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

Technology and Life Sciences IPO Survey – 2017, Full Year

This report analyzes key aspects of initial public offerings (IPOs) for technology and life sciences companies that went public in 2017, with emphasis on data from the second half of the year. Our IPO Survey was developed for…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

JPM Conference Takeaways: Biotech and Biopharma Set for Growth in 2018

Coming off a year that saw a record number of new drug approvals, significant scientific breakthroughs and a year-end tax reform package that both significantly lowers corporate taxes and provides the long-awaited tax…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey – Fourth Quarter 2017

Background - This report analyzes the terms of 190 venture financings closed in the fourth quarter of 2017 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley. Overview of Results - Valuation Results Remain Strong…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

FTC: New HSR Thresholds for 2018

The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act will take effect at the beginning of March. All transactions closing on or after the effective…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

5 Takeaways from the FTC’s First COPPA Settlement Over Internet-Connected Toys

The Federal Trade Commission on Jan. 8 announced its first settlement of alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act arising from internet-connected toys. The FTC complaint against VTech followed the…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

IRS Filing and Reporting Requirements for ISO Exercises and ESPP Stock Transfers

This client alert is intended to remind you of certain 2017 year-end reporting requirements under Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code), with respect to stock issued to employees or former…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

A Concise Summary of the New Tax Law

This summary describes some of the more significant changes made to U.S. federal tax laws by H.R. 1, the bill signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Winter 2018

Crowdsourced Content in Video Games: How Ownership Issues Almost “Ganked” a Copyright Case - In Blizzard Entertainment v. Lilith Games (Shanghai) Company, a federal court denied a motion for partial summary judgment for…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

The SEC and Plaintiffs’ Class Action Attorneys Are Targeting Initial Coin Offerings

Issuers and other professionals participating in Initial Coin Offerings — widely known as ICOs — are facing the increasing threat of both U.S. Securities Exchange Commission enforcement actions and private class action suits…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Apple Now Requires Disclosure of Loot Box Odds

Apple’s App Store rules now require app developers to disclose the odds of receiving items from in-game “loot boxes” prior to giving players a chance to purchase the boxes. This is the first time a U.S. gaming platform has…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Congress Approves Tax Reform Bill Impacting Equity Compensation

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed by both chambers of Congress on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, and will be sent to the President’s desk for final signature. The Fenwick & West team will provide a more detailed analysis in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Appellate Court Rules IT Worker Liable Under CFAA for Sabotaging Employer's Network

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act conviction of an IT worker who sabotaged his employer’s network, rejecting the argument that an IT worker’s authorized access to “impair”…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Equity Compensation Rules Continue to Change in Latest Proposed Tax Reform Bill

The tax reform bill passed by the Senate early Saturday morning, December 2, in a 51-49 vote contained a number of last-minute amendments which, among other things, continue to leave key equity compensation rules in flux…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Securities Law, Taxation

Ninth Circuit Makes it Easier to Sue for Video Privacy Protection Act Violations But Harder to Win

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held in Eichenberger v. ESPN that allegations that the Video Privacy Protection Act was violated are sufficient to establish Article III standing, but that the definition of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Good News for Game Developers: Court Extends Protections for Using Others’ Trademarks in the Advertising of Artistic Works

In a move that will likely benefit game developers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit explicitly held that First Amendment protection extends to use of third-party trademarks in the commercial promotion of an…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property
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