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Then and Now: 1800’s Supreme Court Patent Cases

by Dennis Crouch In this new series, I’m looking back to 19th Century Supreme Court patent cases; looking for their wisdom; and considering their ongoing importance. Winans v. Denmead, 56 U.S. 330 (1853) is cited as an early doctrine of equivalents (DOE) case, although I see it also as an early claim construction decision. According to Westlaw, is the 10th most cited patent case of the 19th Century.  At the time of the case, Winans was on his way to becoming one of the wealthiest Americans by ma...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Patent, US supreme court, Morgan, Walton, Potter, Curtis, Russell, Westlaw, Winans, Dennis Crouch, Horsfall, Graver Tank Mfg Co, Linde Air Products Co


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Andrew Chung: U.S. Supreme Court snubs University of Wisconsin appeal in patent fight with Apple (Source: Reuters) Stephanie Russell-Kraft: Akin Gump Grows IP Team with Two Washington Patent Lawyers (1) (Source: Bloomberg Law) Stephen Mayhew: Chutian Dragon Licenses Idex On-Card Biometric Enrollment Intellectual Property (Source: Biometric) Mihir Maddireddy: Ford Patent Sheds Light on 2021 Bronco’s Removable Doors (Source: Car and Driver) Source: USPTO ...
Tags: Apple, Law, Bloomberg, Ford, Uspto, Wall Street Journal, Patent, Reuters, University Of Wisconsin, U S Supreme Court, Jennifer, Andrew Chung, Fed Cir, Stephanie Russell Kraft, Juvan Bonni, Curver Luxembourg SARL


ATF Drops Lower Receiver Case For Fear Of Doing Damage To Other ATF Regulations

This is a fascinating case, telling us more about the ATF and their world view than anything to do with lower receivers.  Read every word of the report. For more than a year, Joseph Roh illegally manufactured AR-15-style rifles in a warehouse south of Los Angeles. His customers, more than two dozen of whom were legally prohibited from possessing a firearm, could push a button, pull a lever, and walk away a short time later with a fully assembled, untraceable semi-automatic weapon for about $1,00...
Tags: Congress, Senate, US, America, Los Angeles, Cnn, Military, House, Gun Control, New York Yankees, Northern California, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, ATF, Jeff Sessions, GCA, Loretta Lynch She


No Paul Newman

Disbarment has been imposed by the New Jersey Supreme Court for misconduct described by the Disciplinary Review Board For the reasons set forth below, we recommend respondent’s disbarment. In our view, respondent is a serial self-dealer who preys on and... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, Paul Newman, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Disciplinary Review Board


An Election Is Not Equivalent to Public Participation

Ontario’s 2018 election for the 42nd Parliament was something remarkable. It denoted the worst result for any incumbent government party in the province’s history. The governing party secured this success despite an unexpected leadership race triggered only months before the June election. In part, voters’ motivation appeared to be informed by a need for change. This overwhelming success by the government has been repeated cited as a “mandate,” to effectively enact almost any policy priority ide...
Tags: Law, Toronto, Greenpeace, Bill, Ontario, Mew, Ministry, Legislature, Myers, Corbett, Hanna, Toronto City, Greenpeace Canada, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, EBR, Marrocco


Performance Of .45 ACP In A Modified 1911 With A Spring Intended For 450 SMC

As readers know, I modified a S&W E-Series Performance Center 1911 by installing a 22# spring purchased from Wolff Gunsprings in lieu of the 18# spring that came with the gun. Since then, it has performed flawlessly with 450 SMC, albeit a little stiff on the recoil.    Recall that the 450 SMC round comes with a rifle primer rather than a pistol primer, leaving more room for powder.  With stippled wooden grips I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to shoot more than three or four dozen rounds before gettin...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, ACP, 1911, 1911s, Wolff Gunsprings


Crime Date No One Wants To Talk About

This video is a little dated, but informative.
Tags: Politics, Military


Legality of 2 Marriages

My question involves marriage law for the State of: California, Oregon, Neveda I know someone who is married to a guy in another country but they been separated for many years. The reason they never got a divorce is she have lots to gain if he end up dying. I think the reason he never got a divorce is he probably still love her. So what happens if she got married again with another guy in USA without getting a divorce? Or is it still better for her to get a divorce first?
Tags: Usa, Marriage, Law, Cohabitation and Civil Unions, California Oregon Neveda


Slander: Fake Messages

My question involves defamation in the state of: Tennessee Someone is using a fake text message app and making text that look like they are from me. Using my phone number and is showing them to people. I have a copy of one of the messages that was sent to someone who does not know me and it looks like I am making threats. Is there anything I can do?
Tags: Law, Tennessee, Defamation, Slander And Libel


Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom gives victims of childhood […]
Tags: News, Law, California, Ap, Nation, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Calif


