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Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!

Condo hotels are back in vogue as “securities” - Developers particularly like the “new model” where condo hotel investments are offered as a “securities” using the new SEC Rule 506(c) for private placements with public…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Motion to Reconsider Claim Construction Order on Indefiniteness after Nautilus Denied Where District Court Found Term Definite

Defendant Stealth Cam, LLC ("Stealth Cam") requested that the district court reconsider its Claim Construction Order holding that the term "extending parallel" was not indefinite. The district court first noted that under…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Motorola: Inventor's Ex-Spouse's Co-Owns the Patent-in-Suit

In the matter pending in the Western District of Texas, Katrinecz, et al. v. Motorola Mobility LLC, Motorola moved to dismiss the complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. In its complaint, the plaintiffs alleged that…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property

Defendant Ordered to Provide Access to Licensee Websites

BNB Health Grades, Inc. ("Health Grades") filed a patent infringement action against MDx Medical, Inc., d/b/a Vitals.com ("MDx"). During the litigation, Health Grades identified licensing agreements and associated systems that…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Prediction 2015: Chinese investment wave will create many opportunities in the US

As the Chinese economy continues to become more important globally, we are seeing a shift in Asian investment in the United States, particularly in California. Chinese investors will become even more active and influential over…more
| Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Apple Motion to Stay Litigation Pending an IPR Is Denied by the District Court for the Northern District of California

In the matter pending in the Northern District of California, Aylus Networks, Inc. v. Apple, Inc., Apple moved to stay the litigation pending inter partes review of the patent-in-suit. On October 9, 2013, plaintiff Aylus…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Production of Billing Statements from Law Firm Denied Even Though Deponent Could Not Recall Details of Why Information Was Not Disclosed to PTO

The defendants in this patent infringement action sought the production of certain billing statements of the law firm representing CleanTech. The defendants argued that the billing statements were discoverable based on their…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Intellectual Property

CEQA Bill to Protect Native American Cultural Resources Creates New Challenges and Opportunities for Project Applicants

On September 25, 2014, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 52 ("AB 52"), which modifies the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") to add new protections for Native American cultural resources and enhances the role of…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Indigenous Peoples

ADA Lawyer: FedEx sued for failure to provide effective auxiliary aids and services for hearing and speech impaired employees and job applicants

Effective communication with blind, low vision, deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech impaired and cognitively challenged employees, potential employees, customers and guests is one of the fundamental tenets of the Americans with…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Commercial

District Court Precludes Deposition of In-House Counsel Who Acted as Part of Trial Team Even Though Counsel Had Relevant, Non-Privileged Conversations Regarding Indemnity

After plaintiff, McAirlaids, requested the deposition of one of Kimberly-Clark's ("K-C") in-house litigation counsel, K-C filed a motion for a protective order pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c) to preclude the deposition of its…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery, Intellectual Property

Using condo hotels for financing new hotel development: The traditional condo hotel structures as “non-securities”

A properly structured deal is critical to success - Perhaps the greatest satisfaction of working in the real estate industry is that a single transaction can produce so many winners. Properly structured deals can offer up…more
| Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law, Real Estate - Commercial

PTAB: Claims for Method of Authenticating a Website are Patentable under Alice and Section 101

In a CBM petition filed by petitioners PNC Bank, U.S. Bank, and Bancorp, the petitioners sought review of U.S. Patent No. 7,631,191, which claims a method of authenticating a web page. The petition challenged the validity of…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

District Court Denies Motion to File Amended Complaint to Add Direct Infringement Claim

Plaintiff Kaneka Corporation ("Plaintiff") filed a patent infringement against SKC Kolon PI, Inc. ("SKPI" or "Defendant") and SKC, Inc. ("SKC America"). After the district court issued a scheduling order setting, among other…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Condo hotel revolution and resurgence: Why developers are using “new breed” of condo hotels for financing - One “little” legal change has revolutionized and revitalized condo hotels

We are now at a pivotal point for condo hotels. We are witnessing the complete turnaround in the way developers will structure condo hotel deals — particularly for high-end and luxury properties. This 180 degree turnaround in…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Reliance on the Same Prior Art Dooms Medtronic's Attempt to Correct its Previously Rejected IPR Petition

In IPR proceeding involving Medtronic, Inc. v. NuVasive. Inc., the petitioner, Medtronic, file a petition seeking review of U.S. Patent No. 8,361,156 relating to a spinal implant and methods of spinal fusion using the implant…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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