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Based on the justices' questioning during oral arguments in Home Depot v. Jackson, the U.S. Supreme Court is grappling with the interplay of precedent, statutory text and policy issues concerning the Class Action Fairness Act, say Ryan Tosi and Scott Ofrias of K&L Gates LLP.
A Delaware federal court did not err in how it construed a claim term in a patent for GPS-guided maps asserted against Verizon affiliates, the Federal Circuit determined on Tuesday.
Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammad has urged the D.C. Circuit to review his military commission case for a second time, arguing it needs to resolve a messy situation keeping a military appeal in limbo, as well as address alleged conflicts involving the judge in his case.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidated a patent covering Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ Jublia by expanding the definition of what the antifungal medication treated, the drugmaker told the Federal Circuit in a bid to revive the patent.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to wade into three employment-related cases, including one that drew a statement by four conservative justices sharply rebuking the Ninth Circuit’s view of religious activity by public school employees.