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Draft Your Patents Carefully

Droplets, Inc. v. E*TRADE Bank, No. 16-2504 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 19, 2018), is a cautionary tale on the need for careful patent prosecution. Because of an error in the priority claim, Droplets lost its right to claim an earlier effective… more

Force Majeure, Now What?

As discussed in our last alert, the possibility of parties turning to force majeure clauses as an excuse for performance in the face of steel and aluminum tariffs has become a reality. While the government deals with numerous… more

The New York Note - April 2018 #3

This Week in New York – Central Park To Become Car-Free, Head of Landmarks Preservation Commission Resigning, Lead Inspections & Open-door Helicopters Banned - Mayor de Blasio Announces Central Park, World's Most Iconic Greenspace… more

Proposed Amendments to India's Arbitration Act

The Government of India has announced possible amendments to the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 ("Act"). On 7 March 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2018 ("Bill")… more

Raniere v. Microsoft Corporation

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Wallach. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Summary: When a case is dismissed with prejudice for lack of standing, the… more

Iran Sanctions - JCPOA in the Balance

On 12 May 2018, US President Trump will decide whether or not to renew the US sanctions relief in relation to Iran. Declining to do so would put the US in breach of, and amount to US withdrawal from, the JCPOA, the Iran… more

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