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  • Federal Circuit Issues Second-Ever IPR Reversal, But Petitioner Still Wins
    Earlier this month the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in an inter partes review decision for just the second time ever. Belden Inc. v. Berk-Tek LLC, Case No. 2014-1575 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 5, 2015). The court found that the PTAB did not invalidate enough claims of… ... read more
    Posted to PTAB PracticePublished on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015By Justus Getty
  • Online, Seeing Is Believing for Kids
    Unfortunately, there has been a sharp increase in the number of children who believe what they read on the Internet. This has been brought home by a recent study by Ofcom, as reported by The Telegraph. This is significant because 8 to 15-year-olds now are occupying double their time on… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015By Eric J. Sinrod
    Largest / most noteworthy public M&A transactions in the past 12 months IT and electronic equipment In June 2014, Vietnam’s leading IT corporation, FPT Software, acquired RWE IT Slovakia, a subsidiary of the RWE Group (one of Europe’s leading utility companies). Therefore, RWE IT Slovakia will be 100% owned by… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015By Oliver Massmann
  • Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Public Merger and Acquisitions in Vietnam
    There has been a steady growth in M&A activities in Vietnam since Vietnam officially became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2007. The first M&A wave in Vietnam occurred during the period between 2008 and 2013, with a reported total value of US$15 billion. Japanese investors made… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015By Oliver Massmann
  • “Intent to be Legally Bound” Insufficient Consideration for Non-Compete in Pennsylvania
    On November 18, 2015, a 4-1 majority of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (Justice Eakin, dissenting) held in Socko v. Mid-Atlantic Systems of CPA, Inc., No. 142 MAP 2014, that a post-employment covenant not to compete entered into by an employee after the start of his employment was void for lack of consideration, despite… ... read more
    Posted to Non-Compete & Trade Secrets LawPublished on Monday, November 23rd, 2015By Lawrence H. Pockers
    By Jennifer A. Kearns, John M. Neclerio and Vicki G. Norton Who doesn’t like the favorite sandwich of childhood – peanut butter and jelly? The two substances blend and meld together, creating a delectable gooey, messy, sticky and sweet treat. In the life sciences, commingled intellectual property can also create… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Life Sciences LawPublished on Thursday, November 19th, 2015By Vicki G. Norton, Ph.D.
  • Gmail Alerts as to Unencrypted Emails
    Many people are nervous about the various perils lurking on the Internet. They want to be able to protect themselves and be secure when to comes to their personal data. Frequent advice given is to make sure to change passwords often, use complex passwords, not open emails or attachments from… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Duane Morris Receives Corporate LiveWire’s 2016 Excellence in Gaming New Jersey Law Firm Award
    Duane Morris LLP has received the 2016 Corporate LiveWire Excellence in Gaming Law Firm Award for New Jersey. The gaming awards look at the gaming sector as a whole and cover casinos, online and mobile gaming, as well as championing firms involved in gaming law and regulatory compliance. “We’re honored to receive… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Gaming LawPublished on Friday, November 13th, 2015By DuaneMorris3
  • Firing Staff Who Call the Boss an “A*#hole” or “Like” Such Criticism on Facebook
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently decided that a sports bar in Connecticut violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it terminated two workers for commenting on and “liking” a Facebook post. Specifically, an employee posted a derogatory “status update” noting that the owners of… ... read more
    Posted to The Legal DishPublished on Thursday, November 12th, 2015By Allegra A. Jones
  • Duane Morris Receives TD Bank U.S. Legal Champion Award
    Duane Morris received the first TD Bank “U.S. Legal Champion” Award, recognizing TD Bank’s strategic law firms that provide valued work and high performance in the categories of innovation, service, TD value investment and billing management. TD Bank deputy general counsel Leo Doyle presented the award to Duane Morris partner Alexander… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Banking LawPublished on Thursday, November 12th, 2015By DuaneMorris3