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FTC and HHS Send Letter Warning of Risks From Online Tracking Technologies

On July 20, 2023, the OCR at the HHS and the FTC sent a joint letter to approximately 130 hospital systems and telehealth providers to alert them to the “serious privacy and security risks” stemming from the use of online tracking technologies integrated into their websites and mobile apps.

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Five Takeaways From the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property’s AI and Copyright Hearing

On July 12, 2023, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property held its second hearing on artificial intelligence (AI) and intellectual property (IP).

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FTC’s Proposed New Rule Prohibiting Fake Reviews and Testimonials

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) has proposed a trade regulation rule to prohibit marketers from using deceptive practices in their product reviews and testimonials.

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Cash is King: How A Capital Strategy Can Enable Today’s Startups to Survive

2023 has proved to be challenging for many cash-conscious startups, especially those that anticipated raising venture capital in the first half of the year.

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Manatt Ventures VC Market Update - June 2023

The Manatt Ventures team constantly evaluates changes in the market, both for our clients and for the Manatt Venture Fund, our internal venture capital (VC) fund.

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Kraken Crypto Staking Program for U.S. Investors Shut Down in Aggressive Expansion of the Howey Test

Payward Ventures, Inc., d/b/a Kraken, the cryptocurrency exchange, has entered into a $30 million settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over allegations the company failed to register its cryptocurrency staking program, in violation of U.S. securities laws.

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SEC Investigates Possible Brokerage Activities Linked to Token Listings

Following the recent filing of the SEC’s insider trading complaint against a former manager of Coinbase Global, Inc. (“Coinbase”), the SEC is now investigating Coinbase.

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What Growth Companies Should Know About The Newly-Broken FTC Deadlock

The latest appointment to the Federal Trade Commission could lead to greater antitrust enforcement in industries that President Biden previously identified in his 2021 executive order regarding competition.

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Manatt Announces the Advancement of 14 Professionals Across Various Practices Nationwide

Manatt, Phelps @ Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated professional services firm, announced today the advancement of 14 professionals, including 12 attorneys to partnership and the elevation of one consultant to managing director and one associate to counsel. All promotions are effective January 1, 2022.@These 14 professionals reflect the hustle, drive and collaboration that make...

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Fintech Year in Review—2020

As we prepare to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, many of us will not have fond memories of the year.

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