In the Baker Botts IP Report, lawyers share their insight on the latest Intellectual Property topics.
What’s currently affecting capital markets and M&A deals, and what’s on tap for the coming year? Amid the fluctuating oil market, Corporate partners at Baker Botts pinpoint relevant trends shaping corporate M&A, restructuring and private equity deals in the current market and into 2017.
Fraudulent transactions involving renewable fuel credits, known as "RINs"1 continue to be a concern and a focus of federal regulators. On October 4, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Click here to read more.
Baker Botts announced a victory for firm client Courson Oil and Gas, Inc., when the Amarillo Court of Appeals yesterday upheld the validity of a large oil and gas lease in Roberts County, which is co-owned by Courson.
Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property (IP) lawyers are tracking a number of significant patent cases currently underway at the U.S. Supreme Court. In what is being reported as a “banner mark” year for patent decisions, IP lawyers are monitoring developments and outcomes for the following cases as these matters undergo consideration by the Court this Term.
Baker Botts was named International Tax Review’s 2016 Americas Tax Restructuring Deal of the Year for their work on Liberty Interactive’s spin-off of CommerceHub.
Following on from its recent re-launch, the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre (“the Centre”) has issued the first revision to its arbitration rules since the Centre was first launched back in 2008. As expected, the revised rules are almost identical to the current version of the LCIA Arbitration Rules, which have been in effect since 2014. The new rules will apply to all DIFC-LCIA arbitrations commenced on or after 1 October 2016.
Baker Botts announced a victory for firm client Manitowoc Cranes in a patent and trade secrets investigation against China-based, Sany Heavy Industry Co, Ltd., the sixth-largest heavy equipment manufacturer in the world. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed summarily and without opinion under Fed. R. App. Proc. 36.
On May 4, 2016 the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued final and temporary regulations, Treasury Regulation § 301.7701-2T (the “Regulation”), to clarify the employment tax treatment of partners in a partnership that owns a disregarded entity.
The latest Baker Botts PTAB Trials Blog post discusses the rules associated with proceedings before the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board (the “PTAB” or “Board”). Click here to read more on this matter from Associate, Stephanie Diehl.