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New Amendments to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 6: Appeal in a Bankruptcy

On December 1, 2014, amendments to various federal rules of practice and procedure took effect. The only amendment to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure made three substantive changes to Rule 6, which deals with...more

Patents Filed and Institution Decisions on June 6, 2014

New Petitions - Wright Medical Technology, Inc., filed IPR2014-00908 challenging U.S. Patent No. 6,440,138 assigned to ORTHOPHOENIX, LLC. Intel Corporation filed IPR2014-00910 challenging U.S. Patent No....more

Patent Filings on June 5, 2014

New Petitions - Ford Motor Company filed IPR2014-00884 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,104,347 assigned to Paice LLC. HTC Corporation IPR2014-000905 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,400,926 assigned to Patentmarks...more

Does It Matter Who Files First in a Divorce Proceeding?

As far as the outcome is concerned, it should make no difference which party chooses to file the petition. However, one of the parties is able to control the process, the person filing (known as the Petitioner) is ultimately...more

New Filings Reinforce the Need to Stop Eminent Domain Mortgage Seizure Scheme in Richmond, CA

Materials illustrate the damage the scheme would inflict on millions of savers and retirees and the Richmond and U.S. housing markets - San Francisco, CA – Important new documents were filed today in the lawsuit to...more

Fast Track Patent Examination [Video]

Following passage of the America Invents Act, the US Patent Office now provides ways to fast track or accelerate patent examination. In this video, Michael V. Messinger, director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne,...more

"FTC Issues Final Amendments Regarding Withdrawal of HSR Filings"

On June 28, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adopted a proposed rulemaking to codify its longstanding informal procedures for voluntarily withdrawing and refiling an HSR filing and, more significantly, to mandate that...more

Creative, But Perhaps Too Creative, Lawyering

U.S. District Judge Rakoff ruled on whether copying legal filings amounts to copyright infringement. His verdict: it does not. Judge Rakoff granted summary judgment to defendants Lexis and Westlaw, dismissing plaintiffs’...more

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