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If a third party pays for the legal representation of another person, are they entitled to keep tabs on the case and have input in decisions and actions taken?
If you are considering paying for legal representation for someone else, or you are having someone else pay for your legal representation, then you will want to read this post! Name: George E. Bourguignon, Jr. Phone:…more
Microsoft and Google announced that they have settled their global patent disputes, including the litigation underlying the FRAND dispute that gave rise to Judge Robart’s first-of-its-kind decision on determining a FRAND royalty that…more
In correcting the district court’s claim construction, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated the district court’s judgment of non-infringement and remanded, finding that the claims were improperly limited to a…more
On 14 July 2015, the Indonesian government published the Draft Regulation of the Minister of Communication and Information (RPM) of the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Systems (‘Draft Regulation’). Pursuant to Article 7(2) of…more
In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Congress has passed and, on September 24, 2015, President Obama signed, an amendment of the federal statute regulating warranties on consumer products, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty – Federal…more
English executives employed by multinational companies often have a contract of employment with the company’s UK subsidiary, but may also participate in a separate bonus or share option plan that contains foreign (e.g., U.S.) law and…more
On October 21, 2015, CMS is hosting a provider call to discuss the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014. The call will cover..…more
On October 1, 2015, EPA finally released its final rule revising the ozone NAAQS to 70 ppb. I do not spend much time peering into a crystal ball, but I will go out on a limb and say that the industry challenges to the rule will fail…more
District court grants plaintiffs summary judgment, holding that defendants never acquired rights in and do not own valid copyright to lyrics of “Happy Birthday to You.” In 1893, the Hills assigned their rights to the manuscript…more
Addressing the issue of obviousness, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned the jury verdict of non-obviousness and focusing on the nature of the problem to be solved, concluded that the asserted claims were…more
The snappily titled Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notice and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 come into force 1st October 2015…more
Hospital Refused to Accommodate Nurse With Seizure Disorder, Federal Agency Charges - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A physician-owned hospital in Fayetteville, Ark., violated federal law by failing to accommodate a nurse with a seizure…more