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Silicon Valley Center
801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041, United States
Phone: 650-988-8500
Fax: 650-938-5200
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Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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  • California
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Surviving Alice with an Appeal

This third article in the “Surviving Alice” series examines how the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board has responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 Alice decision. It also shows how applicants can use the PTAB’s…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Eighth Circuit Holds Data Breach Plaintiffs Must Allege Actual Injury to Establish Standing

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that allegations of a future risk of identity theft resulting from a data breach are not sufficient to establish standing. The August 30 ruling in In re SuperValu Customer…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Dynamic Digital Health Sector Means More and Bigger Deals

The digital health sector is beginning to mature and investors are pouring more money into more deals, reports Rock Health in its survey of digital health investment in the first half of 2017. And, we might add, into bigger…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

[Event] Precision Medicine and Bioinformatics at the EPO and USPTO - September 21st, Mountain View, CA

As traditional biomedical research and data science have converged, we have seen an influx of patent application filings in this newly developing space. The prepar?ation and prosecution of these cross-disciplinary patent…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recent Tax Court Decision in Crestek – a Cautionary Tale for U.S. Companies with Foreign Subsidiaries

In a ruling with tax implications for U.S. corporations with foreign subsidiaries, the U.S. Tax Court has held that transactions between a U.S. parent company and its controlled foreign corporations constitute “United States…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Eighth Circuit Finds Standing in Data Breach Case for Privacy Policy Violation, Dismisses for Lack of Specificity

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has held that allegations that the security provisions of a privacy policy were violated are sufficient for standing in a data breach case, but that plaintiffs’ contractual claims…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Digital Health Companies May Find a Faster Path to Market Under the FDA's Digital Health Plan

It looks like the FDA is moving forward—and swiftly—with the digital health plan articulated in FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's June blog post, previously outlined in this post. Closely tracking the commissioner’s post, the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ninth Circuit in Spokeo: Inaccurate Consumer Reports Support Standing in FCRA Cases

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that allegations that Spokeo Inc. published an inaccurate consumer report in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act established a concrete injury sufficient to confer…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Fenwick Employment Brief - Summer 2017 Update

California Legislative and Agency Update - Read about the latest California cities to increase hourly minimum wages, newly expanded transgender protections, criminal background check limitations and other changes in…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

The Self-Driving Turtle Wins the Race: Managing the Privacy and Security of Fast-Paced IoT Innovation

For today’s companies, navigating new paths to growth in the complex and evolving internet of things landscape requires innovative thinking and practical counsel. When it comes to a foolproof IoT roadmap, it is best to run a…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology

The Seventh Circuit Finds No Standing in FCRA Case Based on Job Application Credit Reports

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that allegations that prospective employers obtained consumer reports in technical violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act by themselves do not constitute a concrete…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

The DC Circuit Opens the Door to Data Breach Plaintiffs Alleging Substantial Risk of Future ID Theft

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has held that allegations of a heightened risk of future identity theft resulting from a data breach established a concrete injury at the pleading stage…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey – Second Quarter 2017

This report analyzes the valuations and terms of venture financings for 208 companies headquartered in the Silicon Valley that raised capital in the second quarter of 2017. Overview of Results - Valuations Continue…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Key SCOTUS Decisions in Tech – First Half 2017

Despite being short one justice for much of the year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down multiple significant decisions this past term that can unsettle long-standing legal understandings in multiple technology fields. These…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Martin Shkreli Convicted on Three of Eight Counts of Securities Fraud

On Friday, August 4, 2017, a federal court jury in Brooklyn, New York, found Martin Shkreli, former CEO of biopharmaceutical company Retrophin, guilty on three of eight counts of securities fraud. The verdict followed five days…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law
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