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Engineer Can’t Sue for Patent Process Delay (access required)

An engineer-inventor who is suing defendant Patent and Trademark Office for an alleged unreasonable delay in final agency action on 80 of his approximately 400 pending applications  has his suit dismissed as the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment ...

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Plaintiff’s Experts Approved in Birth Case (access required)

In an infant’s suit alleging defendant physician was negligent in failing to treat a mother’s chorioamnionitis when her membranes ruptured prematurely at 28 weeks in her pregnancy, and failed to timely perform a cesarean delivery, defendants may not exclude plaintiffs’ ...

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No ‘Prevailing Party’ from Dismissal (access required)

A defendant accused of illegally downloading adult content films from plaintiff’s website was not a “prevailing party” entitled to attorney’s fees under federal copyright law because the parties entered a joint stipulation of dismissal without judicial involvement; the Alexandria U.S. ...

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No Standing for NSA Surveillance Claims (access required)

Plaintiff organizations that communicate over the Internet, including lead plaintiff Wikimedia Foundation, do not have standing to sue for violation of First and Fourth Amendment rights by defendants, including the National Security Agency, through a program of “Upstream” surveillance that ...

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