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The Genus Claim: SCOTUS Review of Amgen’s Enablement Battle

By: Connor R. Sheehy While traditional utility patents carry some of the strongest protections of intellectual property,…

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Section 230’s Medusa Shield: With Tangible Algorithmic Power Comes Legal Responsibility

By: John Baek One of the laws protecting free speech on the Internet is Section 230 of…

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Comfort versus Fashion: How Hermès is Profiting Off Skecher’s Copyright

By: Sarah Benjamin Many shoe companies, famously including Nike and Adidas, are continuously ripping off designs from…

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ESG Backlash

By: Catrina Crittenden While environmental, social, governance (“ESG”) investing is seemingly on the rise, so is anti-ESG…

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Sale or Loan? Revenue-Based Financing and Recharacterization Risk

By: Elizabeth Sloop In a revenue-based financing (“RBF”) transaction, a business raises capital by paying investors a…

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“Haters Gonna Hate”: The Extent of Copyrightable Material in Lyrical Compositions

  By: Isabel Thelen Copyright infringement in song lyrics and composition has started to become ever-present in…

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Re-Balancing the Books: Biden Directs CFIUS’s Focus to Tech and Supply Chains in Recent Executive Order

By: Magdalene Eallonardo On September 15, 2022, President Biden issued Executive Order 14083 on “Ensuring Robust Consideration…

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Luka Magic: How Luka Doncic’s Trademark Battle Can Change the Name, Image and Likeness Landscape Going Forward

By: Rafael Andino As of the beginning of September 2022, NBA superstar Luka Doncic has been in…

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15c2-11’s Pending Application to 144A: Transparency for Transparency’s Sake

By: Cooper D’Anton In a discrete no-action letter last fall, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) staff…

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SEC to Amend SPAC Regulation Enhancing Disclosures

By: Scarlett Keane SPACs are the hottest IPO tool available for corporations today.[1]  SPACs, or special purpose…

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