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Monthly Archives: January 2012

SOPA/PIPA Update: Congress To Suspend SOPA

Posted in Litigation Trends

Co-authored by Brian Gross  Earlier today we published an article discussing the SOPA Blackout and outlining the major considerations and impact of both SOPA and PIPA. We have just learned that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, (R-Texas) has issued a press release announcing the Senate’s decision to postpone consideration of this legislation until there is a… Continue Reading

The Average User’s Guide To SOPA & PIPA: Kim Kardashian, Doodles and Why You Should Care

Posted in IP Litigation, Litigation Trends

Co-authored by Brian Gross  If you’re like me (and 375 million others), then you use Google as your primary search engine, and like most Google users, we are accustomed to seeing the occasional “Doodle” in place of the familiar Google logo. In case you didn’t know, Doodles are the spontaneous and fun changes that Google makes… Continue Reading

Massachusetts Court Extends Mensing to Bar Failure To Warn Claims Against Generic Drug Distributors

Posted in Litigation Trends, Massachusetts Courts, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Products Liability

Co-authored by Brian Gross  In June of 2011, the United States Supreme Court ruled that makers of generic drugs cannot be sued for failing to warn consumers of the possible side effects of their products if they copy the exact warnings used by their brand-name equivalents.  See Pliva, Inc., et al. v. Mensing, 131 S.Ct. 2567… Continue Reading