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Patentee’s Willful Ignorance, Vexatious Lawsuits Set Off Alarm Bells

USA - July 26 2017 The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a district court decision that an infringement case was not exceptional and found that the…

Government Appeal of Alta Wind Supports Decision to File Suit Now

USA - January 31 2017 As you may know, several taxpayers have sued the federal government because they believe they were underpaid under the Section 1603 grant program…

Kevin Spencer, Philip Tingle

December 2016 Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure: Electronic Service and Word Counts

USA - December 1 2016 December 1 is an important day for federal litigators and for tax practitioners with cases pending in federal district and appellate courts. It…

Tax Case Sparks Shareholder Derivative Suit

USA - July 28 2016 A company never litigates in a vacuum: statements in pleadings or court papers and testimony by company officials can be used against the company in…

If considered material, false statements made to federal regulatory bodies create exposure to criminal liability

USA - October 30 2015 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit reversed a conviction for making a false statement to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)…