Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Phone: 650-493-9300
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400+ Attorneys

ICOs at the End of 2017: What We Think We Know and What We Don't Know

Initial coin offerings (ICOs), token pre-sales, and similar sales of blockchain-based coins and tokens are quickly becoming an important fundraising option, and an important method of attempting to seed a token-based platform…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

En Banc Federal Circuit Paves the Way for Easier Claim Amendments in Inter Partes Review Before the PTAB

On October 4, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an en banc decision in Aqua Products, Inc., v. Matal, finding that the petitioner has the burden of proving the unpatentability of claims—even amended…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

European Court of Justice to Rule on Validity of Standard Contractual Clauses

On October 3, 2017, the High Court of Ireland issued its decision in Data Protection Commissioner vs Facebook and Schrems1 concerning the validity of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs)—a mechanism used by a very large…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Privacy

WSGR Fintech Update - October 2017

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is pleased to present the October 2017 issue of the WSGR Fintech Update. This latest edition features an article discussing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's new "Cyber Unit"…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

DOJ Reminds Companies That Expiration of HSR Waiting Period Is Not Always the Antitrust Agencies' Final Say

On September 26, 2017, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware challenging Parker-Hannifin Corporation's (Parker's) consummated acquisition of CLARCOR, Inc…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Latest CFIUS Annual Report Shows Start of Withdraw and Refile Trend

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) recently released the unclassified version of its annual report to Congress for transactions notified to CFIUS during calendar year 2015. While the data contained…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade

SEC Releases Additional Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules

On September 21, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released additional guidance on the pay ratio disclosure rules that require public companies to disclose how the compensation of their chief executive…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Tips on Using the Remainder of 2017 to Prepare for the 2018 Proxy Season

With the 2017 proxy season over for most companies, attention now turns to preparing for 2018. There are a number of compliance "musts" to focus on, as well as items that can be addressed in 2017 to make the 2018 proxy season…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

President Trump Blocks His First CFIUS Transaction

September 13, 2017 On September 13, 2017, the White House announced On September 13, 2017, the White House announced that President Donald Trump issued an executive order blocking Lattice Semiconductor Corp.'s proposed…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Status Update on the EU e-Privacy Regulation Proposal Discussions

On January 10, 2017, the European Commission published a Proposal for a Regulation (Proposal) relating to privacy rules for the electronic communications sector. The Proposal will impose new, more rigorous privacy regulatory…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy

Key New Takeaways from Uber’s Privacy and Data Security Settlement with the FTC

On August 15, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had reached an agreement with Uber Technologies to settle allegations that the ride-sharing company had deceived consumers by failing to live up to its…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Privacy

FTC Cracks Down on Lead Generation Company’s Indiscriminate Sharing of Consumers’ Sensitive Data

On July 3, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had settled charges that defendants Blue Global, an operator of dozens of consumer loan lead generation websites, and its founder and CEO, Christopher Kay,…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Hello, Dolly: What You Need to Know About Connected Smart Toys and Privacy

As connected devices become ubiquitous, it comes as no surprise that interactive toys that connect to the internet are more popular than ever. At the same time, regulators have taken note of the privacy and security concerns…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Privacy

Ashley Madison: Life Is Short. Settle.

On July 21, 2017, Judge John A. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued a preliminary approval of a settlement agreement between the owner of AshleyMadison.com and the class representing…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Privacy

Lenovo Settles FTC Charges Regarding Pre-Installed Software That Compromised Consumers' Cybersecurity and Privacy

On September 5, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it and 32 state attorneys general had settled charges with Lenovo regarding the company's practice of pre-loading software on its laptops that compromised…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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