Document(s) published by this organization: 44
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|Court Finds That Adverse Markman Ruling Does Not Automatically Establish Good Cause to Amend Contentions|
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014A key objective of many local patent rules is to encourage parties to solidify their legal theories regarding infringement and invalidity at the outset of litigation. These rules save litigant and court resources by preventing the ‘shifting sands’ approach to claim construction, i.e.,...
|FAA Approves Commercial UAS for Movie and Television Production|
Thomas L. Gemmell; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014In a historic decision, the FAA today approved the request of six aerial photo and video production companies to use unmanned aircraft systems to support their filming operations. In its decision, announced this afternoon, the FAA addressed certain rules and requirements from which the companies...
|New Illinois Fracking Law: Deadline for Regulatory Approval and Public Review Extended|
Kyle C. Barry; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014In light of considerable concern expressed by industry and activist organizations to Illinois’ law on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the deadline for submission of additional public comment has been extended to October 7, 2014.
|What Employees Who Can Take ‘Confidential’ Reports of Title IX Campus Sexual Violence Need to Know|
Katie Jo Baumgardner, Anne D. Cartwright; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014A limited group of college and university employees may keep reports of sexual violence confidential despite their schools’ Title IX obligations. Colleges and universities must ensure these “confidential employees” are aware of their Title IX obligations and the bounds of...
|Trek Leather: A New Avenue for CBP Enforcement|
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Robert D. Stang; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014The recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in U.S. v. Trek Leather, Inc. and Harish Shadadpuri invites U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to increase its enforcement and penalty activities and serves as a warning that should encourage enhanced import...
|8 Ways to Slash Discovery Costs - Now!|
Tessa K. Jacob; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014There has been much discussion among in-house lawyers lately about controlling legal spend. Much of the discussion is focused on soaring discovery costs related to the proliferation of electronic data. As an eDiscovery attorney, I employ early case assessment strategies and tools,...
|US and EU Tighten Sanctions against Russian Banks, Defense and Energy Sectors|
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 13, 2014Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced increased economic sanctions against Russia, including measures against Russia’s largest bank ¿ Sberbank Russia ¿ as well as several state-owned defense technology companies and five energy...
|Intellectual Property Strategies for Start-up Companies|
Samuel Digirolamo; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014Funding is always a problem when dealing with startup companies. Startup companies typically have to balance “cash available” with expenditures related to intellectual property (IP). Spending and allocating funds available for both research and development and IP is likewise a problem....
|Hospital Incident Report Not Privileged, Court Says|
Wakaba Yonaiyama Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014The Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion Aug. 21, 2014, (Tibbs v. Bunnell, Ky., No. 2012-SC-000603-MR) in which it held that the incident report developed by the University of Kentucky Hospital (“hospital”), through the hospital’s Patient Safety Evaluation System...
|The Market for Paper Packaging Companies|
Craig Allen Adoor; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014Merger and acquisition activity in the paper packaging industry continues in 2014 and based on empirical information obtained by those operating in this industry sector, it is expected to continue into 2015 as strategic buyers look for value through consolidation. This is true as well in the food...