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NLRB Strikes Down Hospital's Rule Prohibiting Negativity and Gossip Among Employees

In its continuing trend to foray into non-union workplaces, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) struck down another neutral and common employment policy. On April 1, 2014, in Hills and Dales Gen. Hosp.,…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Vermont supreme court makes radical change to premises liability law

In a significant decision issued on Friday, July 18, 2014, involving a retail store, the Vermont Supreme Court has abolished the old premises liability distinction between “business invitees” (i.e., customers) and licensees…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume

On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v CLS Bank, a court case dealing with the patentability of software. What is Patentable? In the US, we have a law (35 USC §101) that…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

EU Court of Justice Rules Web Browsing is not Copyright Infringement

Whenever we view content on the Internet, our web browsers (Internet Explorer or Firefox, for most folks) make temporary copies of that content on our computers. Amongst the rights reserved by copyright holders is the right to…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Tesla Patent Pledge….Too Good to be True?

On Thursday June 12, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Moters, posted a blog post that said “…Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.” At first glance, a good thing. It is…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Transportation

Vermont Federal Court Rules In Favor Of Vermont And Against Alleged Patent Troll In Preliminary Decision

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell won a major victory in his groundbreaking effort to use state law to crack down on “patent trolls.” In State of Vermont v. MPHJ, LLC, the Vermont federal court has rejected the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Business Torts, Intellectual Property

NFL And NCAA Under Increased Pressure To Manage The Long-Term Effects Of Concussions

In August, 2013, the NFL announced that it had reached a $765 million dollar settlement of claims by more than 4,500 players alleging that they were suffering from long-term consequences of concussions that the NFL had known…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Personal Injury

Pun Marks Are Fun Marks! Then Why Is Chewy Vuiton OK, But Not Ben & Cherry’s?

Last year a California porn studio, Caballero Video, paid dubious homage to Ben & Jerry’s® (“B&J”) when it launched a “Ben & Cherry’s” film series. Even the less explicit titles in the series, such as BOSTON CREAM THIGH and…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Alleged Patent Troll Targeted By Vermont Attorney General

Previously, we posted about Governor Peter Shumlin signing into law Vermont’s first-in-the-nation (and so far only-in-the-nation) patent troll legislation helping Vermont businesses protect themselves from bad faith patent…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Business Torts, Intellectual Property

3D Printing And Utility Patents: Will 3D Printers Lead To Widespread Infringement Of Utility Patents?

This article is the next in a series of posts discussing IP issues surrounding 3D printing. As discussed in the last post, some types of 3D printing technology have become affordable enough for home use. This has led to…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Protecting Your Brand By Registering With The New gTLD Trademark Clearinghouse

In June of last year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced it had received nearly 2,000 applications for approximately 1,400 unique new gTLDs or “strings,” for example .app, .llc, .auto,…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Vermont Jury Verdict Awards $43.1 million For Spinal Cord Injury

On June 28, 2013 a Chittenden County Vermont jury returned a $43.1 million dollar verdict in favor Dzemila Heco, a 51 year old woman who suffered a C4-C5 spinal cord injury when her 1999 Dodge Neon was struck from behind at 35…more
| Civil Remedies, Products Liability

Seed of Patent Infringement Germinates Between Organic Farmers and Monsanto

In a significant legal decision with a connection to Vermont’s farming community, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed that organic farmers cannot obtain a judicial declaration to prevent…more
| Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Fractured Federal Circuit Invites the Supreme Court To Once Again Weigh In On Patentable Subject Matter – What Computer Software Patent Applicants Should Do In The Interim

On May 10, 2013, the Federal Circuit issued its en banc decision in CLS Bank International et al. v. Alice Corporation Pty, Ltd., (2011-1301)…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Vermont Approves Legislation Prohibiting Bad Faith Patent Infringement Claims

The Vermont House and Senate have approved a first-in-the-nation bill that provides a legal tool for Vermont companies who face extortionate claims of patent infringement from “patent trolls.”…more
| Business Torts, Intellectual Property
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