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  • Just a Snap to Huge IPO
    It appears the initial public offering market is indeed waking up. Last Thursday, Snap Inc. raised $3.4 billion in its IPO onto the New York Stock Exchange. OK not the biggest ever, since Alibaba raised almost $22 billion in 2014. But it’s the biggest tech IPO since the Amazon of ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Capital MarketsPublished on Thursday, March 9th, 2017By David N. Feldman
  • PTAB Panel Estops Petitioner Under 315(e)(1)
    A panel of judges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“the Board”) recently estopped a Petitioner from joining a petition for inter partes review under 35 U.S.C. § 315(e)(1). The panel’s order denying institution and joinder is notable for its interpretation of the Federal Circuit’s decision in Shaw Industries ... read more
    Posted to PTAB PracticePublished on Thursday, March 9th, 2017By Justus Getty
  • EU-VIETNAM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT – MARKET ACCESS[1]
    OVERVIEW On 2nd December 2015, after nearly 3 years with 14 rounds of negotiations, President Donald Tusk, President Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister of Viet Nam Nguyễn Tấn Dũng announced the conclusion of the negotiations of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). Both parties are undertaking the necessary steps to ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 17 National Banks and Federal Savings Associations
    Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released a list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that became public during the period of February 1, 2017 through February 28, 2017. The list contains only national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches of foreign banks ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Banking LawPublished on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017By Mark D. Belongia
  • Rush Hour Traffic: Telecommuting Is Looking Better!
    Getting to and from work can be a time-consuming, irritating and productivity-sucking endeavor. Indeed, time wasted in the car certainly could be used for more enjoyable and productive activities than countless annual hours behind the wheel. Where rush hour traffic consistently is bad, telecommuting should be actively explored for appropriate ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • Social Media and Attacks on Traditional, Investigative Journalism
    Once upon a time, we received news in traditional formats from finite media sources by way of newspapers, television, and radio. And the news we received from those sources did not vary tremendously one from another. The news just seemed to be the news. As Walter Cronkite closed on his ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Changes Are Coming to the SEC Enforcement Division – What Does It All Mean?
    This week reports surfaced that a major shift in the SEC enforcement division had taken place – behind the scenes.  The timing is quite interesting as the agency’s annual seminar and SEC Alumni dinner will occur at the end of the month.  No doubt this will be a topic, among ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris White Collar Criminal LawPublished on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017By Mauro M. Wolfe
  • FTC, FCC Flex Muscles
    Duane Morris partner Joseph Burton was featured in a video on Bank Info Security  on the impact of regulators involved in cybersecurity. The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission are among U.S. regulators now starting to flex their muscles when it comes to enforcing cybersecurity standards, says Burton. ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Friday, February 17th, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • FTC, FCC Flex Muscles
    Duane Morris partner Joseph Burton was featured in a video on Bank Info Security  on the impact of regulators involved in cybersecurity. The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission are among U.S. regulators now starting to flex their muscles when it comes to enforcing cybersecurity standards, says Burton. ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Banking LawPublished on Friday, February 17th, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • Trump’s Order on Reducing Regulations Does Not Apply to the SEC
    On January 30, Pres. Trump issued an executive order that for every new regulation proposed, an agency must eliminate two old regulations. The order also requires the net cost of a new regulation to be zero after taking into account cost savings from regulations eliminated. Military and national security regulations ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Capital MarketsPublished on Thursday, February 16th, 2017By David N. Feldman