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J.M. Smucker Company gets out of a jam in food labelling case

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2014

On April 15, 2014, in the case Caldera v. The J.M. Smucker Co., CV 12-4936-GHK, J.M. (C.D. Cal.), Smucker Company ("Defendant") defeated the

Review U.S. Patent and Trademark office subject matter eligibility guidelines

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2014

On March 4, 2014 the USPTO issued new patent subject matter eligibility guidelines in an attempt to provide examiners and patent practitioners with

Dry times: how to deal with the impact of California’s drought on critical commercial agreements

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2014

On January 17, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a "State of Emergency" in California due to the severity of drought conditions across

Executive orders and new employment requirements for federal contractors

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2014

As promised in his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Obama has turned to executive action to advance his agenda, which includes increasing

The cybersecurity race: executive branch takes the lead while Congress watches from the bleachers

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2014

The federal government sector has been abuzz lately with whispers and shouts about pending cybersecurity regulations, frameworks, and requirements

What’s new out there? Highlights from the April 2014 Federal Register

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2014

This month's Federal Register Updates include four important changes that will impact the day-to-day activities of Government Contractors and

Fourth Circuit affirms dismissal of securities fraud complaint where inference of scienter was not sufficiently strong

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2014

In Yates v. Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC, No. 12-2496 (4th Cir. Mar. 7, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed

Seventh Circuit affirms dismissal of Motorola ’s LCD antitrust claims based on foreign purchases

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2014

On March 27, in the latest major development in Motorola Mobility's lawsuit alleging price-fixing of liquid crystal display modules (LCDs), a

Changes of the amended Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2014

The Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices was amended and promulgated by the State Council on March 7th, 2014, effective

Bright line rule: collateral estoppel precludes attacks on quasi-judicial permit decisions (but stay tuned: rehearing granted on the court’s own motion)

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2014

Simply stated: "a collateral attack is not a substitute for an appeal" reasoned the Second Appellate District Court in Bowman v. California Coastal