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"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

Apparatus for Delivering a Patent Application on April 1

In the spirit of Rube Goldberg (July 4, 1883-December 7, 1970, inventor, engineer, cartoonist), we present the following novel and useful invention. The purpose of the invention is to deliver a patent application on a specified…more

| Intellectual Property

You want to arbitrate? You must authenticate

A recent order in the Middle District of North Carolina highlights a potential pitfall for defendants in the perennial cat-and-mouse game of enforcing arbitration agreements…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law &...

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