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MoFo Perspectives: Success with Reasonable Expectation of Success

USA - November 14 2022 Reasonable expectation of success continues to be an important requirement in any obvious analysis whether during examination or before the Patent…

White House Announces Federal Supplier Climate Risks and Resilience Rule

USA - November 11 2022 The Biden Administration unveiled details regarding a forthcoming proposed Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission…

This week at the ninth: Tribal disputes and Interstate mushrooms

USA - December 30 2021 This week, the Ninth Circuit explores the limits of federal subject matter jurisdiction over intratribal governing disputes and addresses the scope…

October 2021 bid protest roundup

USA - November 10 2021 In multiple-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts, parties receiving awards sometimes seek to contest the award of an IDIQ…

This week at the ninth: Conspiracy theories

USA - October 15 2021 The Court holds that theories of conspiracy liability premised on a bank’s right to accurate information and its right not to continue to pay…

This week at the ninth: Fair housing and "solid waste"

USA - October 1 2021 This week, the Court clarifies the Fair Housing Act and Resource Conservation Recovery Act. The en banc Court holds that Oakland failed to adequately…

Last week in the Federal Circuit (September 20-24): Venue, Venue, Venue

USA - September 27 2021 Although the Federal Circuit didn’t issue a lot of precedential decisions last week, it continued the recent trend of venue transfer decisions out of…

This week at the Ninth: Abatement and Discharge

USA - September 24 2021 This week, the Court considered the retroactivity of California’s Proposition 22—which designates “app-based drivers” as independent contractors…

GAO rules on solicitation requirements for small business joint venture facility security clearances

USA - September 2 2021 In an important new decision, InfoPoint LLC, B-419856, Aug. 27, 2021, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has sustained a protest against a…

Last week in the Federal Circuit (August 23-27): Supporting damages expert’s testimony

USA - August 31 2021 With Labor Day around the corner and summer coming to a close, the Federal Circuit had a busy week with a lot of precedential opinions to pick from…