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Federal Circuit Rejects Shinnecock Nation's Judicial Takings Claims re: Dismissal of Land Claims under Sherrill

Here is the opinion in Shinnecock Indian Nation v. United States.

An excerpt:

Accordingly, we affirm the United States Court of Federal Claims’ determination that the Nation’s breach of trust claims are not yet ripe for review, vacate its ruling that it lacked jurisdiction over those claims, and remand the case with instructions to dismiss the breach of trust claims without prejudice.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

A thought about "patent reform"

To the extent that there is a perceived problem in the business community regarding patents, a perennial complaint has to do with uncertainty.  If a manufacturer gets sued, it’s expensive, and damages can be huge. 90 more words

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The Motivation to Combine References: Substantial Evidence and the Obviousness Examination Guidelines

A recent opinion by a Federal Circuit panel demonstrates that three years can be a long time in the smartphone industry. MobileMedia Ideas, LLC v. Apple, Inc. 950 more words

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ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES, GMBH and Accenture LLP, v. GUIDEWIRE SOFTWARE, INC.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

September 5, 2013.

Accenture Global Services, GmbH and Accenture, LLP (“Accenture”) appealed the grant of summary judgment by the United States District Court for the District of Delaware holding that all claims of U.S. 875 more words

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