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Courts Splits Patent-Eligibility of Method and System Claims

The Central District of California recently granted, in part, a motion to dismiss based on lack of patent-eligible subject matter, under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and the Alice/Mayo test, in claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,934,535,  directed to a method for data … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Splits From Other Circuits, Holding That a Negligence Standard Applies to a Claim Challenging Tender Offer Disclosures Under Section 14(e)

In Varjabedian v. Emulex Corp., No. 16-55088, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 10000 (9th Cir. Apr. 20, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit split from the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits to hold that … Continue reading

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What is a Government Employer Anyway? The Ninth Circuit Splits with Decades of Precedent and Holds that the ADEA’s 20-Employee Requirement Does Not Apply to Public Employers

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees because of their age.  But applying the ADEA’s definition of “employer” is not as simple as it sounds.  Recently complicating that definition is disagreement among the circuit … Continue reading

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World News: Water splits town in two as Australian floods continue

World News: Water splits town in two as Australian floods continue Knee-deep water inundated communities in southeastern Australia and split one town in two today as swollen rivers carried flood fears downstream and officials urged residents Read more on Edinburgh … Continue reading

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