Shane Olafson

Shane Olafson

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

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Federal Circuit Clarifies Standard for Recovery of eDiscovery Costs

As many recent litigants know, the costs of eDiscovery can be enormous. Therefore, the ability to recover those costs can have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line – from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars....more

2/10/2014 - Document Productions Legal Costs Metadata Request For Information

What's the Big Deal About Trademark Registration

In most U.S. states, merely using a trademark confers trademark rights to the owner. As such, many companies question why they should spend time and money registering their trademarks with the United States Patent and...more

12/20/2013 - Registration Trademarks USPTO

Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims for Contributory Cybersquatting Under the ACPA

On December 4, 2013, in Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) v., Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) does not provide a...more

12/13/2013 - ACPA Cybersquatting Domain Names Summary Judgment Trademarks

PTO Reexamination Decision is Binding in Concurrent Infringement Litigation

Many patents are involved in parallel proceedings — post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) and infringement litigation in the courts. What happens when the courts and the PTO do...more

9/23/2013 - Appeals Ex Partes Reexamination Infringement Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Post-Grant Review USPTO

Basic Guidelines for Protecting Company Trade Secrets

Under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), "trade secrets" are generally defined as confidential proprietary information that provides a competitive advantage or economic benefit....more

6/19/2013 - Confidential Information Hiring & Firing Information Sharing Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts

Federal Circuit Expands Liability for Induced Infringement of Method Patents

Patent law holds that a party can be held liable for direct infringement when that party performs all steps of a patent claim. In contrast, there is no direct infringement where multiple parties collectively – but...more

2/7/2013 - Akamai Technologies Covered Business Method Patents Indirect Infringement Induced Infringement Infringement McKesson Technologies Patents

Standard Clarified for Willful Patent Infringement: Objective Prong is a Question of Law For the Judge

On June 14, 2012, the Federal Circuit issued its decision in Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc. v. W.L. Gore & Assoc’s. Inc., clarifying the standard for willful patent infringement. This clarification will give patent litigants...more


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