Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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1333 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036, United States
Phone: 202.887.4000
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Opinions of Counsel Should Be Rendered Timely, and Evidence of Opinions of Counsel Should Be Credible

Omega Patents, LLC (“Omega”) sued CalAmp Corp. (“CalAmp”) for patent infringement in the Middle District of Florida. The jury returned a verdict for Omega, finding all of the asserted claims valid and infringed. On April 5,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

PTAB Denies Institution of Petitioner’s Second IPR Based on Newly Cited Prior Art Because Petitioner Knew of the Prior Art Before Filing First IPR

On March 20, 2017, a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) panel declined to institute an inter partes review (IPR) of patent claims that were also the subject of a previously filed IPR by the same petitioner (IBM). IBM contended…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

Don’t Forget to Update the Covers of Your SEC Forms

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, a final rule became effective that added two new “check box” items to the covers of Securities Act and Exchange Act forms relating to an issuer’s status as an emerging growth company (EGC)..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

Congress entered into its spring recess on April 7 having delivered regulatory reforms to President Trump’s desk. In the first 75 days of the Trump administration, legislators approved 13 Congressional Review Act resolutions,…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

M&A Market Update

MergerMarket data shows that global deal activity in the first quarter of 2017 has so far remained resilient despite geopolitical uncertainty, with 3,554 deals worth $678.5 billion announced, representing an 8.9% increase in…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

It’s OK, Capital Markets Associates, You (Probably) Haven’t Lost a Day to Get to Closing

As we noted in a previous blog, the SEC recently adopted an amendment to Rule 15c6-1(a) to shorten the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer transactions from three business days after the trade date (T+3) to two…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Evidence of Priority to Provisional Application and that Prior Art Was Not Work of Another Defeated Obviousness Challenge in IPR

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued a final written decision determining that the Coalition for Affordable Drugs (ADROCA), LLC (“Petitioner”) failed to prove unpatentable claims 1-52 of U.S. Patent No…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

McGill v. Citibank and Arbitration Agreements

On Thursday, April 7, 2017, in McGill v. Citibank, the California Supreme Court held that a pre-dispute arbitration agreement that waives the right to seek public injunctive relief is contrary to public policy and thus…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

NYC to Ban Inquiries Regarding Applicants’ Compensation History

Yesterday, the New York City Council passed a bill prohibiting firms from inquiring about, or relying on, an applicant’s salary history in connection with the recruiting or hiring process. The bill, which would amend the New…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

President Trump Issues Two Executive Orders on Trade and Customs Enforcement, and Trade Deficits

On March 31, President Trump signed two Executive Orders (EOs) that address trade. The first EO addresses increased enforcement of U.S. trade and customs laws and specifically calls for plans and strategies to combat the…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Red Notice Newsletter - March 2017

Anticorruption Developments - SEC Chairman Nominee Jay Clayton Receives Confirmation Hearing - On March 23, 2017, SEC Chairman Nominee Jay Clayton testified before the Senate Banking Committee at his confirmation…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Insufficient Showing of Public Availability of Prior Art and Strong, Unrebutted Evidence of Commercial Success Defeats IPR Petition

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has issued a final written decision determining that the Coalition for Affordable Drugs VIII, LLC (“Coalition” or “Petitioner”) failed to demonstrate that claims 1-10 of U.S. Patent No…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

As the Trump presidency completes its first 10 weeks, the administration is celebrating big wins on the regulatory reform front while nursing some wounds from a major defeat on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

PTAB Finds Draft Technical Specifications Constitute Printed Publications

On March 16, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its final written decision in the LG Electronics v. Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. matter. Core Wireless, the “Patent Owner,” challenged prior art introduced…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

Burden Shifted to Accused Infringer to Show Accused Product Not Made by Patented Process

A judge has ordered that an alleged infringer’s product must be presumed to have been made using a patented process, thereby shifting the burden of proof on the issue of infringement from the patent holder to the alleged…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
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