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Arbitration Risks: Why Arbitration is Not Necessarily Better, Faster, or Cheaper Than Litigation

USA - November 30 2016 There is a widespread belief that arbitration is unequivocally a better, faster, and cheaper alternative to litigation. According to some advocates

Brazil to Join Madrid Protocol (But Not Before Mid-2018)

Brazil, Global - November 29 2016 Following in the footsteps of a number of other South American countries, Brazil has confirmed its intention to join the Madrid Protocol. The

Celgene Asks PTAB to Reconsider Adverse Final Written Decisions

USA - December 5 2016 On October 27, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued four final written decisions invalidating claims of U.S. Patent No. 6

Using a DMCA takedown notice to assert a trademark claim may lead to section 512(f) liability

USA - March 26 2014 In 2011, Jenni Alvies launched a blog at "crossfitmamas.blogspot.com" and created a "CrossFit Mamas" Facebook page, where she posted exercise

Amgen Opposes Apotex’s Petition for Certiorari

USA - November 18 2016 On November 8, 2016, Amgen asked the Supreme Court to deny Apotex's September 9, 2016 petition for review in Apotex v. Amgen, No. 16-332. Apotex had

Survey of the Safe Harbor in the United States and Europe

Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA - December 7 2016 On October 3, 2016, the United States Supreme Court denied Amphastar Pharmaceutical's petition for certiorari regarding the so-called "safe harbor,"

Federal Circuit Opinion Asetek Danmark as v. CMI USA Inc. Cites Patent Damages Treatise

USA - December 7 2016 In a December 2nd opinion by the Federal Circuit, the court cited Patent Damages Law and Practice as a "leading commentary." The comprehensive

Sanctions for Failure to Conduct a Reasonable Inquiry Into FactualLegal Basis for Discovery Responses

USA - December 7 2016 Recently in Rodman v. Safeway, Inc., 2016 WL 5791210 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 4, 2016), U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar imposed monetary

Celgene Asks PTAB to Reconsider Adverse Final Written Decisions

USA - December 5 2016 On October 27, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued four final written decisions invalidating claims of U.S. Patent No. 6

False Claims Act: Recent First Circuit Opinion on Remand in U.S. ex rel. Escobar v. United Health Services

USA - December 1 2016 Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court's important opinion in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar, 136 S. Ct. 1989 (2016