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Second Circuit Remands Ineffective Assistance Claim for Lawyer’s Failure to Apprise Naturalized U.S. Citizen of Denaturalization...

In Rodriguez v. United States, the Second Circuit remanded the case to the district court to hear evidence on a defendant’s application to vacate her guilty plea, on the grounds that she would not have entered into the plea...more

3rd Circuit Reopens FCA Suit Over Pittsburgh’s Use of Federal Funds

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A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently decided in a non-precedential opinion that a District Court judge erred in dismissing too quickly a False Claims Act (FCA) case in which fair...more

The Supreme Court - April 17, 2018

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The Supreme Court of the United States issued three decisions yesterday - United States v. Microsoft Corp., No. 17-2: Federal law enforcement agents obtained a warrant under 18 U.S.C. §2703, requiring Microsoft to...more

Fourth Circuit Joins Ninth Circuit in Expanding Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Over Discharges to Navigable Waters Conveyed Through...

Unpermitted point source discharges that reach navigable waters indirectly, via groundwater, may lead to Clean Water Act (CWA) liability according to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (encompassing Maryland, Virginia, North...more

Despite Change in Motion to Amend Practice by Aqua Products, PTAB Orders Scope of Remand to be Limited to Federal Circuit’s...

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In an IPR on remand from the Federal Circuit on appeal of a motion to amend, the PTAB considered the scope of briefings of the parties in view of the Federal Circuit’s recent en banc decision Aqua Products v. Matal. The PTAB...more

California Federal Court Remands Fraud Claims In Workers’ Compensation Reinsurance Action To State Court

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In a March 15, 2018 order, noting that only state law claims remained in the case, a California federal court remanded to state court a lawsuit against an insurance company and its affiliates, which alleged that they...more

An Illustration Saga Continues in California

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As we previously reported, the Ninth Circuit in March 2017 held that violation of California’s illustration statutes could serve as a predicate for an Unfair Competition Law (UCL) action, partially reversing the trial court’s...more

Federal Circuit Review - March 2018

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Distribution Agreements Can Constitute Offers for Sale Under Section 102(b) - In The Medicines Company v. Hospira, Inc., Appeal Nos. 2014-1469, 2014-1504, the Federal Circuit held that a distribution agreement qualified as...more

Dept. of Education restores recognition status of college accrediting organization

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Following a remand from the D.C. federal district court, Department of Education (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos has issued an order restoring the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools’ (ACICS) status as a...more

WesternGeco v. ION Geophysical Corp. and Lost Profit Damages under § 271(f)

An introduction to § 271 - Section 271 of Title 35 of the United States Code is the statute that codifies unlawful acts of patent infringement. The most commonly asserted provisions are § 271(a) (direct infringement), §...more

Collateral Estoppel Applies in IPRs Where the Issues are the Same

In Nestle USA, Inc. v. Steuben Foods, Inc., [2017-1193] (March 13, 2018), the Federal Circuit vacated the Board’s construction of “aseptic” in U.S. Patent No. 6,481,468 because of collateral estoppel considerations, and...more

Third Circuit Issues Long-Awaited Ruling in OPA Liability Case

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On March 29, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its ruling in In re: Petition of Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd., as Owner of the M/T ATHOS I, Nos. 16-3552, 16-3867 & 16-3868 (3d Cir. Mar. 29,...more

No Second Chance on Remand for Late Arguments

Dell Inc. v. Acceleron, LLC (“Dell II”), No. 2017-1101 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 9, 2018) - On Tuesday, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision affirming the Board’s refusal to consider new arguments that had been made...more

Spilman Alert - Breaking Insights: Pennsylvania Superior Court Overturns Rule of Capture for Unconventional Gas Wells

On April 2, 2018, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a decision in Briggs v. Southwestern Energy Production Company, No. 1351 MDA 2017, reversing a lower court judgment entered in favor of the defendant producer....more

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...more

Federal Circuit Overturns PTAB’s Unreasonably Broad Claim Construction in Favor of Previously Affirmed District Court Construction

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) overturned the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB or the “Board”) findings of anticipation “[b]ecause the [B]oard’s anticipation...more

Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC

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Federal Circuit Summaries - Before O’Malley, Plager and Taranto. Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge William H. Alsup. Summary: Historical findings of fact relevant to...more

Another Federal Court in California Grants Remand of Climate Change Litigation

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The Situation: In what may have further muddied the waters of the viability of the recent U.S.-filed state law climate change litigation against industry, a second federal court in San Francisco has granted remand of three of...more

FACTA Cases Continue to Present Ideal Targets for Spokeo Challenges-Eleventh Circuit Defendants Take Particular Notice

We’ve already written about Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), in which the Supreme Court reaffirmed that all federal plaintiffs, even those alleging a statutory violation, must have suffered a real, concrete...more

“BRI.” You Keep Using That Word. We Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means.

In In re: Power Integrations, Inc., [2017-1304] (March 19, 2018), the Federal Circuit reversed the decision on remand that claims 1, 17, 18, and 19 of U.S. Patent No. 6,249,876 were anticipated, because the Board relied upon...more

Subjective Preference Is No Excuse for Ignoring Teaching Away

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Addressing the issues of teaching away and commercial success, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit remanded a case to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to reconsider its final written decision issued in one...more

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...more

Fourth Circuit Instructs District Court To Vacate Arbitration Award That Was Not Mutual, Final, And Definite

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The Fourth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court’s order granting Norfolk Southern Railway Company’s motion to confirm an arbitration award determining the amount Sprint must pay to Norfolk Southern for continued...more

Dell Inc. v. Acceleron, LLC

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Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Reyna, and Taranto. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: A party in an inter partes review proceeding may not present new evidence or arguments at oral...more

Should an Estate or Trust Operate a Decedent’s Family-Owned Business?

by Murtha Cullina on

When a business owner dies, his or her ownership interests often become part of a probate estate or are transferred to one or more trusts in order to continue the operations of the business. But sometimes the decedent’s...more

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