Litigation

    • B&I Lawyers Prevail in Federal Civil Rights Jury Trial

      On November 2, 2017, following a two-day federal jury trial, associate Connor J.K. Beatty, supervised by litigation partner Daniel A. Nuzzi, obtained a unanimous plaintiff verdict in a federal civil rights case. In this case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the jury found that the prison disciplinary captain and prison warden violated the prisoner’s due pr ...

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    • Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer?

      Companies who have faced class action lawsuits, even (and maybe especially) frivolous ones, won’t soon forget the experience. Just getting a case dismissed, or fending off class certification in the first place, can be extraordinarily costly and stressful. The amounts at stake are often huge–with potential downsides of “per violation” penalties in the four or five figures; cos ...

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    • Leverage Your Research History with Docket Alarm Search History

      Docket Alarm is excited to announce the release of visual search history, allowing you to easily track and browse your past research activity. Having search history at your fingertips means you never have to waste time reconstructing a previous search or digging up a document you previously found. If you find a great case or formulate a good search string, it will be automatica ...

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  • B&I Lawyers Prevail in Federal Civil Rights Jury Trial

    … On November 2, 2017, following a two-day federal jury trial, associate Connor J.K. Beatty, supervised by litigation partner Daniel A. Nuzzi, obtained a unanimous plaintiff verdict in a federal civil rights case. In this case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the jury found that the prison disciplinary captain and prison warden…

    Brann & Isaacson- 10 readers -
  • Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer?

    … Companies who have faced class action lawsuits, even (and maybe especially) frivolous ones, won’t soon forget the experience. Just getting a case dismissed, or fending off class certification in the first place, can be extraordinarily costly and stressful. The amounts at stake are often huge–with potential downsides of “per violation” penalties…

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  • Spokeo Speaks — Again

    … In Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., a case that made its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court and back again, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit has allowed a case to go forward on the slenderest thread of alleged “harm,” despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s admonition that a concrete injury must alleged. Spokeo: Background Spokeo publishes online…

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  • B&I Partners Assist Microsoft In Ending Patent Case

    … Partners Stacy Stitham and Peter Brann, acting as local counsel, assisted Microsoft in obtaining a dismissal with prejudice of a patent lawsuit filed in the District of Maine. While the federal lawsuit was pending, Microsoft invalidated the patent in the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), which was then affirmed on appeal. The plaintiff sought…

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  • Brann & Isaacson attorneys selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

    … Seven Brann & Isaacson attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018: George S. Isaacson, Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Controversy—Tax; Martin I. Eisenstein, Litigation and Controversy–Tax; Tax Law; Martha E. Greene, Trusts and Estates; Peter D. Lowe, Employment Law—Management; Benjamin W…

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  • School District Prevails In Major First Amendment Jury Trial

    … On June 12, 2017, a federal jury entered a unanimous defense verdict in favor of School Administrative District 75 in a long–running First Amendment test case over whether a special education student had a constitutionally protected right carry an all–day recording device at school. After prevailing on the majority of issues at the summary…

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  • Brann & Isaacson A Leading Support Of Campaign For Justice

    … Brann & Isaacson is proud to be a strong supporter of the Campaign for Justice in Maine. Though not one of the larger Maine law firms, B&I punched above its weight, giving the sixth–highest, per–lawyer average award in the State. The Campaign for Justice assists adults and children in the state who cannot obtain access to justice in civil…

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  • How to Read Your Judge's Mind in the PTAB

    … Attorney in the PTAB? Do you wish you could know ahead of time whether your judge was likely to institute your petition, grant your motion, or rule in your favor? Short of your reading your judge’s thoughts, the next best thing is Docket Alarm’s Analytics Platform for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Docket Alarm offers attorneys…

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  • Five Strategies for Conducting Better Docket Research

    … searching expert testimony in their legal research strategy. Typing a query into Docket Alarm’s search engine results in a full-text search within individual PACER documents, enabling users to uncover an array of information about an expert, including litigation history, expert reports, credentials and more. 5. Use Analytics to Give Your Search…

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  • Apple v. Samsung is SCOTUS's First Design Patent Case in 122 Years

    … involving design patents since 1894. See Dunlop v. Schofield, 152 U.S. 244 (1894). The Court agreed to hear arguments regarding whether Samsung is liable for all profits from the sale of phones that infringed on Apple’s design patents, totaling $399 million dollars, or whether they are liable only for the portion of those profits attributable…

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  • RFC Express May be Gone, but Look to Docket Alarm for a Replacement

    … and tracking services for the PTAB, all U.S. Federal Courts, Bankruptcy courts, the ITC, the TTAB, and even for Orange Book correspondence with the FDA. Users can run full text searches across all of this information in a single user-friendly search bar, and use intuitive filters to focus in on the documents they want. Predictive Analytics In addition…

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  • The Turning Tide Against Patent Owners

    …, with no interest in commercializing a product or advancing the state-of-the-art. Litigation initiated by patent trolls is expensive; just the threat can force a settlement. With the passage of the America Invents Act ("AIA"), a new tribunal called the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, or "PTAB", was created as an efficient and cost effective means…

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  • Orange Book Litigators: Finally Research Tools Just for You

    … Docket Alarm is pleased to announce the first legal research platform to provide Orange Book litigators a suite of tools for their practice. The features include the ability to track changes to the Orange Book and related litigation, search correspondence between drug companies and the FDA, and analytics on Orange Book cases in the Patent…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 28 readers -
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