Litigation

Apple, Flowers Foods, Aereo, Solazyme: Intellectual Property

The battle over licensing between Apple Inc. and Ericsson AB is escalating: “Ericsson, a pioneer in mobile phones that transformed itself into the world’s largest maker of wireless networks, said last Friday that it’s filing seven new lawsuits in an American court and is asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block Apple products from the U.S. market.”

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So Much for Modern Technology!

The First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal published, then depublished (California Rule of Court 8.1105), then certified for publication a decision holding that a printed name and address at the end of an e-mail allegedly confirming the terms of a settlement do NOT constitute an enforceable settlement agreement.

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Portland City Attorneys Seek Mediation

Portland city attorneys, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Portland Police Association will participate in a phone conference with the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals mediator to determine if the city’s concerns can be resolved with out a full appeal of the federal judge’ s order regarding his continued oversight of federally mandated police reforms.

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Factual Disputes

A large company comes under highly publicized pressure from an activist group regarding the sale of one of its products. Associated with the activist group are prominent scientists who present information showing that use of the product causes health problems. 

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