To support a request for a permanent injunction, a patent owner will sometimes offer evidence that its own product practices the claimed invention. Some courts require that a patent owner’s product be included in its preliminary infringement contentions should the party wish to rely on such evidence.
The hint of fall is in the air and many public employers are getting started with union negotiations over collective bargaining agreements set to expire at the end of the year. The goal of each side is always to get the best agreement possible.
A mere two weeks before the health insurance marketplaces created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) are scheduled to open for enrollment, the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law of the House Committee on the Judiciary heard testimony on the effect of the ACA on health care competition.
Barry Smith (“Smith”), a patron of Harrah’s casino in New Orleans, attempted to sit in a chair when it swiveled, which caused him to fall and injury his leg. Smith sued the casino on the grounds that it was grossly negligent in failing to warn patrons of the potential dangers presented by the swiveling chair.
The Washington Supreme Court held in State v. Kurtz that the common law medical necessity defense to marijuana crimes continues to exist alongside extensive legislation regarding marijuana usage in Washington.