Document(s) published by this organization: 48
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|Affirmative Business Litigation in the United States and in Other Countries|
Ira Neil Richards; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 2014For a long time, businesses have thought of litigation as a burden, requiring many hours of employee time responding to discovery requests, as well as often incurring significant legal fees and other related costs. Consequently, businesses, historically, have not welcomed lawsuits. However, that...
|Opening the Library Doors to the World: Second Circuit Finds Universities’ Book Scanning Project Constitutes “Fair Use” of Copyrighted Materials|
Thomas W. Hazlett; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 2014On June 10, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its decision in Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust, No. 12-4547, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis 10803 (2d Cir. Jun. 10, 2014), a case in which a group of authors and author associations sued a consortium of universities for...
|Supreme Court Provides Guidance on the Subject Matter Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions|
Michael M. Carlson, Andrew Chou, Ronald J. Ventola; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 2014On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court invalidated claims directed to methods and computer systems for using an intermediary to reduce the settlement risk in certain financial transactions. The claims were invalidated on the ground that they were drawn to an abstract idea that was not patentable...
|Supreme Court Invalidates Aereo’s Streaming Service, Finding Existing Copyright Law Applies to the New Technology of Internet Retransmission of Television Signals|
Eric A. Boden; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 2014The recent rapid development of the Internet and other new modes of communication has raised significant questions about whether existing copyright laws adequately protect the rights of content creators.
|Pennsylvania Superior Court Reverses Forum Non Conveniens Dismissal of International Air Crash Case, But Don’t Equate Pennsylvania with Cook County, Illinois (Just Yet)|
Barry S. Alexander, J. Denny Shupe; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
June 25, 2014, previously published on June 2014United States courts facing forum non conveniens (FNC) motions, at least with respect to lawsuits arising out of air crashes that occur outside of the United States, seem to fall into two distinct camps: Cook County, Illinois, where FNC motions very often are said to go to die, and the rest of the...
|Supreme Court Holds That CERCLA Preemption Is Inapplicable to Statutes of Repose|
Robert L. Collings, Carl J. Schaerf; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 2014The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), preempts statutes of limitations applicable to state-law tort actions for personal injury or property damage in certain circumstances. §9658 of CERCLA applies to statutes of limitations governing...
|Resolving Legal Disputes in the United States: Litigation, Arbitration or Mediation|
Cynthia A. Murray; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 2014As Indonesian companies expand their businesses into the United States, the potential for conflict also increases. Many parties doing business in the United States opt to resolve their disputes through litigation in the U.S. court system. There are, however, alternatives to litigation. The two most...
|Supreme Court Adopts "Reasonable Certainty" Standard for Evaluating Indefiniteness Challenges to Patent Claims|
Andrew Chou; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 2014On June 2, 2014, the Supreme Court rejected the Federal Circuit’s standard for determining whether a patent claim is invalid for indefiniteness under 35 U.S.C. §112(b), adopting instead a standard requiring greater clarity in patent claims. This result should have a significant impact,...
|Lift of Prohibition on Same-Sex Marriages in Pennsylvania Provides New Estate Planning Opportunities|
Michael S. Williams; Schnader Harrison Segal Lewis LLP;
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 2014On May 20, 2014, in the case of Whitewood v. Wolf, Judge John E. Jones III of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages. Like many of the rulings recently issued in other federal courts, the court found the ban in...
|Aftermarket Competitors Given a Boost by the Supreme Court|
Rachel E. Branson, James R. Meyer; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 2014The Supreme Court of the United States recently decided that a supplier of replacement parts to printer remanufacturers can rely on U.S. Trademark Law to maintain a suit for unfair competition. In what began as a copyright infringement action in 2002, Static Control filed a countersuit against...