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.
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
6/17/2003 - On May 7, 2003, the SEC issued its final rule requiring electronic filing of all Section 16 reports by public company insiders and the posting of those reports on the public company's website.
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
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
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