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Litigation Alert: California Bans Non-Disparagement Clauses in Consumer Contracts


9/18/2014 - On September 9, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 2365, popularly referred to as the “Yelp” bill. The new law, codified at California Civil Code section 1670.8, will prohibit the use of “non-disparagement” clauses.

Litigation Alert: Federal Circuit’s Ariosa Decision, Good Chance for Rehearing En Banc


11/4/2015 - the Supreme Court’s Mayo decision involving patent invalidation under Section 101 of the Patent Act, Ariosa is unusual in that the asserted patent covered what most experts in the medical field consider to be a groundbreaking discovery; the very type of d

Litigation Alert: Supreme Court Dismisses LabCorp Appeal


6/23/2006 - The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday opted to dismiss a case having potentially broad implications for the question of what constitutes patentable subject matter.

The Battle Rages On: A Report from the Front Line of the Patentable Subject Matter War


9/1/2012 - Robert Sachs discusses the conflicting approaches the court applies to patentable subject matter for computer-implemented business methods.

Fenwick Employment Brief - September 9, 2009


9/9/2009 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for September 2009 summarizes recent developments in the law

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2017


7/27/2017 - Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Bulletin. Covering current legal issues in patent, copyright and intellectual property law.

Fenwick Wins Two M&A Deal of the Year Awards from Global M&A Network


10/24/2012 - Fenwick & West was honored by Global M&A Network for 2012 Deal of the Year in two categories at the organization’s annual M&A Atlas Awards gala at the New York Marriot Marquis on October 24 from among the more than 600 submissions received.

Fenwick Employment Brief - February 7, 2007


2/7/2007 - A California court of appeal recently clarified which kinds of conduct will support a hostile work environment harassment claim under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

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Fenwick Employment Brief - March 2011


3/14/2011 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for March 2011 summarizes recent developments in the law.

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Intellectual Property Bulletin Summer 2012


8/27/2012 - Fenwick's Intellectual Property Updates for Summer 2012

Executive Compensation Alert: SEC Adopts Final Rules for Determining Independence of Compensation Committees and Compensation Consultants


6/29/2012 - rank Act Section 952, requiring national securities exchanges to prohibit the initial or continued listing of any stock of a company that does not satisfy compensation committee independence criteria and compensation adviser independence criteria.

Fenwick Employment Brief - June 2012


6/15/2012 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for June 2012 summarizes recent developments in the law.

Threading the Needle Between Divided Infringement Issues and Patentable Subject Matter


6/15/2012 - Personalized medicine is an emerging approach to medical practice that carries the promise of effective, individualized treatment

Fenwick Employment Brief May 2012


5/11/2012 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for May 2012 summarizes recent developments in the law.

Patent Litigation Alert: Federal Circuit Clarifies Standard for Joinder of Multiple Defendants in Patent Infringement Cases


5/8/2012 - On May 4, 2012, a Federal Circuit panel decided the circumstances when a plaintiff may join multiple defendants with unrelated products in a patent infringement suit.

Copyright Alert: Viacom v. YouTube/Google Second Circuit Reinstates Viacom’s Copyright Lawsuit, But Largely Affirms Pro-Online Service Provider Holdings


4/6/2012 - The Second Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday set aside a 2010 federal district court decision that had granted summary judgment to YouTube and Google, based on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbor for storage at the direction of users

Corporate and Securities Alert: New Law Facilitates Corporate Capital Raising


4/5/2012 - On March 8, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3606 with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Life Sciences Alert: Supreme Court Issues Groundbreaking Decision Limiting the Types of Methods that are Eligible for Patenting


3/20/2012 - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision holding that method claims for applying a law of nature using merely conventional steps are not eligible for patent protection

Federal Circuit Issues En Banc Decision in Marine Polymer


3/19/2012 - Patent Litigation Alert: Federal Circuit Issues En Banc Decision in Marine Polymer: No Reexamination Intervening Rights Absent Textual Amendment to Claim Language