Monday, December 2, 2013
If the state's new electronic-filing system for court documents were a person, it might be asking, "Who am I?" Partly because of a trademark-infringement suit, TexFile.com will become eFileTexas.gov on Dec. 6.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Norris Hayes, who owns a manufacturing business in Sugar Land, prefers small law firms because he appreciates "special care." So, when his longtime lawyer, Joseph DiCecco, moved from DiCecco Fant & Berman to Gordon & Rees in 2005, Hayes was concerned. He ultimately stuck with DiCecco.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Harnessing big data could reveal the best case strategy or even predict the outcome. While that may be rare now, some firms are using big data for a less esoteric purpose: setting accurate fee estimates for their clients.
Monday, November 11, 2013
U.S. patents can present infringement traps for the unwary energy company, with respect to those companies' international activities. That is especially true in light of two decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court will review two important appeals in patent-infringement cases, including one from the Lone Star State. The pair of disputes will determine how much discretion trial courts have in determining what constitute "exceptional cases" -- frivolous-claim findings that allow prevailing parties to recover reasonable attorney fees.