RSHC in the news

    • August 2017

    RSHC HELPS CITY OF CHICAGO FILE LAWSUIT TO PREVENT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM VIOLATING FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS

    The City of Chicago has filed a federal lawsuit to prevent President Donald Trump's Justice Department from making a federal crime prevention grant that is critical to public safety efforts conditional on unrelated and unlawful immigration enforcement actions. Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila and WilmerHale are providing their services to the City of Chicago pro bono to assist in this important effort.
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    • July 2017

    RSHC EXPANDS BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS AND LITIGATION PRACTICES AND BOOSTS DEEP DIVERSITY

    RSHC has hired 11 new attorneys, including Joseph Q. McCoy, the former managing partner of the Chicago office of Bryan Cave LLP, and seven other Bryan Cave attorneys who bring significant business and transactional experience to the firm’s core strength in litigation. The firm has also hired new partner Gregory L. Curtner, formerly head of the antitrust and trade regulation and sports practices at Schiff Hardin LLP, together with a former Schiff Hardin associate, to join the rapidly growing firm. Greg is leading the antitrust, competition, and distribution practice.
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    • July 2017

    Yield No More 2017 Women’s Leadership Forum

    RSHC Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, will be speaking at The Executive Leadership Council's Yield No More 2017 Women’s Leadership Forum on July 19, 2017 held at Venue SIX10 in Chicago.
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    • July 2017

    PLI’s Insider Trading Law 2017

    RSHC Partner, Ryan Poscablo, will serve as a panelist for the Practicing Law Institute’s live webcast entitled “Insider Trading Law 2017” on July 21, 2017, 9:00 to 12:30 pm (EST).
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    • June 2017

    ABA Criminal Justice Section, Corporate Monitorships Program

    RSHC Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, will co-moderate the June 15 ABA Criminal Justice Section complimentary CLE program entitled “Corporate Monitorships, The Nuts and Bolts” sponsored by The Women in White Collar Subcommittee. The use of corporate monitorships by judicial and regulatory government agencies as a method to ensure an organization’s compliance with settlement agreements and orders resolving corporate criminal or regulatory accountability continues to rise.
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    • June 2017

    Developments in Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Webcast

    RSHC Partner, Alison Maddeford, will be a panelist for The Knowledge Group’s live webcast entitled "Essential Developments in Patent Subject Matter Eligibility: What Lies Ahead in 2017?" on June 27, 2017, 12:00 to 2:00 pm (EST). The discussion will provide an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as essential developments in patent subject matter eligibility.
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    • June 2017

    RSHC Amicus Brief Cited by 9th Circuit in Decision Upholding Injunction Against President Trump’s Travel Ban

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila had the privilege of working with the City of Chicago in preparing an important amicus brief on behalf of the Cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and other major U.S. cities and counties, who have been negatively affected by President Trump’s executive order restricting travel from six predominately Muslim countries. On June 12, 2017, the Ninth Circuit mostly affirmed the district court’s injunction against enforcement of the travel ban. Citing the RSHC brief, the Court concluded that enforcement of the travel ban could “undermine trust between law enforcement and immigrant communities and inflict financial and social costs, such as loss of tourism dollars.”
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    • June 2017

    June 9 CBA Futures & Derivatives Committee Seminar

    Jake Kahn, RSHC partner and committee co-chair, will moderate the “Enforcement Update” panel at the Futures & Derivatives Law Committee’s 2017 CLE seminar on Friday, June 9, at the Chicago Bar Association.
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    • June 2017

    SUPREME COURT LIMITS POST-SALE PATENT RIGHTS

    On May 30, 2017, the Supreme Court struck another in a series of blows to patent owners this term and significantly broadened the doctrine of patent “exhaustion,” which bars a patentee from asserting patent rights over an article after an authorized sale of the article. The decision reversed longstanding Federal Circuit precedent permitting patent infringement actions if (1) a sale was subject to clearly communicated, lawful restrictions on post-sale use or resale; or (2) a sale was made overseas. The Supreme Court voided these safe harbors, finding them to be sales that exhausted patent rights, reasoning “patent exhaustion is uniform and automatic.” Slip Op. at 13. The Supreme Court’s decision not only has immediate ramifications for patent licensing and enforcement actions, but also is likely to have a cascading effect on worldwide supply chains, pricing and product availability in some countries.
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