PTAB Judges and Hearings at the USPTO Satellite Offices
A teacher in Texas lost her job after failing to show up for jury duty and being jailed. It mattered not that she had a great excuse – because she’d already used up her one chance to reschedule....more
On March 15, 2013, Richard G. Taranto was sworn in by Chief Judge Randal Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Taranto becomes the newest member of the Federal Circuit which hears appeals for the U.S....more
Recovery Audit Contractors (“RACs”) and other Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contractors are charged with identifying overpayments made by Medicare to healthcare providers. However, with the increase in RAC...more
Robert Greene Sterne, a founding director of intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., explains the process of recruiting and selecting judges to staff the new Patent Trial & Appeal Board and...more
Working as a New Jersey municipal judge should give a stand-up comedian a lot of great material. However, the Canons of Judicial Conduct also hold members of the judiciary to a very high ethical standard.
As a result, the...more
A social network is a service that allows its members to share personal information and make personal contacts through a website, mobile phone or other similar wireless device. This openness and sharing has been embraced by...more
On February 14, 2013, in United States v. Terry (6th Cir., No. 11-4130, 2/14/13), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of an Ohio state judge on charges of honest-services fraud, holding that an otherwise...more
The underlying premise of this paper is that over the past 20-30 years Ontario courts have, on a number of occasions, both at the trial level and on appeal, failed to properly apply the traditional test for non-repair set out...more
Dealing with a Difficult Judge -
I find it difficult to believe that February has come roaring in, but here we are in the month of hearts and flowers. According to Wikipedia, Saint Valentine has been associated “with a...more
A new lawsuit filed last Thursday in Connecticut state court by an employer alleges that the employer’s due process rights are being violated by “inherently conflicted and irreparably unfair proceedings” at the Commission on...more
The Florida Supreme Court has issued its opinion on the current state of the Florida judiciary system, with the following statement provided on its official website, in this our News Release of the Week:
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