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  • December 14, 2018

    Atty Says Firm Stole Client Involved In 'Gears Of War' IP Suit

    The Law Offices of Bruce J. Chasan sued Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP on Friday in Pennsylvania federal court, seeking $160,000 the firm claims Pierce Bainbridge owes for stealing its client, a wrestler suing Microsoft Studios Inc. and Epic Games Inc. for using his likeness without his consent in the "Gears of War" video game franchise.

  • December 14, 2018

    Packers Fan Can't Wear Team Garb On Bears' Sidelines

    A Green Bay Packers fan will not be able to wear his team garb on the Chicago Bears' sidelines Sunday while participating in the NFL team's pregame fan program after an Illinois federal judge kicked his bid to block a rule prohibiting non-Bears gear at the event.

  • December 14, 2018

    Adviser Who Took $1.2M From Athlete Agrees To SEC Deal

    A financial adviser who admitted to defrauding a professional athlete and his wife out of $1.2 million has agreed to enter into a consent judgment with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, admitting to the agency’s civil claims and allowing a judge to determine his punishment accordingly.

  • December 14, 2018

    $385M Fitbit Insider Trading Suit Kept Alive In Chancery

    A Chancery Court on Friday kept alive a Delaware stockholder derivative suit that leveled insider trading and fiduciary duty breach claims against directors of fitness tracker maker Fitbit Inc., focused on $385 million in director stock sales in 2015, just before product troubles sank the company’s price.

  • December 14, 2018

    Clarifying Multi-Embodiment And Single-View Design Filings

    Recently, two cases in the Federal Circuit have provided some certainty on polar-opposite design application issues: the consequences related to filing multiple embodiments, and those related to filing only a single view, say Bradley Van Pelt and Alisa Abbott of Banner & Witcoff Ltd.

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