• 07.30.19

    Supreme Court: Ban on Immoral/Scandalous Trademarks Held Unconstitutional

    In Iancu v. Brunetti,1 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a federal ban on the registration of immoral or scandalous trademarks like FUCT (pronounced as F-U-C-T) violated the First Amendment. By a 6–3 vote, the Court ruled that the ban was unconstitutional because it discriminated based on ...

  • 07.25.19

    Takeaways From Regulators’ Digital Asset Custody Statement

    Manatt’s Brian Korn, leader of the firm’s fintech group, wrote for Law360 on  recent public statements issued by regulators in an effort to control risks seen with cryptocurrency and digital assets, and how this could impact brokers, broker-applicants and others in the crypto ...

  • 07.24.19

    Industry Voices—4 Lessons To Develop And Implement A System Telehealth Strategy

     Manatt’s Benjamin Chu, a senior advisor with Manatt Health, and Jared Augenstein, a senior manager with Manatt Health, wrote a piece for FierceHealthcare on the components of a successful telehealth program. 

  • 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 ...



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