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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 22 May 2017

Texas’ Loss is Delaware’s Gain: Navigating the Post-TC Heartland Landscape of Patent Litigation

On May 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court disrupted nearly three decades of patent venue practice by reversing the Federal Circuit in TC Heartland v

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 4 Mar 2016

Director and Executive Compensation Remains a Hot Topic for 2016

A series of recent Delaware Chancery Court and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) decisionscoupled with anticipated SEC action to finalize

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 16 Feb 2016

Corporate duties of bank directors in North Carolina (part 3)

In Part 1, we introduced you to the history of Cooperative Bank and the background of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation v. Rippy, 799 F.3d 301

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 7 Oct 2015

New Delaware act requires online privacy policy for websites

A new privacy law requires companies to make specific statements about what information is collected on its website. Like California, it also

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 13 Jul 2015

Delaware General Corporation Law amendments

On June 24, 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell approved several important amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the "DGCL"),1 with

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 26 May 2015

Delaware Court of Chancery applies entire fairness standard to director equity grants

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently held that equity grants to non-employee directors of Citrix Systems, Inc. ("Citrix" or the "Company")

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 30 May 2014

Delaware legislature asked to address corporate fee-shifting bylaws after ATP Tour decision

Questions regarding the uncertain future of corporate fee-shifting bylaws could soon be answered by the Delaware legislature, as yesterday the

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 23 Mar 2011

Delaware Court upholds use of poison pill defense in hostile takeover context

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently reaffirmed the validity of the poison pill as a permissible defensive measure for Delaware corporations faced with a takeover proposal found to be inadequate by the target corporation's board of directors.

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 6 Jan 2011

FBI strikes back against non-practicing entity

On December 14, 2010, St. Louis, MO based Furniture Brands International filed a declaratory judgment action against Webvention Holdings, LLC in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-1090).

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 3 Dec 2010

Delaware Supreme Court invalidates bylaw provision that would have shortened terms of staggered board

Late last month, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed an October 2010 Delaware Court of Chancery ruling and held that an ambiguous staggered board charter provision was intended to provide that each class of directors serve three-year terms, thus thwarting a hostile bidder's attempt to hold an annual meeting - and potentially replace a majority of the board - less than four months after directors were last elected.

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