• 07.22.19

    New Tech Tonics Episode: Sumit Nagpal, At the Crossroads of Tech and Healthcare

    Manatt’s Lisa Suennen, leader of the firm’s digital and technology group, spoke with healthcare entrepreneur Sumit Nagpal for her podcast Tech Tonics on technology as a key driver of innovation, and how that impacts the health industry.

  • 07.11.19

    Opinion: Lessons From Queens DA Race

    “The dead heat between Tiffany Cabán and Melinda Katz in the Democratic primary for Queens district attorney — now amid a full manual recount — has befuddled many political pundits. Still, much can be gleaned from this veritable kaleidoscope of Queens politics.”  

  • 07.10.19

    Supreme Court: Government Not a ‘Person’ and Cannot File Invalidity Petition

    In Return Mail Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service,1 in a 6-to-3 ruling, the Supreme Court held a federal agency is not a “person” authorized to petition for review of the validity of a patent, and therefore a federal agency cannot utilize the three types of administrative review proceedings ...

  • 07.02.19

    Columns: Appellate Me Too!

    “Sorry for the bait-and-switch title, but this article is not about what you probably think it’s going to be about. Rather, we’re here to discuss when is it appropriate to ride someone else’s coattails in appellate proceedings.”  

  • 06.28.19

    PayThink: Pennsylvania's Easing of Rules for Donation Apps Should Set a Precedent

    “Can software and a business model be deemed the business of transmitting money under state law when the business does not receive any funds? That question was answered by a Pennsylvania appellate court.”

  • 06.26.19

    Invention That Monitored and Analyzed Network Activity Found Patent Eligible

    In SRI International, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc.,1 the Federal Circuit held a claimed invention that used network monitors to detect suspicious network activity by analyzing network traffic data, generating and integrating reports of that suspicious activity using hierarchical monitors, was ...

  • 06.24.19

    Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead!

    “Lawyers who litigate constitutional property rights cases have been waiting since 1985 for a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize the error the court had committed when it decided Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank, 473 U.S. 172, and do something to ...

  • 06.21.19

    Managing Insider Cyber Threats: How to Handle This Newly Appreciated Risk

    “The practice—and, some would say, art—of risk mitigation is a critical skill and a top priority for general counsels and corporate legal departments today. While every company faces unique challenges based on its own business model and operating environment, there is one ...

  • 06.20.19

    Spoiler Alert: Spoiling a TV Show May Lead to Legal Action

     Manatt’s Maura Gierl, a litigation associate, and Robert Jacobs, leader of the entertainment litigation group, wrote a piece for the Daily Journal on the potential legal recourse that television producers can take against those who spoil television shows.  

  • 06.04.19

    Transforming Your Legal Department Into a High-Performing Organization

    Manatt’s Suzanne Rich Folsom and Robert Garretson lend decades of executive experience in strategic leadership, corporate governance and legal department/regulatory compliance management.

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