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Abstract Idea or Real World Software Solution?


12/18/2013 - U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in CLS Bank Intl. v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd., to address the patent eligibility of computer implemented inventions.

8th Annual IP and Technology Litigation Group MCLE Event


Date: 1/31/2013

Location: Fenwick & West LLP

Federal Automated Vehicles Policy: A Work In Progress


1/27/2017 - Hanley Chew discusses regulations governing driverless vehicles.

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 2015


7/27/2015 - Fenwick Employment Brief - July 2015. Covering current issues in employment and labor law.

Litigation Alert: A Unanimous Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit Ruling on Damages in Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc.


12/7/2016 - On December 6, 2016, in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit’s affirmance of the damages award in Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc.

Fenwick Partner Comments on Decision to Hear Trading Case

Media Coverage

1/19/2016 - Fenwick partner Mike Dicke spoke with Law360 about the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear insider trading case Salman v. U.S.

Antitrust Alert: New HSR Thresholds for 2017


1/20/2017 - The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect the end of February. All transactions closing on or after the effective date will be governed by the new thresholds.

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

Fenwick Employment Brief - June 9, 2010


6/9/2010 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for June 2010 summarizes recent developments in the law.

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Intellectual Property Bulletin - Fall 2016


11/16/2016 - Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Bulletin. Covering current legal issues in patent, copyright and intellectual property law.

Litigation Alert: Ninth Circuit Adopts Broader Octane Fitness Standard for Attorneys’ Fees Awards under the Lanham Act


10/25/2016 - On October 24, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after an en banc rehearing in Sunearth, Inc. v. Sun Earth Solar Power Co., LTD., adopted the Octane Fitness standard for determining whether a case is “exceptional” under the Lanham Act

Fenwick Representation of Cepheid in $4B Acquisition by Danaher Covered Nationally


9/6/2016 - Fenwick’s representation of Cepheid, a leading molecular diagnostics company, in its $4B acquisition by Danaher Corporation was covered by Fortune, Reuters, CNBC, Law360 and The American Lawyer (subscriptions may be required).

Litigation Alert: The Ninth Circuit Leaves Pirate Joe’s Saying “Shiver Me Timbers!”


8/30/2016 - Late last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit determined a court had jurisdiction to decide a trademark lawsuit filed by a U.S. grocery store against a Canadian reseller where the products at issue were only sold in Canada.

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2016


8/18/2016 - Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Bulletin. Covering current legal issues in patent, copyright and intellectual property law.

Litigation Alert: FTC Holds That Disclosure of Sensitive Medical Information Due to Lax Security Violates the FTC Act


8/2/2016 - FTC held in In the Matter of LabMD, Inc. that a company’s failure to implement reasonable security measures to protect sensitive consumer information on its network constituted an unfair business practice in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act.

New Intercompany Debt Rules Shock Multinational Companies


6/28/2016 - On April 4, 2016, the United States Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued proposed regulations under § 385 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”).

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.

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Spring 2016


5/18/2016 - Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Bulletin. Covering current legal issues in patent, copyright and intellectual property law.

Fed Circ Reversal Of Alice Order Gives Patent Owners Hope


5/12/2016 - In Enfish LLC v. Microsoft Corp., the Federal Circuit ruled that a judge who found that two database patents covered only abstract ideas had inappropriately oversimplified the patents. Bob Sachs spoke with Law360 about this significant ruling.