Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Trouble with Software: Patent and Copyright Protection

Software has a split personality in the sense that it can be protected both as a creative work of authorship under copyright law and as a patent protectable invention under our patent laws. The basic difference between these two statutory … Continue reading

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Is There a Silver Lining to Patent Trolls? – Casting light on Needed Reforms

Hopefully, the current glut of patent infringement litigation initiated by so-called “Patent Trolls” will result in reforms to our patent system starting from the way in which patents are examined through the way they are litigated. Patent Trolls, a/k/a Non-Practicing … Continue reading

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Pressley Joins Foley & Mansfield as Director of Information Services and Technology

The national law firm of Foley & Mansfield today announced that Terry Pressley has recently joined the firm as its Director of Information Services and Technology.  Recognized as a CIO of the Year by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal … Continue reading

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Oakland attorneys Andrew L. Sharp and Khaled Taqi-Eddin Earn a Non-Suit on Behalf of Calaveras Asbestos, Ltd.

Andrew L. Sharp and Khaled Taqi-Eddin successfully argued and were awarded a Non-Suit after three weeks of trial for Calaveras Asbestos, Ltd. in the Fresno County Superior Court, State of California. Plaintiffs filed suit for the death of James Phillips … Continue reading

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