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Boston, MA 02109, United States
Phone: 617-526-6000
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Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Ohio
Other Countries
  • Belgium
  • China
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
800+ Attorneys

Enforcing IP Rights In China: A Road Map For US Companies

The United States loses between $225 and $600 billion each year due to misappropriation of intellectual property — an estimated 50-80 percent of which has been attributed to China. While Chinese officials have taken steps to…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Congress Enacts Law Creating a Sex Trafficking Exception From the Immunity Provided by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

On Wednesday, April 11, the President signed into law the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, also known as “FOSTA.” FOSTA aims to address congressional concerns that certain online service…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Science, Computers, & Technology

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - April, 2018 #2

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: You’ve Signed a Term Sheet for Your First Equity Financing. Congratulations!...Now What? - Most startup founders are searching for a financing from the inception of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Taxation

Infrastructure Series: Agencies Establish One Federal Decision Framework for Project Reviews

This is the seventh issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Infrastructure Series. In this series, our attorneys share insights on current and emerging issues affecting infrastructure project developers in the United States…more
 /  Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

FinCEN Releases Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Customer Due Diligence and Beneficial Ownership Requirements

Last week the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued much-anticipated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that provide additional guidance to financial institutions relating to the implementation of the new Customer…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking

Standardized Term Sheets May Not Protect Your Interests

Novelists stare at the blinking cursor on their blank screens. Anguished artists confront the empty canvas. Starting from scratch can be agonizing for creatives, but entrepreneurs who want to draft a term sheet or a definitive…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Digital currencies: taming an unpredictable market

On 22 February 2018, the Treasury Committee launched a new inquiry into digital currencies and distributed ledger technology. Digital currencies such as Bitcoin – often known as cryptocurrencies – are digital tokens which allow…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - April, 2018

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The 20% Rule: The Guiding Principle for Startups This article from Forbes shares one founder’s advice to add 20% to certain parts of a business plan…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Important New Patent Term Adjustment Decision Allowing Post-RCE B Delay

A recent decision calls into question the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) regulation providing that B delay stops accruing as soon as a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) is filed. In March 2018, the PTO declined to…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

China Tightens Scrutiny Over the Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights to Foreign Parties

The Measures on the Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights to Foreign Parties (Pilot) (“Measures,” click here for the Chinese-language text) (dated March 18 and published March 29, 2018, with immediate effect) tighten scrutiny…more
 /  Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Brexit at Halfway: Pharma and Medical Devices

The object of this Alert is to highlight some practical implications of Brexit for the supply of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the European Union (EU) and related action items which companies should be…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Investor Perspectives - Venture Fundraising Across Geographies

This continues our series of blog posts recapping our QuickLaunch University webinar on VC investing and what to expect in 2018. If you missed the first three posts in this series, you can catch up on our Launch Blog…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Developments In CFTC Cooperation Program

Introduction - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) recently took several steps to further encourage cooperation with and self-reporting to the Commission’s Division of Enforcement (Division). In…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

USTR Releases Proposed List of Chinese Products to Be Subject to Section 301 Tariffs

On April 3, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of proposed products that may be subjected to additional tariffs of 25 percent ad valorem, in accordance with President Trump's March 22…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Taxation

FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed New Outside Business Activities Rule

FINRA is seeking comment on a proposed new rule, FINRA Rule 3290 (the “Proposed Rule”), which governs the outside business activities and private securities transactions of registered persons. The Proposed Rule would replace…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law
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