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A More Stringent Article III Standard As A Useful Class-Action Tool (Even Beyond Data-Breach Cases)

Introduction In February 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Clapper v. Amnesty Int’l USA, et al.,[1] that attorneys and human rights, labor, legal, and media organizations whose work required them to correspond with likely targets of federal surveillance lacked Article III standing to...

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Supreme Court Rejects Laches Defense To Timely Copyright Infringement Claim

Introduction Prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 19, 2014 decision in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.[1] the chances of being able to successfully sue Jimmy Page for stealing the opening acoustic guitar line of the classic 1970 song “Stairway to Heaven” would seem...

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Patent System Benefits From Supreme Court Guidance In Alice v. CLS Bank

Editor: Provide a brief description of your practice. Long: I started out as an engineer rocket scientist before going into law. My 20-year patent practice focuses primarily on litigation in district and appellate courts, as well as proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“...

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