Following last year’s Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, the United States Patent and Trademark Office continues its struggle for clarity and consistency in establishing patent eligibility for software related patents. Meanwhile, the future of technological innovation hangs in limbo, as...
By: David L. Cahn
Co-Author: Jenny Morris, University of Maryland Law School, Class of 2017
By: Thomas C. Beach III
By Lorraine MirabellaBaltimore Sun A Baltimore County jury has awarded more than $1.8 million in damages to a White Hall farmer embroiled in a long-simmering land lease dispute with the CEO of Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group [...] Thomas C. Beach III, an attorney for Pieper, said...
By: Danielle G. Marcus
Originally published in The Woman Advocate Newsletter, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Spring 2015, Vol. 20, No. 3.
By Jhumur Razzaque As many of you are already aware, the legalization of the possession and use of marijuana in the District of Columbia went into effect on February 26, 2015. As with every law, of course, there are certain limitations to the possession and use of this substance. Under the...
By: Kevin G. Hroblak
Baltimore -- Kevin Hroblak has contributed a chapter, entitled “Considerations for Directors and Officers of Distressed Companies,” to a new book from Aspatore Books, a division of Thomson Reuters. The volume, Best Practices for Addressing Professional Liability Claims, gives an insider’s...
By: Tiffany M. Releford
By: Tiffany M. Releford, Esq.
By: Kevin A. Kernan
By: Kevin A. Kernan The Virginia General Assembly approved a number of bills in the 2015 legislative session which impact, directly or indirectly, common interest communities, and the Governor of Virginia signed the following bills into law.
By: David L. Cahn
On April 28, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), Office of the General Counsel, issued an Advice Memorandum to the NLRB’s Chicago area regional office finding that a restaurant franchisor and its Chicago area development agent are not joint employers with a Chicago franchisee. ...
The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc. overturned Federal Circuit precedent allowing defendants to avoid liability for inducing third parties to infringe a patent based on a good-faith belief that the asserted patent is invalid. Noting that infringement and...