Beth S. Rose

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Four Likely Implications from TC Heartland: The Supreme Court’s decision on venue in patent litigation could shake things up

Who would have thought that the question of where venue lies in a patent infringement action could generate so much buzz among lawyers? But it has. The U.S. Supreme Court’s May decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands held that, under the patent venue statute, a domestic...

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Law Enforcement

Sills Celebrates in Civic-Minded Fashion: Firm anniversary brings together law, business, government and policy

Sills Cummis & Gross recently celebrated its 45th anniversary with a gala reception featuring political commentators David Axelrod and Michael Murphy as befits the firm’s commitment to government service and civic affairs. Sills Managing Partner, Max Crane, and two of its practice leaders...

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Appellate Law

Poking Holes in Pliva v. Mensing: Are Failure to Timely Update Label Claims Cognizable?

In Pliva, Inc. v. Mensing, 131 S. Ct. 2567 (2011), the United States Supreme Court held that state law failure to warn claims against manufacturers of generic pharmaceutical products were impliedly pre-empted by federal law because FDA regulations preclude generic manufacturers from including...

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International Trade

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses New Jersey's Exercise Of Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturer

In J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro , 131 S. Ct. 2780 (2011), the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a New Jersey Supreme Court holding that courts in this state can exercise personal jurisdiction over a foreign manufacturer defendant in a product liability action under a "stream of...

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Challenges For In-House Counsel In Multinational Corporations: Preserving The Attorney-Client Privilege In The Aftermath Of Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd. v. European Commission

As businesses go global, the nature and scope of what constitutes a "privileged communication" between in-house counsel and a corporate client is being put to the test. Of particular interest to a multinational corporation is whether communications between U.S. in-house lawyers and...

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