Devon Beane

Devon Beane

K&L Gates LLP

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From Behind Closed Doors To The Steps Of The Federal Courthouse: The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) was unanimously passed by the Senate on April 4, 2016, and then by the House Judiciary Committee on April 20, 2016. The House voted to pass the DTSA on Wednesday, April 27, 2016,...more

5/5/2016 - Asset Seizure Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Economic Espionage Act Ex Parte Intellectual Property Protection Misappropriation Pending Legislation Private Right of Action Trade Secrets Whistleblower Protection Policies

What You Need to Know About the Recent Federal Circuit Rule Changes

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently implemented significant amendments to its Rules of Practice (“Rules”). The changes apply to all cases docked on or after April 1, 2016. In large part, the...more

5/2/2016 - Corporate Counsel Intellectual Property Protection Patents Rules of Practice Young Lawyers

Supreme Court Redefines Framework for Determining Whether a Patent Case is Exceptional and Warrants an Award of Attorney’s Fees

On April 29, 2014, the Supreme Court delivered much-anticipated decisions in the Octane and Highmark cases and redefined the framework for determining whether a patent lawsuit is “exceptional,” justifying an award of...more

5/1/2014 - Attorney's Fees Highmark v. Allcare Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trolls Patents SCOTUS

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