Lathrop & Gage LLP

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2345 Grand Blvd.
Suite 2200
Kansas City, MO 64108, United States
Phone: 816.292.2000
Fax: 816.292.2001
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Supreme Court Decision Limits Venue Statute in Patent Litigation

On May 22, 2017, in a highly-anticipated decision that could dramatically alter the landscape of patent litigation, the United States Supreme Court held that the “resides” prong of the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. §1400(b),…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

WannaCry Global Ransomware Attack Shows Why Businesses Should Prepare for Loss or Unwanted Encryption of Key Data

“Oops, your files have been encrypted!” On Friday, May 12, 2017, employees around the world found this message on their computer screens. A massive cyberattack has used variants of the WannaCry ransomware program to infect more…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sweeping Changes to the Missouri Human Rights Act – Back to the Mainstream

For more than a decade, employment discrimination plaintiffs in Missouri have benefited from a lower burden of proof than plaintiffs in federal court or other states. With no statutory cap on compensatory and punitive damages, a…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Tort Reform Bill to Narrow Definition of Employee in Medical Negligence Actions

SB 237 is a bill designed to limit the liability of hospitals and other healthcare providers for the actions or omissions of those who are not within a narrow definition of “employee.” SB 237 is designed as a legislative fix for…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

Supreme Court Expands Copyright Protection for Designs Originally Produced on Useful Articles

On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court (in a 6-2 decision) ruled that a stripes and chevron pattern on a cheerleading uniform may be eligible for copyright protection and that the separability test under 17 U.S.C. §101 did not…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Laches No Longer a Defense to Pre-Suit Damages in Patent Infringement Cases

On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a highly anticipated 7-1 decision, held that laches cannot be invoked as a defense against damages for patent infringement occurring within the six-year damages limitation period set…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Political Climate May Lead to Class Action Changes

The election of a Republican President, along with a Republican U.S. Congress, and the election of a Republican Missouri Governor, combined with a Republican state legislature, are all spurring potential changes on the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics

Supreme Court Limits Potential Liability for Overseas Patent Infringement

Sale from the U.S. to overseas destination of a single component cannot violate § 271(f) - On February 22, the Supreme Court announced its latest unanimous decision in a patent case…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

ERISA Disability Claim Regulations Get a Facelift

Employers providing disability benefits to their employees should note that the U.S. Department of Labor recently changed how disability benefit claims are administered. The new disability claim rule will apply to ERISA-governed…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Right to Work Law Passes in Missouri

Missouri is now the 28th Right to Work state after Governor Eric Greitens signed Senate Bill No. 19 into law. The law becomes effective on August 28, 2017…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Recent Federal Circuit Decision Could Change the Game for Inter Partes Review Petitions

With limited exceptions, anyone but the patent owner can challenge the validity of a patent by filing an inter partes review (IPR) petition with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Not every IPR petitioner, however, can seek…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Fate of Class-Action Waivers

As many employers may remember, on August, 22, 2016, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that class-action waivers in mandatory employee arbitration agreements were unlawful, holding that…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Addresses Availability of Damages in Design Patent Infringement Cases, Reverses $399M Verdict

“Article of Manufacture” can mean the whole product or a component of that product; $399 million verdict reversed and remanded - In a case which will likely have a significant impact on damages in cases alleging…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Electronic Reporting Rule for Workplace Injuries in Effect

OSHA’s new rule requiring employers to electronically submit data on workplace injuries and illnesses went into effect yesterday, December 1, 2016. Actual electronic submissions to OSHA, however, do not begin until July 2017…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New Regulations Will Affect Service Provider Protections Under the DMCA

The Copyright Office recently announced amendments to its regulations that, if not followed, will affect a service provider’s eligibility to seek protection under the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright…more
 /  Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property
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