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Mich. SC justice to leave high court, return to private practice

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 19, 2015, 1:28pm

Justice Mary Beth Kelly, who was elected to the court in 2010, will join the Detroit law office of Bodman PLC in October.

State AGs join fight over Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 19, 2015, 12:43pm

The attorneys general from 16 states filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court this month. They want a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denying relief to two Baptist universities and a seminary reversed.

Google asks Calif. federal court to force law firm to comply with subpoena

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 19, 2015, 10:21am

The search engine giant continues to seek documents it believes are related to its lawsuit against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Battle over Va. SC justice continues; McAuliffe says he plans to reappoint Roush

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 18, 2015, 1:20pm

GOP lawmakers tried to vote in their own pick, but failed, during a special session Monday.

Texas non-practicing entity files patent infringement lawsuits against 25 banks in two days

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 18, 2015, 9:50am

The company, which filed as a LLC in March, alleges the banks are illegally using its patent for verifying sales transactions.

Defunct boiler maker, crippled by asbestos claims, files for bankruptcy again

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 18, 2015, 9:30am

Company submitted documents showing Weitz & Luxenberg has filed the most claims against it. Funds from a settlement with three insurers will help create the bankruptcy trust for current asbestos claimants.

Kazakh businessmen lose case after docs found to be forgeries; Defense attorneys say the two are abusing U.S. court system

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 17, 2015, 2:11pm

A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court’s ruling last month, saying the “wheels have completely come off” Devincci and Issam Hourani’s RICO claims against economist Alexander Mirtchev and Krull Corporation. The Houranis claimed Mirtchev and his firm were in cahoots with the daughter of Kazakhstan’s President.

District court judge selected to fill vacancy on Nebraska SC

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 17, 2015, 9:37am

Judge Stephanie Stacy will replace Justice Kenneth Stephan, who retired from the state’s high court in July.

Head of Arkansas SC announces his resignation

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 17, 2015, 8:31am

Chief Justice Jim Hannah said he will step down Aug. 31 due to health issues.

Federal Circuit ruling revives $45 million patent infringement verdict against Limelight

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 14, 2015, 12:44pm

The fight over Akamai Technologies Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 6,108,703 has spanned nearly a decade.

U.S. PTO’s patent filing process to get an upgrade

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 14, 2015, 10:06am

The office’s eCommerce Modernization, or eMod, system will modernize the current filing and viewing systems, and aims to improve patent quality.

Neiman Marcus argues Seventh Circuit is wrong to reverse dismissal of data breach lawsuit

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 13, 2015, 11:47am

The department store has asked the federal appeals court for a full rehearing, arguing that the panel’s opinion conflicts with other court decisions.

Maine SC tells governor that bills he tried to veto have become law

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 13, 2015, 9:43am

The state’s high court ruled that Gov. Paul LePage missed the 10-day window in which he could return 65 bills.

U.S. PTO issues another round of guidance on subject matter eligibility

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 12, 2015, 12:55pm

The office has published its guidance for patent examiners three times since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International last year.

Federal magistrate judge sides with Google, agrees to move subpoena fight

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 11, 2015, 12:39pm

The search engine giant, which is suing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood over his efforts to regulate third-party content online, is seeking documents it believes are related to the Mississippi federal case.

Mass. AG asks federal court to remand lawsuit over erectile dysfunction marketing to state court

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 11, 2015, 8:42am

Operators of medical clinic filed a notice of removal late last month.

Linder, first woman elected to Oregon SC, announces her retirement

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 11, 2015, 8:27am

Justice says she will continue to hear cases in state courts as a senior judge.

Conservative groups voice opposition to House patent reform bill

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 10, 2015, 12:29pm

The American Conservative Union, Club for Growth and Eagle Forum have been running ads against the Innovation Act. The groups argue the bill will only help China.

Special prosecutor wants Wis. SC to reconsider ruling in ‘John Doe’ case

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 10, 2015, 9:04am

Francis Schmitz filed a motion to stay the state high court’s decision last week.

Computer industry groups want Fifth Circuit to affirm injunction against Miss. AG

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 7, 2015, 11:00am

The groups argue allowing Hood to proceed with Google investigation would set a dangerous precedent.