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Director Iancu to Unravel Panel Stacking Decision?
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2018

Four years ago, a divided panel of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) denied issue joinder under 35 U.S.C. 315(c) as a matter of law (i.e


New Anti-Abuse Tax Provisions
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • OECD
  • November 15 2018

Kat Saunders Gregor, Ropes & Gray tax partner and co-founder of the tax controversy group, examines the influx of new anti-abuse provisions around the


Equitable Defenses at the PTAB
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2018

The doctrine of assignor estoppel bars the assignor of a patent from challenging the validity of the patent after it is assigned. In considering this


Use of 'ticking fee' in Novartis-AveXis transaction
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2018

On 6 April 2018 Novartis AG entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AveXis, Inc - a US-based, clinical stage gene therapy company - for


UK Home Office Ramps Up Modern Slavery Statement Expectations - Recent Developments and Compliance Recommendations for Multinationals
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2018

Over the last month, the UK Home Office has sent letters to more than 17,000 companies that it believes are required to publish an annual statement


Enforcement of Electronic Health Records
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2018

Joshua Levy, co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s litigation & enforcement practice, addresses an emerging trend in the electronic health records space, where


U.S. Department of Justice Announces Expanded Criminal Trade Secrets Enforcement Targeting China
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA, China
  • November 6 2018

On Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the creation of a "China Initiative" expanding and accelerating U.S. criminal trade secrets


Proposed Regulations Remove Tax Obstacles to Secure U.S. Domestic Corporate Borrowings
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2018

On October 31, 2018 the Treasury Department released proposed regulations under section 956 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, that


How to Fix the PTAB’s Amendment Problem
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2018

A few weeks back, the USPTO published a Request for Comments (RFC) (here) on a proposed procedure for motions to amend in AIA Trial Proceedings.


District Court Clarifies Rules Related to IRS Formal Document Requests for Documents Outside the U.S.
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2018

In Veg Corp. v. U.S., No. 2:17-cv-02893 (D. Nev. July 30, 2018), the district court refused to analyze compliance with IRS document requests in a