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Congrats to our M&A team! Deals the firm advised on in 2014 were named Technology Deal of the Year and Asia Pacific Private Equity Deal of the Year at this year’s M&A Atlas Awards for Global Markets. 
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What does it mean for a #startup  to have a billion dollar valuation? Partner Barry Kramer says discussions about #venture   #valuations  can be misleading, because the #valuation  of a venture-backed company needs to be analyzed very differently than the valuation of a public company. #unicorns   #startups   #vcfinancings   #venturecapital   #venturefinancings   #entrepreneurs   #venturecapitalists   #vcs   #vc  
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​Fenwick & West corporate partner Barry Kramer spoke with +Bloomberg Business about billion-dollar #tech  company valuations. The article discusses how investors in hot companies often agree to huge #valuations  in exchange for beneficial behind-the-scenes agreements. #vcfinancings   #IPO   #publicofferings   #IPOs   #publicoffering   #unicorns  
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This week, the Supreme Court issued an important ruling that will significantly impact the way parties handle #trademark  disputes in the United States. The opinion addressed whether decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ( #TTAB ) are binding on district courts addressing the same issues in subsequent litigation, under the doctrine of issue preclusion. #SCOTUS   #IPlitigation   #trademarklitigation  
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To help our clients easily access key takeaways from post-Alice #patent‬  eligibility decisions, Fenwick has created the Patent Eligibility Case Analysis Tool, an interactive visual representation of the changing case law landscape. Check it out below! 
For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally ...
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Shanghai partner Niping Wu says a new regulation in China will have a major impact on how offshore M&A transactions involving PRC underlying assets will be negotiated and conducted.
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What do you need to know about three recent court rulings on patent eligibility? #Patent  Partner Robert Sachs provides a case law update below. 
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Several recent decisions provide helpful reminders for employers drafting, reviewing or enforcing arbitration clauses. Everything you need to know that happened in employment law last month is right here. Check out Fenwick's March Employment Brief! #emplaw   #employmentlaw   #arbitration   #arbitrationlaw   #laborlaw  
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On March 24, #SCOTUS issued its opinion in #Omnicare  v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, a highly anticipated case concerning the circumstances under which allegedly false or misleading statements of opinion can give rise to liability under Section 11 of the #Securities  Act of 1933. #securitieslitigation   #litigation  
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Not a #copyright  attorney but would like to understand the basics? Check out the article below for just enough copyright law for people who are not attorneys or #IP  experts to address the issues.
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In honor of Women's History Month, Fenwick's Diversity & Inclusion Committees invited Astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle to Fenwick to discuss women pioneers in science.
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Announcing the result from Fenwick's survey of #tech  and #LifeSciences   #IPOs  in 2014, revealing that the second half of 2014 saw the lowest number of tech IPOs since 2012. #IPO  
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Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle.
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Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders.
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