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Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Address Senate Special Committee on Aging, Calling for Urgent Action Against Alzheimer's Disease

The Alzheimer's Study Group Outlines a National Plan WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich presented testimony to a special hearing of the U.S. Senate Special Committee...

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules against Microsoft

Madison, Wis. - A class-action lawsuit on behalf of Wisconsin consumers against Microsoft can proceed under the state's antitrust laws, as a result of last week's state Supreme Court ruling . The suit, led by Milwaukee resident Gene Olstad, seeks a settlement fund for all Wisconsin consumers ...

Business liability law complaints grow with state Supreme Court decisions

Madison, Wis. - During a week in which President Bush announced his choice for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, it would have been easy to overlook the storm building around the next election for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. If you're a business owner worried about the next lawsuit, ...

Software tax dispute could go the Supreme Court

Madison, Wis. - Some of the state's largest corporations could be big financial winners following the latest plot twist in the dispute over how Wisconsin law defines modified software. The state Court of Appeals has ruled that the state Department of Revenue has been incorrectly taxing bus...

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear Menasha software case

Madison, Wis . - Did the state of Wisconsin improperly apply its five percent sales tax to a software package installed by Menasha Corp. ? The Wisconsin Supreme Court will decide that question after agreeing last week to hear the case, and there is an estimated $350 million at stake for busi...

TechNet Urges Swift U.S. Senate Approval of FCC Nominees Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell

...ved as Chief Counsel to the Chairman of the FCC and was a law clerk to U.S. supreme Court Justice David Souter, U.S. supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., and Chief Judge Abner Mikva of the U...

Stockholder Suits Related to TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. Dismissed

... The complaint was dismissed in its entirety. In January 2009 a related outstanding derivative action against Axonyx was discontinued by the New York supreme Court. About TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company committed to providing patients wit...

Zayed Future Energy Prize Recognizes Dipal C. Barua

...l Zayed Future Energy Prize was awarded on January 19 by His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to Mr. Dipal Chandra Barua, Founding Managing Director of Grameen Shakti for his visionary efforts to bring renewab...

Clarus Ventures Names Two New Partners

... than $10 billion and represented two companies during their initial public offerings. Before this, Requadt was a law clerk for a senior judge at the supreme Court of Canada. Requadt holds a B.Com (Economics & Finance) from McGill University , a J.D. from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. from...

DuPont Unveils New Strategy to Expand its Seed Business

...Iowa, distributor of G2TM Genetics brand corn hybrids and soybean varieties. Seed Consultants, Inc. , Washington Court House, Ohio, distributor of supreme EXTM brand corn hybrids and soybean varieties. Additionally, Pioneer announced in May 2008 it acquired the CurryTM Seed brand name and will continu...

Sun Pharmaceutical Extends Tender Offer for Taro

...was extended to comply with an order issued by the supreme Court of Israel temporarily prohibiting the closing of the Offer until the supreme Court issues a decision on the appeal of the litig...hat a special tender offer was not required. The supreme Court's order states that the appeal will be heard...

PSKW Expands Its Lawsuit Against McKesson to Seek Assignment of McKesson's Patent Application

...ograms for the pharmaceutical industry, announced today that it has significantly expanded the scope of the lawsuit that it commenced last year in the supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, against McKesson Specialty Arizona Inc. ("McKesson"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of McKesson Corpor...

JAMA Commentary Opposes Criminal Punishment for HIV Exposure/Transmission

...h at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health; and internationally recognized AIDS activist Edwin Cameron, a Justice of the South African supreme Court of Appeals and the first public official in Africa to publicly reveal that he is living with HIV. Michaela Clayton, director of AIDS and Rights ...

IS Clinical Launches New ADVANCE+ Skincare Line

...g: sourcing the ingredients worldwide and coordinated independent clinical testing on all formulations for safety and efficacy. In an effort to uphold supreme ethical standards and adhere to strict medical guidelines, Innovative Skincare is moving forward without the involvement of former R&D team member Dr....

