Practice Areas & Industries: Duane Morris LLP


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Duane Morris represents clients in the commercial and general aviation industry, and in the aviation insurance community in the United States and abroad. The core of the firm's Aviation Practice Group is composed of lawyers who are high-time pilots with professional flying experience worldwide. Some of our lawyers hold engineering degrees, and are knowledgeable in aircraft design, manufacture and operation. Members of the group also hold federal commercial pilot certificates with various ratings.

The Group's lawyers represent clients in the United States, Europe and Asia in aviation-related business transactions, including aircraft sales and purchases, airborne shipping and cargo contracts, and all manner of commercial contracts and leases involving pilots, mechanics, aircraft, airlines and air taxi/on demand charter operations.

In addition, our aviation lawyers are knowledgeable in Federal Aviation Administration regulatory matters pertaining to aviation professionals and the flying public, and routinely represent pilots, mechanics and private individuals before the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board for alleged violations of federal aviation regulations, including regulations pertaining to the airborne shipment of hazardous materials.

Range of Services

In addition to representing the aviation community in commercial and regulatory actions, the firm serves as counsel for a major aviation insurance underwriter, representing aircraft manufacturers, owners and lessees, mechanics, fixed-base operators, pilots and mechanics in lawsuits for alleged negligence and products liability arising out of aviation incidents and accidents.

Our insurance coverage practice is enhanced by attorneys who are pilots as well as trial lawyers.


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Federal Circuit Reverses District Court on Claim Construction in Patent Suit Involving Google's Street View
, March 20, 2014
On March 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in a patent appeal case involving Google's Street View technology on a topic in patent law that has received considerable attention recently—claim construction. In Vederi, LLC v. Google, Inc., the Federal Circuit...

U.S. Supreme Court Restricts Challenges to Pretrial Seizure of Defense Funds
, March 07, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court recently weakened a criminal defendant's ability to challenge the Government's pretrial seizure of assets that a defendant has allocated for mounting a defense. In Kaley v. United States, the Court eliminated a defendant's right to challenge a grand jury's finding of probable...