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Memes, funny videos and entertaining dance routines are often what go viral on social media these days … but earlier this year, it was a warning about social media that became the talk — or should we say Tok — of the internet. Sharing on the social news platform Reddit in April, someone known only…

October 22, 2020
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It was cause for celebration for Vinson & Elkins partners Matt Stammel and Jim Thompson. On July 1, 2020, after a six-day trial, Judge Marvin Isgur of the Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court handed a complete victory to V&E client Gavilan Resources. Judge Isgur even took the unusual step of reading his lengthy opinion…

September 11, 2020
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Each year, the country marks October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but businesses must be vigilant in their approach to cybersecurity year-round. That means staying abreast of new regulations, forming an incident response team, taking the right steps during a breach and performing cyber-related due diligence ahead of major deals. Learn more below.

November 7, 2018
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When it comes to assets, perhaps none are more mobile than intellectual property. Patents, copyrights, trademarks and other so-called “intangible” assets bring tremendous value to the corporations that own them, but they don’t exist in a physical form, making them easy to move from one country to another. For decades, U.S. corporations have taken advantage…

August 9, 2018
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What does it take to win a patent trial when a jury is likely to identify with your adversary? Ask Fred Williams, the co-chair of V&E’s Intellectual Property practice, who recently represented Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp. in a case against Joe Andrew Salazar. Salazar, an 82-year-old inventor, is a former scientist for the United States…

July 26, 2018