separating Hype from Opportunity
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business in China
Rolling Out LPM Software at Akin Gump
Polsinelli Podcast - Generic Drugs to Market - What's the Climate in 2014?
Emerging Strategies for Protecting Global IP Rights
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
FINCEN PROPOSES CUSTOMER DUE DILIGENCE RULE -
On July 30, FinCEN released a proposed rule that would amend BSA regulations to clarify and add customer due diligence (CDD) obligations for banks and other financial...more
The year 2014 is on track to be the most active IPO market in the United States since 2000, with the mid-year total number of IPOs topping last year’s mid-year total by more than 60%. There were 222 US IPOs in 2013, with a...more
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) have weighed in on the cybersecurity issue from an investor’s point of view in their paper called What investors need to know...more
The first half of 2014 has seen the hottest IPO market in 14 years – 133 IPOs priced, raising more than $30 billion in proceeds. This is already greater than the total number of IPOs priced during 2011 and 2012. The second...more
In this issue:
- SEC v. Citigroup: A New Standard for Reviewing Consent Decrees
- Credit Unions Beware – the TARP Watchdog Is Ready to Pounce
- Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for...more
I was once interviewed live on Bloomberg radio at some god-awful hour in the morning, following a 30% drop in the share price of Ely Lily resulting from a negative decision in a patent case by the U.S. Court of Appeals in the...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently charged the co-owner of two Bitcoin-related websites for publicly offering shares in the ventures without registering the securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (the...more
On June 3, 2014, the Massachusetts Securities Division released a survey to assess cybersecurity readiness and practices of Massachusetts-registered investment advisers....more
Bitcoin mining firm GHash is reportedly consistently attaining over 51% of all of the hashing power of all Bitcoin miners. As a decentralized currency, Bitcoin depends on an open ledger called the "block chain" to track every...more
Bank of England Launches New Framework to Test for Cyber Vulnerabilities -
On June 10, the Bank of England launched a new framework to help identify areas where the financial sector could be vulnerable to sophisticated...more
In This Issue:
..SEC Begins to Scrutinize Registrants’ Cybersecurity Practices
..SEC Staff Sets Boundaries for Adviser Testimonials in Social Media
..Chair White: SEC to Tackle High-Frequency...more
In a huge victory for Massachusetts-based biologics manufacturer Genzyme Corporation, the First Circuit Court of Appeals on June 5, 2014 affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of a multi-million dollar shareholder class...more
In this issue:
- Commissioner Kara M. Stein Calls for More Stringent Net Capital Requirements for Broker Dealers
- US Marshals Service Announces Auction of Silk Road Bitcoins
- Investment Adviser Accused...more
Observe families at restaurants these days and you’ll see a common image – several heads bowed over individual electronic devices. Like it or not, this is how we communicate, do business and manage our lives. We all can trade...more
While attending the "Cyber Risks and the Boardroom" Conference at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Luis Aguilar called on corporate boards to make sure they are...more
Market watchers view mergers and acquisitions as an economic yardstick. After several years of modest volumes, we've already seen substantial M&A activity in 2014 across industries including biotech, pharmaceuticals, and...more
As U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairwoman Mary Jo White recently emphasized at a Cybersecurity Roundtable sponsored by the Commission, the rise of cybersecurity threats poses an increasing risk to companies,...more
Bitcoin has been a much discussed item recently. The virtual currency is a digital representation of value that is traded and can serve as a medium of exchange. There are websites that use it. At one time there was a stock...more
In This Issue:
- New York Court Grants Airbnb’s Motion to Quash Attorney General’s Subpoena
- New York City UBT Ruling Allows Broker-Dealer Sourcing for Non-Registered Broker-Dealers
- ALJ Dismisses Action as...more
On May 19, the Senate Banking Committee’s chairman and ranking member, Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Mike Crapo (R-ID), sent a letter to the leaders of the Treasury Department, the SEC, the CFTC, the OCC, the FDIC, and the...more
As part of its “Cybersecurity Initiative,” the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has sent extensive cybersecurity document requests to more than 50 registered broker-dealers and registered...more
For the second time in less than one year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an alert to investors about the risks of investing in Bitcoin and other virtual currency-related opportunities....more
On April 15, 2014, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a National Exam Priority Risk Alert announcing its initiative to evaluate cybersecurity...more
We analyzed the terms of 156 venture financings closed in the first quarter of 2014 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Overview of Fenwick & West Results -
Valuation results in 1Q14 were very...more
The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) provided cybersecurity guidance to the securities industry in the form of a Risk Alert issued by the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) on April 15,...more
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