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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.

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.

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.

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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Not So Fast: Court Rules Against SEC, Finding It Did Not Prove Blockvest Sold Tokens as Securities


11/29/2018 - Digital token issuers caught up in the onslaught of SEC investigations finally received some encouraging news regarding their token sales’ exposure to federal securities laws.

First Federal Decision Rules Digital Asset in ICO Not a Security


11/28/2018 - Fenwick's Michael Dicke spoke with The Recorder about what appears to be the first federal decision that a digital asset offering in an ICO is not a security.

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Fall 2018


10/30/2018 - Fenwick's Intellectual Property Bulletin covers current issues in IP law from copyright to trademark and more.

Akorn v. Fresenius: Important Practical Lessons from First-Ever Material Adverse Effect


10/24/2018 - Akorn v. Fresenius Kabi is replete with practical lessons for buyers and sellers alike in negotiating M&A transactions.

Fenwick Opens Office in New York's Tech Hub

Press Release

10/8/2018 - Fenwick becomes the only large tech and life sciences law firm located in the Flatiron district.

Bryan A. Kohm


T: 415.875.2404 | Email

Robert Hulse


T: 415.875.2444 | Email

Sheeva J. Ghassemi-Vanni


T: 650.335.7191 | Email

Top SCOTUS Cases that Matter for Tech, Life Sciences and Games Industries – 2018 Term Preview


10/1/2018 - As the U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its 2018 term this week, it prepares to take up a series of firsts, including questions about the America Invents Act, securities fraud and privacy-related class action litigation.

Takeaways from SEC’s First Ever Enforcement Actions Against Cryptocurrency Firms for Failing to Register as a Broker-Dealer and Investment Company


9/26/2018 - Over the past year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ramped up its scrutiny of cryptocurrencies and other digital token offerings. On Sept. 11, 2018, the SEC escalated its crackdown when it announced a pair of settled enforcement actions