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The US Supreme Court reheard oral arguments on whether a property owner can have a federal court decide an inverse condemnation case without first exhausting state remedies. In Knick v. Twp. of Scott, the property owner alleged that the enactment … Continue reading

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Argument analysis: Quiescent bench dubious about broad fee awards in copyright cases

The week’s second argument, Rimini Street v. Oracle USA, has the justices considering the scope of fees available to a prevailing party in litigation under the federal Copyright Act. Sitting for the second week without Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the … Continue reading

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RBG’s legacy: Fighting gender discrimination from both sides of the bench

Throughout the history of our nation, the legacies of Supreme Court Justices have been the subject of movies, books, documentaries, and even paintings; however, only one can be considered an internet sensation. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s story before and after … Continue reading

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Take your seat at the Bench: an evening with the IP/tech judges

Instead of sitting on this side of the Court room – whether as a barrister, solicitor, client, or member of the public – have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on the bench? What goes on … Continue reading

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EUIPO raises battle-axe against Puma before Luxembourg bench

This case first dates back to November 2013 when Gemma Group, an Italian company specializing in design, production and distribution of machines for processing aluminium, steel and wood, filed an application with the EUIPO to register this figurative sign:The application … Continue reading

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