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Federal Judge Enjoins California’s Proposition 65 Cancer Warning for Glyphosate As “Misleading”

USA - March 1 2018 On February 26, for the first time ever, a federal district court has enjoined a California Proposition 65 warning requirement on First Amendment...

Ryan S. Baasch, Andrew D. Prins, Alexandra P. Shechtel, Philip J. Perry.


Federal Circuit judges stake positions on patent eligibility in CLS Bank

USA - May 14 2013 The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a fractured en banc decision in CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd., --- F...

Matthew J. Moore, Adam Greenfield, Richard G. Frenkel, Gabriel K. Bell.


US Supreme Court narrows Alien Tort Statute exposure

USA - April 25 2013 The US Supreme Court significantly narrowed the reach of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) in its April 17, 2013 ruling in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum...

David J. McLean, Tyler U. Nims, Claudia T. Salomon, Christopher G. Cross.


US Supreme Court holds that liability under the Torture Victim Protection Act extends only to natural persons and does not extend to organizations

USA - May 24 2012 On April 18, 2012, the US Supreme Court in Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority unanimously held that the term “individual” under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 (TVPA) encompasses only natural persons and does not extend to organizations....

Mark D. Beckett, Christina G. Hioureas.


Supreme Court holds that the Patent Act requires invalidity defense to be proved by clear and convincing evidence

USA - June 13 2011 On June 9, 2011, the US Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion (8-0, with the Chief Justice recused), holding that 35 U.S.C. 282 establishes a presumption of patent validity that an alleged patent infringer must overcome by clear and convincing evidence in all circumstances....

Maximilian A. Grant, Gregory G. Garre, Inge A. Osman.