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PacWest Center
1211 SW Fifth Avenue Suite 1900
Portland, OR 97204, United States
Phone: 503.222.9981
Fax: 503.796.2900
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

In an ANDA applicant’s appeal from a bench trial judgment of validity and infringement, the Court affirmed the district court’s judgment on all counts. The case presented unusual procedural circumstances in a Hatch-Waxman case,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Marbled Murrelet Listed as Endangered Under Oregon’s Endangered Species Act: What Does It Mean for Timber Landowners and Operators in Oregon?

At its February 9, 2018 meeting, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (the “Commission”) voted to “uplist” the marbled murrelet’s status from a threatened to an endangered species by a 4-2 margin. The marbled murrelet is a…more
 /  Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Congress Paves the Way for Tip Pooling to Include Back-of-the-House Employees

The history of tip pooling for employers who do not utilize a tip credit has been a rocky one. Past articles on this site have chronicled an employer’s ability to pool and distribute tips to all employees, including those in the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

PATENT CASE OF THE WEEK - Knowles Electronics LLC v. Iancu, Appeal No. 2016-1954 (Fed. Cir. 2018) - In an appeal from an inter partes reexamination, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the PTAB invalidating a…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC, Appeal No. 2017-1118, -1202 (Fed. Cir. 2018) - In an appeal from a jury trial, the Federal Circuit reversed the District Court’s decision denying Oracle’s motion for JMOL and remanded for a…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Wage Gap and #MeToo Movement Legislation: Impact on Washington Employers

Last week, Governor Inslee signed several pieces of important legislation that will impact Washington employers. We have seen significant media coverage in recent years about the gender wage gap and how women are still paid…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

PATENT CASE OF THE WEEK - In re Power Integrations, Inc., Appeal No. 17-1304 (Fed. Cir. 2018) - In In re: Power Integrations, Inc., the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial and ?Appeal Board’s (PTAB) rejection of a…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

The Lacey Act in the 21st Century: An Old Law’s Renewed Clout Imposes Serious Consequences on Importers and Processors of Foreign Wood (Updated)

In the past several years, some high-profile federal enforcement cases have confirmed the importance of awareness of, and compliance with, the Lacey Act. The first notable enforcement action under the Lacey Act took place in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

PATENT CASE OF THE WEEK - SimpleAir, Inc. v. Google LLC, Appeal No. 2016-2738 (Fed. Cir. 2018) - In SimpleAir, Inc. v Google LLC, the Federal Circuit vacated a district court’s motion to dismiss pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6)…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

PATENT CASE OF THE WEEK - Ottah v. Fiat Chrysler, Appeal No. 2017-1842 (March 7, 2018) - In Ottah v. Fiat Chrysler, the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment of non-infringement as to…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Timber Industry Exemptions from the New Manufacturing Overtime Rule

A recent amendment to Oregon’s manufacturing overtime statute clarified overtime requirements and imposed weekly caps on the number of hours that most employees in manufacturing establishments may work. However, an existing…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

EPA Taking Comments On Clean Water Act NDPES Permits for Discharges to Groundwater

On February 1, 2018, the Ninth Circuit ruled in Hawai’i Wildlife Fund v. City of Maui that contamination that is discharged into the ground and later escapes through groundwater migration into a navigable waterway requires a…more
 /  Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

IRS Reduces 2018 HSA Contribution Limit

On March 5, 2018, the IRS announced a reduction in the amount that an individual with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (“HDHP”) can contribute to a health savings account (“HSA”) for 2018. The lowering of the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, Appeal No. 17-1036 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 27, 2018) In Nalco Company v. Chem-Mod, LLC, the Federal Circuit reviewed the district court’s decision to dismiss Nalco Company’s complaint for failure to state…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Google LLC, Appeal No. 2016-1249 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 20, 2018) - In Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Google LLC, the Federal Circuit upheld the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) obviousness determination following…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property
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