Jessica Karmasek News

Calif. judge rules that insurer at center of class action over skin removal surgeries must broaden coverage

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 21, 2015

Doctors can decide whether weight loss surgery patients qualify for a referral, state court tentatively ruled last week

House vote on Innovation Act could be delayed until after August recess

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 20, 2015

Patent reform bill was expected to be voted on by the House last week

Wis. SC orders prosecutors to drop ‘John Doe’ investigation

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 20, 2015

Court majority says in ruling that special prosecutor was the 'instigator of a perfect storm of wrongs' in probe of Gov. Scott Walker and his recall campaign

Okla. AG files separate lawsuit against EPA over proposed water rule

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 10, 2015

Scott Pruitt joins two groups of state attorneys general already suing the federal agency; argues EPA broad redefinition is executive overreach

Two Baptist universities, seminary appeal to U.S. SC over contraceptive mandate

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 10, 2015

Houston Baptist University, East Texas Baptist University, Westminster Theological Seminary want the nation's high court to protect them from IRS fines

Partner at D.C. IP law firm confirmed to Federal Circuit

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 9, 2015

U.S. Senate unanimously approves Kara Farnandez Stoll's nomination to federal appellate court

Study by pro-reform group predicts record-setting year for patent infringement lawsuits

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 9, 2015

Unified Patents data shows, based on first six months of filings, that infringement lawsuits could surpass 6,000 mark in 2015

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter prevails in patent infringement lawsuit

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 8, 2015

Federal judge rules competitor ArtistShare's patent claims a patent-ineligible abstract idea

AGs: Federal data breach legislation needs to preserve states’ authority

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 7, 2015

A group of 47 state attorneys general argue that the preemption provision in federal bills could hurt consumers

Denver law firm wants federal court to uphold fee division agreement in Volkswagen, Audi class action

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 7, 2015

Irwin & Boesen PC argues it should receive more than 60 percent of the $15.5 million awarded in attorneys fees

R.I. city suing another drug maker over alleged ‘scheme’ to keep generic off the market

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 6, 2015

Providence's most recent action takes aim at Cephalon over prescription drug Provigil

U.S. SC refuses two requests for review by Google

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 6, 2015

One petition involved the company's popular Street View service

Texas non-practicing entity files patent infringement lawsuits against more than 50 retailers

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 6, 2015

McKinney-based Oberalis LLC filed complaints against companies such as Cabela's, Macy's, Sears, Sony, Target and Toys R Us in a two-week span

Kloppenburg seeks Wis. SC seat for a second time

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 2, 2015

Former assistant attorney general ran against Justice David Prosser in 2011

For first time ever, Federal Circuit overturns PTAB decision in an IPR

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 2, 2015

Court ruled, in part, the board went too far in its construction of claimed terms

Forty state AGs file brief in support of Miss. AG Hood, argue federal judge shouldn’t have stopped Google investigation

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 1, 2015

AGs contend that injunction, if it should stand, would provide other wrongdoers with a "roadmap"

W.Va., eight other states file federal lawsuit over EPA’s proposed water rule

By Jessica Karmasek | Jun 30, 2015

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey calls the agency's "Waters of the United States" rule "regulatory lunacy"

Cisco, BlackBerry agree to cross-license patents

By Jessica Karmasek | Jun 30, 2015

Deal is designed to help avoid costly litigation

Federal court sides with maker of CowManager technology in patent infringement lawsuit

By Jessica Karmasek | Jun 30, 2015

SCR and VocalTag filed their lawsuit against Agis Automatisering B.V. in 2013

U.S. SC sides with states, says EPA was ‘unreasonable’ to not consider cost

By Jessica Karmasek | Jun 29, 2015

Agency refused to consider cost of power-plant regulation -- estimated at $9.6 billion a year

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