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2011 Newsletters

Taxation and Trusts & Estates

JMBM Tax Newsletter Fall 2011

JMBM Tax Newsletter / Fall 2011 In the Fall 2011 edition of the JMBM Tax Newsletter, you will find the following articles: Top 10 Wealth Planning Mistakes Burton Mitchell and Jill Skinner address the 10 most common mistakes when it comes to estate planning. “When we review estate plans, there are some common mistakes we […]

Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation Group

Federal Circuit Holds That Process for Distributing Copyrighted Products Over the Internet Can Be Patented

Federal Circuit Holds That Process for Distributing Copyrighted Products Over the Internet Can Be Patented Patent and Technology trial lawyer Stan Gibson discusses the validity of patents covering methods for medical treatment. Breathing new life into the patentability of business methods that include steps for programming a computer, the Federal Circuit reversed a district court’s […]

Corporate and Patent Litigation Group

JMBM Corporate Law Newsletter Fall 2011

JMBM Corporate Law Newsletter /Fall 2011 In the Fall 2011 edition of the JMBM Corporate Law Newsletter, you will find the following articles: Social Network Records as Corporate Records Bob Braun reviews the rules regarding the maintenance of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and the responses to minimize the legal liability of a social network presence. […]

Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation Group

Draft License and Settlement Agreements Carefully: Covenant Not to Sue Can Bar Future Litigation on Continuation Patents

Draft License and Settlement Agreements Carefully: Covenant Not to Sue Can Bar Future Litigation on Continuation Patents Patent and Technology trial lawyer Stan Gibson discusses the importance of precise language in a covenant not to sue. Covenants not to sue are frequently included in license and settlement agreements. The impact of a covenant not to […]

Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation Group

Avoiding Means-Plus-Function in the Up and Down World of Elevators

Avoiding Means-Plus-Function in the Up and Down World of Elevators Patent and Technology trial lawyer Stan Gibson discusses how means-plus-function limitations can put patent holders at a disadvantage. Mean-plus-function limitations in patent claims require special construction and can result in narrow patent claims that may not be beneficial to patent owners. As a result, many […]

Labor & Employment

Labor & Employment Client Alert: California Supreme Court Rules Daily Overtime Laws Apply To Out-Of-State Residents Performing Work In California

Labor & Employment Client Alert California Supreme Court Rules Daily Overtime Laws Apply To Out-Of-State Residents Performing Work In California By Travis Gemoets On Thursday, June 30, 2011, the California Supreme Court ruled that the state’s generous overtime laws – including payment of wages at time-and-a-half for hours worked over eight in a day and […]

Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation Group

Supreme Court Re-Affirms That Inventors Own Their Inventions

Supreme Court Re-Affirms That Inventors Own Their Inventions Patent and Technology trial lawyer Stan Gibson discusses last week’s Supreme Court decision, and explains why patent holders should review assignment agreements for language that may prove ineffective in court. Last week, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche […]

Environmental, Government and Land Use

JMBM Development Rights Newsletter Spring 2011

JMBM Development Rights Newsletter / Spring 2011 In the Spring 2011 edition of the JMBM Development Rights Newsletter, you will find the following articles: Eldercare Crisis Looming Ben Reznik discusses the need for eldercare facilities in residential areas, and whether cities and neighborhoods will include them. “In the past few years we have seen several […]