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Prior Art Enablement Looks to Applicant’s Specification to Determine Ordinary Level of Skill - In re Morsa

Addressing the issue of whether an anticipatory prior art reference was enabling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the judgment of the U.S. Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) Board of Patent Appeals and…more

Court Report - November 2015 #6

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Forest Laboratories LLC et al. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC et al. 1:15-cv-00756; filed August 27, 2015 in the District Court of…more

Energy & Environment Update - November 2015 #4

Energy and Climate Debate - Congress returns from the Thanksgiving recess early next week to a full schedule starring the six-year reauthorization of federal highway programs, which expires December 4 now that chambers passed last…more

Cyber Monday, Social Commerce and the End of an Era

Online sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend—Cyber Monday—have continued to increase year over year since the day was first christened “Cyber Monday” in 2004. As social media enthusiasts, we were surprised to learn that social…more

Germany To Significantly Expand Protections for Temporary Workers

The German government’s plan to strengthen the rights of temporary workers could have far-reaching implications for companies that have any workers based in the country. The Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs (the Ministry)…more

Health Alert (Australia) - November 30, 2015

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legisltation; and Reports. -Excerpt from Judgments: Queensland 9 October 2015 - Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd v Medical Board of Australia & Bird [2015] QCAT 422 The…more

DOL’s Request for Information on Employees’ Use of Electronic Devices Expected in February 2016

In its July 2015 notice of proposed rulemaking on the forthcoming changes to the “white collar” overtime regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recognized employer concerns regarding the remote use of electronic devices by…more

Omnicare – It’s Not a Lie if I Believe What I Say, Right?

The Supreme Court recently grappled with the question: when can an opinion give rise to liability under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 if the person speaking the opinion believes that their statement is true? Omnicare, Inc…more

Protecting Your Claims after IndyMac

When it quietly removed a case from its fall docket last year, the Supreme Court robbed investors of the ability to rely on long-time precedent that once a class action was filed, investors could sit back and wait to see what happens…more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - November 2015

Consumer Electronics Association Releases Best Practices For Privacy and Security of Personal Wellness Data - In late October 2015, the Consumer Electronics Association released guiding principles governing the collection, storage…more

Interview with Bernie Madoff (Part 1)

The largest Ponzi scheme in American history was perpetrated by Bernard Lawrence “Bernie” Madoff. He stole some $19 billion from investors, who thought that their accounts had grown to more than $65 billion. BLM, as I will call him, is…more

Georgia Supreme Court Interprets the Apportionment Statute in Conjunction with the Workers' Compensation Act

This month, the Georgia Supreme Court further extended the reach of the Georgia law addressing the apportionment of liability in tort cases in the case of Walker, et al. v. Tensor Machinery, et al. The Court had recently decided the…more

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