Fenwick & West LLP

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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

New California Laws Prohibit Employers From Asking About Salary History

In a continuing effort to combat pay discrimination, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed AB 168 into law. Beginning January 1, 2018, all California employers are prohibited from seeking, by any means, salary history from an…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Five Takeaways From Fenwick’s Sixth Annual Digital Health Investor Summit

Fenwick’s Sixth Annual Digital Health Investor Summit started on an upbeat note with Rock Health’s Megan Zweig sharing the venture fund’s mid-year funding report. After the uncertainty brought by the 2016 presidential election…more
 /  Health, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Top SCOTUS Cases Tech Companies Should Watch – Fall 2017 Preview

The upcoming U.S. Supreme Court term promises to be a big one, featuring a patent case that could be a game changer for many clients and a host of other cases that may affect how tech and life sciences companies deal with…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Second Circuit Holds Procedural FACTA Violation Insufficient to Establish Standing

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit added its voice to the chorus of circuit courts of appeal to hold that allegations that defendants included the first six and last four digits of a plaintiff’s credit card number…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Federal Circuit Provides Much Needed Patent Venue Guidance Post TC Heartland

The Federal Circuit has issued a landmark venue decision setting forth the standard for determining what constitutes a “regular and established place of business” under 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b). Section 1400(b) limits venue in patent…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Equifax Breach: 3 Immediate Steps Leading Companies Are Taking To Respond

Equifax, one of the three nationwide credit bureaus that track and rate the financial history of consumers, announced in September that it had suffered a data breach exposing personal information of up to 143 million Americans…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

CEO Pay Ratio Rule: New SEC Advice Helps Companies Prepare to Comply

Having recently affirmed that there will be no postponement of the 2018 effective date for CEO pay ratio disclosure, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Sept. 21 issued interpretive guidance to assist companies in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

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
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