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Sullivan & Cromwell partner Jay Clayton testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs during his confirmation hearing to become the next Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington.  March 23, 2017.

Dodd-Frank 'Should Be Looked at,' SEC Nominee Clayton Says

By Melanie Waddell, ThinkAdvisor |

Trump nominee tells Senate committee he has no 'specific plans' for a Dodd-Frank attack, and that mandated rules 'should go forward.'


'Uber-izing' the IP Function

By David Kline |

Intellectual property leaders are tapping into powerful on-demand networks to help monetize portfolios.

Some of Varsity Brands' designs.

Did SCOTUS Miss Chance to Fine-Tune IP Protection for Apparel?

By Scott Graham |

While the U.S. Supreme Court's copyright decision on cheerleader uniforms strengthens IP protection for fashion designers, some copyright lawyers said the high court missed a golden opportunity to provide more clarity.

U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Ends Laches Defense in Patent Cases

By Scott Graham |

To the surprise of no one, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled laches is not a defense to patent infringement suits that are brought within the Patent Act's limitations period.

Uber’s general counsel Salle Yoo at the Women Leaders in Technology Law event held at the W Hotel in San Francisco.

Uber's 'Greyball' Scandal Drives at Legal Department Challenges

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

The news that Uber is using an ethically and legally questionable program called "Greyball" has put focus on the pressures in-house attorneys face as they become more aligned with business functions.

5 Key Cyber Trends Dominating the Early 2017 Discourse

By Jason Straight, UnitedLex |

These talked-about trends span not only the progress made, but also the cybersecurity challenges that still lie ahead.

Apple headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino

Apple Snuffs Out NPE Patents That Almost Cost Company $533M

By Scott Graham |

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday rejected three mobile payment patents that led an Eastern District of Texas jury to hit Apple with a $533 million verdict in 2015.