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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 19 Oct 2011

John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc. (“PPC”) v. International Trade Commission, No. 2010-1536 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 4, 2011).

The expenses incurred in patent litigation do not automatically qualify as a substantial investment in licensing to satisfy the “domestic industry” requirement of 19 U.S.C. 337 even if that litigation culminates in a patent license.

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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 28 Sep 2011

NLRB offers guidance on social media cases

In the past year, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) consideration of social media cases has expanded considerably.

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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 28 Sep 2011

Antitrust claims are not "personal and advertising injury."

In a case decided by the 11th Circuit on September 19th, Trailer Bridge, Inc. sought coverage under the "personal and advertising injury" component of its commercial general liability policy for antitrust claims leveled against it.

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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 15 Aug 2011

SEC files amicus brief on whether hotel rooms were securities

The Commission filed an amicus curiae brief in the Ninth Circuit arguing that a series of related contracts offered by hotel developers involving the sale and rental management of individual hotel rooms constituted investment contracts under the federal securities laws where, from the time the sales commenced, the purchasers had so little use or control of the rooms that they had no practical alternative but to ultimately rely on the developers to rent the rooms for a share of the resulting profits.

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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 29 Jul 2011

Miscellaneous

John C. Truesdale, the longtime executive secretary of the National Labor Relations Board, died of cancer at the age of 89.

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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 29 Jun 2011

Manipulation of online reviews may defeat CDA immunity

A class action lawsuit was filed against Yelp on the grounds that Yelp manipulated online reviews of the plaintiff's businesses in order to coerce the plaintiffs into purchasing advertising from Yelp.

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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 21 Jun 2011

Supreme Court rejects petition clause claims of public employee who alleged retaliation

On June 20, the Supreme Court ruled (8-1) that a government employer’s allegedly retaliatory actions against an employee do not violate the First Amendment’s Petition Clause unless the employee’s petition relates to a matter of public, rather than private, concern.

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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 3 Jun 2011

Miscellaneous

The General Executive Board of Workers United, an affiliate of SEIU, elected Noel Beasley president to succeed Bruce Raynor.

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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2011

Court finds that illinois constitution guarantees a right of privacy

In a recent decision, the Illinois court found that the Illinois Constitution guarantees a right of privacy.

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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2011

Three credit report resellers settle with the FTC over data breaches

Three companies that engage in the business of reselling consumers' credit reports recently agreed to settle charges brought by the FTC alleging that they did not take reasonable steps to protect consumers' personal information, which failures allegedly resulted in computer hackers accessing the consumers' personal data.

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