Lilly's Connelly Appointed to the President's Commission on White House Fellowships

...ram designed to nurture his or her development as a leader. In a typical year's education series, White House Fellows meet with cabinet secretaries, supreme Court justices, members of Congress, military leaders, and foreign heads of state. Fellows may also meet with governors, mayors, sociologists, urban p...

AstraZeneca Response to February 21, 2008 Ruling In Re: Alabama Medicaid Pharmaceutical AWP Litigation - cv2005-219 - Circuit Court of Montgomery, Alabama

...N, Del., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca believes this lawsuit is legally and factually unfounded and we intend to appeal to the Alabama supreme Court, if the trial court does not reject the jury's verdict. The case was based on the misleading premise that the Alabama State Medicaid Agency did ...

Meredith Martin Addy Named One of Top 10 Illinois 'Super Lawyers' for 2008

...e Appellate Group. Ms. Addy has been a part of many precedent-setting patent cases at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. supreme Court. In 2007, she represented clients in three of the IPO Daily NEWS(TM) List of the Top 13 Patent Cases. Her clients include some of the major play...

Former Patent Office Solicitor and Judge Joins Rothwell Figg

...ornia, Berkeley, and expects to receive an M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University later this year. Her bar membership includes the U.S. supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, District of Columbia, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Abo...

Beanstalk Capital Ltd. and iCo Therapeutics Inc. amend arrangement agreement

... QT Completion of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions including, without limitation, approval by iCo's shareholders, approval of the supreme Court of British Columbia and the TSX Venture Exchange, and completion by iCo of a private placement of subscription receipts having a minimum aggrega...

Wahl Mute on Firing from Legislative IT Bureau -- but politics could be to blame

...court briefs filed by Wahl, the CIO maintained that files maintained by the LTSB were not subject to Wisconsins open records law. According to the supreme Courts opinion in the case of John Doe vs. State of Wisconsin; The records of legislators may not be obtained under the open records law from LTSB....

Unwrapping Political Perks for the Holidays

... a desk sign that reads, I no longer have to worry about being A.G. U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold: Feingold celebrated the holidays early when the U.S. supreme Court voted, 5-4, to uphold the major provisions of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill. The happy senator e-mailed supporters with the news and...

Draining the Information Swamp

...ing up in inboxes, the message light on your desk phone flashing insistently and the stack of papers drifting off the edge of your desk: to paraphrase supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, we know a swamp when we see one. How does an IT shop go about dealing with this massive information influx; cease bui...

WisconsinEye gets peripheral vision: Coverage will extend to Wisconsins emerging economy

...s for WisconsinEyes use of public space in the Capitol. In time, viewers would be able to watch key public hearings, some proceedings of the Wisconsin supreme Court, and even some executive branch actions. Theres a secondary coverage market, however, that may prove as illuminating as the first. WisconsinE...

Describe your invention, or your biotech patent may be worthless

... The U.S. supreme Court made a patent-law decision on Monday that could have multibillion-dol..., this may appear to contradict the Rochester decision left standing by the supreme Court that required description of a compound. But this can be justified, s...

Google wins first battle in trademark war

...y to be appealed. If a difference emerges between the federal circuit courts on the proper answer to this issue, it may eventually make its way to the supreme Court. At this early stage, the most that can be said for Google is that it has won an early battle in what promises to be a long war. Rob Peters...

Internet trademark war goes international

...ing authority, conflicts in what is legally allowable can ultimately be resolved. In the United States, this would be resolved by Congress or the U.S. supreme Court. However, there is no body that can be the ultimate arbiter of the rights of trademark owners under the range of legal systems that have some ab...

The new techie dilemma MBA or JD?

... Stockhausen, Manpower CIO urges every IT leader to do. Think about ISPs suing phone companies for access to their broadband lines, in front of the supreme Court now. A quick search of news archives yields hundreds of such cases. I haven't heard of a disgruntled employee suing their own IT department f...

