Gunmakers such as Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. and Sturm Ruger & Co. are boosting firearms sales by building weapons that are more accurate and easier to use, with gun-related U.S. patents at a 35-year high.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, and Senator Michael Lee, a Utah Republican, introduced legislation to protect businesses and innovators who are targeted by so-called patent trolls.
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP bested Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel PLLC in the arbitration between Starbucks Corp. and Mondelez International Inc. that resulted in a $2.79 billion victory for Mondelez.
Jim Tanner, a partner at Williams & Connolly LLP who represents basketball players including point guard Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets, is leaving the Washington-based law firm to start a sports and entertainment management business.
Facebook Inc.’s deal to acquire Instagram, the mobile photo-sharing application, for about $1 billion in cash and stock, was done in a mere 54 hours said Facebook’s lead partner on the deal, Greg Roussel of Fenwick & West LLP.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP and DLA Piper LLP worked on the deal to take private Active Network Inc., a company that manages online registration for marathons, business conferences and other events. Vista Equity Partners is buying Active for about $1.05 billion in cash.