No Laches, More Problems: Elimination of Laches in Patent Infringement Suits Increases M&a Risks

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court eliminated laches as a defense in patent litigation; as a result, defendants are more vulnerable to unexpected claims of patent infringement.[1]  Given this new layer of risk, it is even more important to conduct thorough and nuanced patent infringement diligence on an M&A target, and parties to M&A transactions should take this increased exposure to liability into account when negotiating the relevant representations and warranties and indemnities. View Full Post
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The Current State of Cannabis Science

By | Canna Law Blog™ | April 26, 2017
A few months ago, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a study of studies, reporting on the cumulative research to date on marijuana in a paper titled “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids.” There was some initial buzz, but only recently has the media really dug into the report — including a well-written summary by Vox’s German Lopez as part of his 4/20 reporting. View Full Post
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Investment Canada Act: New Threshold for the Review of Direct Investments

By | Competition Chronicle | April 26, 2017
Effective April 24, 2017, the review threshold under the Investment Canada Act for an investment to directly acquire control of a Canadian business (i) by a WTO investor (that is not a state-owned enterprise) and (ii) by a non-WTO investor (that is not a state-owned enterprise) where the Canadian business that is the subject of the investment is, immediately prior to the implementation of the investment, controlled by a WTO investor has been increased from $600 million to $800 million in enterprise value. View Full Post
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Greenberg Traurig to Host the Second Atlanta-Israel FinTech Innovation Conference

May 22-23, 2017, Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office will host the second Atlanta-Israel FinTech Innovation Conference. With over 100 guests expected, the conference brings together both U.S. and Israeli companies seeking synergy and collaboration opportunities. U.S. companies attend fin search of “cutting edge” Israeli technologies and Israelis leverage the event to showcase their technologies and make important contacts. View Full Post
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OFAC Sanctions 271 Syrian Individuals

On Monday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) leveled one of the largest sanctions actions in OFAC’s history. OFAC sanctioned 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center (“SSRC”). According to OFAC, the SSRC is responsible for developing chemical weapons that were used against civilians by Syrian government forces earlier this month in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. View Full Post
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More Contradictory Judiciary Law 487 Cases

Does a successfully pleaded Judiciary Law § 487 case require a conviction for a misdemeanor ?  A recent Magistrate’s report in the Western District of New York strikingly says so.  In Bounkhoun v. Barnesthe magistrate determined that no JL 487 case may lay without a misdemeanor conviction. View Full Post
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