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Defending The Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban
Earlier this month, Proskauer filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in support of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' ban on assault weapons, such as the AK-47 or the AR-15, and large-capacity magazines.
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30 Nov 2018
Voluntary Remediation And The SEC: Six Key Elements And Three Potential Pitfalls
A recent settled SEC order, In re Arlington Capital Management, Inc. and Joseph F. LoPresti, highlights the potential benefits of voluntarily taking steps to remediate conduct or practices ...
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8 May 2018
Complaint Sheltered From Dismissal In Patent Row Over Personal Tents
A recent opinion from Judge Shea in the District of Connecticut sheds important light on the sufficiency of pleadings in declaratory judgment patent cases.
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28 Mar 2018
Supreme Court Restricts Patent Venue
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the Federal Circuit's VE Holding opinion, which had permitted patent defendants to be sued in any forum in which they were subject to personal jurisdiction.
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24 May 2017
Supreme Court Rejects Laches Defense In Patent Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that laches is not a defense in the majority of patent cases. Justice Alito, writing for the 7-1 majority, found the application of laches to patent disputes incompatible with the six-year statute of limitations found in 35 U.S.C. § 286.
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27 Mar 2017
AMP Medical With $450.00 In Connecticut Sales Subject To Personal Jurisdiction In Trademark Lawsuit
Trademark infringement is a tort, and it is deemed to take place wherever a deceived customer might buy the defendant's product.
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9 Mar 2017
Rampage's Patent Suit Inks A Partial Victory In Surviving Motion To Dismiss
Judge Allison Burroughs of the District of Massachusetts recently issued a decision that provides much-needed insight into pleading standards in patent cases.
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9 Feb 2017
Future And Unreleased Products Can't Drive Litigation
In a recent decision out of the District of Massachusetts, Judge Talwani provided litigants with insights into patent subject matter jurisdiction in declaratory judgment actions.
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5 Dec 2016
Accused Infringer Puts The Screws On Patentee
The fact that the claims survived an anticipation challenge, however, did not mean that they would survive an obviousness challenge based on the same prior art references.
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17 Oct 2016
Edible Arrangements' Trademark Case Bears Fruit
In a recent decision, Judge Vanessa L. Bryant shed some light on a significant new issue: trademark infringement in the world of internet keyword advertising. In
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26 Aug 2016
In Onboard Wi-Fi Case, Covenant Not To Sue Has Wide Range
Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer of the District of Connecticut recently released an opinion that is significant to litigants on either side of a covenant not to sue.
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3 May 2016
Blink And You'll Miss Your Window To Intervene In An Infringement Suit
Judge Indira Talwani emphasized the importance of timely intervention in any patent infringement suit, in a recent opinion out of the District of Massachusetts.
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10 Mar 2016
District Judge Finds Some Claims Precluded, Others Not – By A Degree
The case arose out of Exergen's ongoing litigations over forehead scanning thermometer technology.
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4 Jan 2016
Massachusetts Court Takes The Temperature Of Defendant's Inequitable Conduct Claim On Summary Judgment
In a recent decision out of the District of Massachusetts, Judge Stearns assessed Kaz's inequitable conduct defense on summary judgment – and found it to come up short by a degree.
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11 Nov 2015
Connecticut Court Sinks Claim That History Of American Submarine Infringes Copyright
A recent decision from Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in the District of Connecticut may make waves in the world of nonfiction copyright.
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31 Jul 2015
Serial Adversaries Are Still No Big Deal
Judge Indira Talwani issued an order on plaintiff Erik Cherdak's renewal of his motion to disqualify, which we talked about last year in Serial Adversaries Are No Big Deal.
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10 Jul 2015
Massachusetts Court Sheds Light On Deposition Privilege Waiver Issues
Chief Judge Patti Saris of the District of Massachusetts has issued a significant opinion on privilege waivers in the Trustees of Boston University v. Everlight Electronics case.
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29 Jun 2015
Conflicting Expert Opinions Prevent Summary Judgment
A recent summary judgment opinion by Judge Patti B. Saris highlights the importance of expert testimony in substantiating factual disputes and withstanding summary judgment.
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5 Jun 2015
LevelUp’s Pursuit of Attorney’s Fees Goes Up to the Federal Circuit Level
In an interesting case before Judge Timothy S. Hillman in the District of Massachusetts, a dispute over whether attorney’s fees should be granted is moving up to the Federal Circuit.
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9 May 2015
Locating Time Frames For The Hypothetical Negotiation
In determining a reasonable royalty for patent infringement damages, district courts often use the hypothetical negotiation analysis.
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23 Mar 2015
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