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District Court in Octane Fitness Remand Awards Majority of Requested Attorneys’ Fees Under Section 285
In a lawsuit that redefined the standard for an exceptional case under 35 U.S.C. § 285, the District Court awarded defendant Octane Fitness $1,778,030 in fees and costs.
Companies frequently confront threats to their confidential information from insiders such as disgruntled employees. A recent federal indictment, however, shows that the “insider” threat can persist even after an employee is terminated.
Want to Preliminarily Enjoin the Sale of an Infringing Device? Be Prepared to Show the Value of Your Patent
The District Court of Minnesota denied a patent holder’s motion to preliminarily enjoin the sale of an infringing device.
Should a patent infringement lawsuit be stayed where an IPR challenges some, but not all, of the asserted claims? Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer recently grappled with that issue.
District of Minnesota Orders Patentee to Reduce Number of Asserted Claims After Filing Joint Claim Construction Statement
In May, the District of Minnesota ordered the parties in a patent case to meet and confer to try to reach an agreement regarding the deadline by which the patentee must reduce the number of asserted claims.
On August 5, 2015, the SEC approved a rule to implement the Dodd-Frank Act mandate that public companies disclose the ratio of median pay of all employees to the principal executive officer (typically the CEO) total compensation.
A recent Delaware Supreme Court ruling suggests that companies should review their advance notice bylaw provisions and assess whether they are in line with best practices. In Hill International, Inc. v. Opportunity Partners L.P., the company’s disclosure in the prior year’s proxy statement that the next annual meeting would be held “on or about” a given date did not trigger its advance notice bylaw provision.
Not surprisingly, the effectiveness of a company’s ethics and compliance programs depends on leadership.
In the last few years, the SEC has been pursuing most of its enforcement actions through administrative proceedings, rather than filing charges in federal district court. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently criticized the practice and called for reform.
On May 8, 2013, Steven M. Gardner filed an action against CafePress, Inc. alleging infringement of his copyrights in four works.