Mercora gets music sharing right

...ed as their music is shared across the Mercora network. The rights management features of Mercora were developed in strict compliance with the U.S. supreme Court ruling on the legality of time-shifting in the 1984 Sony/Betamax case and other copyright laws. The interesting side effect of the Mercora syste...

Tech vendors could be liable for customer behavior - and not just file sharing

... On June 27 the U.S. supreme Court decided Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. v....ware. The earlier courts relied on a previous U.S. supreme Court decision, Sony v. Universal City Studios (co...e protection provided to technology companies. The supreme Court found that even if a device can be used lawf...

Why file for trademark protection?

... connection with a pornographic website (e.g., Toys "R" Us versus the owners of the Adults R Us web site). In cases where marks are not identical, the supreme Court recently held that actual dilution (i.e., lessening of the selling power of a mark) must occur before a successful dilution claim can be brought...

Madison Development Corporation makes loans to three area companies

...class-action lawsuit on behalf of Wisconsin consumers against Microsoft can proceed under the state's antitrust laws, as a result of last week's state supreme Court ruling. Also, congratulations to TDS Telecommunications. The company outperformed all regional competitors in a J.D. Powers and Associates custo...

Before deciding how to pay for K-12 schools, let's determine what to buy

... court decisions related to schools) in an era when simply being adequate may not be good enough? How should teachers be compensated? The Wisconsin supreme Court's last word on the subject was that the state Constitution requires "the opportunity for students to be proficient in mathematics, science, read...

Court bars patent protection for certain gene fragments

...pinion. In the next couple of months it will become apparent whether the patent applicants intend to appeal the decision directly to the United States supreme Court. Jonathan Fritz is an attorney with the law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. He is a registered patent attorney with a background in ...

Stem-cell debate, wireless access and other endeavors heat up

...e genes' use. That means companies will have a greater need for documented, concrete uses before obtaining gene or protein-related patents unless the supreme Court rules otherwise. Jonathan Fritz: Court bars patent protection for certain gene fragments Meanwhile, universities and colleges are doi...

Measuring what works and what doesn't in the prototypical school

...court decisions related to schools) in an era when simply being adequate may not be good enough? How should teachers be compensated? The Wisconsin supreme Court's last word on the subject was that the state Constitution requires "the opportunity for students to be proficient in mathematics, science, read...

Four ways lawmakers could help Wisconsins high-growth economy

...e in Milwaukee. Legislation that would provide a remedy for a Wisconsin supreme Court's "lead paint" ruling that puts at risk companies involved in the pro..., lawmakers and Doyle could devise a legislative remedy to address the 2005 supreme Court ruling that enables litigants to bring suit against a group of defend...

Legislature adopts one tech bill, leaves two others twisting

...s a winning issue, we believe." Another legislative thrust that has thus far failed is the attempt to address the potential scope of the Wisconsin supreme Court's controversial lead-paint ruling. Critics contend it permits litigants to bring lawsuits against a group of defendants in lieu of identifying t...

Supreme Court decision in eBay case could affect value of patents

... On Monday, May 15, 2006, the supreme Court in eBay Inc. v. Mercexchange LLC, held that whether a patent owner who proves infringement should be granted an injunction must be determined un...

California group says ruling weakens WARF's stem cell patent

...xpayer and consumer rights group believes the U.S. supreme Court's recent eBay ruling weakens the position of...tem cell research in California and elsewhere. The supreme Court ruling, however, means that WARF, a patentin... 15, in the case of eBay versus Merc Exchange, the supreme Court ruled that an injunction is not mandatory in...

With patents and research tools, when is private really public?

...n considered many times, but perhaps none more memorable than the 1884 U.S. supreme Court case of Egbert v. Lipmann. In Egbert, the inventor of a corset sp...egate a public use where there is no commercial exploitation. The U.S. supreme Court established a two-part on-sale invalidity test in a 1998 decision, ...
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