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Once again, the Supreme Court upsets precedent in Fourth and Eleventh Circuit.

USA - June 10 2015 As we reported in our March 11, 2014 article, the Eleventh and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals definitively rejected the "continuing breach" theory

BYOD (bring your own device) and business risks for the middle market

USA - June 10 2015 In the smartphone era, it is commonplace for employees to use their personal mobile devices for work purposes. This often is unavoidable, and often

Selling products outside the US? If yes, new patent laws are available to streamline international design protection

USA - June 19 2015 In recognition of ever growing cross-border sales, the U.S. recently expanded its design protection laws to make it easier to file a single

Restriction requirement: to traverse or not to traverse?

USA - October 8 2013 During the pendency of a patent application, the US Patent and Trademark Office can restrict claims, requiring that the Applicant elect a sub

N.C. General Assembly is actively revisiting riparian buffer rules

USA - June 24 2015 Riparian buffers are vegetated areas next to water resources that protect water quality, bank stabilization from erosion, and aquatic and wildlife

Practical claim and specification drafting, following Williamson v. Citrix

USA - July 1 2015 Patent claims that use so-called "nonce words" in lieu of means plus function language can be correctly construed as applying the equivalent of means

Want to register your database copyright? Use paper-based applicationfor now

USA - June 30 2015 While data and other facts do not qualify for copyright protection, their aggregation into databases can be registered in the United States Copyright

DOJ criminal chief warns financial institutions about Bitcoin

USA - June 30 2015 On June 26, 2015 at the ABA National Institute on Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell sent a targeted

FCC fines AT&T $100,000,000 for violation of Transparency Rule

USA - June 29 2015 In a recent enforcement action, the FCC fined AT&T $100,000,000 for violations of the Open Internet Transparency Rule ("Transparency Rule"). The

N.C. General Assembly is actively revisiting riparian buffer rules

USA - June 24 2015 Riparian buffers are vegetated areas next to water resources that protect water quality, bank stabilization from erosion, and aquatic and wildlife