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SCOTUS: State Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Securities Class Actions

USA - March 26 2018 The United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously on March 20, 2018 in Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund that the Securities...

James H. Hulme.

Supreme Court Decides the Scope of Patent Exhaustion

USA - May 31 2017 On May 30, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a landmark 8-0 decision holding that when a patentee sells one of its products, the patentee can no longer...

Gary A. Coad, Pamela M. Deese.

Landmark decision regarding fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory ("FRAND") royalty rates for patents essential to industry standards

USA - April 30 2013 On April 25, 2013, Judge James Robart in the Western District of Washington issued an unprecedented 207-page decision that marks the first time a...

Pamela M. Deese.

In-house counsel caution: European Court of Justice rules communications between corporate executives and "in-house" lawyers are not privileged

European Union - September 23 2010 On September 14, 2010, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the legal professional privilege (LPP) does not apply to internal company communications between corporate executives and in-house lawyers - regardless of whether the in-house lawyers are enrolled in a Bar or Law Society that imposes professional ethical obligations shared by attorneys working in external law firms....

Pamela M. Deese.