General Civil Litigation. Legal news and articles for April 27 - 30, 2015

Patent Litigation Reform on the Horizon?Chancery Continues Effort To Corral Multiforum LitigationSenate Tees Up Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Patent LitigationWith Patent Litigation Surging, Creators Turn to Washington for HelpDavid vs. Goliath: An ATL Conversation With Collin CoxPTO Litigation Center Report – April 29, 2015Judge: Vermont's GMO-Labeling Law and Industry Lawsuit Can Both ProceedPTO Litigation Center Report – April 28, 2015The Tricky Case for Causation in Fracking LitigationWill Rapid Arbitration Jettison Lengthy Litigation In Delaware?Will Rapid Arbitration Jettison Lengthy Litigation in Delaware?Now Among the Largest Texas Estate and Trust Litigation Law Firms, Burdette ...Now Among the Largest Texas Estate and Trust Litigation Law Firms, Burdette ...Grow your own - Signature Litigation plans trainee scheme with other law firmsLitigation Aspects of §1983 Deadly Force Claims

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Big Law Business (blog)April 1, 2015

Editor's Note: The author of this post is a senior vice president at strategic public relations firm Greentarget and co-heads the crisis and litigation communications practice. By Larry Larsen, Senior Vice President, Greentarget A big part of any ...more »

PTO Litigation Center Report – April 3, 2015
The National Law ReviewApril 3, 2015

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM). Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO. This listing is current as of 10 AM on ...more »

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Patent Litigation Reform on the Horizon?
Connecticut Law TribuneApril 30, 2015

For several years, there have been rumblings that Congress will be passing patent litigation reform. The proposed reforms have primarily been directed at addressing complaints about so-called "patent trolls" that misuse "bad patents" by bringing ...more »

Chancery Continues Effort To Corral Multiforum Litigation
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 30, 2015

His practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial litigation, including actions relating to the Delaware General Corporation Law and common-law fiduciary duties, as well as advising corporate boards, directors and committees of boards in ...more »

Senate Tees Up Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Patent Litigation
Wall Street Journal (blog)April 29, 2015

The last significant overhaul to the patent system came in 2011 when Congress passed the America Invents Act, a law designed to cut down on patent litigation after companies had complained about being hit with surging numbers of lawsuits. It gave ...more »

With Patent Litigation Surging, Creators Turn to Washington for Help
New York TimesApril 29, 2015

Patent law — famously arcane and technical — is becoming a mainstream, even bipartisan issue in Congress. The push for patent overhaul is spurred by the surge of patent litigation in recent years, mainly by companies whose principal business is ...more »

David vs. Goliath: An ATL Conversation With Collin Cox
Above the LawApril 29, 2015

I have been a “Texas Super Lawyer” in business litigation for several years and was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer in Houston three years ago. In 2015, my firm was named (again) to the National Law Journal's “Litigation Boutique Hot List.more »

PTO Litigation Center Report – April 29, 2015
The National Law ReviewApril 29, 2015

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM). Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex partereexamination at the USPTO. This listing is current as of 9:45 on ...more »

Judge: Vermont's GMO-Labeling Law and Industry Lawsuit Can Both Proceed
Food Safety NewsApril 29, 2015

Although the state wanted the lawsuit dismissed, Attorney General William Sorrell told local media there is much in the judge's decision that goes the state's way for the “heart and soul” of the labeling law. But the Vermont AG acknowledged it may be a ...more »

PTO Litigation Center Report – April 28, 2015
The National Law ReviewApril 28, 2015

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM). Since the last report, there have been no newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination. This listing is current as of ...more »

The Tricky Case for Causation in Fracking Litigation
The National Law Journal (registration)April 28, 2015

Law lags science; it does not lead it." Rosen v. Ciba-Geigy Corp., 78 F.3d 316, 319 (7th Cir. 1996). This oft-cited maxim is particularly applicable in litigation involving hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," and in determining whether these ...more »

Will Rapid Arbitration Jettison Lengthy Litigation In Delaware?
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 28, 2015

A recent entrant to the Nashville legal market remarked that Tennessee's capital city is " the health care mecca of the U.S." The proliferation of healthcare companies, hospitals, and other businesses in the Music City has contributed to a push to ...more »

Will Rapid Arbitration Jettison Lengthy Litigation in Delaware?
JD Supra (press release)April 28, 2015

The DRAA process may not be suitable for all commercial disputes. In fact, as presently drafted, the act extends only to the kinds of matters that might ordinarily go before the chancery court—e.g., merger agreements. But arbitration under the DRAA ...more »

Now Among the Largest Texas Estate and Trust Litigation Law Firms, Burdette ...
BenzingaApril 28, 2015

The firm is now comprised of seven trust, estate, and guardianship attorneys, and is exceeded in size by no other boutique probate litigation law firm in North Texas, perhaps in the entire State of Texas. All firm attorneys are full-time and fully ...more »

Now Among the Largest Texas Estate and Trust Litigation Law Firms, Burdette ...
PR Web (press release)April 28, 2015

The firm is now comprised of seven trust, estate, and guardianship attorneys, and is exceeded in size by no other boutique probate litigation law firm in North Texas, perhaps in the entire State of Texas. All firm attorneys are full-time and fully ...more »

Grow your own - Signature Litigation plans trainee scheme with other law firms
Legal Business (blog)April 27, 2015

On the back of robust financial growth for the 2013/14 year, high-flying boutique Signature Litigation is exploring developing a trainee scheme, with a proposal to match itself with non-competing firms and 'facilitate a programme of reciprocal ...more »

Litigation Aspects of §1983 Deadly Force Claims
New York Law Journal (registration)April 27, 2015

In this column we turn to specific litigation issues likely to arise in a 42 U.S.C. §1983 action for damages against a law enforcement officer who allegedly employed unconstitutional deadly force. While some of the issues discussed also arise in other ...more »

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