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Court Enforces Hand-Shake Deal in Mediation

USA - February 29 2016 Agreements reached during court-appointed mediation are just as binding as court-sanctioned settlements. For example, the parties in a recent…

D. Brian Kacedon, John C. Paul

Inequitable Conduct Results from Trying to Revive a Lapsed Patent Without Investigating if It Was Intentionally Abandoned

USA - February 14 2017 A patent owner attempted to revive a lapsed patent on the basis that the previous patent owner had unintentionally allowed the patent to expire. A…

D. Brian Kacedon, John C. Paul

Ruling Highlights GDPR Best Practices in U.S. Discovery

European Union, USA - September 9 2022 The European General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a set of laws that govern how data is processed and controlled within the European Union…

Lionel M. Lavenue, Joseph Myles

General licensing practices and the nature of an infringing product may affect the ability to obtain a permanent injunction

USA - February 22 2013 Under the Supreme Court's well-known eBay v. MercExchange case, permanent injunctions ceased to be the automatic result of a finding of infringement…

D. Brian Kacedon, John C. Paul

Hitkansut v. United States: Recovering Attorneys’ Fees When the Government Infringes Your Patent

USA - July 13 2019 In Hitkansut v. United States, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (CFC) has, likely for the first time, awarded attorneys' fees under 28 U.S.C. &sect…

Lionel M. Lavenue