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Corporate and Securities Alert: New HSR Thresholds for 2008


1/18/2008 - The dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will increase at the end of February (exact date still pending), due to an annual adjustment mechanism that was created in the last round of amendments to the HSR Act.

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

Media Coverage

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).

The Most Significant Employment Law Developments of 2015


Date: 2/4/2016

Location: Fenwick & West LLP

Litigation Alert: Ninth Circuit Clarifies Standards For Keyword Advertising Trademark Cases


3/10/2011 - Jed Wakefield and Marybeth Milionis discuss the ruling in Network Automation, Inc. v. Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc., No. 10-55840, which clarified how courts should approach cases of alleged trademark infringement involving Internet keyword advertising.

Federal Circuit Provides Much Needed Patent Venue Guidance Post TC Heartland


9/22/2017 - The Federal Circuit has issued a landmark venue decision setting forth the standard for determining what constitutes a “regular and established place of business” under 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b).

Fenwick Employment Brief - December 2015


12/21/2015 - Fenwick articles on latest employment legislation.

Antitrust Alert New HSR Thresholds for 2012


1/26/2012 - The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect near the end of February

Antitrust Alert: New HSR Thresholds for 2011


1/25/2011 - The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for preacquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect February 24.

CEO Pay Ratio Rule: New SEC Advice Helps Companies Prepare to Comply


9/22/2017 - Having recently affirmed that there will be no postponement of the 2018 effective date for CEO pay ratio disclosure, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Sept. 21 issued interpretive guidance to assist companies in their efforts to comply with t

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Intellectual Property Bulletin Spring 2015


6/18/2015 - Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Bulletin. Covering current legal issues in patent, copyright and intellectual property law.

Litigation Alert: A Good-Faith Belief of Patent Invalidity Is Not a Defense to Inducement of Infringement


6/5/2015 - Six justices of the Supreme Court agreed that an accused indirect infringer’s good faith belief in invalidity of a patent “will not negate the scienter required under §271(b).” Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Sys., Inc., No. 13-896, Slip Op. at 13 (Kenned

Tax Alert: IRS Untangles § 163(L) in Cross-Border Hybrid Financing Transaction


5/13/2015 - “In terrorem” or anti-abuse provisions often receive a lack of judicial and administrative interpretation. Section 163(l) of the Code, enacted in 1997, is no exception, so that even now certain fundamental questions.

Eraser Laws - Forgetting a Minors Past to Save His Future


5/5/2015 - Earlier this year, California seemingly came to Hector's rescue with its Eraser Law (officially the Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World, Business and Professions Code Sections 22580-2258​2).

Life Sciences Public Offerings Alive in 2015


2/5/2015 - Fenwick & West securities co-chair Rob Freedman was featured in a Law360 article about 2015 shaping up to be an even stronger year than 2014 for life sciences companies’ public offerings and eager investors buying in.

Litigation Alert: Hana Financial v. Hana Bank - The Supreme Court Reaffirms the Power of the Jury to Decide Issues of Commercial Impression in a Trademark Tacking Decision


1/23/2015 - In the first substantial trademark case in over a decade, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that a jury can apply the tacking doctrine and decide whether two trademarks, used by a single party, convey the same commercial impression.

Fenwick Employment Brief - January 2015


1/12/2015 - This Fenwick Employment Brief - January 2015 includes the topics of security checks not being compensable time, NLRB expanding employees’ use of email for protected activity and perceived whistleblower activity.

Good Bad and Uncertainty of New Patent Guidelines


12/16/2014 - ​Fenwick & West patent partner Robert Sachs was quoted extensively in a Scrip Intelligence article discussing new guidance for judging patent claim eligibility released by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office on December 15, 2014.

Litigation Alert: California Superior Court Finds Use of Likeness of Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega in Video Game Transformative


11/6/2014 - The ruling addresses how to assess right of publicity claims in the video game context— when a real person’s likeness is used in a game without their consent.

US Perspectives: US Cracking Down on Software Patents


10/1/2014 - Fenwick & West patent partner Robert Sachs was prominently featured in an Intellectual Property Watch article regarding a recent crackdown by U.S. courts and the USPTO on software patents after Alice Corp v. CLS Bank.