• 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.

  • 05.22.19

    Extending VBP Models Into Medicaid Drug Purchasing: Challenges And Opportunities

    Manatt’s Alexander Dworkowitz, an associate with Manatt Health; Anthony Fiori, senior managing director of Manatt Health; and Deborah Bachrach, a partner with Manatt Health, wrote a piece for Health Affairs on value-based purchasing strategies and how they are used by state Medicaid ...

  • 05.22.19

    EPA Dips Toes Into PFAS Drinking Water

    “On April 25, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Draft Interim Recommendations to Address Groundwater Contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) for public review and comment. The comment period ends on June 10, ...

  • 05.21.19

    To Break Up the Boys’ Club, Ladies, Why Not Start Your Own Venture Capital Firm?

    "Elodie Dupuy felt she had paid her dues. She had spent nine years at top-tier venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners, where she climbed the ranks from receptionist to vice president, followed by a stint at another investment firm. But well into interviews for a new partner role at a VC ...

  • 05.10.19

    Safe Harbor Reform in the United States: The Time is Now

    “Recent news of the European Union directive related to active measures online service providers (or “OSPs”) must now take to police infringement on their sites has re-sparked a similar discussion in the United States, notably with the recent Copyright Office panel discussions ...



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