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Bad Timing? Judge Defers § 101 Issue Until After Claim Construction

USA - February 1 2016 It has been just over a year since Judge Illston last decided a motion asserting a patent is invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Last time, Judge…

Lillian J. Mao

Money Is Time: A Note on Valuation and Sentencing in Criminal Trade Secrets Cases

USA - February 1 2016 Criminal trade secrets prosecutions tend to make national headlines, and for good reason. With fact patterns that often involve international…

Robert L. Uriarte

Build On A Strong Foundation: How Expert Reports Are Constrained By Earlier Disclosures

USA - December 29 2015 Expert reports are not written on a blank slate. Instead, parties are generally bound by what they’ve disclosed (or haven’t) earlier in the case. In…

Lillian J. Mao

A purr-fect opinion on copyright registrations

USA - November 18 2015 Cat videos are one of the most popular types of user-uploaded Internet videos. It is unsurprising, then, that there is now cutting-edge copyright…

Anthony Tartaglio

One man’s trash is another man’s trade secret? Idaho Supreme Court rules against appellant waste disposal company in bid to protect contract proposal as trade secret

USA - October 16 2015 In a case more notable for the fact that it reached Idaho’s Supreme Court than the final decision, the lower court’s dismissal of the plaintiff waste…

Michael C. Chow