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When It Comes to Experts, Don’t Play with Fire

Tokai Corp. v. Easton Enterprises, Inc., No. 10-1057 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 31, 2011) (Judges Newman, Lourie, and Bryson) Here’s a case on the lighter side, literally. The Tokai companies sued Easton for infringing patents relating to safety utility lighters, like the kind you’d use to light a barbecue grill.  After…

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Fed Circuit Talks Computer Processors and Alcohol Testing

Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. v. Actsoft, Inc., No. 2010-1250 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 24, 2011) (Judges Lourie, Clevenger, and Moore). The ways to measure how much you’ve been drinking might be a little blurry.  In this case, the Federal Circuit affirmed-in-part, reversed-in-part, and remanded the district court’s summary judgment grant of…

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Law Firm v2.0: A client-driven solution

In a world with an increasingly complex legal, technological and regulatory landscape, clients need more from their intellectual property counsel than basic research and legal documents. They need professionals who understand cross-border data issues and will leverage worldwide information sources, the global workforce and evolving information technology solutions to provide…

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