Poland's ruling party declares victory in divided nation

Poland's conservative governing Law and Justice party won the most votes in Sunday's election in the deeply divided nation and appeared, according to an exit poll, to have secured a comfortable majority in parliament to govern for four more years. The exit poll, conducted by the research firm Ipsos, projected that Law and Justice won 43.6% of the votes. The poll said a centrist pro-European Union umbrella group, Civic Coalition, would come in second with 27.4%.
Tags: News, Justice, Law, European Union, Poland, Ipsos, Civic Coalition


Domestic Violence: Order of Protection Tennessee

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Tennessee A false order of protection was taken out on me. I was arrested without being able to say anything. I went to court and the order was extended for a year. She has pictures of two bruises on her arm saying I held her down. A week later she text me and I replied and when I don't reply she says she is going to have me arrested for violating the order of protection for when I did reply. She is using it against me. When I don't answ...
Tags: Law, Tennessee, Criminal Charges


Tories aim to distract from Brexit with crime-focused Queen's speech

Heavier sentences for violent criminals among policies aimed at wooing Labour votersViolent and sexual criminals as well as foreign national offenders who return to the UK will face drastically heavier penalties under measures that will form the centrepiece of a Queen’s speech aimed at wresting the agenda away from the delicate Brexit negotiations.With just days to go before the deadline for Boris Johnson to clinch a last-ditch Brexit deal in Brussels, the Queen will on Monday set out his govern...
Tags: Politics, Law, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Public services policy, House Of Lords, UK criminal justice, House Of Commons, Transport, Prisons and probation, Boris Johnson, Transport policy, Queen's Speech, Electoral reform


ESG Disclosure Simplification Act Passes Committee But Will Fail

On September 20, 2019, the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4329, the ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2019. The bill would require all public companies to disclose “environmental, social, and governance [ESG] metrics” as material information about the company. Although there is little if any chance that the bill will become law given the current politics in Washington, DC, the bill’s passage in the House Committee highlights that issues of ESG di...
Tags: Law, Sustainability, Environmental, ESG, Federal, Stuart Kaplow, Kaplow, Maryland environmental law, ESG Disclosure Simplification Act, H.R. 4329, HR 4329, Maryland environmental attorney


I used to have a list of selected tags in the sidebar.

I happened to notice that as I was retroactively adding a new tag today. Back in 2008, when I thought it would be interesting to point you toward some tags of the kind I especially like, the selected tags were:annoyingnessaphorismclear speechhungerlikemarginalianarcissismnicenormalnothingnuancenudgingpaying attentionreligion substitutesseen and unseensleepsolitudesurvivalunsaid thingsunwritten booksIf you click on them now, they'll take you to all the posts with that tag, including the many post...
Tags: Law, Blogging


Sunday morning skyline.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Clouds, Madison, Lake Mendota


"Of all the things Trump’s done, why pick on the Zelensky call? It’s as if Trump’s sins had been inscribed on ping pong balls and placed in a big tumbler..."

"... like the kind used to pick lottery numbers. 'And the winner is, "Zelensky phone call on July 25."'OK! Democrats and the press then all agree to get very worked up over the 'systematic attack on American democracy.' I still don’t believe what Trump did is a 'high crime' — that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. I can think of 10 things he’s done that are worse, including firing Comey. And hiring Priebus. (And, yes, putting the children of families separated at the border into foster care—th...
Tags: Law, Thomas Jefferson, KAUS, Impeachment, Democratic Party in Trumpland, Edward P. Foley


Okay, everybody lean back, stretch out your neck, and push your chin up toward the sky.

That's the pose of the moment: What does it mean — for Judy, for the Joker, and for all us? It means: I don't know what the hell is going on in this crazy world and I've got my problems but — damn you all — I am here and I am moving forward! I turn my face toward the heavens and I soak up  inspiration! Energy! Lunacy!Or something. Try it, when you're running low. You can do it Judy-style, with fingers splayed across your clavicle, as if to pledge allegiance to your own ego. Or you can do it J...
Tags: Photography, Movies, Law, Gestures, Joker, Judy Garland


This week at the court

On Tuesday, the justices are expected to release orders from their October 11 conference and will hear oral argument in Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Investment, LLC. On Wednesday, the court will hear oral argument in Kansas v. Garcia, Rotkiske v. Klemm and Mathena v. Malvo. On Friday, the justices will meet for their October 18 conference. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Law, This Week at the Court


U.S. Marine veteran who fought in Iraq faces imminent deportation

A large tattoo of the Statue of Liberty is spread across the left side of Jose Segovia Benitez’s body.  A second tattoo memorializes his service to the U.S. Marines. Neither will serve him well in El Salvador. But that’s where the honorably discharged veteran from Long Beach is apparently headed, as the U.S. government readies to deport him in the next few days. Benitez faces imminent deportation, according to a team of supporters who have been fighting for his release from an immigrant detentio...
Tags: Politics, News, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, Military, Local News, National News, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Great moments in public employee tenure

New York State has agreed to pay $6 million to settle claims that disabled residents of a Bronx group home for developmentally disabled adults were physically abused and neglected by staff, and the state has also spent a further $5.7 million thus far defending the staff members in court [Benjamin Weiser, New York Times] However, don’t assume that any public employees lost their jobs: A state investigation later substantiated allegations of misconduct by 13 workers. But the state failed to fire a...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, New York State, Public Employment, Mental Disability


Once More With Feeling

An attorney who accepted a partially-stayed suspension for frivolous litigation has had that stay revoked by the Nevada Supreme Court On February 23, 2018, this court approved Lopez's conditional guilty plea agreement and suspended him for two years, with all... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


This still doesn't answer the question — wafted at the recent Trump rallies — "Where's Hunter?"

