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Under the First-to-File Rule, District Court Stays Case Filed Hours After a Declaratory Judgment Action

Under the first-to-file rule (not to be confused with the provision from the America Invents Act), when two actions involving overlapping issues and parties are pending in two federal venues, the first-filed case is generally…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Securities Financing Transactions Regulation—Update

Regulation (EU) 2015/2365, the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), imposes a number of requirements on EU fund managers (see the previous Akin Gump client alert on SFTR, The New Securities Financing Transactions…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Federal Circuit Clarifies the On-Sale Bar Under the AIA: No Public Disclosure of the Invention Is Required if the Existence of the Sale Is Public

Under 35 U.S.C. § 102, the on-sale bar generally holds that the sale of a patented invention more than one year before the filing date invalidates the patent. Before the America Invents Act (AIA), courts held that confidential…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Court Narrows Invalidity Case Through IPR Estoppel, but Federal Circuit’s Shaw Decision Keeps Some Arguments Alive

The Federal Circuit’s decision in Shaw Indus. Grp., Inc. v. Automated Creel Sys., Inc., 817 F.3d 1293 (Fed. Cir. 2016) raised the possibility that the inter partes review (IPR) estoppel of 35 U.S.C. § 315(e) might not do much to…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

District Court Precludes Defendant from Asserting Invalidity Grounds That It Raised or Could Have Reasonably Raised in IPR Proceeding

On May 11, 2017, Magistrate Judge Roy Payne in the Eastern District of Texas recommended that patentee Biscotti’s inter partes review (IPR) estoppel motion be granted–in-part and denied-in-part…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Corporate Criminal Offence: Failure to Prevent Facilitation of Tax Evasion

The Criminal Finance Act 2017 received Royal Assent on April 27, 2017, making its way onto the statute book before the halting of Parliamentary business ahead of this year’s general election. As well as giving enforcement…more
 /  Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

The American Health Care Act: Summary of House-Passed Bill to Repeal and Replace Portions of the Affordable Care Act and Next Steps in the Senate

Last week, the House took the first step to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by passing a bill titled “The American Health Care Act” (AHCA). On May 4, 2017, after numerous fits and starts over the past…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance, Taxation

Dumping Medicine: Make Sure Pharmaceutical Wastes Aren’t Left Behind By Regulatory Reform

Regulatory reform has dominated the Trump administration’s environmental policy agenda to date, fueled by Executive Orders requiring agencies to identify unnecessary regulations for revision or outright rescission, and to…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Former Magyar Telekom Executives Settle Bribery Charges – On April 24, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that two former executives of Magyar Telekom, a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

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

Congress returned to session the week of April 24 following a two-week recess. Active discussions and debate surrounding the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and efforts to “repeal-and-replace” the Affordable Care Act resumed…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Health, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

Anticorruption Developments - Former Magyar Telekom Executives Reconcile Bribery Charges - April 24, 2017, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that the Hungarian telecommunications company…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Summary Judgment Denied on Reverse Doctrine of Equivalents Defense

On April 28, 2017, the District Court for the District of Delaware denied AVM Technologies’ motion for summary judgment because Intel’s non infringement defense based on the reverse doctrine of equivalents requires the Court to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

PTAB Finds Patent Is Ineligible for Post Grant Review—Claim Submitted During Prosecution (but Canceled Before Issuance) Had Adequate Support in Parent Application

On April 3, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) declined to institute post-grant review (PGR) of U.S. Patent No. 9,291,250 (the “’250 patent”), finding that it was not eligible for PGR. The petitioner argued that the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

Akin Gump Lawyers Publish Law Journal Article Advocating that FERC Rescind a Controversial Enforcement Policy

In December 2009, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) introduced a new policy providing for early public disclosure of its enforcement investigations—including the identities of investigation subjects—by authorizing…more
 /  Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities

Red Notice Newsletter - April 2017

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Former Magyar Telekom Executives Settle Bribery Charges – On April 24, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that two former executives of Magyar Telekom, a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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