Special Situations


POWI/ON: PTAB Could Jeopardize $140M Jury Award to Power Integrations in Patent Battle with ON Semiconductors

A PTAB final written decision is expected by the end of this month on ON Semiconductor’s IPR petition of Power Integrations’ U.S. Patent…

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DoD-Commissioned Report Details Remedies to Fill CFIUS Gaps, Provides Roadmap of Foreign Investment Sensitivities

Event Driven has obtained a complete copy of a DoD report highlighting the need to strengthen the CFIUS process and other mechanisms…

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FIG/SFTBY: CFIUS Will Study IP-Based Lending Business, a High Tech Patent Portfolio, and Exposure to Aerospace Industry, Analysis Suggests

Fortress Investment Group has numerous investments that could trigger CFIUS review, including an intellectual property-based…

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NTLA/CRSP/EDIT: CRISPR Patent Showdown Could Dramatically Move Stock Prices in 2018

The Federal Circuit will likely rule in 2018 on Berkeley’s appeal of the US Patent Office’s interference decision in favor of the Broad Institute…

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TransDigm Contracts Will Hinge On DoD Process, While Political Pressure Likely To Subside

The TransDigm Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contracts are under audit by the Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General’s office.…

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Cabela’s/Bass Pro: Synovus Not Engaged With NCRC on Community Benefits Plan

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) confirmed to Event Driven that they have not had a dialogue with Synovus Bank over…

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Malpass Confirmed by Senate as Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs Helping to Ease CFIUS Resource Crunch

David Malpass, Trump’s nominee for Under Secretary for International Affairs – Treasury’s top ranking person on international affairs including…

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Spate of CFIUS Pull and Refiles Reflects Staff Resource Constraints, Lack of Direction Due to Absence of Permanent Political Staff

The lack of permanent political appointees at CFIUS member agencies appears to be causing a backlog of deals under review by the committee…

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NelNet and Navient Impacted as Department of Education Pulls Single Student Loan Servicer Contract in Favor of New Approach That Reduces Advantage of ‘One Stop’ Servicers

Navient and NelNet will be impacted by the Department of Education’s (DoE) Aug. 1 decision to halt the process to contract with a single company…

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Scripps/Discovery DOJ, FCC Regulatory Hurdles Unlikely to Pose Deal Risk

Multiple former DOJ and FCC officials told Event Driven they saw very low levels of antitrust or public interest risk related to DOJ and FCC reviews of…

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