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Shareholders Continue to Promote the ‘Universal Proxy’ Idea

The Ticker

May 7, 2018

With the so-called universal proxy rule stalled at the SEC since its proposal in late 2016, some investors have been taking matters into their own hands.

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As IPOs Rise, Where Will Shares Trade?

The Ticker

May 7, 2018

As initial public offerings rebound, the issue of thin trading has arisen.

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Bond Market Moves Spark Regulatory Interest

The Ticker

May 7, 2018

Recent developments in the corporate bond market are sparking regulatory attention in the U.S. and abroad. 

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Top 10 List of Basic Do’s and Don’ts for IP

IP Intel

May 1, 2018

No matter how much IP experience a person has, it can be valuable to have short, easy-to-consume reminders of the basic things a company should consider.

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Major Defense Win in Website Accessibility/ADA Case

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

April 25, 2018

Federal Judge James P. Jones handed website owners, operators and developers a major win in April 2018 in dismissing the website accessibility/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) case brought by blind plaintiff Keith Carroll.

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Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review – PTAB Must Decide Patentability of All Challenged Claims

IP Intel

April 24, 2018

The Supreme Court of the United States issued a pair of significant decisions today regarding post-grant practice before the PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

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Section 365(n) of the Code: The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property

IP Intel, The Restructuring Report

April 17, 2018

Are trademarks “intellectual property” under the Bankruptcy Code? According to a recent decision from the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the answer is “no,” and Section 365(n) of the Code does not offer protection to trademark licensees when the licensor files for chapter 11. 

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Navigating Disputed Chapter 11 Trustee Elections

The Restructuring Report

April 17, 2018

The choice of a chapter 11 operating trustee can provoke a fight. Follow this guide for a smooth path through the process of displacing an interim chapter 11 trustee or challenging an election.

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SEC Still Encouraging Companies to Seek Relief from Unduly Burdensome Financial Reporting Requirements

The Ticker

April 13, 2018

Soon after he was sworn in last year, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton gave a speech in which he encouraged companies to use Rule 3-13 to request relief from unduly burdensome financial reporting requirements.

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Cyan Decision: No Relief for Defendants in State Securities Suits

The Ticker

April 13, 2018

The implications of the Cyan decision are grim for public companies and their D&O insurance carriers. 

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