Stewart E. Sterk
Can tenants maintain a class action against landlords asserting a pattern and practice of illegal conduct when the various plaintiff tenants have been injured by different forms of allegedly wrongful conduct?
Notice to Cure Did Not Violate RPL 235-f
Certificate of No Exterior Effect Upheld
Emotional Support Dog Determination Upheld
Statute of Limitations Did Not Bar Foreclosure Action
Nuisance Claim Arising Out of Environmental Remediation Not Barred By Statute of Limitations
Mortgage Contingency Clause Did Not Give Buyer Right to Cancel
Mortgagor Did Not Prove Damages Arising Out of RESPA Violation
Questions of Fact Preclude Summary Judgment on Whether Adverse Possession Extinguished Easement
This article discusses the jurisprudence applied to determining patent eligibility of claims for diagnostic methods, and the expectation for changes in analysis of patent eligibility under §101 in the near future.
Documents are the lifeblood of any law firm. The documents that a firm produces are its greatest asset, especially the intellectual property — trade secrets, patent information, etc. — contained in those documents, yet firms historically have not made sufficient efforts to safeguard those documents from both internal and external threats.
Robert W. Clarida and Robert J. Bernstein
It’s a common fact pattern: A songwriter alleges that another songwriter has infringed the lyrics of Song A by using a similar short phrase, frequently a current slang phrase, in the lyrics of Song B. Claims like this do not often succeed because “words and short phrases such as names, titles, and slogans” are “not subject to copyright.”
Joshua R. Stein and Jeff Ginsberg
Federal Circuit Holds PTAB Judges Unconstitutional, Constructs a Fix—But Not All Judges Agree on What Happens Next
In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, under 17 U.S.C. §411(a), “registration occurs, and a copyright claimant may commence an infringement suit, when the Copyright Office registers a copyright” — that is, acts on a registration application, rather than when an applicant delivers the registration materials to the Copyright Office.