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POP! – Precedential Opinion Panel takes on Late-Joinder Attempt

by Dennis Crouch In September 2018, the USPTO rewrote several Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Revised SOP2 creates the Precedential Opinion Panel (POP) to be convened to rehear issues of “exceptional importance” as well … Continue reading

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OPINION – November 27, 2018

State v. French DA 17-0468 2018 MT 289 Criminal – Justice Court Appeal Boland v. Boland DA 18-0403 2018 MT 288N Civil – Domestic Relations S. McDowell v. State DA 17-0559 2018 MT 287N Civil – Postconviction Marriage of Rorabaugh … Continue reading

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Indiana Supreme Court issues Opinion in Daniels vs. FanDuel, Inc. Right of Publicity Case

In the Opinion written by Justice David, the Indiana Supreme Court concluded Indiana’s right of publicity statute contains an exception for material of newsworthy value that includes online fantasy sports operators’ use of college players’ likenesses for contests. The matter … Continue reading

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Case Law Development: Childs Opinion Should Be Considered in Custody Battle over Circumcision of Ad

The Oregon Supreme Court held that a custodial father’s decision to have his 12-year-old son circumcised so the child can convert to Judaism may provide a basis for a change in circumstances allowing a custody modification if the boy opposes… … Continue reading

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CA Supreme Court Revises Opinion on De Minimis Rule

In July, the California Supreme Court announced that various provisions of the Labor Code and the IWC Wage Orders did not incorporate the de minimis doctrine. According to that doctrine, some alleged wrongs are so trivial or hard to measure that … Continue reading

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