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  • Design of Solar-Powered Lightbulbs at Issue in New Litigation
    A pair of manufacturers are engaged in litigation over the specific design of a solar lightbulb. Design patents are used to protect the appearance of a product rather than the product’s functionality. The Gerson Companies, a home décor products importer based in Olathe, Kansas, has sued Quanxin Lighting and Electrical ... read more
    Posted to Green IPPublished on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018By Justus Getty
  • Lawyer in Vietnam Dr. Oliver Massmann PUBLIC MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
    Vietnam has remained an attractive destination for foreign investors. In 2017, the total FDI capital to Vietnam is USD35.88 billion, an increase of 44.4% compared to last year. Out of USD35.88 billion FDI, USD6.19 billion came from 5,002 M&A deals, up 45.1% against last year. Real estate continues being a ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, April 23rd, 2018By Oliver Massmann
  • Lawyer in Vietnam Dr. Oliver Massmann Public Mergers and Acquisitions: market analysis overview 2018
    Largest / most noteworthy public M&A transactions in the past 12 months Oil gas and chemicals In May 2017, Earth Chemical bought 100% stake in A My Gia Joint Stock Company at about USD79.2 million. Financial In July 2017, Vietnam International Joint Stock Commercial Bank bought 100% business of Commonwealth ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, April 23rd, 2018By Oliver Massmann
  • Schumer Calls for Cannabis Decriminalization
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has officially joined a rapidly growing number of US legislators calling for the federal decriminalization of cannabis. Last Friday, he tweeted: “THREAD: It’s official. Today, I am formally announcing my plan to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. It’s time we allow states, once and for ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Monday, April 23rd, 2018By David N. Feldman
  • Federal Circuit Upholds Validity of Philips Patent on Dimmable LEDs
    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently decided that a Philips patent on dimmable LED technology is valid despite a challenge from a competitor. That decision was later affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The patent at issue has been well-litigated, with Philips asserting the ... read more
    Posted to Green IPPublished on Friday, April 20th, 2018By Justus Getty
  • Supreme Court May End Web Retailing As We Know It in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.
    The manner in which small businesses can easily solicit orders and sell merchandise over the internet may soon end. In its place, the Supreme Court may require a more regimented and costly scheme that may force many small businesses to go out of business or limit their sales to certain ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Appellate ReviewPublished on Friday, April 20th, 2018By DuaneMorris3
  • “Cannabis 104” Webinar Replay Available
    A video replay of the webinar “Cannabis 104: Marijuana in the Workplace – What Employers Need to Know” is available to view. ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018By DuaneMorris3
  • Stealing Your Online Face – Online Truth Suffers Another Blow
    What is “real” and what is “fake” in terms of online content we review? This has become a major, if not dominant, concern with respect to the reliability of what we see on the internet. Are suggested “facts” really true? Do we really know the actual source of material posted ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018By Eric J. Sinrod
  • The Evolving Role of Microgrids
    The latest hurricane season, which left millions without power for substantial periods of time, was yet another reminder of the urgent need to make America’s electrical grid more resilient. The increasing frequency and intensity of such storms is exposing the vulnerabilities of the aging electrical grid, i.e., the network of ... read more
    Posted to Green IPPublished on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018By DuaneMorris3
  • Courts Continue to Erode Peer Review Privilege
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that a state law, establishing confidentiality for medical provider peer review proceedings, did not apply to a contractor staffing a hospital’s emergency department.   The hospital, the contractor and the physician face a lawsuit from the patient and her husband, alleging that the physician failed ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018By Patricia S. Hofstra