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Phone: 650-493-9300
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Tips for Negotiating a Third-Party Subpoena in a Merger Investigation

Humana recently lost its effort to limit third-party discovery requests served by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its ongoing Walgreens/Rite Aid investigation. Typically, negotiations over the scope of third-party…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions

China FDA Proposes Hatch-Waxman-Like Regulatory Framework Linking Drug Approval to Patent Rights

Recently, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) issued a policy proposal linking drug approval to patent rights.1 The proposal is intended to promote innovation in the development of both drugs and medical devices and to…more
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The Importance of Label Licenses to Life Sciences Companies After Lexmark

On May 30, 2017, in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court held that a domestic or foreign sale of a patented product exhausts all U.S. patent rights in that product. The case was…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That SEC Disgorgement Is Subject to a Five-Year Limit

The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has frequently used disgorgement as a tool to strip wrongdoers of ill-gotten gains. The aim of disgorgement is to return the wrongdoer to the position he or she was in before the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Recent Court of Chancery Appraisal Decisions Provide Guidance on Court's Deference to Merger Price as Evidence of Fair Value

Two recent appraisal decisions from the Delaware Court of Chancery provide additional guidance on when the court will defer to the merger price as evidence of fair value. In the first decision, In re Appraisal of PetSmart,1 Vice…more
 /  Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

The PTAB Review - June 2017

Escaping PTAB Review Through Strategic Disclaimer in CBM Proceedings - A patent is only eligible for covered business method (CBM) review if it: (1) claims a method or apparatus for performing data processing or other…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Securities Law

WSGR FinTech Update - June 2017

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is pleased to present the June 2017 issue of the WSGR Fintech Update. This latest edition features an article discussing recent statements by SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar and the SEC staff…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Domestic and Foreign Sales of a Patented Article Exhaust All Patent Rights

On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court set forth a bright-line patent exhaustion rule, holding that both domestic and foreign sales exhaust all rights under the Patent Act. Chief Justice John Roberts authored the opinion for…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Life Sciences Report - Summer 2017

Factoring in Human Factors - According to a recent British Medical Journal research report, the mean rate of death from medical error in U.S. hospitals is estimated to be over 251,000 people per year. Though many medical…more
 /  Business Organizations, Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Venue in Patent Infringement Cases

In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC,1 the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, holding that "residence" for venue purposes in patent infringement cases refers…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court Ruling Supports Contractual and Statutory Enforcement of Open Source Software Licenses

Despite the prevalence of open source software and its ubiquitous use in the software industry, there has been little litigation in the United States analyzing and interpreting the terms of open source licenses. On April 25,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Dual-Class Stock and Private Ordering: A System That Works

Dual-class stock has become the target of heightened attention, particularly in light of Snap’s recent IPO. While the structure remains popular for companies trying to respond to the short-term outlook of public…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

The Entrepreneurs Report - Q1 2017

From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q1 2017 - Up and Down Rounds by Quarter - Strong median pre-money valuations for late-stage financings accompanied a record-breaking $25.0 million median amount raised for…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

New York City Employers Soon Will Be Prohibited from Inquiring About or Relying on Job Applicants' Salary Histories

On May 4, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill that makes it an "unlawful discriminatory practice" for New York City employers to inquire about a job applicant's salary history, or to rely upon salary…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit Confirms Pleading Standard for Securities Fraud Claims Involving Statements of Opinion

On May 5, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an important decision in City of Dearborn Heights Act 345 Police & Fire Retirement System v. Align Technology, Inc., et al., affirming the dismissal of a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law
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