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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.

Former county prosecutor joins race for Missouri AG

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 7, 2015, 9:48am

Democrat Teresa Hensley decided to run, while state Sen. Scott Sifton, also a Democrat, dropped out.

District attorney charges Pa. AG with obstruction, other crimes related to leak

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 6, 2015, 12:41pm

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said the criminal charges stem from a probe that revealed Kathleen Kane “personally orchestrated” the illegal release of confidential and secret grand jury information. Kane said she plans to fight the charges.

Plaintiff’s attorney seeks class members, certification in lawsuit against for-profit college

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 6, 2015, 11:45am

University of Phoenix is pushing to have the proposed class action dismissed.

N.Y. federal judge, pointing to class counsel’s conduct, strikes down American Express settlement

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 6, 2015, 9:11am

Judge Nicholas Garaufis threw out $75 million in attorneys’ fees and removed lead plaintiffs attorney Gary B. Friedman in an order Tuesday.

W.Va. commission responds to criticism over handling of ethics complaint against SC justice

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 5, 2015, 11:01am

Ronald Wilson, who serves as chairperson of the state's Judicial Investigation Commission, says the commission is "independent" and takes issue with the public filing against Justice Robin Davis.

Federal judge dismisses Wis. SC justice’s lawsuit over chief justice title

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 4, 2015, 12:00pm

Judge James Peterson rules against Shirley Abrahamson, who served as chief justice for nearly 20 years; says state high court could implement constitutional amendment and elect a new chief justice right away.

GOP lawmakers plan to install appeals court judge on Va. SC

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 4, 2015, 8:59am

Rossie D. Alston Jr. would fill the high court vacancy instead of Jane Marum Roush, Gov. Terry McAuliffe's choice, if Republicans get their way.

U.S. PTO issues trademark to Salt Lake Comic Con for name; San Diego Comic-Con claims Utah convention still infringing on its IP

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 31, 2015, 1:09pm

Last year, the San Diego convention sent a cease and desist letter demanding that the Salt Lake Comic Con stop all use of the words 'comic con.'

Hirshfeld appointed new U.S. PTO patents commissioner

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 31, 2015, 9:39am

Current deputy commissioner for patent examination policy will replace newly retired Margaret 'Peggy' Focarino

Nuns file appeal to U.S. SC over contraception mandate, argue it imposes a ‘substantial burden’

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 30, 2015, 12:25pm

Tenth Circuit ruled in July that the Little Sisters of the Poor must file for an exemption or face fines

Retiring Tenn. SC justice to become law school dean

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 30, 2015, 9:30am

Gary Wade to lead Lincoln Memorial University's John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law following his Sept. 8 retirement

Calif. federal court dismisses patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 29, 2015, 1:14pm

Computer game company alleged Nintendo's handheld gaming devices infringed its patent

Google updates its own IP search engine in hopes of curbing patent lawsuits

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 29, 2015, 10:33am

Company argues poor searches for 'prior art' can result in bad patents

Calif. judge grants Netflix motion, finds five Rovi-owned patents invalid

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 28, 2015, 2:06pm

Judge Phyllis Hamilton cited U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last year in Alice Corp.