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  • Google, Novartis, BRF, Vkontakte: Intellectual Property

    A patent case over invisible dental braces is the latest arena for Google Inc.’s long-running fight with the film industry over piracy on the Internet.

  • DuPont’s $920 Million Verdict in Kolon Kevlar Case Tossed

    Kolon Industries Inc. won reversal of a $920 million jury award to Dupont Co. over the alleged theft of trade secrets for the making of Kevlar, wiping out the third-largest U.S. verdict of 2011.

  • Pennsylvania, Vermont Student-Loan Agencies’ Suit Revived

    Pennsylvania and Vermont student- loan agencies must face false-billing claims brought in 2007 by a former U.S. Education Department employee, a federal appeals court ruled, reviving the whistle-blower lawsuit.

  • KBR, Halliburton Found Not Immune in Burn-Pit Suits

    KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. aren’t automatically immune from lawsuits by military service members over illnesses caused by exposure to contractor burn pits, a U.S. appeals court said, reversing a lower court ruling.

  • U.S. Patents Protected in Foreign Cases: Bankruptcy

    A foreign company enlisting the assistance of U.S. courts under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code is barred from terminating licenses of U.S. patents, according to an opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.

  • Supreme Court Enters the Union Battles

    Fights over forming unions are hardball -- which is why the decision process is more heavily regulated than almost any other act of association in American life. One popular technique favored by unions is to promise management something in exchange for a promise to stay neutral and even allow organizers access to the workplace.

  • Taylor Bean’s Ex-Chairman Farkas Loses Appeal of SEC Ban

    Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.’s ex-Chairman Lee Farkas lost a bid to overturn a lifelong ban on securities industry employment imposed after he was convicted of orchestrating a $3 billion scheme prosecutors said was among the biggest bank frauds recorded in the U.S.

  • Rosetta Stone Agrees to Drop Google Trademark Suit

    Rosetta Stone Inc., a maker of language-learning software, agreed to drop a lawsuit it brought against Google Inc. for selling its trademarks to other companies for search-engine advertising.

  • Rosetta, Google, Apple, VirnetX: Intellectual Property

    Rosetta Stone Inc., a maker of language-learning software, agreed to drop a lawsuit it brought against Google Inc. for selling its trademarks to other companies for search-engine advertising.

  • Health-Care Law Goes to Appeals Courts, Opposing States Weigh Enforcement

    The fight over President Barack Obama ’s health-care law, after federal judges split on whether it’s constitutional, is headed to three U.S. appeals courts as states examine whether the statute is enforceable.

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