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Seventh Circuit Affirms Judgment Against Class in Off-Duty BlackBerry Use Case

by BakerHostetler on

There certainly has been no shortage of publicity about the potential for wage and hour claims for time spent by hourly employees using smartphones or other electronic devices for work while off duty. Many employers have...more

Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Chicago Police Off-The-Clock Blackberry Case

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

I have blogged on this long, protracted saga many times and I am glad to see that with each posting, the judicial result does not change. The Seventh Circuit has now affirmed a lower court’s ruling that determined that...more

City Of Chicago Not Liable For Police Officers’ After-Hours Smartphone Use, Seventh Circuit Affirms

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The City of Chicago lacked either actual or constructive knowledge that members of the Chicago Police Department were performing after-hours work on their smartphones, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled, affirming...more

When Off-the-Clock Isn’t Off-the-Clock: The Seventh Circuit Considers Employees’ Arguments that Employer Violated the Fair Labor...

Remember that collective action that the Chicago police officers filed complaining that they weren’t paid overtime for checking their BlackBerrys off duty? Well, the cops lost at trial and now the U.S. Court of Appeals for...more

Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC v. Blackberry Corp. (N.D. Tex. 2016)

Electronic Delivery of Messages Equated to U.S. Post Office Services - On May 12, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued an Order in a case captioned Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC...more

Settling IPRs and District Court Litigation: Strategic Considerations for Resolving a Dispute

by WilmerHale on

Inter partes review proceedings have become a popular mechanism for defendants to challenge the validity of a patent that is asserted in a district court litigation. Because IPRs typically move more quickly than district...more

Swisscanto v. Blackberry: What constitutes a “public correction” for the purpose of secondary market misrepresentation class...

by Dentons on

In Swisscanto v. Blackberry(“Swisscanto”), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered, for the first time, what constitutes a “public correction” of an alleged misrepresentation in a secondary market securities class...more

Federal Court in Illinois Finds No Overtime Due to Police For Off-Duty Use of BlackBerrys

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled in the City of Chicago’s favor on December 10, 2015, denying police officers’ claims that they were owed overtime pay for their off-duty use of work-issued...more

So What About Those “BlackBerry Claims” We’ve Been Worried About?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

BlackBerry devices may be a thing of the past; but smartphones–and their ability to allow employees to be constantly connected–certainly aren’t going away any time soon. On Thursday, a judge in the Northern District of...more

Is the Mark used as a Trademark or a Trade Name?

by Field Law on

Apple Inc. sells Apple-branded computers. Is Apple a trademark or a trade name? And what’s the difference anyway? And perhaps most importantly, why should you even care? A trademark is a protectable brand that distinguishes...more

Court Orders Patent Troll to Pay Fees under Octane Fitness

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

On August 18, we posted about the Supreme Court’s Octane Fitness ruling and the potential consequences the case may have on the future of patent litigation. It appears at least one New York federal judge followed the Supreme...more

European M+A News, Fall 2014

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: - Shareholder Activism in Germany - Reinforced Ukraine-Related Sanctions on Russia - Current Developments Foreign Direct Investment into EU Increasing - Rising Confidence – European...more

Business Litigation Report -- July 2014

In This Issue: - Main Article: ..The Uniform Trade Secrets Act: Differences from the Common Law and from State to State - Noted With Interest: ..Enforceability of Settlement Terms in California...more

An Overview of the BlackBerry v. Typo Products Case

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

Many consumers today, plagued by embarrassing typographical errors when using their touch-screen smartphones, own a second smartphone with a keyboard, such as a BlackBerry phone, for their professional correspondence. To...more

Innovation in Canada

by Field Law on

A recent survey of the top patent producing corporations in Canada shows a few interesting trends: - Despite its fall from grace over the past 4 or 5 years, BlackBerry remains among the top innovators in the country....more

PTAB: The Name of the Game Is the Claim

by McDermott Will & Emery on

BlackBerry Corporation et al. v. MobileMedia Ideas LLC - Representing the first outcome of its kind, in the final written decision of an inter partes review (IPR), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) terminated...more

Ok… so BlackBerry Can Patent a Keyboard!

by Field Law on

As a follow-up to our earlier post (Can BlackBerry Patent a Keyboard?), a US court on Friday issued a preliminary injunction in a dispute between the BlackBerry maker and start-up Typo Products LLC which sells a snap-on...more

Can BlackBerry Patent a Keyboard?

by Field Law on

Can there be a better way to start 2014 than with a patent infringement story with a Canadian twist? BlackBerry has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Typo Products LLC. If you are a believer in the maxim that “the...more

The Ropes Recap: Mergers & Acquisitions Law News

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In this issue: - News from the Courts - Delaware Legislative Update - Notable Deals - News from the SEC - London Update - Asia Update - Deal Stat Snapshot -...more

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