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The “Pot, Kettle, Black” Doctrine

USA - May 17 2016 The adage “the pot calling the kettle black”—referring to someone who is guilty of the very thing that he accuses another of—is a bit of equitable…

Monte Cooper

It’s All “Relative”, But No Different Here Under the New Nautilus Indefiniteness Standard

USA - March 9 2016 In one of his most famous dialogues from The Tempest, William Shakespeare’s character Prospero draws on the metaphor of the end of a wedding revelry…

Monte Cooper

Synthesizing More Lessons From the Silicon v. Cresta Frequency Synthesizer Case

USA - March 9 2016 As we previously reported, the dispute between Silicon Laboratories and Cresta Technology regarding patents on frequency synthesizer circuits (which…

Monte Cooper

Virtual Learning: The Scope of Preemption Under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act

USA - February 11 2016 Companies seeking protection under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“CUTSA”) should consider the effects of CUTSA preemption on their…

James H. McQuade

Recapping the new rules - amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are effective

USA - December 4 2015 As we posted earlier this month, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“Rules”) are effective December 1, 2015. The amendments apply to…

Siddhartha Venkatesan