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Jeff Bartholomew
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Supreme Court Has the Opportunity to Clarify “Patent Exhaustion” Doctrine in Appeal of Case Involving Printer Cartridges

Supreme Court Has the Opportunity to Clarify “Patent Exhaustion” Doctrine in Appeal of Case Involving Printer Cartridges By Jeff Bartholomew The Patent Act describes infringement with the following deceptively simple sentence: “Except as otherwise provided in [the Patent Act], whoever without authority makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention, within the United Read More

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President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act

President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act Victims of Trade Secret Misappropriation May Now Pursue Remedies in Federal Court By Jeff Bartholmew On May 11, President Obama signed into law the landmark Defend Trade Secrets Act (the “DTSA”), which will provide, for the first time, federal civil remedies for victims of trade secret misappropriation.  Trade Read More

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“Veil-Piercing” Control Persons Should Adopt Strategies to Reduce Risk of Personal Liability

“Veil-Piercing” Control Persons Should Adopt Strategies to Reduce Risk of Personal Liability By Jeffrey A. Bartholomew For the second time in less than six months, the Colorado Court of Appeals expanded the categories of persons who can be held personally liable under the “piercing the veil” theory of entity liability. As a result, any person who Read More

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Recent Colorado Court of Appeals Opinion Extends Liability to LLC Managers Under “Veil-Piercing” Theory

Recent Colorado Court of Appeals Opinion Extends Liability to LLC Managers Under “Veil-Piercing” Theory By Jeffrey A. Bartholomew Managers of Colorado limited liability companies (“LLC’s”) should be aware of a recent opinion by the Colorado Court of Appeals that extends personal liability to managers of Colorado LLC’s under the “piercing the veil” theory of liability.  As Read More

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“Patent Exhaustion” Applies to Method Patents

Patent Exhaustion By Jeff Bartholomew Patent holders likely will negotiate narrower fields of permitted use along with higher license fees and royalties as a result of a recent decision by the United States Supreme Court. That’s the likely practical effect of Quanta Computers, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., decided June 2008, in which the Court held that Read More

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Public Companies More Susceptible To Dissident Shareholder Action

Public Companies More Susceptible to Dissident Shareholder Action Delaware Supreme Court opinion suggests review of bylaws warranted for Colorado-incorporated public companies By Jeffery Bartholomew The Delaware Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court decision that may make it easier for dissident stockholders to solicit proxies from other stockholders to, for example, take control of the corporation– Read More

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Supreme Court Delivers Long-Awaited Decision in Bilski Case “Business Method” Patents Are Still Viable, And it’s Business As Usual for Patent Licensors and Licensees … For Now

Supreme Court Delivers Long-Awaited Decision in Bilski Case “Business Method” Patents Are Still Viable, And It’s Business As Usual For Patent Licensors And Licensees…For Now “BUSINESS METHOD” PATENTS ARE STILL VIABLE, AND IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR PATENT LICENSORS AND LICENSEES–FOR NOW By Jeff Bartholomew August 1, 2010 Introduction On June 28, 2010, the United States Read More

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