Rimon, Schiff Hardin Steer Cannabis SPAC’s $200M IPO

Law360 (November 30, 2021, 3:50 PM EST) — Canna-Global Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company aiming to create a multinational cannabis operator, began trading Tuesday on the Nasdaq after raising $200 million in an initial public offering, with guidance by Rimon and underwriter’s counsel Schiff Hardin. The blank-check company, which is targeting the cannabis industry and trading…

Discretionary Denials of Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review of Patents by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

I.      Introduction The 2011 America Invents Act (“AIA”) introduced two new proceedings to challenge patent claims in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”): “inter partes review” (“IPR”) and “post grant review” (“PGR”).[1]  To challenge one or more patent claims in an IPR or PGR proceeding, the challenger must file a petition, which is reviewed…