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Litigation Alert: Supreme Court Dismisses LabCorp Appeal

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6/23/2006 - The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday opted to dismiss a case having potentially broad implications for the question of what constitutes patentable subject matter.

Litigation Alert: California Superior Court Finds Use of Likeness of Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega in Video Game Transformative

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11/6/2014 - The ruling addresses how to assess right of publicity claims in the video game context— when a real person’s likeness is used in a game without their consent.

Copyright Alert: Associated Press v. Meltwater

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3/29/2013 - Meltwater News infringed copyrights of the Associated Press (AP), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District in Manhattan held last week,

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 12, 2005

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7/12/2005 - Labor Commissioner Reconsiders Position on Partial Day Vacation Deductions / Criticisms of Employee's Performance do not Support FEHA Claim / NLRB Strikes Down Handbook Provision Limiting Employee Complaints

Fenwick Employment Brief - February 7, 2007

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2/7/2007 - A California court of appeal recently clarified which kinds of conduct will support a hostile work environment harassment claim under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

Fenwick Employment Brief - March 12, 2007

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3/12/2007 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for March 2007 summarizes recent developments in the law.

Fenwick Employment Brief - November 20, 2007

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11/20/2007 - Effective January 1, 2008, the minimum hourly rate for exempt computer software professionals will be $36, down from this year's minimum of $49.77.

Litigation Alert: California Bans Non-Disparagement Clauses in Consumer Contracts

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9/18/2014 - On September 9, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 2365, popularly referred to as the “Yelp” bill. The new law, codified at California Civil Code section 1670.8, will prohibit the use of “non-disparagement” clauses.

Litigation Alert: Federal Circuit’s Ariosa Decision, Good Chance for Rehearing En Banc

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11/4/2015 - the Supreme Court’s Mayo decision involving patent invalidation under Section 101 of the Patent Act, Ariosa is unusual in that the asserted patent covered what most experts in the medical field consider to be a groundbreaking discovery; the very type of d

The Battle Rages On: A Report from the Front Line of the Patentable Subject Matter War

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9/1/2012 - Robert Sachs discusses the conflicting approaches the court applies to patentable subject matter for computer-implemented business methods.

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Patent Litigation Alert: Federal Circuit Clarifies Standard for Joinder of Multiple Defendants in Patent Infringement Cases

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5/8/2012 - On May 4, 2012, a Federal Circuit panel decided the circumstances when a plaintiff may join multiple defendants with unrelated products in a patent infringement suit.

Copyright Alert: Viacom v. YouTube/Google Second Circuit Reinstates Viacom’s Copyright Lawsuit, But Largely Affirms Pro-Online Service Provider Holdings

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4/6/2012 - The Second Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday set aside a 2010 federal district court decision that had granted summary judgment to YouTube and Google, based on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbor for storage at the direction of users

Corporate and Securities Alert: New Law Facilitates Corporate Capital Raising

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4/5/2012 - On March 8, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3606 with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Life Sciences Alert: Supreme Court Issues Groundbreaking Decision Limiting the Types of Methods that are Eligible for Patenting

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3/20/2012 - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision holding that method claims for applying a law of nature using merely conventional steps are not eligible for patent protection

Federal Circuit Issues En Banc Decision in Marine Polymer

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3/19/2012 - Patent Litigation Alert: Federal Circuit Issues En Banc Decision in Marine Polymer: No Reexamination Intervening Rights Absent Textual Amendment to Claim Language

Prevailing Party: Defendant Awarded Attorney Fees Despite Plaintiff’s Voluntary Dismissal of California Trade Secrets Action

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3/9/2012 - Sixth Appellate District found that a defendant in a trade secrets suit can be deemed a “prevailing party” entitled to attorney fees under California Civil Code § 3426.4 when a plaintiff voluntarily dismisses its lawsuit to avoid an adverse determination

Intellectual Property Bulletin Winter 2012

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3/1/2012 - Fenwick's Intellectual Property Updates for Winter 2012

Antitrust Alert New HSR Thresholds for 2012

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1/26/2012 - The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect near the end of February

Litigation Alert: Federal Circuit Holds Reasonable Royalty Damages May Exceed Lost Profits, Incorrect Petitions to Make Special Do Not Meet the Therasense 'Affirmative Egregious Misconduct

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11/16/2011 - On Monday, November 14, 2011, the Federal Circuit in Powell v. The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. made two significant rulings regarding patent damages and inequitable conduct.

Intellectual Property Bulletin Fall 2011

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10/15/2011 - Fenwick's Intellectual Property Updates for Fall 2011