Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Phone: 650-493-9300
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  • Business Organizations
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  • Privacy
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Securities Act Class Actions May Be Brought in State Courts

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States held that state courts have jurisdiction over class actions brought under the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act) and that such actions filed in state court may not be removed to…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

The PTAB Review - March 2018

Challenges to Immunology Patents Lead Increase in Biotechnology Cases at the PTAB in 2017 - Throughout the history of inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, petitions have been dominated by challenges to patents directed to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Forms Issued for U.S. Mandatory Foreign Direct Investment Reporting

On March 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issued its mandatory five-year benchmark survey to obtain data on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. The survey, known as…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Subpoenas, Subpoenas Everywhere: What's an ICO Issuer to Do?

There apparently has been significant shock and surprise over recent reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a large number of subpoenas to initial coin offering (ICO) issuers and to ICO gatekeepers…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Digital Health Report - Winter 2018

Machine Learning and Digital Health Applications - The use of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to solve complex problems has risen dramatically in the last several years. In 2017, Gartner identified more than 1,000…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Second Circuit Rejects Fair Use Defense in TVEyes, Finds Online Service Liable for Direct Copyright Infringement

On February 27, 2018, in Fox News Network, LLC v. TVEyes, Inc., Case No. 15-3886 (2nd Cir. 2018), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that certain functions of TVEyes, a TV database service, do not qualify as…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

New SEC Cybersecurity Guidance Highlights Disclosure Controls and Insider Trading Concerns

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its latest Interpretive Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures. Although cybersecurity has been a focus of the SEC for many years,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

The Entrepreneurs Report - Full Year 2017

From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for 2017 - The strong venture financing market of 2017 continued in Q4, resulting in a record-breaking year for median valuations and amounts raised in Series B and later financings…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Tax Reform Q&A: The Implications for Emerging Growth Enterprises and Start-Ups

Tax Reform Q&A: The Implications for Emerging Growth Enterprises and Start-Ups - Congress recently enacted the most significant overhaul to the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (the Code) in decades. The legislation, commonly known…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law, Taxation

President Trump's Proposed 2019 Budget Adds Restrictions to First Filer's 180-Day Exclusivity

The Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984 (i.e., the Hatch-Waxman Amendments) first established the ANDA approval pathway for generic drugs. Subsequently in 2003, the Medicare Prescription Drug,…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Delaware Court of Chancery Concludes That Company's Unaffected Trading Price Prior to Merger Is Fair Value for Purposes of Appraisal

On February 15, 2018, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued its post-trial decision in Verition Partners Master Fund Ltd. v. Aruba Networks, Inc., a statutory appraisal proceeding arising from Hewlett-Packard's 2015 acquisition…more
 /  Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Obtaining Qualified Infectious Disease Product Designation Under the GAIN Act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued draft guidance on obtaining "Qualified Infectious Disease Product" (QIDP) designation for antibacterial and antifungal drug candidates intended to treat serious or…more
 /  Administrative Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

WSGR Fintech Update - February 2018

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is pleased to present the February 2018 issue of the WSGR Fintech Update. This latest edition features an article discussing a letter recently issued by the SEC’s Division of Investment…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Delaware Court of Chancery Issues Important Decisions Addressing Stockholder Agreements

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently issued two important decisions addressing the interpretation and effects of stockholders' agreements. In Schroeder v. Buhannic, the Court of Chancery refused to interpret a stockholders'…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

European Court of Justice Dismisses Privacy Class Action Against Facebook but Allows Max Schrems to Sue in Austria

In yet another round of Schrems versus Facebook, on January 25, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that privacy activist Max Schrems is a consumer with regard to his Facebook profile despite his…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Privacy
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