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'The Walking Dead' producers hit AMC with lawsuit alleging breach of contract

Former The Walking Dead boss Frank Darabont is no longer the only one suing AMC over profits from the hit drama. Robert Kirkman, executive producer and creator of the comic book series the show is based on, has joined three other producers claiming breach of contract in a separate… 348 more words


Federal Circuit Criticizes PTAB for Failing to Properly Weigh Objective Evidence of Non-Obviousness

By Tom Engellenner
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals again vacated a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) panel decision for failing to properly evaluate “objective evidence of non-obviousness” and remanded the case for determinations consistent with its opinion. 712 more words

America Invents Act

Is the "Auer" at Hand to Reconsider Seminole Rock Deference?

Regular readers may recall an essay I posted a few months back, which I wrote for the Pacific Legal Foundation’s law student writing competition. In that essay, I discussed the administrative law doctrine known as Auer (or Seminole Rock) deference, and I highlighted recent calls for reconsidering or abrogating the doctrine. 1,479 more words

Administrative Law

CW56 - Where Heroes are Born

A brand new Superhero is set to join the ranks on THE CW.  Get a first look at what to expect from BLACK LIGHTNING and the rest of the CW56 Superhero squad! 6 more words


Trademark and Patent Applicants Opting for a District Court Appeal Must Pay PTO’s Attorney Fees

On June 23, 2017, the Federal Circuit held that, whether they win or lose, patent applicants who appeal adverse PTAB decisions directly to a district court must pay the PTO’s attorneys’ fees. 612 more words

Federal Cases

Federal Circuit Rejects Wyandot Nation of Kansas Trust Claims

Here is the opinion in Wyandot Nation of Kansas v. United States.

An excerpt:

The Wyandot Nation of Kansas (“Wyandot Nation”) is a Native American tribe allegedly tracing its ancestry to the Historic Wyandot Nation.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher