September 2, 2014



Sexual assaut college campus
Students on both public and private college campuses must get “affirmative consent” before engaging in sexual activity, according to a... Read More >
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision holding that a private equity firm had misappropriated... Read More >
what's the right size of a corporate board
According to a new study by GMI Ratings, bigger isn’t always better in the boardroom. In research for the Wall Street Journal,... Read More >
Grow Your Email List for Free in 5 Simple Steps
Lots of law firms struggle with compiling and maintaining a robust email marketing list, and they really struggle with how to keep adding... Read More >
Unitisation – The Oil and Gas Industry’s Solution to One of Geology’s Many Conun
Geology, and nature in general, are never perfect. Given the migratory nature of oil and gas, a hydrocarbon reservoir will often straddle two or more... Read More >
A Recap of Part II of the Webinar, “Medicaid: Getting Paid and Keeping It”
On Wednesday, August 27, the McBrayer Health Care Group co-hosted Part II of a webinar entitled, “Medicaid: Getting Paid and Keeping It.... Read More >
Bank of America’s $16.65 Billion Settlement
In what is being reported as the largest settlement ever between the U.S. and a single business entity, Attorney General Eric Holder and... Read More >
Business mergers and acquisitions occur all the time, but most of us usually only hear about the big ones which involve some degree of... Read More >
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
The D.C. Circuit concluded that sovereign immunity prevents FERC and NERC from imposing monetary... Read More >
question mark confusion
Clarifying applicable presumptions in Lanham Act false advertising cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals... Read More >
Email in Laptop
Addressing a patent owner’s unauthorized e-mail arguing for additional discovery and the... Read More >
One-Year AIA Timeline
Addressing the one-year time frame for completing inter partes review (IPR) in the... Read More >
Microsoft Corporation v. Surfcast, Inc.
Takeaway: The default standard in an inter partes review is that all papers filed in the proceeding... Read More >

Federal Court News

Sarika Singh, Ph.D. intellectual property law attorney McDermot Will Law Firm

Addressing whether a prior litigation between the parties resolving claims of unfair competition bars subsequent suit over similar conduct occurring after settlement of the earlier litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit...

Made in the USA discrimination against american workers

Company Favored Mexican Workers Over American Workers and Engaged in Race Discrimination, Federal Agency Charges

ATLANTA - J&R Baker Farms LLC and J&R Baker...


Addison Eatery Forced Waitress Out Because She Was 'Beginning to Show,' Federal Agency Charges

DALLAS - Arthur's Restaurant and Bar, located in...

Ryan E. Vachon Patent Law Litigator McDermott Will Law Firm

In four final written decisions in   inter partes review (IPR)   challenges, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) concluded that the petitioner had not demonstrated by a...

EPA Releases Three Final Chemical Risk Assessments

This week, the EPA released three final risk assessments for specific uses of three chemicals found in common household products. The risk assessment for Dichloromethane (DCM), which is widely used in...


Addressing a patent owner’s motion to compel a petitioner to produce documents concerning petitioner’s alleged copying in an inter partes review (IPR), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s...

State Court News

Texas Trade Secret  Roundup

Comparing and contrasting Texas trade secret law to jurisprudence relating to patent infringement damages, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas held that post-verdict royalty fees may be appropriate for an...

Sign for Delaware

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently held that certain stockholders who launched appraisal proceedings challenging a merger lacked standing to obtain reimbursement of attorneys’ fees...

North Carolina

Sine Die, folks! The North Carolina General Assembly has adjourned until a new legislature convenes January 14, 2015 with the members elected this November.

Here's what happened...


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On August 26, 2014 the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a letter dated August 22, 2014 (Letter) addressed to the FCA Practitioner Panel. The Panel is a statutory body representing the...

Flag of Germany

The German Federal Ministry of the Interior recently published its revamped proposal for an “IT Security” Law. A similar proposal had already been adopted by the previous German Government in March last year (see...

United Kingdom

The recent decision by the High Court of England and Wales (Chancery Division) in Richmond Pharmacology Limited (Company) v. Chester Overseas Limited, et al. underscores the...