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On 13 June 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled that certain patent claims owned by US biotech company Myriad Genetics are invalid as products of nature.
President Obama has announced a new initiative aimed at curbing patent infringement suits by ‘patent trolls’ who generate revenue through extortionate litigation.
This case considered when it is appropriate for civil proceedings to be stayed where there is a possibility of criminal prosecution relating to the same subject matter.
The Banking & Finance Litigation Update covers current developments affecting DLA Piper’s area of practice and its clients during the preceding month.
A recent Supreme Court decision highlights the very real problems facing businesses seeking to protect their know-how in the marketplace.
High Court decision in Marks and Spencer plc v (1) BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd (2) BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company Ltd.
On Friday the High Court handed down its decision in relation to the long running access dispute between Fortescue Metals and BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto over access to BHP Billiton’s and Rio Tinto’s iron ore railways in the Pilbara.
An editorial in The Wall Street Journal has strongly blasted CFTC chairman Gary Gensler for attempting to regulate even foreign transactions that involve a US person.
Second Circuit confirms excess insurance is triggered only upon actual payment of all underlying limits
Federal Insurance Company has achieved an important victory in a long-standing insurance coverage litigation concerning the proper trigger of excess directors and officers insurance.
Companies offering UK-based employees rights in the company’s stock should be aware that these employees may have reporting obligations to the UK tax authorities.
The Supreme Court of Delaware recently held that covenants to negotiate in good faith are enforceable.
Federal Court decision contains some important lessons for investment banks and private equity firms involved in competitive sale processes.
The expansion of the list of available gTLDs is a hot topic within the legal and branding communities.
Significant opportunities exist for developers and financiers looking to participate in the modernisation of Mongolia’s energy sector.
DLA Piper has released its quarter two (Q2) 2013 edition of Supreme Court Corner.
DLA Piper has released issue 18 of Intellectual Property and Technology News.
The historical and well-publicised problems with enforcement in the UAE have, in light of some recent developments, progressively begun to recede.
Where a dispute arises under a contract, the parties must attempt to settle that dispute through the procedure set out in the dispute resolution clause.
The International Trade Commission (ITC) opened its doors to non-practicing entities (NPEs) with its decision in Coaxial Cable.
DLA Piper examines the outcomes of infringement disputes in federal district court compared with the International Trade Commission.