The global economy may be sinking, but in the world of patent litigation the lure of ton-of-gold verdicts is still a reality, making growing firms hungrier than ever for rich intellectual property clients. Well, make those rich IP litigant clients.How coveted? In November the flash memory provider Spanion Inc. filed two separate patent infringement complaints seeking treble damages against Samsung for violations totaling more than $30 billion in global revenue for Samsung since 2003.However, as general practice firms raid others’ profitable IP practices or merge with IP boutiques to procure the golden litigation egg, some attorneys suggest those firms are killing the goose—a full-service intellectual property practice.Cherry-picking IP litigators from successful full-service practices doesn’t always equal triumph for expanding general practice firms. “That is a shortsighted approach and is usually short term and unsuccessful,” warns Brian Rupp, who … [Read more...] about IP Does Not Mean Insane Profit
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**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** What firing Mueller would mean for the GOP - Corker all in for Blackburn - Chinese ruler offers carrot, stick to Trump on trade - Trump cancels South America trip to oversee Syria plans - Mr. Stinky triumphant WHAT FIRING MUELLER WOULD MEAN FOR THE GOP When Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says it would be “suicide” for President Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller what exactly does that mean? Grassley and other Republicans have been moved to weigh in once again on Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and almost universally they agree with the plain-spoken Iowan’s sentiment. They’ve had to pipe up because the president, at a meeting of his war council to discuss attacks on Syria, openly, angrily mused on whether or not he might fire Mueller or Mueller’s overseer, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. We … [Read more...] about What firing Mueller would mean for the GOP
Public utilities could face different levels of scrutiny in merger reviews before the U.S. Federal Energy Regulation Commission, and the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (the Antitrust Agencies).On February 16, 2011, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) issued an order (138 FERC ¶ 61,109) reaffirming its existing merger review policies for analyzing horizontal market power under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) and terminated proceedings to consider incorporating the 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines (2010 Merger Guidelines) issued by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (collectively, the Antitrust Agencies).Utility mergers are subject to competition review by the Antitrust Agencies and by FERC. The Antitrust Agencies review potential transactions under Section 7 of the Clayton Act, which prohibits an acquisition if it tends to substantially lessen competition. The 2010 Merger Guidelines, … [Read more...] about FERC Reaffirms Merger Policy; Does Not Adopt DOJ/FTC 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines
On the patio of a busy café in central Berlin, Hillebrand is explaining how the seed of founding a political party was planted in him and eventually led to him establishing Die Urbane. “I wanted my art to be more political rather than just entertaining. I asked myself what I could do as an artist and a citizen,” the 35-year-old dancer and choreographer says. At the beginning of the year, after much thought over which party he would support in the federal election, Hillebrand started to grow dissatisfied. But not voting on September 24th wasn’t an option. A few months and endless hours of canvassing later, on May 1st Die Urbane officially became Germany’s youngest political party. Hillebrand had managed to gather 2,177 signatures from eligible voters - at least 2,000 signatures are necessary in order to be admitted to run in the Bundestag (German parliament) election under federal law. Merging hip hop with politics Now, only two weeks until the big … [Read more...] about Challenging what it means to be German: Meet the hip hop party running for election
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