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1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-4528, United States
Phone: 404.815.6500
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Expanded Panel of the PTAB Provides Guidance on Serial Petitions for Inter Partes Review of the Same Patents in “Informative” Case (updated)

UPDATE: The PTAB has designated this decision as “informative,” which is a category one step below precedential used to provide guidance for future panels. An expanded panel of the PTAB recently provided additional guidance…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ridgeway v. Walmart Stores, Inc. – A Reminder That There Are Few Bright Line Rules in Class Action Attorneys’ Fees Awards.

On September 14, 2017, the Northern District of California entered its order awarding attorneys’ fees to plaintiffs’ class action counsel in Ridgeway v. Walmart Stores, Inc., No. 08-cv-05221-SI, 2017 WL 4071293 (N.D. Cal. Sept…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Menu Labeling Litigation Between the FDA and Public Interest Groups May Be On Hold

Following the announcement that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) had decided to delay the compliance deadline for the menu labeling regulations, two public interests groups sued the FDA over the decision seeking…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Chinese Investments In The United States Remain In CFIUS Crosshairs

On September 13, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order blocking the $1.3 billion acquisition by Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a Chinese government-backed private equity fund (“Canyon Bridge”) of Lattice Semiconductor…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions

IRS, PBGC and DOL Provide Additional Hurricane Relief

The IRS issued an announcement paralleling the relief granted to Hurricane Harvey victims to those in Florida affected by Hurricane Irma. Announcement 2017-13 (the “Announcement”) relaxes hardship distribution standards for…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

House Financial Services Subcommittee Focuses on Bill to Reduce FCRA Class Action Liability

On September 7, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing on six proposed bills for creating a “more efficient federal financial regulatory regime.” Among the bills…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection

Updated: President Trump Turns to the U.S. Trade Representative for China IP Investigation

From the earliest days of his campaign, President Trump has spoken out on alleged intellectual property misconduct by China. He is now turning to the U.S. Trade Representative for a formal investigation of China in this regard…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Another Example of Practical Estoppel in IPR Practice

Earlier this year, the Federal Circuit held that statements made by patentees in an inter partes review (IPR) can constitute prosecution disclaimer. Aylus Networks, Inc. v. Apple Inc., No. 2016-1599 (Fed. Cir. May 11, 2017). In…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Expanded Panel of the PTAB Provides Guidance on Serial Petitions for Inter Partes Review of the Same Patents

An expanded panel of the PTAB recently provided additional guidance on when it may exercise its discretion not to institute proceedings. Petitioner General Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. originally challenged two patents in IPR…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

At the ITC, It’s Always “Standing” Room Only

Intellectual Ventures Refiles Against Auto Makers After Patent Assignment Fails ITC Scrutiny - The U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) terminated an investigation because standing did not exist as of the date the…more
 /  Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ninth Circuit: “Zombie” Cookie Installer Cannot Compel Arbitration Based on Verizon Arbitration Agreement

Takeaway: Non-parties who seek to rely on equitable estoppel to compel arbitration of claims based on an arbitration agreement they did not sign face an uphill battle in the Ninth Circuit. In In re Henson, No. 16-71818, 2017 WL…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts

DOL Signals Changes to Fiduciary Rule; SEC Commissioner Calls Rule “Misguided”

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed an extension of the transition period of its Fiduciary Rule from January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019. At the same time, the DOL signaled that significant changes will be made to the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Challenging the Reign of Kingdomware – Federal Circuit May Decide Whether Veterans or AbilityOne Participants Receive Priority in VA Procurements.

On Friday of last week, while most of the country was getting ready for the Labor Day Holiday, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in PDS Consultants, Inc. v. United States, Case No. 16-1603C, Slip. Op. (September 1, 2017) stayed…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting

IRS Allows Easier Access to Retirement Funds for Hurricane Harvey Victims

The IRS issued an announcement that may allow participants and beneficiaries of 401(k) plans or 403(b) plans that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey easier access to their retirement funds until January 31,…more
 /  Taxation

Judge Issues Order Invalidating DOL Exempt-Employee Salary Rule

Last November, Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction in the case of Nevada v. U.S. Dep’t of Labor that put on hold the U.S. Department of Labor’s Final…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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