The Recent Explosion in Design Patent Litigation: What You Need To Know

When most people think of patents, they think of what is technically known as a “utility patent.” This is the protection granted to inventions. But there is another form of patent that is granted exclusively to protect the original ornamentation of industrial designs. These “design patents” protect the appearance of the non-functional aspects of a … Read More

It’s the Holiday Season…and OSHA Reporting Changes are Coming to Town

For employers this year, it will not matter if they have been naughty or nice, they are all getting the same gift in their stockings – changes in OSHA reporting requirements.  Effective January 1, 2015, all employers get to ring in the New Year with these changes, which are the result of OSHA rule-making activities … Read More

Did AT&T Deliver on its Promise of Unlimited Data?

If a cellular service provider promises unlimited data, is it on the hook to deliver on that promise?  Yes, says the Federal Trade Commission.  Tuesday, the FTC filed a two-count Complaint against AT&T in a San Francisco federal court alleging that AT&T violated the Federal Trade Commission Act by its deceptive and unfair acts and … Read More