I'm reading "Hunter Biden to Leave Chinese Company Board, His Lawyer Says/He plans to resign from the BHR board of directors on or by Oct. 31, his lawyer said in a statement" (NYT).That only tells where he will not be at some slightly precise point in the future — "on or by Oct. 31" — and only if he follows through with his "plan."An elusive character, that Hunter.It's a written statement and it's not written by him but by his lawyer, George Mesires.I've read the entire text of the lawyer's stat...
Tags: Law, China, Ukraine, Reading, Biden, Hunter Biden


Zero Property Line in HOA Community

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: I live in FL in a HOA with zero property line. My neighbor is concerned that my AC drip line is making a puddle in her yard. She wants me to put sand and grass to fix the puddle and a plan to prevent that from happening again. I can and will put drainage rocks in the hole up to above the grass make a slope for better drainage. However, I wanted to know who's really legally responsible for this issue?
Tags: Law, Construction, Repair and Renovation


Harry Dunn's parents to meet Anne Sacoolas as immunity row continues

Lawyers acting for family say meeting must be ‘without politicians and spin doctors’Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US intelligence official who was involved in the road collision that killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn, has agreed to meet with his grieving parents and cooperate with a British police inquiry.But amid ongoing questions over her right to diplomatic immunity, it is not clear if she will return to the UK to fulfil a promise to answer police questions about her role in the car crash. Continu...
Tags: Politics, Law, UK News, US news, US politics, Foreign Policy, Trump Administration, Dominic Raab


SNL spoofs the CNN Equality Town Hall — with Kate McKinnon excellent as Elizabeth Warren and Lin-Manuel Miranda pretty good as Julian Castro.

There's also Woody Harrelson as Joe Biden:I'm glad to see SNL making fun of the Democrats, but it's obviously much gentler fun than what they've been doing with Trump for years. I'd say just be really funny. Gentle or cruel, I don't really care. Just do it well. That is: funny. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Comedy, Law, Snl, Woody Harrelson, Lin-manuel Miranda, Kate McKinnon


Catching up with another round of sentencings in "Operation Varsity Blues"

Three more parents were sentencing this past week by US District Court Judge Indira Talwani in the "Operation Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal.  Here are the headlines and essential from press accounts of these latest high-profile federal sentencings: From NBC News, "NYC man, wife both sentenced to month in prison in college admissions scam: Gregory and Marcia Abbott paid $125,000 to have their daughter's SAT and ACT altered": A New York man and his wife were each sentenced Tuesday to ...
Tags: Law, Douglas A. Berman


Morning Docket: 10.14.19

* words * After much negative publicity and a student protest, Louis Lehot, the DLA Piper partner who was accused of sexual assault by a fellow partner, was kicked to the curb by the firm. We’ll have more on this later today. [American Lawyer] * Art Lien, who brings the Supreme Court to life for […]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Trials, Biglaw, Preet Bharara, Dla Piper, John Grisham, Louis Lehot, Morning Docket, Dan Markel, Art Lien, Katherine Magbanua, Sigfredo Garcia, Cameras in the Court, TimesTalks


Accused of Both 22349a and 22350, Fined for Both

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California This happened to someone else, just looking for opinions. Driver was cited for speeding, 85 in a 65. The officer wrote driver up for both 22349a (max speed) and 22350 (prima facie) on the notice to appear. Traffic stop and situation was consistent with a standard speeding violation. When the courtesy notice came in the mail the option to plea guilty by mail indicated that the driver need to pay close to $950 (the max fine for bo...
Tags: Law, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


"Chappelle intended his special to be a protest against cancel culture and oversensitivity."

"As a comedian, he’s sick of it — and, as the audience response revealed, they — we! — are too. Chappelle did his job; now it’s time for us to do ours. It’s time to stop pretending we’re offended when we’re not, and it’s time to speak up against the loud, self-righteous, whiny few. Speech doesn’t belong only to them."Writes Katherine Timpf in "Defiant Dave Chappelle" (National Review).Key concept: A lot of the offense on display is phony — put on by people who are afraid of being thought ill of....
Tags: Comedy, Law, Fake, Dave Chappelle, Political correctness, KATHERINE TIMPF, Era of That's Not Funny



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