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Circuits address summary judgment standard in trademark cases

USA - December 19 2012 In a memorable scene from the 1998 Farrelly Brothers' comedy, There's Something About Mary, a hitchhiker explains to Ben Stiller his idea for a 7 Minute...

David M. Lacy Kusters, Sebastian E. Kaplan, Stuart P. Meyer, Christopher D. Joslyn, Antonia L. Sequeira.


Terminal disclaimers can end a lawsuit's life

USA - December 19 2012 A district court judge recently ruled that a single corporate entity must own all patents connected by a terminal disclaimer in order to enforce the...

David M. Lacy Kusters, Sebastian E. Kaplan, Stuart P. Meyer, Christopher D. Joslyn, Antonia L. Sequeira.


District court continues to prohibit the "reflashing" or "unlocking" of cellular devices

USA - December 19 2012 The U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida recently ruled that the unauthorized "unlocking" or "reflashing" of cellular devices, a process that...

David M. Lacy Kusters, Sebastian E. Kaplan, Stuart P. Meyer, Christopher D. Joslyn, Antonia L. Sequeira.


Preemption of state law tort claims under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act

USA - December 19 2012 Most state enactments of the Uniform Trade Secret Act (UTSA) include a provision that preempts other civil claims "based upon" or "relating to" claims of...

David M. Lacy Kusters, Sebastian E. Kaplan, Stuart P. Meyer, Christopher D. Joslyn, Antonia L. Sequeira.


Free and open-source software diligence in mergers, acquisitions, and investments

USA - December 19 2012 Once the exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial products has become the rule. FOSS can be particularly attractive to...