Five New Publications:
- Conversations With: Threats to Philanthropic Freedom. Features The Honorable Dick Thornburgh, Of Counsel to the law firm K&L Gates LLP, leading a discussion with Dr. Larry P. Arnn, President of Hillsdale College; Heather R. Higgins, President and Director of the Randolph Foundation; and Adam Meyerson, President of the Philanthropy Roundtable.
- Determining “Obviousness”: A New, Less Certain Methodology Prescribed By KSR Decision. By Robert D. Yeager, Of Counsel to the law firm K & L Gates LLP in its Pittsburgh office.
- Due Process Limits on Statutory Civil Damages?: Unprecedented Ruling In Copyright Case A Double-Edged Sword For Businesses. By Ben Sheffner, Senior Counsel to the NBC Universal Television Group and the author of the Copyrights and Campaigns blog.
- False “Patent Marking” Suits: How Judges And IP Rights Holders Can Respond To New Litigation Trend. By James Blackburn and Monty Agarwal, partners with the law firm Arnold & Porter LLP in its San Francisco office, and Matthew Bathon, an associate in the firm’s Washington office.
- Precautionary Ocean Policy Order Will Impact Land-Based Activity. By George J. Mannina, Jr., a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Nossaman LLP.
- Commonwealth of Va. v. Sebelius. On August 2, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia rejected a request by the federal government to dismiss a constitutional challenge to a controversial new federal health care law. The decision was a clear victory for WLF, which had filed a brief in the case in support of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s constitutional challenge to the recently enacted Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
- Therasense, Inc. v. Becton. On August 2, 2010, WLF filed a brief in support of the plaintiffs-appellants urging the United States Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit to overturn the District Court’s decision.
From The Legal Pulse:
- Who Watches The Watchdog? The SEC Escapes Transparency – By Cory Andrews.
- Preserving Freedom In Philanthropy – By Cory Andrews.
- Case on ObamaCare Will Go On: District Court Denies the Federal Government’s Motion to Dismiss in Virginia v. Sebelius – By R. Ben Sperry
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses? The Future of Illinois Tort Law – By Dan Popeo
- Deploying Punitive Damages Jurisprudence to Limit High Compensatory Damages: Will a Copyright Case Show the Way? – By Glenn Lammi
- Federal Prosecutors Keep Expanding “False Statement” Jurisdiction – By Richard Samp
- Proving Money Laundering Just Got Tougher – By Gerardo Rodriguez-Albizu