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Japanese parent may be jointly liable with its subsidiary

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2014

Todd Brown worked in the New Business Development Group for Daikin America, Inc. ("DAI"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. ("DIL"

Overlooked problems with induced infringement

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2014

The focus of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Limelight Networks Inc. v.Akamai Technologies Inc. has been on divided infringement, but

FMLA: caring for an adult child

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2014

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reminded us that the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") provides eligible

Conan Doyle's Estate's quixotic efforts to prevent publication of Sherlock Holmes book

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2014

A recent case from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals illustrates the time and expense required to respond to even a non-meritorious claim of

U.S. Supreme Court affirms that using a computer to implement a well-known idea is not entitled to patent protection

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2014

In a unanimous opinion on June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held that patent claims drawn to an abstract idea are not saved by merely requiring a

Case again illustrates importance of terms and conditions especially choice of law seller may lose chance to claim interest and attorneys' fees

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2014

VLM Food Trading International, Inc. (VLM) was a Canadian agricultural supplier. One of its customers was Illinois Trading Company (Illinois Trading

Borrower escapes, but guarantor does not, on $17 million debt

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2014

In a recent Risk Management Update, we reported on an Illinois case in which Michael Finley, former NBA star, avoided liability on his personal

Another case where freedom of contract goes too far a perpetual contract

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

In an earlier Risk Management Update, we reported on a case in which a court refused to enforce what it perceived as an unenforceable liquidated

Illinois court either confirms or limits scope of Illinois sales representative statute

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2014

The Illinois Sales Representative Act (820 ILCS 1200.01 et. Seq.) ("Act") is intentionally very favorable to sales representatives. It protect sales

EEOC attacks severance agreements

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2014

Every year, employers should audit their employment agreements, especially the separation, settlement and severance agreements they use. Too many