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United States Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument Involving Differential State Tax Treatment of Federal State Government Retirement Benefits
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2018

On December 3, 2018, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Dawson v. Steager, a case addressing West Virginia’s personal income tax


Patent Wars: Genome Editing
  • Banner & Witcoff Ltd
  • USA
  • July 9 2018

The hotly contested patent rights to CRISPR-Cas9 "genome editing" technology are still unsettled, as two groups of inventors await a decision from the


Supreme Court Resolves Constitutionality of SEC’S ALJ Appointments Now What?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • June 24 2018

Last week, the United States Supreme Court settled a circuit split regarding the constitutionality of the appointment of Administrative Law Judges


A Petitioner’s Dilemma in Post-Grant Reviews
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • June 5 2018

Post-grant reviews ("PGRs") can only be filed within a nine-month window starting from the issuance of the patent, but standing to appeal to the


Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements Do Not Violate Federal Labor Law
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • May 23 2018

After years of litigation across the country and sharply divided rulings among the Circuits (some damning classcollective action waivers and others


Employment Arbitration Agreements With Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • May 21 2018

The US Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated decision on May 21, 2018 in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, holding that class action waivers in


Delivering a Tremendous Victory to Employers Facing Wage-Hour Class Actions, U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Use of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 21 2018

More than 7 months after hearing oral argument on an issue that will affect countless employers across the country - whether employers may implement


Does The De Minimis Defense Apply To California Labor Code Claims?
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • May 16 2018

The California Supreme Court recently heard the case of Troester v. Starbucks Corporation which could significantly increase employers’ exposure to


US: PTAB - What’s in store for the rest of the year?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • May 7 2018

In this post we examine how Section 101, IPRs and sovereign immunity defences are set to shape the board’s procedures and strategies over the coming


The Supreme Court’s SAS Decision Is Already Affecting Pending Proceedings
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 3 2018

On April 24, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, where the Court held that the Patent Trial and Appeal