Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

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2555 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108, United States
Phone: 816.474.6550
Fax: 816.421.5547
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Toxic Torts
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  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Federal Circuit Vacates Judge Gilstrap’s Controversial Venue Test

The Eastern District of Texas has been the hotbed of patent ligation for years, and that is undoubtedly threatened in light of the Supreme Court’s decision on venue in TC Heartland.  But the Eastern District clearly won’t go…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sling TV Sued on Use of H.264 Standard in Streaming Media Services

While much of the attention on NPE patent litigation centers on the big technology players like Google and Apple, literally hundreds of other technology companies face these lawsuits, and more and more of that litigation…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | September 2017 #2

FDA Seeks Comment on Regulation Changes for "Meaningful Burden Reduction" - Implementing an executive order titled "Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs," the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened…more
 /  Administrative Law, Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | September 2017

Shook Partners Lindsey Heinz and Katie Gates Calderon, with Associate Hillary Nicholas, have authored an article for Law360 discussing regulations related to the use of photography during a U.S. Food and Drug Administration…more
 /  Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Exhausted!: The Supreme Court Weakens Patent Owners’ Rights to Enforce Post-Sale Restrictions on Patented Products

Patent owners have long imposed post-sale restrictions on their patented goods and relied on U.S. patent laws to enforce these restrictions. For instance, companies have sought to enforce “single use” restrictions on their…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | August 2017 #3

As plant-based beverages appear on more store shelves, the definition of “milk” has become the center of a dispute involving legislatures, regulators, litigators and industry groups. Shook Partners Katie Gates Calderon and…more
 /  Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Conflict of Laws

Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Legal Bulletin | August 2017

"Miracle Gel" Not a Salon Gel Manicure, Ad Board Says - In an appeal from a ruling by the National Advertising Division (NAD), the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) upheld a recommendation that Coty discontinue…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | August 2017 #2

Chicago SSB Tax May Cause State to Lose Federal Funding, USDA Warns - According to a warning letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax that took effect in the Chicago…more
 /  Administrative Law, Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | August 2017

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has sent a letter to Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), calling for an investigation into the use of phthalates in food and fast-food packaging. Citing a…more
 /  Administrative Law, Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | July 2017#3

EU to Issue Guidelines on Discriminatory Food Distribution - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has reportedly indicated the EU will issue guidelines discouraging companies from selling apparently identical…more
 /  Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | July 2017 #2

GE Salmon Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced a bill that would require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) salmon and independent scientific review of the U.S. Food and…more
 /  Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury

Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Legal Bulletin | July 2017

JAMA Study and Editorial Call for Improvements in Cosmetic Regulation and Surveillance - In response to a study analyzing adverse events for cosmetics and personal care products, the Journal of the American Medical…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Health, International Law & Trade

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | July 2017

Cruz-Alvarez and Canfield Examine Recent Ruling on Website Access for Visually Impaired - Food and beverage companies offering retail sales on the web are facing a wave of lawsuits filed by visually impaired plaintiffs…more
 /  Agriculture, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Getting Specific about Specific Jurisdiction: Bristol-Myers Squibb

On June 19, the United States Supreme reaffirmed some basic principles of personal jurisdiction in Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, 528 U.S. __ (2017). In a bloody-good 8-1 decision (with only Justice…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | June 2017 #4

NAD Says Aldi Should Change Savings Claims Ads - The National Advertising Division (NAD) has recommended that Aldi, Inc. discontinue advertising based on a “market basket” comparison that claims consumers could save more…more
 /  Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property
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