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When Seemingly Indefinite Leave and Non-Cooperation Makes a Leave of Absence Unreasonable
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2016

A recent decision from the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia provides a result that employers may often think they do not see enough in


Incomplete Restriction Requirement Stops Clock For Patent Term Adjustment
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

In Pfizer v. Lee, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia that upheld the USPTO's


Taking Advantage of New Safe Harbor Against Discovery Sanctions
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2016

As your company wrestles with how to manage the virtual mountains of electronically stored information (ESI) that are created in today's workplace


Australian Patent Office Provides Patent Eligibility Guidance
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • December 17 2015

The Australian Patent Office (IP Australia) has issued final patent eligibility guidance under the Australian High Court's decision in D'Arcy v


U.S. Supreme Court Accepts Appeal of First Inter Partes Review Decision: Could Mark a Significant Turning Point in Claim Construction at the PTAB
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court accepted its first appeal from the Federal Circuit involving an inter partes review (IPR) styled Cuozzo Speed v. Lee, which is


Employers Should Take Care When Prohibiting Workplace Recordings
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

A number of years ago, one of the nation's largest grocery stores banned its employees from recording workplace conversations, images, or meetings


Supreme Court Accepts 1st IPR Appeal: Cuozzo Could Mark Turning Point for Patent Owners
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2016

Yesterday the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Cuozzo Speed v. Lee, which represents the first time the high Court will address an AIA proceeding


Employees can be personally liable for retaliation under “cat’s paw” theory
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2012

Employees alleging race discrimination under an old federal law, 42 U.S.C. 1981, may bring claims against supervisors, managers, and human resource professionals who intentionally cause a decision-maker to take an adverse action against that employee in retaliation for protected activity


Purple Haze Remains Over Employees' Personal Rights on Employer Email Networks
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

More than a year after the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) momentousPurple Communications, Inc. decision, determining that employers must


Use of Priority Denial to Subject Apparent "Pre-AIA" Patents to PGR: Inguran v. Premium Genetics
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2015

A recent decision by the PTAB, Inguran v. Premium Genetics, demonstrates that a Petitioner may subject an apparent "pre-AIA" patent, having at least