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San Francisco, CA 94105-2482, United States

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A Yen for Israeli Technology

While Japanese companies have been investing in Israel for the past two decades, M&A activity has picked up significantly, concentrated in the science and technology (S&T) sectors…more
| Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Takeover Makeover

A New Breed of Activist is Attracted to Tech and Life Sciences Companies - First there were the pirates of the 1980s and their swashbuckling raids of RJR Nabisco and other corporate booty. In the 1990s, blue chip…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Payments Hit the Road

With New Devices Making Mobile Payments Easier, Banks Are Getting A Run For Their Money - The advent of mobile payments is changing consumers’ lives—and reshaping the competitive landscape for the companies that provide…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Wiped Out

If you thought Google was the only organization affected by the European Court of Justice’s May decision honoring a Spanish man’s right to have a newspaper story about him erased from its search rankings, you’d be wrong. In…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Entangled in the Web of Things

By finding new uses for data, the Internet of Things heralds a host of challenges - Within a decade, analysts say, the “Internet of Things” will have transformed our lives. Billions of Internet-connected devices will…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Blurred Lines

Mobile payments are taking off, and by 2017, consumers worldwide are likely to be using the technology to spend $700 billion or more annually, according to Forrester Research. But as technology companies look for ways to…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Bribery, Twice Removed

Charles Duross is the head of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Anti-Corruption Practice. He is the former head of the Department of Justice’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit, where he took a leading role in developing and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Government 2.0

With it spending up, federal agencies are finding they need to look outside their walls for qualified talent. This is presenting new public sector opportunities for private sector tech companies…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

Worn on the Sleeve

Watches that monitor sleep quality. Skullcaps that gauge head injury. An infant bodysuit that sends temperature and breathing updates to a mobile device. Ear buds that track your heart rate. These are just some of the…more
| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Rooting Out Conflict Minerals

If your company manufactures consumer electronics, avionics, or any product incorporating even trace amounts of gold, coltan, cassiterite, or wolframite— including their derivatives, tantalum, tin, and tungsten—you may need to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

SEC: The New Cyber-Cop

It seems scarcely a week goes by without a headline blaring news of a major cybersecurity breach. And with ongoing revelations about the data-tracking activities of the National Security Agency, the public isn’t growing less…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Turning The Tide on “Trolls”

When a non-practicing entity (NPE) accused 16,000 small businesses of violating its patent by merely emailing scanned documents, the New York attorney general cracked down, forcing a settlement. Then the FTC threatened to sue…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

German Federal Government Plans Tax Exemption of INVEST – Subsidy for Venture Capital

The German Federal Government has given an important insight to its plans and future measures regarding taxation of the start-up- and VC-ecosystem in Germany by officially answer to a parliamentary request by several members of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

When Bosses Can’t Be “Friends”

Modern Technology has increasingly blurred the line between business and personal lives, thanks in large part to social media that can broadcast employees’ views to friends and the public in a heartbeat. Companies are…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

No Billboards, Please

Companies intending to seek funding under the JOBS Act’s crowdfunding provision gained a seeming advantage in September when the SEC removed its ban on the general solicitation or advertising of certain types of private…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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