The “First State” No Longer First in Corporate Litigation

The “First State” No Longer First in Corporate Litigation

By Michael V. Gattoni For the past 15 years, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform has conducted a “Lawsuit Climate Survey,” polling in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives at U.S. companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. Each person polled must be knowledgeable about corporate litigation matters Read more about The “First State” No Longer First in Corporate Litigation[…]

12 Days of Intellectual Property Christmas

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[…]

Perhaps It’s Not So Final: Texas Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on The Final Rule on Overtime Regulations

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[…]

The Song Remains the Same: Jury Shows a Whole Lotta Love for Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven

The Song Remains the Same: Jury Shows a Whole Lotta Love for Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven

By: Christopher McHattie, Esq. and Sean Sanders The verdict is in and Led Zeppelin is off the hook following a highly publicized copyright infringement lawsuit brought by the estate of Spirit’s Randy Wolfe (a.k.a., Randy California). Following a two-year legal battle, a Los Angeles jury found last week that Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” did Read more about The Song Remains the Same: Jury Shows a Whole Lotta Love for Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven[…]

Flag On The Play, Part Deux

Flag On The Play, Part Deux

As predicted in our November 13, 2014 post, “Flag On The Play”, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has held that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) stuck its “subjective nose” so far into trademark owners’ choices of trademarks that the U.S. Constitution has been violated. In re Read more about Flag On The Play, Part Deux[…]