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Back For More: What To Expect After A Federal Circuit Remand
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2018

While the volume of appeals from the PTAB to the Federal Circuit continues to climbFY2017 marked the second consecutive year in which PTAB appeals


The PTAB’s Expanding Discretion to Deny Institution: The Case of Starbucks Corp. v. Ameranth Inc
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2018

In Starbucks Corp. v. Ameranth, Inc., CBM2017-00053 (PTAB Dec. 4, 2017) (Paper 7), the PTAB denied institution of a CBM review under (1) its


Texas Appeals Court Holds that Gas Utility Qualifies as a “Public Use” by Legislative Declaration
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2018

In Texas Rice Land Partners, Ltd. v. Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC, 363 S.W.3d 192, 200 (Tex. 2012), the Texas Supreme Court held that in order


PBGC Expands Missing Participants Program to Include Terminated 401(k) Plans
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2018

The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (the “PBGC”) recently issued a final rule that expands its Missing Participants Program (the “Program”) to


President Trump Issues Global Safeguard Tariffs on Solar Products
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2018

On January 23, 2018, President Trump issued Proclamation 96931 (the “Proclamation”), which, effective February 7, 2018, imposes global safeguard


Recent Federal Circuit Decisions on Analyzing "Secondary" Considerations in Obviousness Determinations
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

Although formally a part of the obviousness inquiry for decades, secondary considerations (also known as “objective indicia”) were in practice


Supreme Court to Decide Whether Sec ALJs Are Inferior Officers Subject to the Requirements of the Appointments Clause
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2018

With the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) favoring enforcement action through its own administrative proceedings rather


The Dakotas Strike Back: Tax Nexus Showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2018

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al. The resolution of this case will have sweeping implications for


FINRA’s 2018 Priorities Letter: Increased Exam Transparency, More Tools for Firms, and a Focus of Retail Investment Fraud
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2018

FINRA issued its 2018 Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter (the “Priorities Letter”) this week and it contained plenty of welcome news for


FERC Rejects Proposed Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule and Opens Broader Inquiry
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2018

On January 8, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) terminated the proceeding it had initiated in late 2017 to address