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Judge Thrash Declines to Read in Limitations From the Specification in...

On April 4, 2014, Judge Thrash issued an opinion and order construing a number of claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,725,564 ("the '564 patent"), 5,987,359 ("the '359 patent"), 6,104,958 ("the '958 patent"), and 7,280,873 ("the '873…more

| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Flash Boys and the Transportation Corridor Act

Michael Lewis' new book, Flash Boys concerns high frequency traders using advance notice of a stock purchase to reap extra profits. Fittingly, the North Carolina Supreme Court's decision in Beroth Oil v. NCDOT was published…more

| Constitutional Law, Business Torts, Zoning, Planning & Land Use,...

"Rails to Trails" or "Rails to Trespass": Supreme Court Speaks on the...

Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States (please, there is no such thing as the "United States Supreme Court") decided a very interesting case about easements. "Easements?", you ask. Yes, easements. We use them…more

| Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential, Transportation

The New Rule 37(e) Pushes Forward

The proposed revision of Rule 37(e), which recently cleared another hurdle in the rulemaking process, could dramatically limit the exposure companies face from spoliation claims. It may also go too far…more

| Civil Procedure

Owner of GLASS DOCTOR® Mark Aims to Break iGlass Doctor with Trademark...

On March 20, 2014 Synergistic International, LLC. (“Synergistic”), of Waco, Texas filed a complaint against Kyle D. Berry of Atlanta, Georgia, individually and doing business as "iGlass Doctor," alleging Trademark infringement…more

| Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Verint Files Multiple Actions to Enforce Patented Call Center Technology

Verint Systems, Inc. ("VSI"), of Melville, New York, and Verint Americas, Inc. ("VAI"), of Alpharetta, Georgia (collectively, "Verint"), have filed several suits in the Northern District of Georgia against competitors to enforce…more

| Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Old World Christmas Seeks to Protect Alpine Skier Nutcracker

O.W.A., Inc., d/b/a Old World Christmas (“OWA”) brought this action for copyright infringement against Gump’s Corp. and KWO of North America, Inc. (“Gump” and “KWO” – collectively “Defendants), on March 7 2014…more

| Intellectual Property

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