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February 2013 Archives

Attorney's Disbarment Is Not an Actionable 'Judicial Taking'

David Smith thinks his lost legal career is worth $5 million.

Too bad the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals thinks that he can't bring his federal claims.

Bowman v. Monsanto Webinar: More on Patent Exhaustion Feb. 22

How much weight should the Supreme Court give to the government's stance on patent exhaustion? Are self-replicating technologies protected by patents?

If you could talk about patent exhaustion until you're literally exhausted, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) is hosting a webinar this week about Bowman v. Monsanto that you might want to check out.

Obama Nominates Raymond Chen, Todd Hughes to Federal Circuit

There are two new nominees for the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Last week, President Obama announced his latest picks for the IP-focused court: Raymond T. Chen and Todd M. Hughes. Let’s get to know these gentlemen, shall we?

Vet Can Seek Disability Benefits for Faulty Bathroom Fixture

Can a veteran claim "additional disability" benefits for an injury that was not directly caused by government hospital care?

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that he can.