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Making Sense of the Revived 'Machine-or-Transformation' Test in In re Bilski


3/16/2009 - On October 30, 2008, in In re Bilski, No. 07-1130 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 30, 2008) the Federal Circuit handed down the latest judicial effort to provide guidance about the types of subject matter that are eligible for patent protection.

Mobile-Phone Case at U.S. Supreme Court to Test Privacy Protections

Media Coverage

11/22/2017 - Fenwick privacy lawyer Hanley Chew discusses Carpenter v. United States and how the case may limit law enforcement officials’ power to track persons using mobile phone data.

Dow Chemical Loses U.S. Court Test of R&D Tax Credits

Media Coverage

9/7/2012 - Fenwick partner Michael Solomon was quoted in a Reuters article titled “Dow Chemical loses U.S. court test of R&D tax credits.”

Viewpoint: Supreme Court Should Set Objective Test for Software Patents


2/21/2014 - Is software patentable? Computers and software are everywhere in our daily lives; we rely on software inventions in our homes, our workplaces, our automobiles and our schools.

Litigation Alert: Supreme Court Expands Discretion to Award Enhanced Damages for Patent Infringement and Eliminates the Federal Circuit's “Seagate Test”


6/15/2016 - Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., the United States Supreme Court changed the law regarding when enhanced damages should be awarded in patent infringement cases, by eliminating the two-part test.

Patent Alert: Federal Circuit en banc Clarifies the Test for Determining When Processes are Patentable


10/31/2008 - In a long-awaited decision, on October 30, 2008, the Federal Circuit en banc decided In re Bilski, clarifying the test for determining whether a process patent claim qualifies as patentable subject matter under Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act.

Litigation Alert: eBay v. MercExchange: Supreme Court Clarifies Test for Permanent Injunction in Patent Cases


5/15/2006 - A decision today by the United States Supreme Court is likely to impact the dynamic in many patent litigation lawsuits brought by companies that purchase patents in order to sue other companies for infringing them.

Fenwick & West Client CardioDx's Blood Test Named As One of TIME Magazine's Top Ten Medical Breakthroughs of 2010


12/27/2010 - TIME Magazine named CardioDx's blood-based gene expression test, Corus CAD, one of the Top Ten medical breakthroughs of 2010. The Corus CAD test also won a Technology Innovation Award from The Wall Street Journal this year.

Intellectual Property Alert: Supreme Court Rules Against Broadly Claimed Software Patents, But Offers No Clear Test for Abstract Ideas


6/20/2014 - Supreme Court Rules Against Broadly Claimed Software Patents, But Offers No Clear Test for Abstract Ideas.

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GrubHub Prevails in Driver Classification Case, Ruling Offers Insights for On-Demand Economy


2/22/2018 - In a long-awaited decision, a San Francisco federal judge ruled that GrubHub properly classified a delivery driver as an independent contractor. The Feb. 8 ruling sheds meaningful light on the prominent and heavily-litigated issue of worker classification

Vikram Iyengar, Ph.D.


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FTC: New HSR Thresholds for 2018


1/29/2018 - 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 date will be governed by the n

John T. McNelis


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A Concise Summary of the New Tax Law


1/5/2018 - 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.

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Winter 2018


1/4/2018 - Fenwick's Intellectual Property Bulletin covers current issues in IP law from copyright to trademark and more.

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


1/3/2018 - 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 from aggrieved investors, at l

Sheeva J. Ghassemi-Vanni


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Robert Hulse


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


12/5/2017 - 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 “personally identifiable informat