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U.S. courts refuse to enforce patent claims directed at sales outside the U.S.

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2014

In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., (Fed. Cir. Oct. 22, 2014), the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court ruling of no direct

Court strikes down bogus arbitration provision

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 10 2014

Courts generally bend over backwards to enforce a freely negotiated arbitration provision, especially between commercial parties. But a recent case

Seventh Circuit strikes down another arbitration provision

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

In an earlier Update, we reported on a 7th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals case that struck down an arbitration provision. (Deborah Jackson, et. Al

Wal-Mart’s failure to accommodate a disability will cost $250,000

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2008

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it has settled a disability discrimination lawsuit with Wal-Mart which will require Wal-Mart to pay $250,000 for failing to accommodate a pharmacy technician who suffered a disability from a gunshot

Reasonable accommodations for employees with multiple sclerosis - what does the law require?

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 9 2013

With an estimated 400,000 people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ("MS") in the United States, it is not surprising that legal issues have flared up

Court of Appeals reverses and remands Fogo de Chao L-1B case

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2014

A legal battle over the delineation of what constitutes "specialized knowledge" one of the requirements of the L-1B Intracompany Transferree work

In California, a settling defendant may not be truly out of the case

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2012

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that in cases where the trial judge has not certified that a settlement was reached in good faith, the non-settling defendants may later sue the settling defendant if the jury apportions additional fault to the settling defendant

Statute of limitation's discovery rule not applicable to cases involving conversion of negotiable instruments where victim is not in a place to discover injury

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2012

The Fifth District of the Illinois Appellate Court recently affirmed a trial court's refusal to apply the discovery rule to toll the statute of limitations and the entry of summary judgment in an action for conversion of negotiable instruments

Fictional clean slate computer program used in Batman movie is not infringing existing trademark

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

A recent decision of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals discussed the concept of "confusion" with respect to an unusual trademark infringement claim

When your secrets are no longer secrets: the need for confidentiality agreements

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 8 2012

Companies often find that their most important “trade secrets” their customer lists, price lists, production methods, product designs, and the like are no secret at all in the eyes of a court