As you now know, Neil Gorsuch has been nominated to fill Justice Scalia’s open Supreme Court seat. Where does he stand, and will we (you) like him at the end of the day? We hope to help you judge for yourself. During what will be a tumultuous confirmation process, we hope this article will help Read more about A Look at Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Choice for the Supreme Court[…]
Which U.S. Supreme Court Nominee will Trump Pick?
Tonight, President Donald Trump will be announcing his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Who are they and what do they stand for? The leading contenders are all very conservative, all relatively young, all millionaires, all originally nominated to the bench by President George W. Bush, all white Read more about Which U.S. Supreme Court Nominee will Trump Pick?[…]
Trademarks Through the Years
As the New Year rolls around, let’s take a look back at the year that has passed in Trademarks. As often as not, a company’s most valuable asset is its reputation as embodied in its name and trademarks. A registered trademark can be a logo, a brand name, a symbol, a color, a scent, a Read more about Trademarks Through the Years[…]
12 Days of Intellectual Property Christmas
The McHattie Law Firm is uniquely equipped to deal with modern businesses’ most valuable asset — its intellectual property — and to manage it with a strategic legal approach in the US. From creation to licensing to sale, we stand ready, willing and able to serve your needs, developing strategies for your opportunities and Read more about 12 Days of Intellectual Property Christmas[…]
U.S. Supreme Court Hands Samsung a Win
By Winifred E. Campbell On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Samsung Electronics as to the damages it owes to Apple in a design patent dispute that has been in the courts for years. The ruling potentially relieves Samsung of having to pay $399 million to Apple for patent Read more about U.S. Supreme Court Hands Samsung a Win[…]
Perhaps It’s Not So Final: Texas Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on The Final Rule on Overtime Regulations
By Winifred E. Campbell Twenty-one states filed a lawsuit, State of Nevada v. United States Department of Labor, in September, alleging the revisions to the overtime regulations, known as The Final Rule (“the Rule”), were unconstitutional. United States Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas, appointed by President Obama, issued a preliminary Read more about Perhaps It’s Not So Final: Texas Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on The Final Rule on Overtime Regulations[…]
Welcome Joseph J. DiDonato to the McHattie Law Team
The McHattie Law Firm is extremely pleased to announce that Joseph J. DiDonato has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. DiDonato, a licensed patent attorney, concentrates on matters related to intellectual property and business, providing practical legal advice that considers both business plans and the protection of products or services. Mr. DiDonato’s experience extends Read more about Welcome Joseph J. DiDonato to the McHattie Law Team[…]
Electronic Discovery in Federal Court
By Winifred E. Campbell, Esq. If you are working in management or at the executive level in a mid-size or large corporation, you may find your company involved at some time in federal litigation. Understanding your role during a litigation, can save time, resources, and money, and can help you to work more efficiently with Read more about Electronic Discovery in Federal Court[…]
Are Diamonds COSTCO’s Best Friend?
By Clay D. Shorrock Earlier this month, a federal jury in New York ordered Costco to pay Tiffany & Co. $5.5 million in compensatory damages and $8.24 million in punitive damages in a trademark infringement lawsuit relating to Costco’s use of the famous “Tiffany” mark. The lawsuit, filed by Tiffany & Co. on Valentine’s Day Read more about Are Diamonds COSTCO’s Best Friend?[…]
Where Is The Self-Driving Car Going?
By Winifred E. Campbell Uber unleashed a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrids in the city streets of Pittsburgh this month. In this initial phase of testing, Uber is looking to gain information about rider experience, helping to determine what makes a rider feel comfortable and confident. An Uber employee will ride along behind the Read more about Where Is The Self-Driving Car Going?[…]