Intellectual Property

Report Says Patent Trial and Appeal Board Judges Pressured

The PTAB was created in 2012 as an alternative to the federal courts for settling certain patent disputes. The Supreme Court ruled in 2021 that […]

Let’s Fix Rule 702
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In the Fall of 2004, I was arguing a case before typically stern Judge Frank Easterbrook in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh […]

Trade Secret Case Over A Defanged Psychedelic
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A therapy that’s said to take the hallucinations out of a psilocybin high but leave beneficial antidepressant effect intact is the subject of a trade […]

$15M For “Passing Around” An Article, And No Insurance Coverage
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An investment advisory firm that subscribed to a trade publication found its articles so useful it “passed them around,” rather than purchasing subscriptions for everyone […]

Squire Patton Boggs, John Boehner, Sued Over Cannabis Lobbying Dispute
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A Washington lobbyist has sued the firm and former Speaker of the House John Boehner, identified as “senior strategic advisor to the firm’s clients” on […]

Privilege Can Be Fragile, Watch Your Tongue.
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A federal court ruling in Kansas can be read as a warning to in-house counsel, a reminder “to train their corporate officers about the fragility […]

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Yuba Labs, the brains behind Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) nonfungible tokens, has sued conceptual artist Ryder Ripps. Neither the Bloomberg Law report on the […]

Goodwill, Bad Will, and the Spirit of Lehman Brothers

Lehman Brothers got some bad press for tanking the global economy in 2008, but hey, that was a long time ago, and even then the […]

Credit Where Credit Is Due

In June the Federal Circuit will take up the matter of Thaler v. Vidal. Stephen Thaler created an AI which he name DABUS. He set […]

How To Respond To Whistleblower Demands
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The company receives a letter from a former employee, alleging the company has engaged in a financial fraud and demanding a seven-figure payment, or else […]