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Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation Group

After District Court Invalidates Pharmaceutical Product Patent Based on Clinical Trials, Federal Circuit Reverses Because Clinical Trial Was Not Public

After District Court Invalidates Pharmaceutical Product Patent Based on Clinical Trials, Federal Circuit Reverses Because Clinical Trial Was Not Public   Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Sunovion”) and Dey L.P., Dey, Inc., and Mylan, Inc. (collectively, “Dey”) develop pharmaceutical products to treat lung disease. Sunovion filed a patent application, followed by an application to test its products […]

Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation Group

University Technology Transfer and Licensing Legal Alert: Universities Need to Protect Their Intellectual Property

Universities Need to Protect Their Intellectual Property: Recent Decisions from the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court That Impact Intellectual Property Agreements A number of recent Federal Circuit decisions and a decision from the United States Supreme Court have highlighted the importance of assignment clauses in the transfer of intellectual property, particularly patents, […]

Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation Group

The Federal Circuit Continues to Struggle to Define What Constitutes Patentable Subject Matter Under Section 101 After Bilski

The Federal Circuit Continues to Struggle to Define What Constitutes Patentable Subject Matter Under Section 101 After Bilski Patent and Technology trial lawyer Stan Gibson discusses the impact of Bilski on cases involving the patentability of processes and methods. Bancorp Services, LLC (“Bancorp”) owns two United States patents, the 5,926,792 (“the ‘792 patent”) and the 7,249,037 […]

Labor & Employment

Labor Update: California Supreme Court Sides with Employers, Confirms Much-Needed Flexibility on Meal and Rest Break Obligations

Labor & Employment Client Alert California Supreme Court Sides with Employers, Confirms Much-Needed Flexibility on Meal and Rest Break Obligations By Travis Gemoets To view this article as a PDF, click here. Travis Gemoets, partner in JMBM’s Labor & Employment Group, discusses the California Supreme Court’s recent review on meal and rest break periods. For […]

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 […]

Labor & Employment

JMBM Focus: What California Employers Need to Know for 2011

The Developing Labor Law: What California Employers Need to Know for 2011 by Travis M. Gemoets The good news? 2010 saw only a few new employment laws that significantly affect California private sector employers. Good for unionized employers in certain industries is the passage of A.B. 569 which modified the meal requirement (see below). Although […]